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Consortium formed to promote iVDR platform

Posted: 02 May 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Canon? Fujitsu? Hitachi? Phoenix Technologies? Pioneer?

Canon Inc., Fujitsu Ltd, Hitachi Ltd, Phoenix Technologies K.K., Pioneer Corp., SANYO Electric Co. Ltd, Sharp Corp., and Victor Co. of Japan Ltd have established the iVDR, Hard Disk Drive consortium, a group that will examine application formats and content protection security functions to further spread the use of the iVDR platform.

Before the establishment of the consortium, the eight companies have developed basic technology specifications for the iVDR standard a lightweight, compact, removable hard disk drive compatible with a wide range of applications from AV to PC devices.

Additionally, the iVDR consortium will work towards increasing the capacity of hard disk drives from the current level of 40GB to 200GB-400GB within the next two to three years. Using multiple iVDR is expected to allow easy construction of servers with TB capacity.

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