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CD-Rom/CD-Audio/Game Console Discs

CD PhotoCD-ROM/CD-Audio is now the standard for cost-effective data and audio  storage and distribution.  Not only are compact discs a great storage medium for a multitude of uses, it's an excellent data carrier for any application requiring large capacity and high reliability. So, virtually any institution or business can take advantage of CD-ROM technology and enjoy its exceptional audio fidelity.

Compact Disc Utilization

Information

Applications

Industry

  • Text
  • Sound
  • Software
  • Graphics
  • Animation
  • Video
  • Photo
  • Reference Material
  • Music Titles
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Computer Software
  • Games
  • Movies
  • Entertainment
  • Sales and Service 
  • Computer OEM
  • Finance
  • Publishing

Disc Structure
CD-ROM originated from the audio compact disc, and thus its physical dimensions and characteristics are the same. The main difference between CD-ROM and CD Audio is that CD-Audio contains only audio data, while CD-ROM may contain audio, computer, and video/picture data. The molded plastic compact disc incorporates a continuous spiral of pits, which contain the data. An aluminum reflective layer allows a laser in the compact disc drive to read the encoded information. Data integrity is protected by a lacquer coating on one side and a plastic substrate on the other side. Compact disc information or music is encoded with efficient error detection and correction codes so that drives can correct errors if they occur.

Capacity
A compact disc can contain over 650 megabytes of user data for over 74 minutes of audio on a disc with a diameter of only 4.75 inches. This capacity is equivalent to 200,000 pages of printed text. Consider that if a human hair were laid on a compact disc, its width would cover 50 rows of pits.

Manufacturing
Automated ManufacturingA big advantage of compact disc for information publishers is the efficiency with which the media is manufactured. Once the data pits are recorded by a laser onto a "master", from which a metal stamper is produced, plastic discs are duplicated in a matter of seconds by an injection molding process. Thousands of identical replicas can be produced quickly and efficiently from one stamper. Publishers and distributors benefit through lower costs and quick manufacturing turn-around.

Standardization
All media and drives with the compact disc logo must meet international specifications. This worldwide standardization assures publishers and consumers that a properly manufactured compact disc will function in any CD-ROM drive or audio player, making media portability very easy.

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