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Nero and Samsung Demo First Functional Blu-ray DevicesFeaturing the Nero 7 Blu-ray test version (February 13, 2006)
Nero, leaders in digital media technologies, announced today that Samsung is sending out test samples in Europe of its Samsung Blu-ray disc devices together with a special test version of Nero 7 supporting the Blu-ray disc format.
This makes Samsung - and Nero - the first who have brought this technology out of the labs and into the test market. Both companies have thereby established themselves as the leaders in bringing to market the first Blu-ray optical disc technology for storing and managing high definition movies, music, games, photos and more.
Featuring the Nero 7 Blu-ray test version, Samsung's new Blu-ray disc technology - which offers huge storage capacity of up to 25GB in a single layer and 50GB in a dual layer and which reads Blu-ray discs at up to 2x, CDs at up to 40x and DVDs at up to 12x - is being sent out to media reviewers in Europe.
Corbett pointed out that Nero and Samsung have a history of partnerships and product cooperation on CDs and DVDs. And Nero demonstrated HD delivery for Blu-ray Disc technology at CES 2006.
Samsung Electronics said, "Both Nero and Samsung are industry leaders striving to deliver high-quality, cutting-edge products that can be appreciated by both the industry and the consumer."
Nero has been named as one of the exclusive participants in an invitation-only press event to be held by Samsung Electronics from 9.-11.02.2006 at Kitzbuhel, Austria. Representatives from Nero will provide and demonstrate software showcasing support for Blu-ray technology in conjunction with Samsung's recently-introduced drive products.
Nero (www.nero.com) develops and distributes the world's leading digital media solutions for consumers and professionals. Today more than 200 million users worldwide rely on Nero's award-winning and trusted, industry approved applications to manage the needs of the connected digital home and forward-thinking corporations. Nero's rapidly-growing portfolio of products defines new levels of innovation in the company's three key areas of focus: Digital Media Solutions - delivering multimedia applications for audio, video, photo and TV capturing, editing, burning, managing and sharing; Audio and Video Compression Technologies - providing world-class interoperable standards-based solutions for encoding and decoding digital content with support for Next Generation HD and popular handheld formats; and VoIP Solutions - providing cost-effective voice, text and video communication over the Internet for home and business. Nero products are globally distributed by leading hardware manufacturers, international distribution partners and online portals, and can be purchased directly at www.nero.com. Nero provides worldwide coverage through Nero AG, based in Karlsbad, Germany and two subsidiaries: Nero Inc. in Glendale, California, USA and Nero K.K. in Yokohama, Japan.
As a world leader in the field of digital media, Samsung Electronics has produced optical disc drives since 1995. In the past years Samsung was able to take a central market position in this field. With subsidiaries allover the world, it is possible to offer the consumer a complete selection of optical disc drives, for all types of computers.
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