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Category: Digital Storage Devices

Roxio Releases Blu-Ray Disc Technology Preview Kit - The Kit is a collection of software applications that enable PC and drive manufacturers to qualify a full range of Blu-Ray Disc capabilities including data backup of as much as 25GB.

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Roxio Releases Blu-Ray Disc Technology Preview Kit
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Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, the leader in digital media software, today released its Blu-ray Disc (BD) Technology Preview Kit. The Kit is a collection of software applications that enable PC and drive manufacturers to qualify a full range of BD capabilities including data backup of as much as 25GB on Blu-ray Disc Recordable (BD-R) or Blu-ray Disc Rewritable (BD-RE) media, non-protected Blu-ray disc copying, and BDAV format recording and playback. The Blu-ray Disc-enabled and Windows Vista-compatible functionality is currently being integrated into Roxios line of premier consumer retail and OEM applications such as Roxio Easy Media Creator, Roxio WinOnCD, and Roxio MyDVD.

The Blu-ray Disc Technology Preview Kit is the latest in a series of high-definition initiatives by Sonic Solutions which began its pioneering work on the new formats over two years ago. Sonic has taken the leading role in helping Hollywood and their authoring facility partners prepare for the launch of the new formats. Sonic founded the High Definition Authoring Alliance (HDAA) in 2005 and is the worlds leading provider of tools and technologies vital in the production of the industrys first replicated discs to utilise advanced interactive modes for both Blu-ray Disc as well as HD DVD. In addition, Sonic has been working with consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers such as Broadcom who have licensed the companys technologies for use in its high-definition multi-function consumer electronics players.

Sonics core high-definition technologies are tried and trusted, and already in use today helping professional content creators make a smooth transition to next-generation formats, said Mark Ely, Sonics executive vice president of strategy. Our knowledge and experience in these new formats combined with our growing intellectual property portfolio, uniquely positions Sonic to deliver a full selection of high-definition products ranging from professional authoring compression and authoring tools to our market leading Roxio-branded software for consumer HD creation and playback.

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