CD and DVD Media features 24 K gold layer.
March 29, 2006 -
Pro Gold(TM) Archival CD and DVD Media combines dye, 24-karat gold reflective layer for resistance to aging and chemical breakdown, and DuraLayer(TM) scratch-resistant technology for further protection from dust, debris, and rough handling. Recording at 52x speed, CD-R discs feature 700 MB of data storage or 80 min of audio recording time, with archival life up to 300 years. Recording at 8x speed, DVD-R discs hold 4.7 GB of data or 120 min of video, with DVD archival life up to 100 years.
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Memorex Products, Inc.
10100 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 110
Santa Fe Springs, CA, 90670
Memorex Adds 24-Karat Gold to Its Longest Lasting, Archival Grade CD and DVD Media
Memorex's New Pro Gold(TM) Archival CD and DVD Media Brings the Industry's Most Durable Optical Media to Retail, Lasting Up to Six Times Longer Than Current Discs
LAS VEGAS, DIGITAL EXPERIENCE at CES, Jan. 4 / -- Memorex, the number one North American retail provider of digital media, brings the durability and longevity of 24-karat gold to its industry-leading family of recordable media. Memorex combines a 24-karat gold reflective layer, high performance dye and its innovative DuraLayer(TM) scratch-resistant technology to create Memorex Pro Gold Archival CD and DVD Media. These archival grade discs raise the bar for optical media, come backed by a lifetime warranty, and will be the only gold archival media available at retail in the United States.
Memorex Pro Gold Archival Media is the ultimate solution for securely recording and archiving critical data and precious memories. The 24-karat gold reflective layer provides maximum resistance to aging and chemical breakdown, and the high performance dye is extremely stable and ideal for long-term storage. Memorex's innovative DuraLayer technology is a special scratch-resistant hard coating that further protects the discs from dust, debris and rough handling. Memorex offers Pro Gold Archival Media in CD-R and DVD-R formats, making them the ideal choice for long-term archival of important data, photos, music and home movies.
Pro Gold Archival Media is also uniquely suited for professionals in need of a long-term archival solution for medical, legal, accounting, law enforcement or other government records. For software, music and video producers, Pro Gold discs truly serve as the ultimate medium for gold master recordings.
"As consumers increasingly chronicle their lives in digital photos, and as professionals archive important data on CDs and DVDs, they must be confident that their media is durable enough to protect their content for generations. Memorex Pro Gold Archival Media delivers an added layer of protection for precious photos and videos, favorite music, and critical data such as legal or accounting documents," said Brad Yeager, director of product marketing, optical media for Memorex. "No other media currently available is designed to outlast Memorex Pro Gold Media."
These innovative discs are proven to last up to six times longer than traditional media with a CD archival life of up to 300 years and a DVD archival life of up to 100 years. Laboratory tests prove Memorex Pro Gold Media to be resistant to the effects of rapid, artificial aging such as ultraviolet light, heat and humidity exposure thanks in part to gold's inert characteristics that prevent oxidation, a common cause of failure for most recordable media during long-term storage.
Memorex Pro Gold CD-R discs record at 52X speed and feature 700MB of data storage or 80 minutes of audio recording time. Memorex Pro Gold DVD-R discs record at 8X speed and hold 4.7GB of data or 120 minutes of video.
Memorex Pro Gold Media will be on display this evening at the Digital Experience media event at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
Pricing and Availability
Memorex Pro Gold Archival CD and DVD media will be available at several major retailers this April. Suggested retail prices for CD-R will be $11.99 for a three-pack with storage cases and $19.99 for a five-pack with storage cases. Suggested retail prices for DVD-R will be $14.99 for a three-pack with storage cases and $24.99 for a five-pack with storage cases.
Memorex recordable media is sold in 23 of the nation's top 25 consumer electronics retailers including Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, Fry's Electronics, Kmart, Office Depot, OfficeMax, RadioShack, Staples, Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart.
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Memorex Products, Inc. is the North American market-share leader of digital media and media accessories. Since the early 1970s, Memorex has been one of the most widely recognized and respected names in the consumer electronics industry. Today, it is an influential brand in CD and DVD media, optical drives and USB flash drives. Memorex is headquartered in Cerritos, Calif. For more information on Memorex Products, Inc. or its products, please call 562-653-2800, or visit the company's Web site at memorex.com.
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