Based on DVD-RAM, Tamper-Proof Disc Assures Reliable, Long-Term Data Storage

Las Vegas, NV (Fall Comdex, November 14, 2000) – Working closely with engineers from Hitachi, Ltd., JVC’s Digital Storage Systems Division is maximizing the potential of high-capacity disc-based "jukebox" data storage systems with the introduction of a new disc capable of 9.4GB of storage (dual-sided). These new Write Once Read Many (WORM) Discs and Drives are based on the latest and most widely accepted DVD-RAM specifications, creating a vast myriad of storage options for high-capacity data storage applications. As a bonus, the new multi-function drives are read compatible with all existing DVD and CD discs and are capable of writing and erasing DVD-RAM discs.

DVD technology is rapidly eclipsing CD storage systems, largely because of the far greater storage that DVDs offer. This new WORM technology offers capacities of 4.7GB (single-sided) and up to 9.4GB double-sided, on a high reliability, write once disc, designed for integration into existing and new JVC Library Systems.

As institutions digitize increasing quantities of data, there is growing demand for a compact, reliable and large capacity storage device. Medical imaging systems, in particular, not only require large

capacity storage, but also extremely reliable media that offers protection against tampering while providing secure, long-term data storage. JVC’s Write Once Disc and Drive meet such requirements.

But the true potential of this exciting new technology is best realized when the JVC WORM Drives are configured into JVC’s Jukebox library systems. For example, utilizing a standard 100-disc library system, users can achieve up to 940 GB of secure, on-demand storage. Incredibly, a 600-disc library can achieve up to 5.64 TB of storage.

Developed in partnership with Hitachi, the world’s largest DVD-RAM drive manufacturer, this new Write Once Disc is also being developed for use with other major jukebox systems manufactured by NSM.

Features of JVC’s Write Once Disc

JVC’s Digital Storage Systems Division is a division of the JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY, located in Wayne, New Jersey, and distributes a complete line of mass storage products including CD and DVD jukeboxes, and E-mail Management products. For more information about JVC’s Digital Storage Systems Division, contact Doug Arnold at (800) 526-5308.

Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world's leading global electronics companies. The company manufactures and markets a wide range of products, including computers, semiconductors, consumer products and power and industrial equipment. For more information on Hitachi, Ltd., please visit Hitachi’s Web site at http://global.hitachi.com.

NSM Storage GmbH (formerly NSM Jukebox GmbH), a fully owned subsidiary of PSi Printer Systems International GmbH, was founded in 1994 by NSM AG, the world market leader of audio jukeboxes. For further information, visit www.nsmstorage.com

 Features and specifications of the Write Once Disc are subject to change.


Additional Media Contacts:

Hitachi America, Ltd.:
Gerard F. Corbett
Phone (650) 244-7900
2000 Sierra Point Pkwy
Brisbane, CA 94005
E-mail: gerard.corbett@hal.hitachi.com

Kevin Byrne, president
Phone (631) 273 4600 ex.102
275-C Marcus Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788
E-mail: kbyrne@nsmusa.com