Constellation 3D heeft in een press release aangekondigd dat samples van hun FMD/C drives (Fluorescent Multilayer Disc & Cards) in januari 2001 beschikbaar komen. In de zomer van 2001 volgt de geplande marktintroductie van FMD produkten. FMD heeft een zeer hoge opslagcapaciteit: op een schijfje van 120mm met 10 lagen kan 140Gig aan data weggepakt worden. Ook de leessnelheid is niet kinderachtig: door data tegelijkertijd van meerdere lagen te lezen, kan een throughput van 1Gbit/s bereikt worden:
Constellation 3D, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CFMD) ("C3D" or the "Company") announced today further advances in the development of its manufacturing processes for Fluorescent Multilayer Disc & Card (FMD/C) drives & media. The company will deliver pre-industrial production prototype FMD/C drives & media for final testing by major drive and media manufacturers in January, in anticipation of industrial production next summer.
In addition, developmental progress on recordable FMD/C drives has accelerated the schedule for industrial production of FMD/C-WORM by several months.
Pre-industrial production prototypes of recordable FMD/C will now be available to partners in March 2001.
These advances will allow the companies' current and future production partners to have access to media and drives in sufficient quantities to conduct thorough pre-production testing. This will optimize drive and media quality and will also speed the standards writing process.
"Public and private demonstrations to potential industry partners of audio, and more recently video Fluorescent Multilayer discs began last fall and have yielded significant business development progress," says President and CEO Dr. Eugene Levich.
"Now we are going to be delivering media and drives to existing and potential partners for their own internal testing. This is an important milestone. This program has been facilitated by continuing investment in infrastructure such as Class 100 laboratory expansion and new hires in our production team."
"We are on track to deliver turnkey disc and drive solutions to certain vertical markets by summer 2001, to be followed by broader consumer market introduction shortly thereafter. This is precisely in line with our business plan and shows we are executing our strategy quite well," adds Levich.
Constellation 3D, Inc. develops advanced data storage products including the extremely high capacity, multi-layer FMD DVD-sized disc and the credit-card-sized ClearCardš. The company has offices in New York, Florida and California, and laboratories in Israel and Russia. Constellation 3D, Inc. holds or has made applications for over 60 worldwide patents in the field of optical data storage. More information is available at www.c-3d.net.