New Delhi, December 1, 2008: Moser Baer, the global technology company, today announced that it has received product verification from the Blu-ray Disc Association for its next generation blu-ray (BDR) 1x-6x discs. With this certification, Moser Baer has become the first company outside Japan to develop and ship BDR 1x-6x media.

This latest innovation from Moser Baer has come in close partnership with OM&T, its Netherlands-based subsidiary. These blu-ray 1x-6x discs have also been accepted by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) as test discs to check the performance of blu-ray 1x-6x media in various BD drives being manufactured globally.

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) is responsible for promoting and developing business opportunities for blu-ray disc, the next-generation optical disc format for storing high definition films, games, photographs and other digital content. The association has more than 180 members.

“This is yet another breakthrough for us in technology development of high definition optical media formats,” said Executive Director of Moser Baer. “The BDR market,” he said, “is currently witnessing development in 1x-4x recording speeds but our R&D strengths have once again enabled to take the lead in technological innovation and in setting new benchmarks. Our partnership with OM&T, a leading player in the test disc market, has been instrumental in this development and this will further enhance our global leadership position.”

Jan van den Brink, the business head of OM&T, said: “Moser Baer has also successfully demonstrated the feasibility of this media for recording at a higher speed of 8x to the BDA global standards body. It is yet another example of pioneering developments that have enabled Moser Baer to emerge as a preferred supplier to all global OEM brands.”

The next generation BD formats have a capacity ranging from 25 GB to 50 GB and offer more than five to ten times the data storage capacity of standard DVD media. These next generation formats offer an ideal solution for reliable business backup, including medical and government imaging, photography, videography, as well as high definition video recording. The BDR 1x-6x enables customers to have a faster media recording. Typically, this will allow a 2-hour transmission equivalent of HD (High Definition) quality video or data to be recorded in less than 20 minutes.

About Moser Baer India
Moser Baer, headquartered in New Delhi (India), is a leading global technology company. Established in 1983, the company successfully developed cutting edge technologies to become the world’s second largest manufacturer of Optical Storage media formats like CDs, DVDs and blu-ray. In fact, it was among the first to market with shipments of next-generation of storage formats like blu-ray discs and HD DVD. It has the world’s largest single location optical media factory near New Delhi, with strong in-house R&D. Its products are sold in over 80 countries, with EU, US and Japan taking majority share.

Moser Baer has over 8,000 full-time employees and supporting infrastructure offices in US, Europe, Japan and other parts of the world. In recent years, the company has also transformed itself from a single business into a multitechnology organisation, diversifying into exciting areas of solar energy, home entertainment and IT peripherals and consumer electronics.


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