Sony beams in blue laser discs

Sony debuted on Monday optical storage discs that use blue-laser technology to hold more data and that offer improved durability.

The Sony Professional Disc for Data, which targets the business market worldwide, uses blue laser technology as opposed to the traditional red-laser system. The new product is similar to the consumer-oriented Blu-ray storage discs, which Sony has been piloting in Japan. Sony indicated that the Professional Disc and Blu-ray will remain disparate formats targeted at different markets. The Professional Disc lineup is aimed at libraries and other operations with high storage needs, while Blue-ray is meant for consumers that want to save memory-intensive digital content such as video.

News source: C|Net

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