Copyright OSTA 2001
All rights reserved.

  Understanding
CD-R & CD-RW


Author's Notes
Physical, Logical and File
System Standards

Recording Hardware
Recording Software
Recording Speed
Physical Compatibility
Disc Size and Capacity
Audio Recording
Digital Pictures on CD
Duplication, Replication
and Publishing
Disc Labeling
Disc Handling, Storage
and Disposal

Disc Longivity
Disc Testing and
Verification

Disc Construction and
Manufacturing

Appendix A - Further
Reading and Resources

> Appendix B - Industry
and Product Contacts
About OSTA
About the Author

  CD-Recordable Glossary

  bluelaser

  White Papers

  Archived Storage (COSA)

  Optical Websites

INDUSTRY AND PRODUCT CONTACTS

MARKET RESEARCH AND CONSULTING FIRMS
Cahners In-Stat Group www.instat.com 
Forget Me Not Information Systems Inc. 73144.1631@compuserve.com
Gartner, Inc. www.gartner.com
IDC www.idcresearch.com
InfoTech, Incorporation www.infotechresearch.com
Magnetic Media Information Services (MMIS) www.mmislueck.com
Santa Clara Consulting Group sccg@pacbell.net
Strategic Marketing Decisions (SMD) www.smdcorp.com
Techno Systems Research Co., Ltd. (TSR) phone: 03-3866-4505
Understanding and Solutions www.uands.com
DUPLICATION AND PUBLISHING SYSTEMS
Alea Systems, Inc. www.alea.com
Alera Technologies, LLC. www.aleratec.com
An Chen Computer Co. Ltd. www.copystar.com.tw
Ashby Industries, Inc. www.ashbyindustries.com
Bernardini SRL www.bernardini-srl.com
CopyPro, Inc. www.copypro.com
Copytrax Technologies www.copytrax.com
Cyclone USA www.cdcyclone.com
Discmatic www.discmatic.com
DixxPli USA www.dixxpli.com
Hoei Sangyo Co., Ltd. www.hoei.co.jp
ILY Enterprise Inc. www.ily.com
Imedia Technologies (IMT) www.imt-sa.com 
Interactive Media Corporation www.interactivemediacorp.com
JukeBox Information Systems www.jbis.com
LSK Data Systems GmbH www.lskdata.de
Luminex Software, Inc. www.luminex.com
MediaFORM, Inc. www.mediaform.com
Mediatechnics Systems www.mediatechnics.com
Microboards Technology www.microboards.com
Microsynergy www.idt-microsynergy.com
Microtech Systems www.microtech.com
Niscoa, Inc. www.niscoa.com 
Nistec Corporation www.nistec.co.jp
Odixion USA www.odixionusa.com
OptoMedia Storage Solutions Limited www.optomedia.co.uk
Orient Instrument Computer Co., Ltd. www.orient-computer.co.jp
Otari, Inc. www.otari.com
Primera Technology www.primeratechnology.com
Rimage Corporation www.rimage.com
Rimax International www.rimax.net
R-Quest Technologics, LLC www.r-quest.com
Terra Computer Systems www.terra.cz
The Logical Company www.u-master.com
T.S. Solutions www.ts-solutions.com
Telex Communications, Inc. www.telex.com 
Verity Systems www.veritysystems.com
Young Minds, Inc. www.ymi.com
Wytron Technology Co. Ltd. www.wytron.com.tw
DISC LABELS AND PRINTERS
Alera Technologies, LLC. www.aleratec.com
Avery Dennison Corporation www.avery.com 
Burlington Paper www.burlingtonpaper.com
CopyPro, Inc. www.copypro.com
Fellowes www.fellowes.com
Kyso Inc. www.kyso.com
MediaFORM, Inc. www.mediaform.com
Memorex Products www.memorex.com
Neato  www.neato.com 
Odixion USA www.odixionusa.com
Primera Technology www.primeratechnology.com
Rimage Corporation www.rimage.com
Verity Systems www.veritysystems.com
DISC MANUFACTURERS/BRANDS
Alera Technologies, LLC. www.aleratec.com
CDA Datentręger Albrechts GmbH www.cda.de
CMC Magnetics Corp. www.cmcdisc.com
Daxon Technology Inc. www.daxontech.com
Doremi Media Co., Ltd. www.doremi4u.co.kr
Emtec-Multimedia Inc. www.datastoremedia.com
Fujifilm Computer Products www.fujifilmmediasource.com
Gigastorage Corporation www.gigastorage.com
Imation Corp. www.imation.com
KDG Mediatech AG www.kdg-mt.com
Lead Data Inc. www.leaddata.com.tw
Maxell Corporation www.maxell.com
Memorex Products www.memorex.com
Mitsui Advanced Media, Inc. www.mitsuicdr.com
Moser Baer India Ltd. (MBI) www.glyphicsmedia.com
Moulage Plastique de LĆOuest (MPO) www.hi-space.com
PNY Technologies www.pny.com
Prodisc Technology Inc. www.prodisc.com.tw
Quantegy, Inc. www.quantegy.com
Ritek Corporation www.ritek.com.tw
Sony Electronics Inc. www.mediabysony.com
Summit Hi-Tech Pte Ltd. www.smsummit.com.sg
Taiyo Yuden Co. Ltd. www.yuden.co.jp
TDK Electronics Corp. www.tdk.com
Techo Plus Digital Disc www.technoplus.it
Verbatim Corporation www.verbatim.com
Viva Magnetics Limited www.viva.com.hk
RECORDER MANUFACTURERS/BRANDS
Actima Technology Corporation www.actima.com.tw
Alera Technologies, LLC. www.aleratec.com
AOpen Inc. www.aopen.com 
Behavior Tech Computer Corp. www.btc.com.tw 
BenQ Corporation www.benq.com
CenDyne Inc. www.cendyne.com
CyberDrive www.cyberdrive
Digital Research Technologies www.dr-tech.com
Hewlett-Packard Company www.hp.com
Hi-Val www.hival.com
I/O Magic Corporation www.iomagic.com
Imation Corp. www.imation.com
Infinite Data Storage (IDS) www.infinitedtastorage.com
Iomega Corporation www.iomega.com
LG Electronics Inc. www.lge.com
Lite-On IT www.liteonit.com
Matsushita Kotobuki Electronics Industries, Ltd. www.mke.panasonic.co.jp
Micro Solutions Inc. www.microsolutions.com
Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd. www.mitsumi.com
Philips Electronics www.philips.com
Pioneer Electronics www.pioneerelectronics.com
Plextor Corp. www.plextor.com
Ricoh Company www.ricoh.com
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. www.samsung.com
Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. www.burn-proof.com
Sony Corporation www.sony.com
TDK Electronics Corp. www.tdk.com
Teac Corporation www.teac.com
Toshiba www.toshiba.com
Ultima Electronics Corp. www.ultima.com.tw
Yamaha Corp. www.yamaha.com
RECORDING SOFTWARE PUBLISHERS
Ahead Software www.nero.com
Aplix Corporation www.aplix.com
B.H.A. Software Corporation www.bhacorp.com
Charismac Engineering www.charismac.com
Elaborate Bytes www.elby.ch
Fangmeier Sytemprogrammierung www.feurio.com 
Gear Software www.gear.com
Golden Hawk Technology www.goldenhawk.com
HyCD, Inc. www.hycd.com
NewTech Infosystems www.ntius.com
Oak Technology www.oaktech.com
Padus, Inc. www.padus.com 
PoINT Software and Systems www.pointsoft.de
Roxio, Inc. www.roxio.com 
Software Architects, Inc. www.softarch.com
Veritas Software www.veritas.com
VOB Computersysteme GmbH www.vob.de
JUKEBOXES AND NETWORK STORAGE
ASACA Corporation www.asaca.com
ASM GmbH & Co. KG www.asm-jukebox.de
DAX Archiving Solutions www.smartdax.com
DISC Gmbh www.disc-gmbh.com
JVC Professional Products Company pro.jvc.com pro.jvc.com
Kubik Enterprises Inc. www.kubikjukebox.com
Luminex Software, Inc. www.luminex.com
Pioneer Electronics www.pioneerelectronics.com
Plasmon www.plasmon.com
PowerFile, Inc. www.powerfile.com
Procom Technology, Inc. www.procom.com
DISC QUALITY ANALYSIS AND TESTING
Adivan High Tech AG www.adivan.com 
aeco NV www.aecogroup.com
AudioDev www.audiodev.com
CD Associates, Inc. www.cdassociates.com
Cube Technologies GmbH www.cube-tec.com
Clover Systems www.cloversystems.com
DaTARIUS Technologies GmbH www.datarius.com
Eclipse Data Technologies www.eclipsedata.com
Efocus International Ltd. www.efocus.co.uk
Quantized Systems www.quantized.com
Sony Precision Technology, Inc www.sonypt.com
StageTech Developments AB www.stagetech.se
DISC REPAIR, RESTORATION AND DATA RECOVERY 
Action Front Data Recovery Labs, Inc. www.actionfront.com
Acodisc www.acodisc.com
ArrowKey, Inc. www.cdrom-prod.com
AuralTech www.auratech.com
CD Data Guys www.cddataguys.com
CD Recovery Services www.cdrecovery.com
Compact Disc Repairman, Inc. www.cdrepairman.com
Digital Innovations www.digitalinnovations.com
ESS Data Recovery www.savemyfiles.com
Naltech www.naltech.com
Ontrack Data International www.ontrack.com
Skippy Disc www.skippydisc.com
DISC DESTRUCTION AND RECLYCLING
Alera Technologies, LLC. www.aleratec.com
CD ROM Incorporated www.cdrominc.com
Ecodisk www.ecodisk.com
EcoMedia www.ecomedia.com
GBC ModiCorp Limited www.gbcmodi.com
Greendisk www.greendisk.com
Hammacher Schlemmer and Company www.hammacher.com
Hetzel Elektronik-Recycling GmbH www.her-online.de
Intimus Business Systems www.intimus.com
Lacerta Group, Inc. www.lacerta.com 
MBA Polymers, Inc. www.mbapolymers.com
MRC Polymers www.mrcpolmers.com
Niscoa, Inc. www.niscoa.com 
Sony Disc Manufacturing www.sdm.sony.com