When tasked with reading patient provided discs or pulling CDs out of storage, there is always a data quality risk. Although highly secure, physical media like CDs and DVDs aren’t a perfect solution. Discs can become damaged and scratched, especially as they move from one location to another.
Recordable media are those products onto which content can be recorded to play back later. CD-Rs and DVD- Rs are some of the popular examples of recordable media. This article brings out the benefits of such products.
In 2015, JVC/Taiyo Yuden made the announcement that they will be stopping production of all optical media products effective at the end of that year, and will completely withdraw from the recordable media market.
Flash drives (also known as memory stick, pen drive and thumb drive) have come a long way since their announcement in September 2000 by IBM and development of the first thumb drive by Phison CEO and co-founder Pua Khein-Seng. They have nearly replaced Blu Ray optical disks for data storage purposes.
One of the main differences between duplication and publication of optical media is the personalization factor of each unique disc. With a Rimage system, publishing optical media isn’t just for the data recorded to the disc, it also applies to the label itself.
Most people work with the Rimage system through the use of a keyboard and mouse connected directly to an embedded Rimage system, or to the computer that is connected to a non-embedded Rimage system. However, there is another way
When one system simply isn’t enough, adding additional Rimage systems to a production environment is a great way to increase capacity and flexibility. While it’s always ideal to add systems of the same model type and software version, this isn’t always possible.
Banks and financial institutions around the world rely on a Rimage system to manage large amounts of secure data easily and efficiently. Whether distributing financial data to your business customers, submitting records to meet compliance regulations, or saving important data for long-term retention, Rimage disc publishing systems will handle it all easily.
Everyone has their pile of favorite, important and forgettable CD’s, DVD’s and Blu-rays accumulated over the years. These optical storage technologies offer the promise of cheap and relatively reliable long-term storage of data but are also vulnerable to data loss and physical damage.
In a world full of Clouds, offloading apps and media, as well as a fast-paced generation whose times move far too quickly to appreciate content for long, it may seem that recordable media (such as CD’s and DVD’s, USB drives, and hard drives) is no longer a necessity.
Technology keeps improving with time and recordable media devices are no exception. In the last three decades we have seen the quality and the quantity of recordable media devices reach new and previously unimaginable heights. Starting with the floppy disk and moving on to flash drives has been an interesting journey for recordable media technology. Let’s go through this journey and see how the evolution of this technology has affected us.