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Verbatim to Offer BD-R XL 100 GB Blu-ray Discs

Verbatim announced that it expects to offer BD-R XL 100 GB discs in spring 2011.

According to the statement, the triple-layer (TL) 100GB capacity discs will be produced by Mitsubishi Kagaku Media’s Mizushima factory. Verbatim also announced that it is now shipping inkjet printable single-layer (SL) 6x BD-R discs in Europe.

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Unedited press release follows:

High Definition recording in less than 15 minutes with Verbatim´s Blu-ray BD-R 25GB 6x

Egham, UK, 28 July 2010 –   Verbatim’s new Blu-ray media offers 25GB of storage capacity with a 6x burning rate and a wide printable surface to enable personalisation or labelling of the disc.  It is ideal for recording films in high definition, backing up large amounts of data and long-term archiving of files including photos and videos.  The new Verbatim Blu-ray BD-R 25GB 6x Printable is now available in stores in a 5-pack jewel case and a 10-pack jewel case.

* 25GB capacity, offering up to 5 times the capacity of a standard DVD-R, equivalent to 4800 5MB photos
* Hard Coat protective layer
* Long archival lifetime
* MABL inorganic recording layer for superb recording quality
* Excellent playback performance
* Printable surface as far as the inner ring, fully inkjet printable (22 – 117mm)

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-R 25GB 6x Printable, which offers up to 5 times the capacity of a DVD-R, guaranteeing reliable and safe long-term storage of files, from home photos and videos to office documents.  With a burning time of less than 15 minutes, it is fully inkjet printable (22 – 117mm) due to its printable surface to the inner ring.

Verbatim MABL recording technology and HardCoat Protection

Verbatim’s BD-R 6x and BD-R DL discs use a newly developed inorganic recording layer called MABL; a patented technology that ensures superb quality recording, long archival lifetime and excellent “playback” performance. Verbatim’s proven production technology and experience ensures perfect recording on every Blu-ray disc. As with all Verbatim CD, DVD and Blu-ray media, the discs are supported by a lifetime warranty.

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.

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.

“Our Research and Development team at Mitsubishi Kagaku Media enables us to be at the forefront of Blue Laser Technology such as the development of triple-layer 100GB capacity discs,” says Torsten Leye, Marketing Manager Optical at Verbatim EUMEA. “The new media will be produced in Mitsubishi Kagaku Media’s Mizushima factory and is expected to be in the market by spring 2011.”

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.  For more information, please visit