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The DVD+RW Alliance is a voluntary group of technology companies that promote the "plus" recordable and re-writable Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) formats. The group seeks to develop and promote a universally compatible, rewriteable DVD format to enable true convergence between personal computing and consumer electronics products. As of right now, the DVD+RW Alliance supports the following recordable and re-writable DVD formats..DVD Forum (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM) such as having only one recording mode that is fully compatible with the DVD-Video format and advanced features that can be performed while using DVD+RW media with DVD recorders. The DVD+RW Alliance works in two separate groups, DVD+RW Product Promotions Group and DVD+RW Compatibility and Convergence Group.
DVD+RW Product Promotions Group
This group's purpose is to establish DVD+RW/+R as the format of choice through promotion of DVD+RW/+R products and components.
DVD+RW Compatibility and Convergence Group
This is a technical working group, aimed at establishing DVD+RW/+R as the format of choice through improving the compatibility of DVD+RW/+R related hardware and media products. The leaders of the DVD+RW Alliance are..
- Dell Computer Corp.
- HP (Hewlett-Packard Co.)
- Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.
- Royal Philips Electronics N.V.
- Ricoh Company, Ltd.
- Sony Corp.
- Thomson SA (RCA)