Sony Electronics has begun shipping its 25GB single layer Blu-ray Disc recording media with AccuCORE technology. In addition, a dual layer 50GB capacity disc is set to debut in June.
“Sony knows Blu-ray technology like no other company,” said Mike Lucas, director of marketing for Sony Electronics’ Media and Application Solutions Division. “Coupled with our unique AccuCORE technology, we expect our Blu-ray recording media to take the high-definition experience to a new level of performance.”
Sony’s AccuCORE technology, which was first integrated into recordable DVD media over a year ago, has been re-engineered for Blu-ray Discs to deliver enhanced reliability and durability. Its major benefits include:
- Scratch Guard — hard coating that resists scratches, dust and static
- Archival Reliability — special material design that prevents data and image corruption and deterioration to ensure quality playback
- Stable Writing — a uniform and precise cover layer that reduces fluctuation as the disc spins
- Temperature Durability — a high-precision disc structure helps prevent warping during severe changes in temperature and humidity.
Sony’s Blu-ray media also supports a 2x recording speed, which provides a high data transfer rate of up to 72 Mbps, making it ideal for high-definition video recording and data storage applications.
In addition to media, Sony will soon offer a wide range of Blu-ray Disc devices, including a Blu-ray Disc player, VAIO desktop and notebook computers, and an internal Blu-ray Disc drive.
The BD-R (write-once) 25GB and BD-RE (rewritable) 25GB recording media have suggested retail prices of $20 and $25, respectively. The soon to come BD-R 50GB and BD-RE 50GB recording media will have suggested retail prices of $48 and $60, respectively.