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DVD+RW Alliance Adds Write-Once Capability to DVD+RW Format

Press release from the issuing company

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 17, 2001 The DVD+RW Alliance, a group of companies committed to the benefits of the DVD+RW format, today announced the addition of write-once (DVD+R) capabilities to rewritable DVD+RW products slated to be introduced this summer. The DVD+RW Alliance discussed DVD+R during an Alliance-sponsored conference with software vendors in San Francisco. "With rewritable CD technology, consumers preferred a choice between rewritable discs and those that can be written only once, for permanent storage," said John Spofford, vice president and general manager, HP Personal Storage Solutions. "Given this, the DVD+RW Alliance will support a write-once DVD+R capability that allows consumers to safely archive their scanned documents, presentations, home videos, and photos." DVD+R discs will offer seven times the storage capacity of a CD-R, can be written and read by DVD+RW drives, and can be played back in the majority of DVD-ROM drives and DVD Video players in use today. Because of this, the DVD+RW Alliance believes DVD+R is the logical extension of CD-R technology and will enable a new level of convergence for digital video. "CD-R and CD-RW gave the world a seamless media exchange between the personal computing and consumer electronics environments for data and music," said Spofford. "Now, DVD+R and DVD+RW will do the same for digital video and images." Further information about DVD+R and DVD+RW can be found by visiting www.dvdrw.com.