Holographic Storage Coming for HD Post
Thanks to Several OEM Agreements, InPhase Technologies' Holographic Storage Will be Available Soon
Higher data densities faster transfer rates, and true write-once-read-many (WORM) capabilities are among the many promises of a new generation of holographic data-storage technology. Now it’s available to video producers using HD video.
InPhase Technologies, a spinoff of Lucent's Bell Labs in 2000 and now a provider of holographic data storage technology, has signed an OEM agreement with DSM, a developer of jukebox storage systems for major enterprise customers.
The agreement will make available the first holographic archival systems, using InPhase’s Tapestry 300R holographic drives, for customers in the broadcast and other large-scale data-storage markets.
InPhase has already delivered the first commercial holographic storage drive and will provide volume shipments of both the Tapestry 300R drive and holographic media this year.
The Tapestry 300R drive will store 300 GB of information-the equivalent of 64 DVDs. Together with DSM’s optical jukebox systems, the manufacturer said it will provide the highest-capacity optical storage solution on the market. The company has previously announced a similar agreement with Ikegami Tsushinki, Tokyo, to develop a Ikegami-Branded 300GB holographic data storage system designed for archiving that works within a PC-based system.
Pappas Telecasting, the largest privately held commercial television broadcast group in the United States, is the first broadcaster in the world to integrate holographic storage into the workflow of a broadcast facility. The honor goes to KAZR/KREN-DT in Reno, NV, where the first Tapestry holographic drive and media go online this year.
Other companies, including Optware, Fuji Photo Film, and Hitachi Maxell, have also announced similar high-density solutions.
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