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Standardization Activities For Optical Digital Data Technology In European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA)
Author(s): J.A. Th. Verhoeven
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Paper Abstract

Optical storage of data as a technology has been developed for many years. In the very near future optical storage products will be available in the market place. Optical disk systems vary substantially in disk diameter, recording method, recording material and production technology. Standardization will be necessary if such systems are to be brought into wide use through interchangeability. Standardization in this field was started within ECMA (European Computer Manufacturers Association) 1 in 1983. Within ECMA - Technical Committee TC16 (Rigid Magnetic Disks) a Task Group was formed to investigate the need for OD3 standardization. The findings of this study group led to the start of a new Technical Committee (TC31) on Optical Digital Data Disk Standardization. This TC31 has started recently. The findings of this Task Group in terms of the importance of standards for media interchange, the categories of standards needed, the programme of work and the liaisons with other standardization organizations will be reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1984
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0490, Applications of Optical Digital Data Disk Storage Systems, (25 September 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943439
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J.A. Th. Verhoeven, Optical Storage International (The Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0490:
Applications of Optical Digital Data Disk Storage Systems
Marino G. Carasso; W. Michael Deese, Editor(s)

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