Industry Veteran to Lead Forum Addressing Issues Involving
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. June 18, 2001 The Optical Storage
Technology Association (OSTA) today announced the appointment of Dave
Suden, chief technology officer of Rimage Corporation, as chairman of
its CD/DVD Committee. In this role, Suden will be responsible for establishing
a forum in which suppliers throughout the optical storage industry will
address issues involving CD and DVD technologies.
"OSTA recognizes the need to keep pace with the many and frequent
advances in CD and DVD technologies, and our CD/DVD Committee plays an
active role in achieving that objective. With his expertise in this industry,
Dave Suden is an excellent choice to chair this committee and lead OSTA
in addressing CD and DVD product and technology issues," said Ray
Freeman, OSTA facilitator.
"Chairing an OSTA Committee is an honor and a privilege," noted
Suden. "I look forward to working with representatives of global
optical storage suppliers in addressing important issues such as compatibility
and interchangeability as new recordable CD and DVD solutions are developed
for computers and consumer electronics devices."
"As an example of OSTAs efforts to ensure interchangeability,"
Suden continued, "we have recently developed the MultiPlay compatibility
specification to help ensure that CD-R and CD-RW discs recorded on personal
computers can be played in consumer CD and DVD players. We have also developed
and approved a new logical format to store and retrieve files more easily
when recording MP3 and other compressed audio files on CD."
Suden has been involved with product development at Rimage Corporation,
a leading provider of integrated CD-R and DVD-R publishing systems, since
1988. He is responsible for many innovations, including Rimages
highly successful Imager and Perfect Image diskette product lines.
In recent years, most of Sudens energy has been directed at positioning
Rimages products into a leadership position for CD-R and DVD-R publishing
and duplication. This has led to industry-enabling innovations, including
the Rimage Perfect Image Prism Printer; Perfect Image Producer,
an integrated, fully automated on-demand publishing system for information
publishing on CD-R; and most recently the Everest Photo-realistic
color printer for CD-R and DVD-R surface printing.
The Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA) was incorporated as
an international trade association in 1992 to promote the use of recordable
optical technologies and products. The organizations membership
includes optical product manufacturers and resellers from three continents,
representing more than 85 percent of worldwide writable optical product
shipments. They work to shape the future of the industry through regular
meetings of CD/DVD, file interchange, market development, high performance
and planning committees. Interested companies worldwide are invited to
join the organization and participate in its programs by contacting an
OSTA representative at +1 805/963-3853, by fax +1 805/962-1541 or by addressing
its Web site at www.osta.org.
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