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Fujifilm Adds Super DLTtape II Media For Storage

Fujifilm ATOMM coating-based technology enables top performance & speed (August 25, 2005)

Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., the leading supplier of midrange tape media in the United States, today announced the broad commercial availability of Fujifilm-branded Super DLTtape II media cartridges. The new media provides the high capacity and performance capabilities to meet the needs of rapidly growing data centers, increasing storage requirements and regulatory compliance directives.

Designed for use with the Quantum SDLT 600 tape drive, the Super DLTtape II media offers native capacity of 300 GB and supports drive transfer speeds of up to 36 MB a second. When used with Quantums DLTIce functionality, any new, unused Super DLTtape II can be turned into a Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) cartridge. As a result, the Fujifilm Super DLTtape II can meet todays strict regulatory compliance requirements, including those mandated under SEC 17a-4. Fujifilm Super DLTtape II media has an archival life of 30 years, addressing the storage longevity concerns of IT managers and CTOs.

?The capacity and transfer speed of the Super DLTtape II with the SDLT 600 system makes it a strong solution for many data-intensive storage applications, such as those emerging in the broadcast and video editing industries, said Rich Gadomski, Vice President of Marketing, Recording Media Division, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. ?Fujifilm engineers have worked closely with Quantum to drive advances in this media and we look forward to continuing to support and drive SDLT as a winning data storage format.

Quantum and Fujifilm are also working together to promote a unique application specifically designed for the broadcast industry. This new system the SDLT 600A with DLTxchange will marry proven data storage technology with the industry-standard MXF file format as a solution for video professionals utilizing a file-based workflow in a digital and increasingly high-definition (HD) environment. Quantum and Fujifilm provided a live demonstration of Quantums SDLT 600A with DLTxchange at the 2005 National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB) this April. In September 2005, Fujifilm and Quantum will once again have a working demonstration in the Fujifilm booth at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam (Stand 11.111).

The Fujifilm Super DLTtape II cartridge is based on Fujifilm proprietary ATOMM (Advanced Super Thin-layer & High Output Metal Media) technology. The media incorporates a nonmagnetic lower layer with an ultra-thin upper layer of high-energy metal particles applied simultaneously to a base film. The result is extremely low self-demagnetization, increased high-frequency output and significantly higher recording density. The technology is derived from several key features, including:

* A Pivoting Optical Servo (POS), which combines magnetic data recording with laser servo guidance to maintain precise track alignment during recording/playback;
* Laser Guided Magnetic Recording, which increases capacity by moving the servo information to the back-side of the tape, enabling use of the entire front side for storing data and creating room for additional encoding tracks on the front;
* Advanced Tape-cutting Mechanics, developed by Fujifilm engineers, increases the precision of the ?slitting blades necessary to create the half-inch tape reels from master rolls, a critical quality factor for maintaining consistent, stable media in every cartridge.

Fujifilm was the first Japanese domestic producer of computer tape in 1965, and continues to invest in future technologies and to innovate the process of manufacturing back-up tape for the computer industry. Fujifilm ATOMM coating technology was introduced in 1992 and has resulted in several breakthrough magnetic video and data and storage formats, including DVCPRO and DVCPRO HD videotape, Zip, DLTtape IV, Super DLTtape and LTO Ultrium. With the introduction of Fujifilm Super DLTtape II, this technology has now been partnered with the Quantum SDLT600 with DLTIce. In addition, Fujifilms ATOMM engineering methodology eventually led to the development of Fujifilm NANOCUBIC thin-film coating technology, which utilizes nanometer-sized magnetic particles and precision coatings engineered for the demanding enterprise storage market.

Fujifilm engineers constantly marry new discoveries in science to the companys mastery of thin-coating technology and manufacturing excellence to meet the increasingly stringent data storage and archival needs of todays IT infrastructure. Learn more at

Fujifilm Super DLTtape II cartridges are available through key reseller partners, or find more information at

Fujifilm Super DLTtape II Specifications

Native Capacity / Compressed 2:1 (GB)- 300 / 600 GB
Transfer Rate Native/Compressed - 36 / 72 MB/Sec
Number of Tracks - 640
Tape Total Thickness - 8.0 microns
Tape Width - 12.65 mm
Tape Length - 630 m

About Fujifilm
Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. is a subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. and delivers technology solutions to meet the imaging and information needs of retailers, consumers, professionals and business customers. As a global leader in digital imaging, Fujifilm pioneered the development of digital medical systems, and today is the leader in digital minilab systems. The company was ranked number 15 for U.S. patents granted during 2004, employs more than 75,000 people worldwide and in the year ending March 31, 2005, had global revenues of more than $23.6 billion.

In the United States, Fujifilm is a leader in delivering high quality, easy-to-use imaging and information solutions in the following categories: Digital Imaging Systems, Film and Imaging Systems, Recording/Storage Media, Motion Picture Film, Graphic Arts and Printing Systems and Medical Imaging and Diagnostics Systems. Fujifilm is an environmentally friendly, humane enterprise and an exemplary corporate citizen.

For more information on Fujifilm products, consumers can call 800-800-FUJI or access the Fujifilm USA Web site at


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