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Title Origins and successors of the compact disc : contributions of Philips to optical storage / Hans Peek [and others]
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Springer, ©2009


Description 1 online resource
Series Philips research ; v. 11
Philips Research ; v. 11.
Contents 1 General introduction -- 2 The Philips prototype of the CD system -- 3 The CD system as standardized by Philips and Sony -- 3.1 Introduction to publication of the CD digital audio system -- 4 CD standards and formats -- 5 Digital Versatile Discs -- 6 Blu-Ray Disc
Summary In March 1979, a prototype of a 'Compact Disc (CD) digital audio system' was publicly presented and demonstrated to an audience of about 300 journalists at Philips in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. This milestone effectively marked the beginning of the digital entertainment era. In the years to follow, the CD-audio system became an astonishing worldwide success, and was followed by successful derivatives such as CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, and recently Blu-ray Disc. Today, around the thirtieth anniversary of the milestone, it is taken for granted that media content is stored and distributed digitally, and the analog era seems long gone. This book retraces the origins of the CD system and the subsequent evolution of digital optical storage, with a focus on the contributions of Philips to this field. The book contains perspectives on the history and evolution of optical storage, along with reproductions of key technical contributions of Philips to the field
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Philips Communication Systems (Firm : Hilversum, Netherlands) -- History
Philips Communication Systems (Firm : Hilversum, Netherlands)
Optical disks.
Optical storage devices -- History
Compact disc industry -- History
optical disks.
Compact disc industry
Optical disks
Optical storage devices
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Peek, J. B. H.
ISBN 9781402095535