Infodisc, a German optical disc manufacturer, has announced that they have taken delivery on BD-ROM manufacturing equipment from Oerlikon. In the coming days, Infodisc will install the hardware, making them the first independent Blu-ray disc manufacturer in Europe. This will allow independent studios in Europe to get their movies distributed in the Blu-ray format easily and conveniently.
Michael Gotowski, CEO at Infodisc commented, "We've evaluated the available Blu-ray production equipment and were primarily impressed by Oerlikon. The INDIGO line is approved by major replicators, features an excellent cover layer process and is mature for Blu-ray mass production."
The current production line will only support the production of BD-25s, but Oerlikon is working directly with Sony DADC to develop a wet embossing process, and will launch a BD-50 upgrade later this year.