Origins and Successors of the Compact Disc [electronic resource] : Contributions of Philips to Optical Storage / by Hans Peek, Jan Bergmans, Jos van Haaren, Frank Toolenaar, Sorin Stan.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Philips Research: 11Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2009Description: IV, 316p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781402095535Subject(s): Engineering | Science -- History | Information storage and retrieval systems | Computer science | Information systems | Physical optics | Computer engineering | Engineering | Electrical Engineering | Applied Optics, Optoelectronics, Optical Devices | History of Science | Information Storage and Retrieval | Computer Applications | Computer Appl. in Administrative Data ProcessingAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.3 LOC classification: TK1-9971Online resources: Click here to access online
The Compact Disc as a Humble Masterpiece -- The Philips Prototype Of The CD System -- The CD System as Standardized by Philips and Sony -- Compact Disc Standards And Formats -- Digital Versatile Discs -- BLU-RAY DISC.
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.