Friday, June 10, 2005

Optware to Release 30 GB Holographic Card for Less than $1 at the End of 2006 by Tech-On! (article)

Optware Corp., a developer of holographic data storage systems, is planning to release a Holographic Versatile Card (HVC) media product around the end of 2006. The card capacity is expected to be 30 GB. The company aims to price the product around �100. Optware also intends to set the price of a reader device lower than �200,000 and a reader/writer device lower than �1 million. The launch of these HVC-related products is planned to coincide with the standardization of the technology, expected in December, 2006, by Ecma International, an organization promoting standardization of information and communication technologies. The company also revealed photos of mockups. Dimensions of the card are almost the same as those of a credit card, while the drive system is designed to be the size of a surface-mounted hard disc drive system.

CD sized storage= Lame.
Credit card sized sotroage= Awesome.

...acutally 30 gig for $1= awesome.

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