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New Members Join Recordable DVD Council

7 Jan, 2002 By: Hive News

The Recordable DVD Council (RDVDC), an international coalition of DVD technology developers, has welcomed 11 new companies to the organization, bringing the total membership to 83. New members include:

-- Prodisc Technology Disc Manufacturer
-- DAX Archiving Solutions DVD Libraries
-- SCM Microsystems PC Peripheral Solutions
-- Software Architects (SAI) Connectivity Software
-- GEAR Software Video Production Software
-- LaCie PC Peripheral Solutions
-- MedioStream Video Production Software
-- NewTech Infosystems (NTI) Recording & Backup Software
-- Pinnacle Systems Video Production Software
-- QPS PC Peripheral Solutions
-- Gigmedia Publications Industry Trade Magazines

"It's gratifying to see the rapid growth of the RDVDC," said council chairman Bon-Guk Koo, senior corporate advisor and former e.v.p. of Samsung Electronics. "In the past nine months alone, our membership has increased to 80. This is a strong indication of the growing popularity of the DVD Forum-approved recordable DVD formats, their products and applications worldwide."

Founded last March, the RDVDC supports all DVD Forum-approved recordable DVD formats: DVD-RAM, DVD-R and DVD-RW. RDVDC members are hardware and software providers with recordable DVD products ranging from consumer to business and A/V to computer-based applications. Available products range from DVD drives and DVD camcorders to DVD recorders and DVD recordable media.

The DVD Forum is an industry association whose 230-plus members include all major DVD manufacturers as well as DVD software developers and DVD media producers. In addition to establishing the DVD Video and DVD-ROM specifications, the DVD Forum also established the specifications for the Recordable DVD formats DVD-Audio, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, and DVD-RW, as well as DVD Video Recording and the new DVD-Multi -- the standard that defines playback compatibility among the Forum formats.

The Recordable DVD Council (RDVDC) is dedicated to advancing DVD Forum-standard recordable DVD technologies and products through educational programs and major trade show activities.

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