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Industry’s First Multi-Layer Microfluidics Wafer Mastered

Cushing, OK (May 12, 2015) - Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA) and Synchronicity Microfluidics are pleased to announce the industry’s first multi-layer microfluidics wafer has been mastered using a DVD-class laser beam recorder...

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Tektronix Expands File-Based QC Portfolio

Beaverton, Oregon (March 2, 2015) – Tektronix, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, today announced it has expanded its file-based content analysis portfolio to include Aurora, a next generation automated file-based QC product; Hydra, a frame-accurate file-based player; and AutoFix, a suite of file-based correction tools...

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DCA Delivers G2 Imaging Formatter to Synchronicity Microfluidics

Cushing, OK (June 9, 2014) – Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA) is pleased to announce the sale and installation of a DCA G2 Imaging formatter at Synchronicity Microfluidics in Salt Lake City, UT...

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DCA Delivers Major Update to G2 Imaging System

Cushing, OK (July 8, 2013) – Today, Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA) announced major updates to its G2 Imaging product line currently used by optical disc mastering facilities...

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Cube-Tec integrates Aurora QC into CubeWorkflow 2.0

Bremen, Germany (April 13, 2012) – Digimetrics, the leading file-based QC tool provider for modern media organizations, has announced an OEM partnership with Cube-Tec International, which will integrate Digimetrics' Aurora QC suite into Cube-Tec’s workflow solution....

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Harris choose Digimetrics as supplier for QuiC software family of file-based QC solutions

Melbourne, FL (February 6, 2012) — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, will unveil its next-generation family of file-based analysis solutions at upcoming shows in South Asia...

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Sony PCL Chooses Digimetrics Aurora QC

Tokyo, Japan (September 12, 2011) – Sony PCL of Japan chose the 2011 IBC Show in Amsterdam as the venue to choose Digimetrics Aurora QC for their next generation file-based QC build-out, delivering the order via Digimetrics’ reseller, Kohei Aoki of DPSJ...

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Digimetrics supplies PLAZAMEDIA with file-based QC solutions

Ismaning, Germany (September 11, 2011) – Digimetrics was chosen as the provider of file-based QC with their Aurora product for PLAZAMEDIA GmbH, delivering the order via Digimetrics’ reseller Juergen Firsching of dve on the show floor of IBC 2011...

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Smoke & Mirrors Standardizes on Digimetrics Aurora QC

London, UK (September 10, 2011) – Smoke & Mirrors, the original boutique post house, has standardized their file-based QC operations on Digimetrics Aurora, delivering the order to Digimetrics on the show floor of IBC 2011 in Amsterdam...

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Digimetrics integrates HardingFPA Flash and Pattern Analyzer in Aurora File-Based QC

Cushing, OK (September 1, 2011) – Digimetrics, a leading provider of file-based QC solutions, has partnered with Whitedot Scientific Ltd, a division of Cambridge Research Systems Ltd, to integrate the renowned HardingFPA broadcast flash and pattern analyzer technology into the Aurora file-based QC system. The integrated offering provides a complete system for file-based QC and prevention of content which can cause photo-sensitive epileptic seizures, in compliance with Ofcom and NAB Japan regulations on flashing in video...

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Digimetrics Aurora at the heart of AmberFin Unified QC solution

Basingstoke, England (August 24, 2011) - At IBC 2011, AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest and transcoding solutions for content owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, today announced the world’s first Unified Quality Control solution for content ingest and transcoding operations. Called iCR Unified QC (UQC), this unique approach to quality control combines multiple tools for baseband checks during tape ingest, file-based QC after ingest, and overall operator-controlled QC, including...

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Notice of Pending IP Licensing Program for certain LBR owners, operators, integrators and manufacturers

Cushing, OK (March 31, 2011) - Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA) is pleased to announce that it has perfected global patent protection on its INDIVIDUAL ADJUSTMENT OF PIT AND LAND TRANSITION LOCATIONS IN AN OPTICAL DISC MASTERING PROCESS family of cases. This is an important addition to the DCA patent portfolio....

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Digimetrics and eventIS deliver integrated content verification and file-based video-on-demand workflow solution

Cushing, OK (September 7, 2010) - DCA's Digimetrics business unit has partnered with eventIS, a SeaChange company, to integrate Digimetrics automated file-based content verifier system, Aurora, with the eventIS video-on-demand (VOD) back office software solution. The integrated offering provides...

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Digibase appointed as the exclusive distributor for DCA Digimetrics Products in Japan and Korea

Cushing, OK (March 25, 2010) - Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA) has appointed Digibase as the exclusive master distributor for Korea and Japan. Digibase will focus on distribution of Aurora, DCA’s file-based stream verifier, which is used for content certification at broadcast, post-production and authoring facilities...

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DCA Selects Digi-Box.co.uk as Exclusive Distributor for the United Kingdom and Ireland

Cushing, OK (January 20, 2010) - Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA) has appointed Digi-Box.co.uk as the exclusive master distributor for the United Kingdom and Ireland Digi-Box will focus on distribution of Aurora, DCA's fiel-based stream verifier, which is used for content certification at broadcast, post-production and authoring facilities...

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DCA partners with IRT for MXF Analysis in Aurora

Cushing, OK (September 11, 2009) - Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA) and IRT today announce a partnership designed to integrate IRT's world-class MXF analysis software engine into DCA's Aurora automated, file-based stream verifier. IRT (Institut für Rundfunktechnik), developed their MXF Analyzer based...

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DCA signs exclusive license for Philips Pit O’Resc technology

Cushing, OK (June 8, 2009) - Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA) and Philips today announced a global partnership in optical disc formatter technologies. Starting immediately DCA will be the exclusive distributor of Philips' developed optical disc formatter technology branded "Pit O’Resc", including the encoder hardware, firmware and software.

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DCA celebrates 20th anniversary, continues innovation...

Cushing, OK (September 29, 2008) - Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA) today observes its twentieth year of operations from the Cushing, Oklahoma headquarters. Since inception, DCA has focused on products and services within the media manufacturing industry, specifically for CD, DCD and Blu-ray disc production.

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DCA enters automated audio/video content verifier business at IBC 2008

Cushing, OK (September 2, 2008) – Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA) announces the launch of its’ Digital Video Analysis product line in time for launch at IBC 2008 in Amsterdam, 12-16 September. DCA is available at booth 7J47.

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Adivan and DCA Cooperate for Optical Disc Equipment

Cushing, OK (June 9, 2008) - Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA) is pleased to announce Adivan High Tech AG of Switzerland as the latest OEM partner for DCA’s optical disc equipment. Additionally, DCA will OEM Adivan’s stamper player as an option for DCA’s Viper pre-mastering suite.

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DCA Announces Formation of Three Business Units for Growing and Diverse Customer Base

Cushing, OK (March 14, 2008) - DCA is pleased to announce the formation of three distinct business units to provide optimal focus on their expanding and diverse customer base.

Media Manufacturing Solutions will focus on the development of products for the production of pre-recorded and recordable media, including the areas of authoring support, media transfer, content analysis, encryption, logical verification, signal processing, plant scheduling, trend analysis, archiving and server solutions. This group will be responsible for the development, sales and support of Viper, Titan and the Commander product family.

Co-Developed Custom Solutions exists to provide research and development of new technologies and solutions which in turn are designed to create new business units & opportunities. Genesys product family is focused on the creation of new optical and magnetic data storage formats, as well as non data storage applications including nano-structures and DOE patterns. Custom format development including Xbox and other anti-piracy solutions are handled in this business unit.”

The Intellectual Property Business Unit provides identification, prosecution, litigation coordination and licensing of DCA IP. DCA IP portfolio includes anti-piracy, media manufacturing, recording optimization, forensics, content source authentication, energy management and distribution.

In making these changes, DCA has promoted Eric Carson to Business Unit Manager for Media Manufacturing Solutions. Eric will be responsible for worldwide sales and support, as well as product design & direction for Pre-Mastering, Mastering, Plant Management & OEM Integration. Eric will continue to maintain responsibility for worldwide deployment of the DiscTag workflow for both DCA & third-party partner products.

DCA’s management team remains strong going forward, with Doug Carson continuing to set the vision and course for DCA going forward by taking charge of the Co-Developed Custom Solutions unit. Mike Griffith oversees the Intellectual Property unit, as well as day-to-day operations of DCA. Bryan Whitfield continues as Director of Engineering, Boon Kelly, as CTO, maintains architectural oversight, while John Queen persists in achieving ever increasing quality as the Product Release Manager.

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Moser Baer Successfully Creates HD DVD-R Replicas With DCA Equipment

Cushing, OK (July 26, 2007) Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA) proudly announces that Moser Baer has successfully begun production of HD DVD-R replicas. Moser Baer has been working with DCA's MIS formatter for HD DVD-R on the Singulus 266 LBR.

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DCA's 2007 Product Lineup Highlights DVD-Download Formatter, Title Manager, Archive Manager and Viper 2.0

Cushing, OK (April 17, 2007) Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA) today announces its' product lineup for 2007, including updates to existing products & the upcoming availability of new products. Highlights include the availability of DVD-R Managed Recording (DVD-Download) formatter as well as new plant management products in Title Manager & Archive Manager.

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Singulus Mastering & DCA Announce DiscTag Partnership

Cushing, OK (February 23, 2007) Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA) proudly announces Singulus Mastering as the latest partner in the DiscTag Enabled program, enabling Singulus Mastering LBRs & in-line systems to fully support DiscTag tracking, HCRC verification & XML metadata consolidated reporting.

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First 3X DVD-ROM Disc Cut with DCA Equipment

Cushing, OK (January 17, 2007) Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA) is proud to announce that the first 3X DVD-ROM disc was successfully mastered & replicated at Sonopress North Carolina facility using DCAs MIS 8.5 DVD formatter software on January 17, 2007.

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ODC Nimbus & DCA produce Blu-ray disc with AACS & ROM Mark

Burbank, California (January 3, 2007) Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA) & ODC-Nimbus proudly announce that Deluxe Digital High Definition Media Center manufactured the first Blu-ray title with AACS & ROM Mark using the ODC-Nimbus HDBD LBR on January 3, 2007 utilizing DCAs MIS Pro Blu-ray formatter. It is believed that this disc is the first to be produced without using the Sony PTM LBR and Sony ROM Mark Inserter.

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Bryan Whitfield promoted to Director of Support & Engineering

Cushing, OK (December 15, 2006) - Effective December 15, 2005, Bryan Whitfield has been promoted to Director of Support & Engineering for DCA. In this role, Bryan is responsible for worldwide technical support & the day-to-day operations of the DCA engineering group. Bryan will continue to serve as the Product Manager for Commander & the DCA network products.

Bryan has over 20 years of experience in information technology, software development, and management. His experience comes from a cross section of industries including multi-national Fortune 500 corporations to founding an Internet services company in 1995.

Bryan will be supported by Rich Wall, who continues as Technical Support Manager, and the entire worldwide technical support team, including locations in the U.S., Germany, Japan, Malaysia, and India. Bryans work with engineering will involve coordination with Product Manager, Eric Carson and the Product Release Manager, John Queen.

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Deluxe Digital High Definition Media Center ships Blu-ray with full copy protection using DCA DiscTag Enabled products

Burbank, California (September 20, 2006) Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA) & Deluxe Digital Studios proudly announce that Deluxe Digital High Definition Media Center manufactured its first Blu-ray title with AACS & ROM Mark on September 20, 2006 using the Sony PTM LBR and DCA DiscTag Enabled products.

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Sonopress First Playable HD DVD made with DCA DiscTag Enabled workflow components

Cushing, OK (April 27, 2006) Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA) proudly announces that Sonopress in Weaverville, NC has produced their first playable run of HD DVD discs today using DCA DiscTag Enabled workflow components, including Viper Loader, MIS Pro HD DVD formatter and Viper Verify applications. Glass mastering was performed on the Singulus 266 LBR.

The DiscTag Enabled workflow uses a unique marker on each layer as a key to retrieve a Gold Reference HCRC value and XML metadata from a network location and enable automatic physical testing with HCRC logical verification. The XML metadata contains customer, catalog, format type, and job report information for each application that touches the title. HCRC values provide verification of the replica against the original source data without the need for the original source to be present, while additionally reporting individual miscompare errors by sector and radius location.

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DCA Delivers Complete Solution for Mastering HD-DVD and Blu ray Optical Disc Formats

Cushing, OK (March 21, 2006) Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA) has delivered sucessful end-to-end mastering solutions for High Density Optical Disc formats to three major top tier mastering facilities.

Cinram Manufacturing in Olyphant, Pennsylvania, Deluxe Digital Studios High Definition Media Center in Burbank, California and TOEMI Media Solutions, Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan have all purchased and installed DCAs HD-DVD solution, with Cinram & Deluxe also purchasing Blu-Ray capable equipment. DCA has integrated with the ODC-Nimbus Dual-Beam HD LBR, Singulus 266, and Sony PTM during these installations. TOEMI Media Solutions, Ltd. took delivery in November, 2005, followed by Cinram and Deluxe Digital Studios High Definition Media Center in December, 2005.

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Deluxe Digital Studios produces HD-DVD with AACS with DCA MIS Pro Formatter

Burbank, California (March 7, 2006) - Deluxe Digital Studios High Definition Media Center in Burbank, California created their first playable HD-DVD with AACS using DCAs MIS Pro HD-DVD Formatter on a ODC Nimbus Dual Beam HD-LBR. Confirmation testing of the results were performed with DCAs newly released UDF Verifier and Viper applications on the NEC HR-1100A.

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First North American HD-DVD Disc with AACS made at Cinram with MIS 8.5 Formatter on Singulus 266

Olyphant, Pennsylvania (January 17, 2006) - DCAs MIS V8.5 HD-DVD Formatter created North Americas first HD DVD with AACS at Cinram Olyphant on a Singulus 266 LBR. Confirmation testing of the results were performed with DCAs newly released UDF Verifier and Viper applications on the NEC HR-1100A. AACS encryption was performed with DCAs Blazer application.

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released April 12, 2006 by Singulus Mastering and DCA

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Worldwide First HD-DVD Disc with AACS made with DCA MIS 8.5 Formatter

Tokyo, Japan (November 29, 2005) - DCA and TMS (TOEMI Media Solutions) announce the production of the world's first playable AACS encrypted HD-DVD disc at TMS Tokyo facility with DCAs MIS 8.5 and Blazer application.

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DCA and Microsoft Prelaunch Xbox 360 in Cushing, Oklahoma

Cushing, OK (October 26, 2005) - In anticipation of the official release of the Xbox 360, DCA and Microsoft held a prelaunch event before an audience of about 770 high school students, educators and residents of Cushing, Oklahoma - the hometown of DCA and DCA founder Doug Carson.

The main purpose of the prelaunch event was to show the local students and residents that all things are possible for them, even in a small town in Oklahoma. The students were able to see the Xbox game console, some of its innovative features, and also listen to Doug Hebenthal, Microsofts director of Xbox platform describe the platform.

DCA has been involved with Microsoft since the initial Xbox release, and continues to work with Microsoft on the game console media.

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DCA HD DVD-RW Formatter Purchased by RiTEK Taiwan

Taipei, Taiwan (April 7, 2005) - DCA is pleased to announce the sale of an HD DVD-RW Recordable Formatter to RiTEK Taiwan, a leading manufacturer of CD and DVD recordable discs. "We are very pleased to have been able to work together with RiTEK on the development of our HD DVD-RW Recordable Formatter, and are honored by their confidence in DCAs signal processors," says Doug Carson, CEO, DCA, Inc.

A spokesman from RiTEK says, "DCA is a very professional optical media formatter supplier. We are pleased to use the DCA HD DVD-RW Formatter for the development of our HD DVD-RW disc."

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DCA HD DVD-ROM Formatter Purchased by Toshiba Japan

Tokyo, Japan (December 7, 2004) - DCA is pleased to announce the sale of an HD DVD-ROM Formatter to Toshiba. The package also includes MIS V8 Signal Processor, PCS pit geometry controller and DDP Loader. The equipment will be installed at Toshiba-EMI's Gotemba Plant.

"We are very honored by Toshiba's confidence in DCAs HD DVD Formatter. Our being able to supply a production formatter is due to the hard work of DCA engineers and our partners. As a strong voice for the DVD Forum and DVD Formats, we are pleased to work with Toshiba on the production roll out for the new HD DVD Format," says Doug Carson, CEO, DCA, Inc.

"We have been collaborating with DCA since the initial launch of DVD. The formatter is one of the key devices for HD DVD authoring and disc manufacturing and we are pleased that DCA has developed a formatter for HD DVD," said Hisashi Yamada, Chief Fellow of Toshiba's Digital Media Network Company. "Complete development of this key technology is another example of the continuing progress of the HD DVD format."

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Rich Wall promoted to DCA Technical Support Manager

Cushing, OK (September 9, 2004) - Effective September 9, 2004, Rich Wall has been promoted to Technical Support Manager for DCA. In this role, Rich is responsible for overall management of technical interactions, including technical support, with DCA customers. This includes identifying new ways to better meet customers' tech support needs and enhancing existing ones. Rich has been involved in technical support at DCA for over six years, much of the time as the main contact for customers worldwide.

Rich will be supported by Brandon Turk and Scott Pearce in the North America market, Wolfram Lucke in Europe, Kiyohiko Mita in Japan and Alex Lee in Asia. In addition, Rich will coordinate any needed help from Software and Engineering.

"We are very pleased that Rich has taken over the Technical Support Manager role for DCA. His willingness to help our customers worldwide at all hours of the day or night serves as a great example to the entire organization. You can be sure that his team will continue to provide you the best support available," says Kevin Zacharias, VP Engineering.

Rich assumes responsibility over Technical Support from Dawn Jelinek, who has left DCA to pursue other opportunities.

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DCA HD-DVD Technology shown at DVD Forum General Meeting

Tokyo, Japan (February 27, 2004) - During the DVD Forum General Meeting on February 26th and 27th, the Working Group 11 (WG11) hosted a workshop demonstrating the HD-DVD technology from five companies. DCA demonstrated its V8/HD DVD system and displayed HD DVD discs made with DCA Genesys, Pulstec demonstrated their prototype tester, Sanyo demonstrated their blue lasers, and NEC and Toshiba demonstrated HD DVD players. In addition to above items, HD-DVD discs made by Cinram, Memory Tech, Hitachi Maxell were displayed.

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Prodisc Technology Completes Training and Acceptance of DCA Genesys Signal Processor

Cushing, OK (February 20, 2004) - Prodisc Technology (Optical Disc Manufacturing) of Taiwan recently completed their training and acceptance of the DCA Genesys Signal Processor at DCAs headquarters in Cushing, Oklahoma.

Representing Prodisc were Sheng-Lung Tsai, Senior Engineer and Hao-Chia Liao, Manager. Assisting was Steven Huang, Service Engineer for Aceway Metrotec, DCAs Agent for Taiwan and China.

Genesys is designed to generate a wide range of signals required for new optical and magnetic disc formats. Genesys allows companies involved in format design to engage in fast prototyping of pre-recorded, recordable and re-writable formats. Genesys can be configured with up to four signal channels, each of which is assigned its own dedicated server computer; each channel utilizes a DCA designed modulation or deflection generator. These generators are capable of creating virtually any modulation, write strategy and deflection patterns at up to 100Mhz.

The Genesys unit will be installed in Prodisc's main facility in Taipei, Taiwan. This will be the seventh Genesys unit to be installed worldwide by DCA.

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