Inphase Develops Tapestry HDS4000
H-ROM Media for Consumer Devices
InPhase Develops Holographic-ROM Mastering, Replication, and Reader
Technology for Licensing
InPhase Technologies, the leader in holographic data
storage media and systems, today announced it has developed and is shipping the
first Holographic-ROM (H-ROM) media targeted for use in consumer devices. Data
are recorded into the Tapestry™ HDS4000 media with the same wavelength red
lasers used in CDs and DVDs. This is the latest addition to the media product
family that includes green laser HDS3000 media, and blue laser HDS5000 media.
InPhase also announced it has developed and patented H-ROM mastering and
replication technology, for license to companies developing holographic
equipment. This will enable the distribution of high-definition content using
H-ROM media. Technology that will be incorporated into low-cost readers will
also be licensed to consumer electronics companies who will commercialize it
within the near future.
InPhase has been shipping Tapestry™ HDS4000 media since late 2005 to
companies developing consumer holographic devices. The media can be used for
distribution of audio or video content. The media will be made in several
different form factors from postage stamp to credit card size, which could hold
several high definition movies.
The announcement was made today in Las Vegas at the 2006 Consumer Electronics
Show (CES). InPhase’s chief technology officer and co-founder Kevin Curtis will
further discuss the H-ROM development efforts underway at the Storage Visions
conference at CES on Saturday, January 7, from 3:15-5:00 pm, in Room N250 of the
North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“Today’s CDs and DVDs are based on red laser technology, and Tapestry™
HDS4000 media, which is sensitive to 680nm wavelengths, now enables the
development of low-cost consumer holographic devices based on these red lasers,”
said Lisa Dhar, Vice President of Media Development at InPhase Technologies.
“This will usher in an era of devices that provide the performance and capacity
of commercial products at consumer prices.”
The Tapestry™ HDS4000 media will be available through the InPhase Media
Evaluation Program. The program is designed to accelerate the development of
holographic storage products in a broad range of applications from consumer to
enterprise by making InPhase holographic media and development equipment
available to a wide variety of product developers.
InPhase will be the first company to deliver a holographic product for
professional archive applications in late 2006. The media for this product will
be offered through its strategic partner Hitachi Maxell Ltd. The initial InPhase
Tapestry™ holographic recording device will record 300 gigabytes (GB) of data
onto a 130 mm disc with a transfer rate of 20 megabytes per second (MB/s). This
is compatible with high-definition television transmission rates, and high-end
enterprise computer applications.
See also: Half-Terabit Per Square Inch Data Density From Inphase Technologies
About InPhase Technologies
InPhase Technologies is the leading developer
of holographic data storage (HDS) recording media and systems. Based in
Longmont, Colorado, InPhase was founded in 2000, and is comprised of some of the
storage industry's leading executives and scientists. InPhase is funded by
venture capital investors New Venture Partners LLC, Signal Lake Ventures, Newton
Technology Partners, Yasuda Enterprise Development, Japan Asia Investment
Company, Nanotechnology Partners and Mr. B.J. Cassin. Corporate investors are
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd., Bayer MaterialScience AG, and ALPS Information Technology
Fund. For more information on InPhase, please visit the company's Web site at www.inphase-tech.com.