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Datarius home of European HD DVD Class-A Verification lab

The DVD Forum has approved the DaTARIUS headquarters as the first European Class-A Verification Laboratory for HD DVD-Video disc and HD DVD-ROM disc.

This distinction is granted only to those companies who have been closely involved with the DVD Forum and its activities in the development of DVD and HD DVD Formats.

“There are two HD DVD Class-A Labs in the US and eight in the Asia-Pacific region, but to date there has been no HD DVD Class-A Lab in Europe,” say Toshihiro Sugaya, Technology Adviser, HD DVD Division, Toshiba; and Robert Freedman, Chief Technology Officer, Crest Digital (Co-chairs of the DVD Forum Verification Policy Committee).

Any HD DVD drive or media manufacturer can contact the DaTARIUS HD DVD Class-A Lab for technical support regarding the HD DVD format, or to perform the First Production Model Verification required to complete their DVD Format/Logo Licensing Corporation (DVD FLLC) licence. If the evaluation proves to be positive, the DaTARIUS HD DVD Class-A Lab will notify the DVD FLLC of the completion of this requirement.

For several year DaTARIUS has been offering a service both to its customers and industry: the DaTARCENTER, offering quality control expertise and testing-on-demand for optical media manufacturers.

Story filed 02.12.07

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