Blu-ray_2008_EN_Cover 18.08.2008 17:06 Uhr Seite 2 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K BD-RE TDK Life on Record Blu-ray Disc BD-R Blu-ray_2008_EN_Cover 18.08.2008 17:06 Uhr Seite 3 C 02. M Y CM MY CY CMY K Intro. A new blu era dawns A lot is being said and written about new high definition technology. Our objective here is to explain what’s it’s main benefits to the world are, and to explain why you’ll need the Blu-ray Disc from TDK Life on Record to make the most of them. The world of DVD has been the most successful since the VHS cassette, but we are now in the era of High Definition. The shift to HD technology, brings new benefits to pretty much all of us through High Definition Television (HDTV), high capacity data storage, high intensity video games, and better image quality and sound home film entertainment. HDTV offers 1080 lines of resolution, versus 576 lines PAL, and 480 lines for regular NTSC signals. The extra lines based on bit rates (transfer data rates) mean a better, sharper, more highly defined image reproduction. All these additional image details, definition and data require a far greater storage capacity to keep them safe and secure, and that’s why you’ll need the incredible Blu-ray Discs from TDK Life on Record. Blu-ray_2008_EN_Cover 18.08.2008 17:06 Uhr Seite 4 C M Technologies. Y CM MY CY CMY K 19. TDK Life on Record Blu-ray Disc as a Reference Medium The outstanding characteristics of the TDK Life on Record Blu-ray Disc exceed the standards of the Blu-ray Disc format. Capacity 200 GB Roadmap TDK Life on Record Blu-ray Disc From early on, hardware manufacturers have used TDK Life on Record media for the development of their own products. This establishes the TDK Life on Record Blu-ray Disc as a key reference medium and guarantees a high compatibility with Blu-ray Disc hardware products in the market. 100 GB 12 x 8x 50 GB 6x Recording Speed 4x 2x 25 GB 1x Time 2003 2010 Blu-ray_2008_EN_page03-11 18.08.2008 17:59 Uhr Seite 2 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K History. 03. TDK recording media were the first to market with bare Bluray Disc media, revolutionary single sided discs that are cartridge free thanks to the unique Durabis2 protective hard coat finish. Single layer 25GB discs and dual layer 50GB products are available now, whilst TDK continue to drive forward the frontiers still further. An astonishing 100GB disc is already in development alongwith with faster transfer times. You can trust TDK Life on Record as always to deliver the highest quality, most cutting edge storage media solutions, whatever the format or generation. Blu-ray Discs are the latest in a proud line of TDK recording media break throughs in a distinguished 70 year history. Another TDK RECORDING MEDIA first 1969 One small step: Selected by NASA for the Apollo 11 mission, TDK recording media audio tape records first words ever spoken by mankind on the moon. Probedruck 1978 TDK recording media launches its first VHS videocassette. Company begins R&D for optical recording technology. 1989 TDK recording media introduces the first recordable CD with 550MB capacity. 1998 TDK recording media launches the first recordable DVD with 3.95GB capacity on a single-sided, single-layer disc. 2003 TDK recording media launches the first 25GB Blu-ray Discs in Japan; the discs are cartridge-based. 2006 One giant leap: Introduction of 25GB single-layer and 50GB dual-layer Blu-ray Disc media featuring DURABIS hard coating for superior durability without a cartridge. Blu-ray_2008_EN_page03-11 18.08.2008 17:59 Uhr Seite 3 C 04. M Y CM MY CY CMY K Product Line. 2. BD-R 50GB BD-R 25GB 3. 4. BD-RE 50GB [rewritable] BD-RE 25GB [rewritable] 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. The arrival of the Blu-ray Disc meets an emerging need for greater storage capacity ushered in by a series of recent developments in the world of media that are set to change it for us all in the years ahead. Introducing the TDK Life on Record Blu-ray Disc Probedruck First to meet that need is TDK Recording Media: a household name in recording media for over a generation. Many of you will remember TDK recording media as the brand of choice for you and your friends’ shared recordings when you were growing up. Today, as then, it’s TDK Life on Record leading the way in this new era. The TDK Life on record Blu-ray Disc is all about much more storage capacity in the same physical space: but why are we going to need it? Backward Compatibility Blu-ray_2008_EN_page03-11 18.08.2008 17:59 Uhr Seite 4 C M Y CM MY Applications. CY CMY K 05. Why opt for a Blu-ray Disc? By virtue of its features, such as high storage capacity and high data transfer rates, the Blu-ray Disc offers many application possibilities: HDTV recordings Data backup/data storage Next generation video games Film and TV productions Home computing applications Probedruck Blu-ray_2008_EN_page03-11 18.08.2008 17:59 Uhr Seite 5 C 06. aspect01. M Y CM MY CY CMY K Applications. HDTV High Definition Television (HDTV) is expected to replace standard television in the coming years and is already available on selected pay channels. Compared to the PAL and SECAM formats, HDTV offers up to five times more detail. And as picture quality improves, the amount of storage required to record such a high-resolution television signal without loss of quality also increases. Due to the large amount of television signal data, viewers can only record approximately 20 minutes of programming in HDTV quality on a conventional DVD. Each 25GB disc gives 5x and 50GB Blu-ray Disc 10x the storage of a conventional DVD, allowing for 2 hours HD quality video recording for a 25GB disc. High definition broadcasting which launched in Europe in 2004 is now on it’s way across Europe, in time it is expected to reach throughout the continent. High Definition broadcasting is already growing fast in the U.S. and Asia. A short time from now we expect HD to have captured the imaginations of Europe’s TV viewers. Their need to store and share astonishing quality HD images and uncompressed sound will be met by TDK Life on Record Blu-ray Discs. aspect02. Films The Hollywood studios are actively backing the new world of High Definition and the Blu-ray format and the roll out of new Blu-ray film titles is gathering apace with full 1080p resolution and 7.1 channel channel surround sound. It also opens up the possibility of internet interactivity. Probedruck Blu-ray_2008_EN_page03-11 18.08.2008 17:59 Uhr Seite 6 C M Y Applications. Probedruck CM MY CY CMY K 07. Blu-ray_2008_EN_page03-11 18.08.2008 17:59 Uhr Seite 7 C 08. Probedruck Applications. M Y CM MY CY CMY K Blu-ray_2008_EN_page03-11 18.08.2008 17:59 Uhr Seite 8 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K Applications. aspect03. 09. Video games The next generation video game consoles are based upon HD technology and offer gamers a more intense gaming experience with more vivid visual effects, enhanced sound and increased internet connectivity. SONY's Playstation 3™ is the first video game console to utilise Blue laser technology with full HD capability so the gaming experience is enhanced visually, audibly and with interactive internet capability. Probedruck Blu-ray_2008_EN_page03-11 18.08.2008 17:59 Uhr Seite 9 C 10. M Y CM MY CY CMY K Applications. 10x more storage than DVD for 50GB Blu-ray Disc. Ultra robust durability. High data transfer rates. Pure recording perfection. Maximum precision. aspect04. Data storage massive backups with 144 Mbps As a result of the ever-increasing amount of legal requirements concerning archiving and retention of business records, data storage and backup solutions are becoming more crucial for businesses and also in the multimedia home. DVD CD 10 72 50GB Probedruck Blu-ray The Blu-ray Disc allows future data backups to be performed with a throughput of 144 Mbps. In addition to the greater storage capacity [10x more than conventional DVDs for the 50GB Blu-ray Disc], the Blu-ray Disc together with its high data transfer rates offers a genuine alternative to other types of backup systems. Blu-ray_2008_EN_page03-11 18.08.2008 17:59 Uhr Seite 10 C M Y Applications. CM MY CY CMY K 11. Never enough space? Probedruck Blu-ray_2008_EN_page12-19 18.08.2008 17:29 Uhr Seite 1 C 12. What exactly is a Blu-ray Disc? M Y CM MY CY CMY K Technologies. Now we’ve got our heads around what you do with a Blu-ray Disc, it’s time to uncover how and why it works. The Blue-violet laser The Blu-ray Disc format utilises a blue-violet laser with a shorter wavelength to enable higher storage capacities. Compared to a CD with an infrared laser and a wavelength of 780nm or a DVD with a red laser and a wavelength of 650nm, the Blu-ray Disc format utilises a blue-violet laser with a wavelength of only 405nm. A nm is equal to a millionth of a millimetre. Due to the blue-violet laser's shorter wavelength, it is possible to write smaller data pits and therefore to drastically increase the data density on the Blu-ray. Probedruck Blu-ray_2008_EN_page12-19 18.08.2008 17:29 Uhr Seite 2 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K Technologies 13. The structural Design of the Blu-ray Disc The structure of a Blu-ray Disc differs fundamentally from the structure of a CD or DVD. The recording layer of the Blu-ray Disc is covered by a mere 0.1mm thin cover layer in order to achieve an optimal distance between the data track and the drive's optical system. Blu-ray Disc: True high density recording. A blue laser is used for Blu-ray as opposed to the red laser utilized for DVD. BD Track pitch: 0.32μm 1μm ( = 0.001 mm ) Probedruck DVD Track pitch: 0.74μm 1μm ( = 0.001 mm ) The combination of this special structure and the blueviolet laser allows for a very high data density. Compared to the DVD with a data track pitch of 0.74μm, the Blu-ray Disc's data tracks are located extremely close together with a track pitch of 0.32μm (1μm=1/1000mm). The blue-violet laser beam is only about one-fifth the size of the red laser beam of a DVD and consequently achieves a 500% higher data density. Blu-ray_2008_EN_page12-19 18.08.2008 17:29 Uhr Seite 3 C 14. TDK Blu-ray technologies tech01. High-precision Spin Coating technology The high-precision Spin Coating technology enables TDK recording media to furnish its Blu-ray Disc with an extremely smooth and precise cover layer. tech02. DURABIS2 technology DURABIS2 technology makes TDK Life on record Blu-ray Disc industry leading scratch-resistant. tech03. Special Recording Layer technology Special Recording Layer technology makes higher speeds and multiple recording layers possible. Probedruck Technologies. M Y CM MY CY CMY K Blu-ray_2008_EN_page12-19 18.08.2008 17:29 Uhr Seite 4 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K Technologies. 15. New Spin Coating Technology Conventional Spin Coating Method A uniform protective coating. The outer section becomes uneven. High Precision Spin Coating: for reliable performance The recording layer of the Blu-ray Disc is located just under the cover layer and is thus especially susceptible to scratches. The cover layer is only 0.1mm thick and must therefore be applied precisely and smoothly to the Blu-ray Disc. It’s vital to Blu-ray technology that the disc surface is completely smooth and there are no protrusions which could interfere with the laser reader. Probedruck tech01. TDK recording media has optimised Spin Coating technology in order to apply the cover layer smoothly and precisely to the Blu-ray Disc. The curing resin protective layer is applied in a liquid state to a rotating disc. As a result of this coating process, a smooth cover layer with a precise thickness of 0.1mm can be applied to the disc's entire surface. Thanks to the TDK recording media Spin Coating technology, the coating of the TDK Life on Record Blu-ray Disc is absolutely smooth. Blu-ray_2008_EN_page12-19 18.08.2008 17:29 Uhr Seite 5 C 16. M Y CM MY CY CMY K Technologies. tech02. DURABIS2 maximum protection coating Coating The Blu-ray Disc standard requires that discs have a scratchfree protective layer. With the DURABIS2 coating, TDK Life on Record has developed a protection technology that far exceeds the standard requirements. The first generation of the DURABIS coating has already been used with our award-winning ScratchProof DVD recordable media, itself 100 times more scratchproof than ordinary DVD’s. In order to meet the new challenges of the Blu-ray Disc, we have developed the DURABIS2 protective layer, which is an even more effective scratch-protection technology. DURABIS2 technology means TDK Life on Record Blu-ray Discs even withstand the steel wool test and are also dirt and dust repellent. Even fingerprint smudges can't interfere with the readability of the disc. With conventional discs, fingerprints can deposit a slight layer of grease that can redirect the laser and cause reading and writing errors. Probedruck Blu-ray_2008_EN_page12-19 18.08.2008 17:29 Uhr Seite 6 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K Technologies. 17. A B Without Durabis2 Without Durabis2 With Durabis2 Over 100 times more scratch proof than ordinary DVD’s. Robust durability and maximum protection for error-free performance. Superior fingerprint resistance With Durabis2 Laser The microscopic view of a Durabis2 Disc proves that the fingerprint substance forms only minute particles that are to small too interfere with the laser. Laser 200nm C Without Durabis2 With Durabis2 Dirt and dust repellent Durabis technology provides outstanding static electrical properties, resulting in preventing dirt and dust to settle on the disc. Probedruck Scratch proof Blu-ray_2008_EN_page12-19 18.08.2008 17:29 Uhr Seite 7 C 18. M Y CM MY CY CMY K Technologies. tech03. Structure of TDK Life on Record 100GB Quad-Layer Blu-ray Disc The recording layer of the TDK Life on Record Blu-ray Disc is made up of inorganic material, which makes it a perfect, stable environment for long term data storage. The silicon and copper alloy recording layers of our BD-R are not sensitive to sunlight (ultra violet light) offering still further data archiving reliability. (Prototype) Cover layer Recording Layer ( L3 ) The surface allows an incredible 10.000 re-writes with BD-RE media without loss of quality. 3 Spacer layer Recording Layer ( L2 ) Recording layer design multiple layers and high speed 2 TDK recording media technologies have already produced prototypes of 100GB (4 layer) and 200GB (6 layer) Blu-ray Discs. Spacer layer Recording Layer ( L1 ) 1 Spacer layer Recording Layer ( L0 ) Disc substrate 0 The 100GB Blu-ray Disc will offer enough capacity to store 10 hours or more of the highest quality HD video. (Exact amount depends on encoding quality of content.) Probedruck Blu-ray_2008_EN_page12-19 18.08.2008 17:29 Uhr Seite 8 C M Technologies. Y CM MY CY CMY K 19. TDK Life on Record Blu-ray Disc as a Reference Medium The outstanding characteristics of the TDK Life on Record Blu-ray Disc exceed the standards of the Blu-ray Disc format. Capacity 200 GB Roadmap TDK Life on Record Blu-ray Disc From early on, hardware manufacturers have used TDK Life on Record media for the development of their own products. This establishes the TDK Life on Record Blu-ray Disc as a key reference medium and guarantees a high compatibility with Blu-ray Disc hardware products in the market. 100 GB 12 x 8x 50 GB 6x Recording Speed 4x 2x 25 GB 1x Time 2003 Probedruck 2010 Blu-ray_2008_EN_Cover 18.08.2008 17:06 Uhr Seite 1 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K BD-R Imation Europe B.V. TDK Life on Record brand product marketing P.O. Box 3077 2130 KB Hoofddorp The Netherlands www.tdk-media.eu email@example.com The TDK Life on Record Logo is a trademark of TDK Corporation.
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