Philips Research Book Series

Origins and Successors of the Compact Disc

Contributions of Philips to Optical Storage

Authors: Peek, J.B.H., Bergmans, J., van Haaren, J.A.M.M., Toolenaar, F., Stan, S.G.

  • Presents a survey of important optical storage standards and formats
  • Gives a unique overview of the history and evolution of digital optical storage
  • Contains key technical contributions of Philips to optical storage
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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.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Compact Disc as a Humble Masterpiece

    Haaren, J.A.M.M. van

    Pages 5-10

  • The Philips Prototype Of The CD System

    Peek, J.B.H. (et al.)

    Pages 11-52

  • The CD System as Standardized by Philips and Sony

    Peek, J.B.H. (et al.)

    Pages 53-136

  • Compact Disc Standards And Formats

    Stan, Sorin G.

    Pages 137-176

  • Digital Versatile Discs

    Stan, Sorin G.

    Pages 177-232

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  • ISBN 978-90-481-8154-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Origins and Successors of the Compact Disc
Book Subtitle
Contributions of Philips to Optical Storage
Authors
Series Title
Philips Research Book Series
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9553-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9553-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9552-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8154-4
Series ISSN
1571-5671
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 316
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