BluFocus Unveils ORS, The Blu-ray Industry's First Online Quality Assurance, Issue Tracking and Workflow Management Tool

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The new BluFocus product streamlines error-reporting process and allows studios, authoring companies, QA testers and player manufactures to share information associated with the development of Blu-ray Disc production in real time.

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Because of Blu-ray's enhanced interactive capabilities, the error-reporting methodologies currently in use for testing standard DVDs are not effective or efficient

BluFocus, a Blu-ray solutions and advisory services company, has introduced the Online Reporting System (ORS), a groundbreaking database-driven system that allows studios, authoring facilities, player manufacturers, quality assurance testers and others to enter, track and share production issues online in real time. Already in use by BluFocus and its clients, ORS will now be available to others in the Blu-ray Disc industry for the first time.

"Because of Blu-ray's enhanced interactive capabilities, the error-reporting methodologies currently in use for testing standard DVDs are not effective or efficient," said Paulette E. Pantoja, founder and CEO of BluFocus. "ORS employs an approach more typical of the software industry, where large, complex programs require accurate, detailed and consistent issue reporting systems. The instantaneous data sharing provided by ORS allows problems to be resolved more quickly, which is essential in the deadline-driven environment of home entertainment disc authoring and manufacturing."

The first in a suite of quality assurance tools from BluFocus, ORS is the only system specifically designed to assist in the testing and development of Blu-ray Discs. With the participation of studio home entertainment groups, authoring facilities, player manufacturers and tools developers, ORS will help ensure streamlined communication and processes in the development of Blu-ray Discs.

Over time, ORS will develop into an industry-wide knowledge repository, combining production reporting data with consumer data to improve the overall development of software, tools and QA processes for the Blu-ray industry. "As use of the database increases, we can begin to identify trends and anticipate concerns before they develop," said Pantoja.

About BluFocus
Founded in December 2007, BluFocus is the entertainment industry's first advanced testing and advisory service specialist for Blu-ray titles. The company offers products and services to studios, player manufacturers, authoring facilities and tool developers to ensure a seamless, issue-free customer experience that makes full use of Blu-ray Disc's expanded capabilities.

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