PoINT Provides Software Support for 100 GB BDXL-technology

In parallel to the availability of the first 100 GB BDXL storage systems in Europe, PoINT Software & Systems provides a new version of its software products supporting the relevant hardware (jukeboxes, autoloader and single drives).

BDXL is a new multi-layer format that has been specified by the Blu-ray Disc Association in June 2010. BDXL means a three-layer 100 GB Blu-ray disc for recordable (write-once) and rewritable discs (BD-R and BD-RE) as well as a four-layer 128 GB disc for BD-R.

The new 100 GB BDXL technology doubles the capacity of the 50 GB blu-ray discs which are already successfully established in the storage market. Thereby, especially Blu-ray disc based jukebox systems are increasingly used for archiving purposes in professional IT environments. Due to legal requirements regarding archiving more and more companies are forced to realize the subject matter in their IT infrastructure. Using the new BDXL technology offers numerous advantages, for example reduced energy cost and supplemental data loss protection.

The new version 7.1 of PoINT Jukebox Manager supports the new BDXL technology. Customers intending to purchase a BD jukebox system or to upgrade a present system to BDXL drives are hence enabled to use this technology. PoINT Jukebox Manager provides users and applications a standardized CIFS interface for BD jukeboxes. A reverse compatibility to 25 and 50 GB Blu-ray discs as well as to CD and DVD is thereby as a matter of course assured.

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