Optical Experts Manufacturing

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Optical Disc Manufacturing (Oem) was a CD / DVD pressing plant with glass mastering capabilities, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A.

The company formed in March 2000 and began production that summer. It changed its name to CDA, Inc. on December 23, 2014 following Oem's purchase of CDA (4). For similar releases with glass mastering dates on or after Dec. 23, 2014 please see CDA ImPressing Solutions, USA.

Discs manufactured by Oem can be identified by the following matrix patterns, in conjunction with:
• mastering SID codes IFPI LN06, LN07, LN08 or LN09
• mould SID codes IFPI JIxx or HD0x
^ Note: mould SID code JIxx utilizes the capital letter i, which should not be mistaken for a number 1 or a lower case letter L. (pictured here).

Please enter the matrix string in its entirety.
When present, the 5-, 6- or 7-digit 'nnnnnnn' number may be entered as the Optical Experts Manufacturing catalogue number.

First Generation: 2000 to 2002
IFPI LN06 [ccc] CDxyynnnnnn 0z
Example: IFPI LN06 SUPERDUPERDISC.COM 4161 CDA0103029 01

Second Generation: 2001 to 2002
mm/dd/yy hh:mm:ss TT IFPI LN0x [ccc] CDxyynnnnn 0z
Example: 2/25/02 10:31:30 AM LN06 PLAY-IT PRODUCTIONS -TMC55 CDA0204749 01

Third Generation: 2002 to mid-2009
Variant 1: mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss TT IFPI LN0x nnnnnnn 0z
Example: 5/7/2009 7:48:05 PM IFPI LN07 1137563 01

Variant 2: mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss TT IFPI LN0x [ccc] nnnnnnn 0z
Example: 5/31/03 5:02:48 PM IFPI LN07 MICRO BYTES 150720 01

Variant 3: mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss TT IFPI LN0x [ccc] 0z
Example: 6/25/02 9:19:59 AM IFPI LN06 KRB5038-2 02

Fourth Generation: mid-2009 to Dec. 22, 2014
Variant 1: mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss TT IFPI LN0x [ccc] 0z
Example: 1/13/2013 9:19:27 AM IFPI LN07 7071-COMCD4445-CD 01

Variant 2: mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss TT #bbbbbb IFPI LN0x nnnnnnn 0z
Example: 03/24/2010 01:44:05 AM #19941 IFPI LN08 1280430 01

Variant 3: mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss TT #bbbbbb IFPI LN0x [ccc] 0z
Example: 10/28/2013 05:43:31.AM #116664 IFPI LN08 JAG244CD WWW.BELLWETHERMFG.COM 01

Variant 4: mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss TT #bbbbbb LN0x [ccc] Dx nnnnnnn 0z
Example: 10/13/2011 09:10:58 AM #57171 IFPI LN08 150462 D1 2075975 01

• IFPI LN0x is the mastering SID code.
• [ccc] is a client name and/or reference code.
• nnnnnnn is a five to seven digit sequential number assigned by Oem and may be entered as their catalogue number.
• 0z is a two-digit number usually ending in 1.
• CDx indicate media type CDA (CD-Audio), CDM (CD-ROM) [Gen 1, Gen 2]
• yy indicates year of glass master eg 01 = 2001, 02 = 2002 [Gen 1, Gen 2]
• mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss is the month/day/year hour:minute:second of the glass mastering [Gen 2 to Gen 4]
• TT is either AM or PM [Gen 2 to Gen 4]
• #bbbbbb is a four to six digit batch number assigned by Oem but is NOT a catalog number [Gen 4]
• Dx is the disc number in a multi disc set [Gen 4]

LCCN entry:
Enter the role for all Generations in the LCCN as: Glass Mastered At: 5-, 6- or 7-digit 'nnnnnnn'

Contact Info:

Corporate Headquarters
8500 S. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28273
Phone: 704-504-1877
Fax: 704-504-9877


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