The following timeline highlights the ways in which DCA has led the CD and DVD mastering industry.
DCA founded by Doug Carson
Glass Master direct from Input Media
First Bit-to-Bit Verifier for CD-ROM Discs - DVS
Glass Mastering Electronics with Integrated RW subcode for CD+G & CD+MIDI
Glass Master Direct from CD
Multi-session glass mastering electronics
First Bit-to-Bit Verifier for Stamper Players - SVS
4X Glass Mastering
DDP for DVD
FRG for "Pit Art" on DVD glass masters
First DVD glass mastering formatters
MIS V6 allows CD/DVD mastering from one machine
DCA wins Oklahoma Governor's Exporting Award
2R DVD mastering
Process Control System enables 3 second molding time
INMS released - first Integrated Network Mastering system
Interra Surveyor integration for DVD-Video Analysis
Integrated Pre-recorded, recordable formats and pulse control in one system
DCA chosen to supply signal processing and verification products for both the Xbox Game Console from Microsoft and the DataPlay disc format
DCA Genesys Signal Generator for new format research and design
CAV Mastering with MIS V8
HD-DVD discs made with Genesys
DDP® a registered trademark of DCA, Inc.
DCA chosen to supply signal processing and verification products for both the Xbox 360 Game Console from Microsoft
Worldwide launch title for HD DVD encrypted & mastered with DCA equipment
BD-R/Re discs made with Genesys
First HD DVD title in the United States made with MIS 8.5
First playable Blu-ray title with MIS 8.5
Viper 1.0 released, signaling overhaul of DCA pre-mastering products
Blu-ray with Sony ROM Mark made with MIS 8.5
First worldwide Blu-ray title with Philips ROM Mark with MIS Pro
First 3X DVD-ROM worldwide title made with DCA equipment.
DCA celebrates 20th anniversary
DCA enters digital media test & measurement industry at IBC
Blu-ray Video System Verifier available with HDMV and BD-J analysis
Titan Mastering for CD, DVD, Blu-ray available for Pit O'Resc and B1 encoders
DCA signs exclusive license, acquiring Philips Pit O'Resc technology
DCA chosen to supply signal processing and verification products for both the Xbox One Game Console from Microsoft.
G2 features including automatic tile of content images to create image archive discs using standard LBRs. Images are arranged in perfect X:Y alignment.
G2 sale to Synchonicity Microfluidics. G2 enchanced to include features supporting direct CAD file support.
Synchronicity Microfluidics masters first double exposure wafer using Singulus LBR using G2's proprietary and patent pending virtual image alignment technology.