InPhase Technologies demonstrates first holographic drive prototype

Posted 18 April 2005 21:06 CET by nOBeLium

InPhase Technologies, a leading company in holographic data storage systems and media, recently announced that it will show the world how powerful this new technology is. About 3 months ago, we reported that InPhase Technologies was already working on a holographic recording prototype, ready to enter the market by 2006. Good news is that they have shorten that schedule, and  plan to do a live demonstration at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas, April 18 through April 21. The prototype is ready to store 300GB, which means more than 35 hours of broadcast-quality high-definition video on a single disk. These drives are expected to achieve the Terabyte (TB) mark up to 1.6 TB in a single disk. "Today, the professional video industry will see a conclusive demonstration of the next phase in digital recording. The InPhase Tapestry prototype heralds a new era of storage, moving holographic storage from research to commercialization," "We have successfully developed, through a collaborative approach, a breakthrough for a wide array of recording and archive applications - from enterprise to consumer - that will lead to more secure, high-capacity, long-life storage at more cost-effective prices." Nelson Diaz, president and CEO of InPhase Technologies. The drive runs with SCSI interface, using Pegasus Disk Technologies Windows device driver. Access time is less of 200ms, the recording material is1.5 mm thick using photopolymer write-once material. This sytem can be used in a wide area of industry, including archive, acquisition, editing, and effects for high-resolution video. Broadcast companies are also satisfied with the result of this technology,  and plan to implement it as soon as it is ready for market. We're clearly looking at a revolutionary, new generation recording method. If this technology is proven to work without issues, InPhase Technologies is planning to start delivering to original equipment manufacter (OEM) customers by 2006. Althought the technology is very recent, and remains almost untested, InPhase Technologies claims it is working.   Source: Hardware Zone

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