Unedited press release follows:
Millenniata and Verbatim-MKM Enter Worldwide Strategic Alliance for Co-Branding and Joint Development for Archival-Grade M-Disc Technologies and Discs
Verbatim and its parent company, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, will begin marketing and selling co-branded Verbatim and M-Disc DVDs and Blu-ray discs to consumers and enterprises in storage capacities from 4.7GB to up to 200GB; Agreement further launches joint development efforts designed to “push the boundaries of archival-grade data storage technologies and capacities”
AMERICAN FORK, Utah and CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 9, 2014 — Millenniata and Verbatim today announced a global M-Disc® partnership that Millenniata’s Chief Executive described as “deep and wide-ranging.”
Under the partnership, Verbatim—and its parent company, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media (MKM)— will begin worldwide marketing and sales programs of M-Disc-branded DVDs and Blu-ray™ discs (BDs) and technologies to consumers and enterprise customers. MKM will also pursue M-Disc partnerships with archival software developers, and OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) in the personal computer and optical disc drive (ODD) markets, including M-Ready® ODD manufacturers.
Initial Verbatim and MKM M-Disc product offerings under this agreement will include the following:
End-users and SMBs*
• 4.7GB DVD M-Discs
• 25GB BD-R M-Discs
• 100GB BD-R BDXL™ M-Discs
• 100GB BD-R BDXL™ M-Discs
• 200GB double-sided, Blu-ray Disc (BD-DSD) M-Discs
Additionally, Millenniata, Verbatim and MKM have agreed to joint development efforts designed to expand the capabilities and capacities of archival-grade data storage technologies both in terms of longevity and data storage capacity.
“We are excited about such a deep and wide-ranging strategic partnership with Verbatim, a global leader in data storage technologies, and its parent company, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media,” said Paul Brockbank, CEO of Millenniata. “Clearly, the explosive growth in digital content creation at the consumer and enterprise level is continuing to accelerate and we are proud to provide the world’s best technology and media to preserve that critical digital content. We understand how important preserving our most precious data is; so does Verbatim. That is why we are so pleased to be able to partner with Verbatim and MKM to advance the availability of M-Discs in multiple formats, storage size capacities and to create future products together that expand the capacity and longevity even further.”
Millenniata’s patented M-Disc technologies for archival-grade optical Blu-ray discs and DVD disc storage mean that users can record and store data that can last for up to 1,000 years.
“Millenniata has clearly developed outstanding archival-grade, data storage capabilities with its M-Disc-branded technologies,” said Tetsuya Mutsu, President of MKM. “Verbatim is the world’s leading supplier of optical media. By combining the M-Disc, Verbatim and MKM brands together, we are further strengthening our position in the market and broadening our portfolio of archival-grade data storage products for enterprises and consumers.”
Verbatim/MKM anticipates that its co-branded Verbatim and MKM/M-Disc DVDs and Blu-ray discs will be available in late 2014.
To learn more about co-branded Verbatim and MKM/M-Disc consumer or enterprise archival media products, please visit www.MDisc.com, call Millenniata at 801-610-1998, or visit www.Verbatim.com.
Millenniata’s writable M-Discs utilize a layer of patent-protected rock-like, inorganic materials that mean archival-grade M-Disc and Blu-ray discs are virtually impervious to environmental exposure, unlike typical writable BD or DVD discs. Using these patented rock-like materials means that it is nearly impossible to degrade the data stored on an M-Disc Blu-ray discs or DVD disc.
In fact, Millenniata’s patented M-Disc technology has been proven through ISO/IEC 10995/16963 standard longevity tests and is the only data storage solution to withstand rigorous testing by the U.S. Department of Defense. Based upon Millenniata’s extensive laboratory tests, M-Discs have an expected usable lifetime of up to 1,000 years.
About Mitsubishi Kagaku Media / Verbatim
Mitsubishi Kagaku Media, a 100% subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, is a company that plans, develops, manufactures and sells products based on the technology and knowledge of the Mitsubishi Chemical Group.
Verbatim is a global brand of Mitsubishi Kagaku Media sold in over 120 countries worldwide. According to SCCG/JRIA data, Verbatim has had the largest market share of recordable optical discs (CD/DVD/BDs) sold worldwide by brand for eight consecutive years (from 2005-2012).
Millenniata has transformed the world of data storage with its archival-grade M-Disc technologies, advancements that allow data to be “written once and read forever.” For more information, please visit www.MDisc.com.