Moser Baer shipping next gen DVD format

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New Delhi, July 25

Moser Baer India Ltd , manufacturers of optical media discs, has begun exporting HD DVD-R (recordable), a next generation format, to its global original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers, according to a company release.

The HD DVD-R has a capacity of 15 GB and offers more than three times the data storage capacity of standard DVD media. The technology provides solutions for business backup, including medical and government imaging, photography, videography, as well as high definition video recording.

According to Mr Ratul Puri, Executive Director, Moser Baer , "The world is moving towards high definition content. The demand for next generation high-density formats is expected at 1.5 billion discs over the next three years. This represents an exciting opportunity for us, as Moser Baer now has the first mover advantage with this launch."

Commenting on the occasion, Mr Giriraj Nyati, Vice-President R&D and Engineering said, "This is a significant landmark for us. And we are very proud that an Indian company has emerged in a strong leadership position in the next generation optical media space."

Beginning from the current quarter and in conjugation with drive and recorder availability, the company expects to be first to market in a majority of the next generation formats.

The four products, which the company believes will have a significant market potential in the future, are DVDR dual layer, HD DVD-R (recordable) and RW (re-writable), HD DVD dual layer, and BD-R and RE.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated July 26, 2006)
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