Since July 2006 the European directive on the Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS) bans the use of certain substances in electrical and electronic equipment. All DVS products comply with the EC directive. The DI workststation CLIPSTER(R) as well as the digital disk recorders Pronto2K.2 and ProntoHD.2 are RoHS-conform. Neither the central storage unit DVS-SAN nor the OEM products Centaurus(R), Centaurus II and SD-StationOEM II contain any of the banned substances. In a detailed and elaborate material analysis an independent laboratory inspected the DVS products down to the smallest components. After intense checks, control and test procedures, DVS was able to integrate RoHS-compliant components in its production process.
Despite these significant changes, DVS will not increase prices. Siegfried Beyer, Managing Director at DVS, “It is absolutely clear that environmental aspects and the user’s saftety are dominant in this process. The high-end technological level of the DVS products will, of course, be kept. At the upcoming trade fair IBC in Amsterdam, DVS will again underline its position as a supplier of state-of-the-art technology by exhibiting new products and upgrades.”
The EC directive 2002/95/EG bars the following substances in the production process: cadmium, chromium VI (hexavalent chromium), lead, mercury, PBB (polybrominated biphenyl) and PBDE (polybrominated diphenyl ether). The directive aims at promoting lead-free soldering of components and at banning toxic flame retardants in cable production for the sake of alternative, environmental-friendly products.
The directive was adopted in January 2003 and consecutively took effect in the different European Union member states. Since March 16, 2005 the RoHS directive is in force in Germany. However, it granted a transition period until July 1st, 2006.
The software and hardware manufacturer DVS is based in Hanover, Germany and Los Angeles, USA and has achieved sustained success in 2006. In addition to its award-winning DI workstation CLIPSTER(R) DVS has presented another milestone in its software development: at NAB 2006 DVS unveiled the content management system Spycer(TM). In the same year a new line of disk recorders came to market: Pronto2K.2 and ProntoHD.2 enable real-time multi-resolution capture and play-out combined with full conforming. The company has a large OEM customer base, too: numerous leaders in the industry integrate DVS’ powerful video I/O boards into their own products. Moreover, DVS has teamed up with ARRI, Kodak, Imagica, The Mill and Midnight Transfer.