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Verbatim Ships Blu-ray BD-RE DL Discs

Verbatim Europe announced that it is now shipping its blank Blu-ray Disc Rewritable (BD-RE) Dual-Layer (DL) 50GB media.

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High Definition Recording with Verbatim’s new Blu-ray Dual Layer 50GB rewritable up to 1000 time

Verbatim’s new BD-RE DL 2X offers 50GB capacity, making it ideal for day-to-day backup, beta-testing for video and software applications or short-term recording for home video and and video content for professional broadcast. The Hardcoat Scratch Guard protects against scratches fingerprints, dust, oil and water, and the proven SERL technology (Super Eutectic Recording Layer) ensures excellent recording compatibility and excellent rewritability up to 1000 times. With this additional new BD-RE DL 50GB 2X, Verbatim is now offering all Blu-ray formats available on the market. The new Blu-ray disc is available in stores now in a 5 Pack Jewel Case.

• New format BD-RE DL 50GB 2X

• 50GB storage capacity, offering up to 10 times the capacity of a standard DVD-R

• Excellent playback performance

• Hardcoat Scratch Guard Protection against scratches fingerprints, dust, oil and water.

• SERL technology (Super Eutectic Recording Layer) ensures excellent recording compatibility and excellent rewritability again and again up to 1000 times

Blu-ray media is getting more and more attractive to consumers – both for home and professional use – to record and archive data. Verbatim meets this demand with its new Blu-ray disc BD-RE DL 50GB 2X which offers up to 10 times the capacity of a DVD-R, guaranteeing reliable and safe short-term-backup of files, from home photos and videos to office documents. It offers excellent playback performance and thanks to its Hard Coat protective layer it can be rewritten up to 1000 times without loss of quality due to its proven Verbatim SERL Technology.

Verbatim´s Hard CoatTM technology – a special scratch protection layer – protects the disc from scratches, fingerprints or dust, thereby helping to avoid recording or playback problems. “Thanks to the hard coat protective layer and recording technologies developed by our parent company Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, customers can be confident they have media of the highest quality,” says Torsten Leye, Marketing Manager Optical at Verbatim EUMEA.

The new Verbatim Blu-ray rewritable disc with 50GB capacity is compatible with the current Blu-ray drives and compliant with Blu-ray Disc Alliance specifications. Verbatim/Mitsubishi Kagaku Media is a contributing member of the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) and as a leading brand in CD-, DVD- and Blu-ray media, maintains close relations with the largest manufacturers of optical players and recorders. Verbatim works with the hardware manufacturers by providing them with media to help test and optimise hardware being developed. This means that consumers can be assured that Verbatim-branded media will always have very high levels of compatibility with hardware from the leading brands. As with all Verbatim CD, DVD and Blu-ray media, the discs are supported by a lifetime warranty.

Blu-ray discs get their name from blue laser technology. The shorter wavelength of the laser is the reason it is blue in colour. The blue laser has a wavelength of 405nm compared with the wavelength of 650nm for DVD which utilises red laser technology. The benefit of having a blue laser with a shorter wavelength means it is possible to write smaller data pits and therefore vastly increase the amount of data on the disc.

About Verbatim
Since 1969, Verbatim has been shaping the development of data storage technology – from Floppy Disks and Magneto-Optical storage media, CD and DVD formats to the latest High Definition media Blu-ray. Moreover, Verbatim offers high quality products in the field of Portable USB Drives, Flash Memory Cards, SSD and External Hard Drives in 4,57cm (1,8“) Pocket, 6,35cm (2,5“) Portable and 8,89cm (3,5“) Desktop-Format as well as a broad variety of computer Accessories. Verbatim is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Group and benefits from the outstanding research and development department. With these innovations Verbatim has played a key role in shaping the storage media market. Ultra-strict quality controls during the manufacturing process ensure the high quality of Verbatim’s products, which have been the winners of numerous international comparative tests. The company is the worldwide market leader for Optical Media.