The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has outlined rules that would require manufacturers of over-the-counter medications to present important safety and dosing information and other vital facts about those drugs in a simplified, unified format
on the products' labels.
"The adoption of a single unified format
enables entertainment and consumer electronics manufacturers to move forward with a timely launch of this exciting new medium," noted Craig Eggers, marketing manager for new products at Toshiba America.
While the Avid solutions handle the ingest, edit and playout, Telestream Vantage transcodes all ingested media for a unified format
. Front Porch Diva is the HSM that manages the archive tape library.
Toshiba has resisted the idea of establishing a unified format
for next-generation DVDs based on Sony's Blu-ray format, becoming adamant about a new standard based on its own DVD format, according to industry sources.
All companies are now racing to develop one unified format
before next year.
Worldwide unit sales of next-generation compact disc readers based on the recently announced 4.7 GB unified format
are projected to exceed 2 million units in 1997, the first full year of availability, according to a forecast released by InfoTech, the Woodstock, Vermont-based market research firm.
and other firms that support the Blu-ray format began negotiating a month ago to set up a unified format
with Toshiba Corp., which leads a group supporting the HD DVD format.
An example is the need for unified formats
, so that files and data keep pace with digitisation.