Ikegami has signed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with InPhase Technologies to sell high-capacity holographic data-archiving systems under the Ikegami name.
Holographic technology combines high storage densities and fast transfer rates with a durable, removable media. The initial product resulting from the agreement will be an Ikegami-branded 300GB external holographic drive associated with a PC. The drive provides a tapeless solution for archiving large video files finished on nonlinear editing systems and acquired with Ikegami Editcam and Editcam HD tapeless camcorders.
The 300GB external holographic drive employs a 130mm disk-based media cartridge with a shelf life of 50 years. Second- and third-generation external holographic drives are in development with capacities of 800GB and 1.6TB, respectively; both will be backward-compatible.
The holographic drive will let Ikegami Editcam and Editcam HD camcorder users transfer edited or camera-original video content via FireWire or FTP interfaces to stable 300GB cartridges.