ray Disc; Industry Leaders Combine Thermal Retransfer, Direct-to-Disc Print
Technology with Next Generation Blu-ray Media for Powerful Data Storage Solution
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 24, 2006
Rimage Corporation (Nasdaq:RIMG), the world leader in
disc publishing, and TDK, a world leader in digital recording
solutions, today announced the release of the industry's first thermal
printable Blu-ray disc. The discs are on display at TDK booth #C10741
and Rimage booth #SL1843 at the National Association of Broadcasters
(NAB) Show, which is taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center,
April 24-27, 2006.
By combining Rimage's innovative direct-to-disc print technology
with thermal printable Blu-ray discs from TDK, the two companies have
created a powerful information storage medium that can hold up to 25
GB of critical data.
Rimage's Everest(TM) thermal retransfer technology enables users
to create permanent, colorful, high-resolution prints bonded directly
to the surface of a CD or DVD. The resulting print is professional
looking and virtually indestructible -- impervious to water, scratches
TDK Blu-ray Discs provide breakthrough recording technology from
the only media company that's a founding member of the Blu-ray Disc
Association. 25GB single-layer recordable and rewritable discs enable
massive data backups and the highest resolution HD recording. The new
thermal printable Blu-ray discs enable users to print custom text and
graphics directly on the label-side surface of the disc using the
Rimage Everest printer.
"This combination of the industry's top ranked media and the
world's most powerful disc publishing systems will provide Blu-ray
users with a robust, long-term medium for their data storage needs,"
said Manny Almeida, chief operating officer for Rimage.
As the world leader in disc publishing, Rimage is the only company
providing high-performance systems that meet the quality, quantity and
customization requirements of critical publishing applications.
Rimage's Producer systems combine the best in robotics, software and
print technologies for networked, self-sustaining solutions. Leading
organizations worldwide depend on Rimage for professional, custom
CD/DVD production and 24/7 reliability.
Rimage Corporation (www.rimage.com) is the world's leading
provider of recordable CD and DVD publishing systems, which are used
by businesses to produce discs with customized digital content on an
on-demand basis. Rimage's publishing systems, which span the range
from high to low CD/DVD production volumes, integrate robotics,
software and surface label printers into a complete publishing
solution. Rimage is focusing its CD/DVD publishing solutions on a set
of vertical markets with special needs for customized, on-demand
digital information: digital photography, medical imaging, financial
institutions, business offices, and government.
TDK Corporation (NYSE:TDK) is a leading global electronics company
based in Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize "ferrite,"
a key material in electronics and magnetics. The company today is a
leader in the development of next-generation technologies such as
Blu-ray Disc recording media, an optical disc ideally suited for
high-definition video recording. TDK offers a full line of recordable
DVD and CD media, digital camcorder tapes, professional data storage
solutions and much more.
Haberman & Associates
Brian Wachtler, 612-338-3900
Robert M. Wolf, 952-944-8144
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