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Verbatim Announces 4.7GB DVD+R Discs

Verbatim Australia announced today its new DataLifePlus 4.7GB DVD+R media a companion product to DVD+RW which was introduced in January 2002.

Verbatim is the first to offer DVD+RW technology in both rewritable and write-once formats. Like Verbatims DVD+RW media, the new DVD+R discs are certified for 2.4x recording speeds (equivalent to 3.32MB/sec or 22x CD-R performance), the fastest recording speed of any current DVD format.

DVD+RW technology is an enabling technology for the convergence of PCs and home entertainment devices, said Alan Kleeman, Media Product Manager at Verbatim. People like the simplicity of using a single DVD+RW disc for computer data and consumer electronics applications, but they also want the savings, security, and compatibility that write-once media provides. Our new DVD+R media offers the best of both technologies.

Verbatims DVD+R media can be used with recorders that are being rolled out by industry leaders such as Dell, HP, Philips, Ricoh and Sony. Verbatim DVD+R discs are compatible with most DVD-ROM drives and DVD video players in use today. Broad compatibility, a low storage costs and high-speed recording make the discs ideal for sharing computer data, home videos, photos and music; while the write-once technology provides users with the security they need for files that must be protected from alteration or deletion.

 For Immediate Release : 31 May 2002
To achieve 2.4x high-speed writing, Verbatim DVD+R utilises a patented Metal Azo dye as the recording layer. Key media players in the DVD+RW alliance, Verbatim are pioneers in Metal Azo dye development and manufacturing. Originally developed for high-speed CD-R recording, Azo dye has become the predominant dye type for writeonce DVD media, and is a key component to higher-speed DVD media planned for introduction later this year. In addition, Verbatim DVD+R media has high durability and light resistance, enabling long term storage of important data.

To provide customers with a quick and easy way to distinguish between discs used for computer storage and those used to store movies and videos, Verbatim packages DVD+R media in standard jewel box cases and DVD video tall boxes.

Available now from authorised Verbatim resellers at a RRP of $13.00 for the jewel case media and $14.00 for DVD Video box version.

About Verbatim
Since 1969, Verbatim has been at the forefront of the evolution of data storage technology. Today, more than 30 years later, Verbatim remains one of the most recognisable names in the data storage industry and is an international market leader in the distribution of optical and magnetic media, computer hardware and computer consumables. Verbatim Australia is the market leader in the distribution of CD/DVD Duplication and Publishing equipment, providing sales and support services for leading manufacturers.

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