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Optical storage media maker Imation said it is finalizing the development of HD DVD and Blu-ray optical recordable media, with plans to utilize the company's proprietary hard-coat protective disc coating in the development of both formats.
Imation, which expects to begin shipping HD DVD and Blu-ray media early in 2006, said it will launch the BD-RE (rewritable) and BDR (recordable) 25GB single-layer and 50GB double-layer Blu-ray formats throughout next year.
Also in 2006, Imation plans to launch the HD DVD-R (recordable) and HD DVD-ReR (re-recordable) 15GB single-layer and 30GB double-layer HD DVD formats.
Dates for availability and pricing will be announced early next year, said the company.