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FTI CD-R Media Achieves 300 Year Archival Lifespan

Postby Ian on Tue May 13, 2008 2:38 pm


--FalconMedia Pro Century® Gold DVD-R Discs Offer 100 Years of Reliable Archival Data Storage--

RAK—United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2008 – Falcon Technologies International (FTI), the leading manufacturer of optical data storage discs for professional and archival applications, today introduced a complete line of FalconMedia Pro Century Gold CD-R and DVD-R media with specially-optimized 24k Gold reflective layer designs and formulations that offer ultra-long 300 and 100 year archival lifespans, respectively, based on accelerated aging tests.

Like all FTI media, the discs deliver best-in-class recording performance and reliability. The discs’ long archival capabilities make them the ideal solutions for a wide variety of applications, including the preservation of important documents such as company and government records, photographs and video files.

“Our archival grade discs are the solutions users can trust to stand the test of time,” commented Mr. Fred Perez, National Sales Director of FTI America. “With the introduction of a complete line of FalconMedia Pro Century media, we are building on our strong reputation of offering discs that combine superior recording and playback performance with remarkable archival lifespans.”

The remarkable archival lifespan of FalconMedia Pro Century media has been realized through strategic cooperation with leading Japanese technology partner, Mitsubishi (MKM), which yields the best-of-class technology in advanced material deposition techniques and optimizes precise manufacturing processes.

By applying the specially-designed Gold reflective layers, the FalconMedia Pro Century media offers the best resistance to atmospheric oxidation that is one the primary causes of corrosion and data loss over time in standard CD and DVD media.

For optimum protection, the FTI patented hard coat technology, called “Ultra Hard Coat,” is applied to the critical data-side of the Century discs during the manufacturing process. “Ultra Hard Coat” is fifty (50) times more resistant against scratches than non-hard coated media. The Ultra Hard Coat (UHC) ® protection is the most reliable solution to protect mission-critical data against potential scratches by mishandling and other contaminants that could interfere with the laser, causing data errors or loss of data. Because most spills, smudges and finger prints cannot attach to the UHC-covered surface, the discs stay cleaner so performance is not impacted, and the data stays protected.

All FalconMedia Pro Century discs are available in 10 or 25 Cake box, with optional inkjet and thermal printable surfaces.

FTI printable discs combine crisp, clear surface printing capabilities with exceptional recording and playback performance. The discs feature print-to-hub surfaces that enable full surface printing for maximum visual impact.

Innovation and Leadership

FalconMedia Pro CD, DVD and Blu-ray Recordable media solutions are designed to unyielding quality standards. To ensure absolute quality consistency, the FTI manufacturing has been set up and is operated by highly skilled industry-expert at a single state-of-the-art facility in the UAE. Only FTI recording media solutions provide Certified Swiss Quality (CSQ), validated by FTI’s certification by Swiss ISO organizations, widely considered among the world’s most stringent ISO bodies.
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