Kano has introduced its ArchivMedia DVD+R double-sided media. Kano collaborated with Verbatim to develop the new media for use with Kano XFiniti optical libraries, but the company notes that it's compatible with all DVD+ recorders and players. The discs have 9.4GB capacity.

"Kano selected Verbatim to develop and produce ArchivMedia because the patented Verbatim Metal Azo recording dye is extremely durable and stable," said Robert Young, Kano's national sales director. "This gives our media an exceptionally long life, which is critical for archiving. It also maintains the best possible recording compatibility with all DVD+R recorders and players."

ArchivMedia DVD+R double-sided media are available now as single, jewel-case-enclosed discs for $9.99 (around £6) each.