Verbatim has started producing 2x speed 50GB dual layer Blu-ray Recordable (BD-R) and Blu-ray Rewriteable (BD-RE) media for shipment to the US market.
The new 50GB media is designed to be used for professional video production, business storage, backup, archiving, radio and television broadcast storage, education, banking, health care and government applications.
Verbatimâ€™s complete line of Blu-ray Disc (BD) media includes a proprietary super-hard coating. The company said this protective coating is a key technology for BD disc production since the BD data layer is close to the surface of the disc and is not protected by a plastic substrate like DVD media. The new hard coat protects the BD data layer from scratches and fingerprints without warping the disc, and allows the usage of the media in a bare disc form, without a cartridge.