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Recordable DVD Council Shows 16X DVD-RAM Products

Shows Panasonic and Hitachi-LG drives and Panasonic and Hitachi Maxell media (September 06, 2005)

The Recordable DVD Council (RDVDC) unveiled the world's fastest Rewritable DVD products at its IFA press conference. The new 16X DVD-RAM products are being displayed at the RAM Promotion Group "RAMPRG" exhibit #221 of Hall 1.1 at IFA.

Both Panasonic and Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc. introduced 16X DVD-RAM drives for PCs, while Panasonic and Hitachi Maxell Ltd., also introduced 16X DVD-RAM media.

"We expect to ship "Super Multi" recordable DVD drives for PCs with 16X DVD-RAM capability by the end of 2005" says Mr. Mitsuhiko Nakata, Panasonic Shikoku Electronics Co., Ltd., general manager. Mr. Ishikawa, Hitachi Maxell Ltd., general manager followed by stating "Maxell plans to introduce 16X DVD-RAM media shortly."

Tony Jasionowski, RDVDC's Director of North America and Europe stated "DVD-RAM has always been ahead in the speed race compared to all other rewritable DVD formats. RDVDC formats continue to dominate the worldwide consumer recordable DVD market. With the introduction of the new, world's fastest 16X DVD-RAM, RDVDC continues to solidify its technology and market leadership."

The RDVDC has also been administering and promoting the use of "RAM-Compatible" logos as an easy way for consumers to identify DVD-RAM compatible products in the market. In addition RDVDC's Compatibility Working Group (CWG) has been insuring that DVD-RAM compatibility is maintained among our member's DVD-RAM hardware, media, software and related products. There is a clear growing market trend towards "Super Multi" drives and recorders with DVD-RAM support due the fact that DVD-RAM is already well established in consumer video recorders and DVD camcorders.

About the RDVDC
Established in April 2001, the Recordable DVD Council has grown to 80 corporate members. The organisation is dedicated to expanding the market for the recordable DVD products that comply with the recordable DVD formats (DVD-RAM, DVD-R and DVD-RW) specified by the DVD Forum. The RDVDC holds seminars worldwide and participates in major trade shows including WPC Expo, CeBIT, and the International CES.

For detailed information and data on the RAM Compatible logo program, please visit the website of the Recordable DVD Council (

Nine leading consumer and business technology companies have created an industry organization called the RAM Promotion Group (RAMPRG) to encourage awareness and adoption of the recordable DVD format called DVD-RAM. The nine companies, Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Inc., Hitachi Maxell, Ltd., LG Electronics Inc., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., TEAC Corporation, Toshiba Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC), all members of the Recordable DVD Council (RDVDC), are committed to promote the DVD-RAM format and are working together to popularize DVD-RAM related products with the support of the RDVDC.

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