SAN DIEGO -- Call/Recall Inc., a pioneer in affordable, ultra-high-capacity optical disk storage, today announced availability of licensing for its patented 2 photon recorded 3D optical storage technology that can provide 40 times the capacity of Blu-ray and over 200 times the capacity of DVD optical storage technology. Call/Recall's innovative optical storage technology is based on the work of company co-founder, Dr. Peter Rentzepis. A former head of Bell Laboratories, Rentzepis is a world-renowned scientist who authored approximately 85 patents; his innovations are referenced as prior art by 45 of the world's top optical technology providers, including IBM, Panasonic and Hitachi.
Call Recall is recording a 1TB disk and has established a product roadmap delivering solutions capable of storing multiple terabytes of information per disk. The versatile 2-photon 3D technology can be applied to solutions such as a 100+ terabyte optical library using DVD-size disk for enterprise data storage, or a 1-inch diameter 50 GB disk for consumer electronics devices such as cell phones, portable media players, and game systems. Using the Call/Recall technology, manufacturers of consumer electronics devices as well as large-scale enterprise and government customers can store and manage more data in less space while reducing cost and improving overall I/O performance.
A Growing Need for High-Capacity, High-Performance Optical Disk Solutions According to a 2003 report from UC Berkeley's School of Information Management and Systems, 5 exabytes of new information - the equivalent 37,000 new libraries the size of the Library of Congress or about 30 feet of books for each of the 6.3 billion people on earth - was created and stored in 2002. The global rate of data growth exceeds 30 percent annually, largely due to the increased use and sharing of digital content such as video, audio, gaming, electronic messaging, and the vast amounts of data created by both the public and private sector.
"Growing stockpiles of unstructured data are presenting end users with a new set of IT challenges, not just from a sheer capacity standpoint but also in terms of data access, management and cost," says Heidi Biggar, an analyst with the Enterprise Strategy Group. "Advances in optical technologies, such as Call/Recall's 2-photon 3D technology which promises to offer multiple terabyte data capacities and significantly faster data access than tape, hold new promise for users as they look to build more efficient and effective archives."