Verbatim sent out a press release today, announcing their new archival grade DVD-R media. Featuring Verbatim's Dual Reflective Layer and VideoGard technologies, these new discs promise to deliver high levels of durability and longevity without sacrificing compatibility.
Verbatim Corporation and its parent company, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media (Verbatim/MKM), announced today a breakthrough in archival media technology that will provide government agencies, organizations and end users with highly compatible, super long life DVD media for storing critical data and preserving precious memories. The new technology, which has been submitted for patent protection, is based on the company's new Dual Reflective Layer technology. Verbatim will leverage this unique technology to deliver superior 8x speed DVD-R archival-grade media in Q2 2006.

With the new Dual Reflective Layer technology, Verbatim's archival-grade DVD-R media delivers substantially higher durability than standard DVD-R discs and provides the same level of excellent read/write compatibility that users have come to expect from Verbatim media. For added protection against scratches and abrasion, the new archival-grade DVD-R media features Verbatim/MKM's innovative VideoGard(TM) technology. The VideoGard protective coating on the disc surface makes it 40 times more resistant to damage.
No word on price yet. However, Verbatim expects to ship their new archival grade DVD-R media during the second quarter of this year. More information can be found here.