Here are some facts regarding document handling costs (values in US dollars):
*sources: Coopers & Lybrand, PC Magazine, AIIM, Imaging Magazine, Inform Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Ernst & Young, Profitability Bulletin
|Average time to retrieve one file||7 min.||4 sec.|
|Average time to refile||3 min||0 min|
|Average total cost of retrieval and refiling||$ 2.00||$ 0.20|
|Average cost of an unavailable file||$ 120.00||$ 0.00|
|Average annual cost of maintaining a file||$ 3.44||$ 1.81|
(Includes materials, space and labour)
(Information from the Dartnell Institute and ODDSAR Publication. Dollar amounts based on a US $12.00 per hour wage, includes salary, fringe benefits, overhead and taxes.)
|Recoverable in Disaster|
|Always Find Desired Files|
|Quick, Easy Access to Files|
|Minimal Storage Space|
|Increased Employee Productivity|
|Reduced Filing Time|
|Reduced Photocopy Costs|
|Cost Effective Long-Term Archiving|
Because Mitsui makes all of its own discs, and in fact makes most of the component materials which go into its discs, Mitsui “Gold” media benefits from a consistency and process control which no other manufacturer can equal. Since Mitsui doesn’t rely on third-parties to provide technology, production facilities, or raw materials, Mitsui Gold customers know that each component and each step in the manufacturing process has been subjected to the most rigorous quality controls in the industry. Every Mitsui Gold disc is warranted for life. No other CD-R/DVD-R media manufacturer offers a warranty of this strength.
Every Mitsui Gold disc is certified for use with all high speed recorders whether they be “4x”, “12x” or beyond. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, Mitsui’s stamping process results in discs that are flatter than the competition. While all discs are slightly warped, if they are warped beyond a certain tolerance they cannot be used for high speed recording. Second, the unique characteristics of the Phthalocyanine dye simply works better in high speed writers than other dyes.
“Phthalocyanine” dye is more sensitive to powered laser light and more conductive to high speed recording than other dyes. It is altered more quickly and sharply by the laser. Therefore it guarantees very precise recording at “1x”, “2x”, “4x”, “6x”, “8x” and “12x” speed with any type of recorder, and errorless readback by any type of player. Mitsui Gold CD Recordables are certified as recommended media for all Yamaha, Marantz-Superscope, and Teac recorders.
Projected longevity was tested by employing the “Orange Book” standard for Block Error Rate (BLER) set by the industry for CD-Recordable media. The “Phthalocyanine” dye-based Mitsui Gold was subject to the equivalent of more that 100 years under normal use. The Mitsui Gold CD-R was consistently able to retain data and outperform the “Orange Book” standard.
Unlike some CD-R dye formulations, which show degeneration from continuous exposure to light, heat and humidity, Mitsui’s patented “Phthalocyanine” dye remains durable and remarkably stable.
A unique difference between Mitsui “Gold” and all the other CD-R discs is the Data Shield Surface (DSS) layer. The exclusive exterior is designed to better safeguard against abrasions, scratches and peeling that may result from repeated use or bad handling.
Both the Data Shield Surface and “Phthalocyanine” dye demonstrated overwhelming evidence of the GOLD CD’s extreme durability, reliability and longevity against heat, humidity and ultraviolet light. Additionally, intensive research and documentation have given Mitsui the ability to provide a limited Lifetime Warranty on all Mitsui “Gold” CD-R/DVD-R media.