Recordable DVD Council Takes Measures to Expand Market
Aug 1, 2003
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The Recordable DVD Council (RDVDC) announced a number of measures it is taking to further speed the expansion of the recordable DVD market. Among these moves, the RDVDC has created a new "RAM Compatible" logo to designate products capable of recording and playing back—or just playing back—video images on DVD-RAM discs in the Video Recording Format*. It also announced the establishment of the Compatibility Working Group to ensure interoperability of products using RDVDC-supported recordable DVD formats (DVD-RAM, DVD-R, and DVD-RW). With a growing number of companies manufacturing recordable DVD products, the RDVDC said it established the Compatibility Working Group to support newcomers to this market. The group also looks to encourage the development of new products, further ensuring the compatibility of recordable DVD products. The group has set up three sub-working groups that cover tools and testers for development of discs and devices, compatibility between various discs and apparatus, and applications.

Established in April 2001, the Recordable DVD Council has grown to 94 corporate members (56 in Japan, l7 in Asia, 17 in North America, and 4 in Europe) as of July 31, 2003.

*Standardized by the DVD Forum in 1999, the Video Recording Format is widely used allowing real-time recording, editing and playing back of audio and video data in both computer and consumer AV environments.

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