Sunday, April 15, 2007

InPhase Demos Holographic Storage for HD Video

InPhase Technologies announced the first commercial holographic storage system for broadcasters. The company's first product, the Tapestry 300r, is an archival write-once read many (WORM) product that offers high capacity, file-based data access, and 50-year media life for archiving valuable video assets. The 300 gigabyte (GB) drive and cartridge will be shipping later this year.

The InPhase drive records 300 gigabytes (GB) on a single disk with a transfer rate of 20 megabytes per second (MB/s), or 160 megabits per second (Mb/s). The Tapestry300r will enable broadcasters to record 35 hours of broadcast-quality (19 Mbps) video on a single disk in 250 minutes (160 Mbps transfer rate).

At NAB 2007, InPhase will demonstrate high-definition video recording and playback using its Tapestry 300r drive and Maxell holographic media. The drive can be configured with a holographic optical jukebox system from DSM that archives over 6,000 hours of standard definition or 1,560 hours of high definition video in one library cabinet.

Ikegami Electronics will deliver archival holographic products, under an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement, for the company's Editcam and Editcam HD professional camcorders.

Panasonic has announced it will support the Tapestry300r drive as the archive solution for the P2 solid-state camcorders.