Flash memories to replace analog audiocassettes
According to a press release published at PRNewswire, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, produced its last analog cassette book machine on February 17, 2007, signaling the advent of Digital Talking Books.
NLS expects to launch the digital audio system in 2008. The new system will include solid state, flash-memory playback machines that will be about one-third the size of the current machine and will play digital audiobooks provided on flash-memory cartridges.
The system will provide better audio quality, be more durable, be more reliable, and consume less power. In addition, cartridges will allow longer playing time and practically eliminate the need to change cartridges, as is often required with audiocassettes.
The complete press release can be read here.
There are 0 comments
Most popular headlines
- Fri 11 Apr 12:04 by Seán Byrne
Like most DVD and Blu-ray titles, content provider websites such as NBC, RT&Eacu...
- Wed 16 Apr 05:04 by DoMiN8ToR
An update to the Anti Malware Service for Windows XP is causing systems to slow ...
- Mon 14 Apr 04:04 by Vroom
Review: Crucial M550 Reviewed by: ANTONIS SAPANIDIS Provided by: Cr...
- Fri 11 Apr 07:04 by DoMiN8ToR
In an effort to offer a complete range of PC hardware, AMD is rumored to be work...
- Mon 14 Apr 05:04 by DoMiN8ToR
Microsoft released two patches already for users who received error codes 800700...