Fraunhofer IIS becomes first non-profit organization member of the iVDR Consortium

Press Release / 13.4.2012

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS joins the iVDR (Information Versatile Device for Removable usage) Consortium as the first non-profit organization member in order to be able to use standardized technology in the development of new components for broadcasting and digital cinema systems.

Dr. Toshiaki Hioki, representative of iVDR Consortium stated, “The iVDR Consortium is happy to welcome Fraunhofer IIS as a member of the iVDR Consortium. With its worldwide activities and the new iVDR applications, Fraunhofer IIS brings considerable amount of expertise to our group members, for making iVDR as the universal standard.”

At NAB2010 in Las Vegas, NV, Fraunhofer IIS will present its next-generation field recorder called FlashBOX, which uses iVDR removable cartridges with built-in solid-state disk drives (SSD). The decision was made against the background of benefiting from a small, compact removable disk format. At the same time, this is an opportunity to provide a field recorder using standardized storage media components that allows customers and users to choose between different cartridge sizes and suppliers according to the intended area of application. In addition, the iVDR standard offers highspeed, large-capacity removable media with content protection functionality, which is essential for use in TV and motion picture applications. The FlashBOX will be showcased at NAB 2010 from April 12 to April 15 in the Center Hall at booth number C1446.