Inbound Technologies Ltd. , a company which is innovating a new storage device called, Holographic Storage Device which has the capacity to store 1 TB data. Inbound Technologies Ltd. was founded in December 2000 with a venture with Moserbaer, with the objective of becoming the first company to bring holographic data storage technology to market. Through revolutionary techniques developed by a team of Bell Labs scientists, Inbound has solved several fundamental problems associated with holographic storage, including the creation of a viable storage medium, and the systems expertise required to record holograms.
The result of more than five years of groundbreaking research in holographic storage has culminated in the Inbound media and drive. While Inbound’s roots lie in the company’s unparalleled technical expertise in areas such as the holographic polymer media, holographic storage techniques, laser optics and drive technology, our greatest strength is the creative application of pure science and experienced engineering for the next generation of storage technology. The Inbound founders include the principal systems and material scientists from Bell Labs who is a team associate for the core technology.
In addition, the engineering and business teams have many years of experience successfully developing and bringing to market a wide range of storage products with companies such as Hewlett-Packard. INTRODUCTORY CAPSULE ON THE TECHNOLOGY: 1 TB HOLOGRAPHIC STORAGE DEVICE Over the past decades, there have been many such devices for storing data from computers. This has increased the optimum use of computers when one can save the data on a storage device. There have been many such devices which are into the use for storing high capacity data.
Initially floopy disk was the only invention, which could be used for storing data (not more than 1. 44 MB), and many more like CD then DVD etc. But all these storage devices have their relevant pros and cons. Devices that use light to store and read data have been the backbone of data storage for nearly two decades. Compact discs revolutionized data storage in the early 1980s, allowing multi-megabytes of data to be stored on a disc that has a diameter of a mere 12 centimeters and a thickness of about 1. 2 millimeters.
In 1997, an improved version of the CD, called a digital versatile disc (DVD), was released, which enabled the storage of full-length movies on a single disc. CDs and DVDs are the primary data storage methods for music, software, personal computing and video. A CD can hold 783 megabytes of data, which is equivalent to about one hour and 15 minutes of music, but Sony has plans to release a 1. 3-gigabyte (GB) high-capacity CD. A double-sided, double-layer DVD can hold 15. 9 GB of data, which is about eight hours of movies.
These conventional storage mediums meet today’s storage needs, but storage technologies have to evolve to keep pace with increasing consumer demand. CDs, DVDs and magnetic storage all store bits of information on the surface of a recording medium. In order to increase storage capabilities, scientists are now working on a new optical storage method, called holographic memory that will go beneath the surface and use the volume of the recording medium for storage, instead of only the surface area.
There has been a recent invention of storage device called, A BLU RAY CD which on being a single layer can store upto 250 GB data. With all such inventions and innovations, we have come up with an innovative invention of new storage device that can facilitate a better use for corporate especially. The innovative product is a Holographic Storage Device of 1 TB. With its omnipresent computers, all connected via the Internet, the Information Age has led to an explosion of information available to users.
The decreasing cost of storing data, and the increasing storage capacities of the same small device footprint, have been key enablers of this revolution. While current storage needs are being met, storage technologies must continue to improve in order to keep pace with the rapidly increasing demand. However, both magnetic and conventional optical data storage technologies, where individual bits are stored as distinct magnetic or optical changes on the surface of a recording medium, are approaching physical limits beyond which individual bits may be too small or too difficult to store.
Storing information throughout the volume of a medium-not just on its surface-offers an intriguing high-capacity alternative. Holographic data storage is a volumetric approach, which, although conceived decades ago, has made recent progress toward practicality with the appearance of lower-cost enabling technologies, significant results from longstanding research efforts, and progress in holographic recording materials.
It will be possible to store hundreds of billions of bytes of digital data and retrieve them at a rate of billions of bits per second with a high degree of accuracy. Holographic storage is a solution for high-speed parallel computing and for storing large databases, like the constant stream of photographs from LANDSAT (Land Remote Sensing Satellite System) satellites.
Because retrieval time is so quick, a company could set up a holographic video archive and consumers could dial in to order movies on demand from a central source, via fiber-optic cables. Multimedia- and video-game inventors could pull up a rich variety of images in seconds. This holographic system could store hundreds of billions of bytes of digital data, and retrieve them at a rate of a billion bits per second with a high degree of accuracy, ten to 100 times faster than today’s data storage devices.
Recent advances in computer technology, video transmission and data-storage materials make holographic digital data storage a near-term possibility. While many of these components have been tested, no one had put together a fully automated system that accomplished all the steps, from translating video pixels into digital bits and bytes, to storing them as holograms, to reading back the stored data and playing it as images.