LITEON INTRODUCES NEW BLU-RAY DISC (BD) TRIPLE WRITER
--Up to 50GB* Capacity Ideal for Archival Storage and New HD Movie Format--
Fremont, CA. – August 17, 2006 – LiteOn IT, the world’s leader in optical storage solution proudly announces the LH-2B1S, the company’s first Blu-ray Disc (BD) triple writer. The LH-2B1S uses the revolutionary blue laser technology instead of red laser existing in today’s optical drives. The new technology provides an extremely precise laser focus and greatly increases storage capacity. LH-2B1S can store up to 50GB of data on a double-layer BD disc, equivalent to 9 hours High-Definition (HD) video or 23 hours of standard definition content or 72 CDs on a single disc. The new LH-2B1S triple writer will be available in September 2006.
The new LH-2B1S is ideal for professionals who have a growing need of archiving large files and content on a single disc. Commercial advertising, studio and catalog photographers, movie makers, and IT managers will greatly benefit from this technology as it plays back High-Definition (HD) content and archive massive data to reduce physical storage space.
“As the need and demand for larger storage capabilities among businesses and consumers continue to increase, manufacturers will continue to provide new solutions to these growing needs,” said Christine Hsing, Marketing Manager at LiteOn. “As the leader in optical storage drives, LiteOn has a responsibility to our customers to offer new products which incorporate the latest technology that meets their changing needs.”
Blu-ray is the next generation platform for High-Definition (HD) video content playback and is supported by more than 160 world’s largest gaming manufacturers, movie studios, consumer electronics and PC manufacturers.
The LH-2B1S Blu-ray Disc triple writer is capable of recording and playing back today’s most popular media formats including Blu-ray, DVD, and CD. The drive features a 2X read and write speed on BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE media, and supports DVD±R media at 12X. LH-2B1S writes DVD±R DL (Double Layer) media at 4X, rewrite DVD+RW media at 8X, DVD-RW media at 6X, and reads DVD-ROM media at 12X.
LH-2B1S also features Lite-On patented cutting edge technologies SMART-BURN for optimizing the quality of each burn, and SMART-X for setting the optimum speed of operation, enabling users to “burn and work”, running other applications while making a BD, DVD, or CD with a minimum risk of failed burns, or creating “coasters”.
The LH-2B1S incorporates Serial ATA interface which provides higher speed and performance than previously possible with the Parallel ATA Interface. Serial ATA connection eliminates potential information and performance “bottlenecking” by currently offering a 150 MB/s information transfer rate and will provide significant headroom for future improvements.
For further information, please contact Lite-On authorized distributor, reseller or retailer, or visit www.liteonit.com
*Blu-ray disks available in single layer 25GB and double layer 50GB capacities.
About LiteOn IT
LiteOn IT (USA), based in Fremont, California, is the U.S. arm of LITEON Technology Corporation headquartered in Taiwan. Established in 1999, it was created to concentrate in optical storage business. Leveraging the company’s heritage and expertise in optical storage, LiteOn is expanding its’ portfolio of products into exciting Consumer Electronics offerings for Home Entertainment environments. The tradition of developing optical storage products by expanding research investment and manufacturing capacity will continue delivering new generations of products reaching faster recording speeds, increased densities, robust functionality and compelling consumer solutions.
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