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HighM.A.T. Technology: new CD format from Microsoft and Panasonic

Matsushita Electric and Microsoft announced the new optical recording format — HighM.A.T. (High-performance Media Access Technology) — to simplify data exchange between a PC and various consumer electronics like CD players, DVD systems, and car players.

HighM.A.T. discs will be fully compatible with the current optical drives.

The idea of this development is that creating and recording photo, audio, and video collections, users can´t use them with consumer CD/DVD players. There´s still no standard for identifying playlists, music metadata and video/photo folders, that vary from a player to player. Besides, DVD or CD players sometimes need minutes to find the desired file.

HighM.A.T. technology is solve this compatibility problem by simplifying file identification and search. HighM.A.T. discs are compatible with ISO 9660 Joliet.

Microsoft plans to implement HighM.A.T. support into the final Windows Media Player 9 and future Windows Movie Maker for Windows XP. Panasonic will support HighM.A.T. in new CD/DVD players from 2003. Fujifilm will also support HighM.A.T. in new products and will join this venture.

HighM.A.T. specs will be posted at www.HighMAT.com for licensing.

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