Japan Newsbriefs 11/17/95

TOKYO, JAPAN, 1995 NOV 17 (NB) -- In this roundup of news from Japan, Casio triples camera production, Microsoft gears up for Windows95 launch, communications industry growing - government, Pioneer plans MO audio system, Sanyo announces new HDTV.

Pioneer Plans MO Audio System

Just as the MiniDisc system is now being promoted as a computer product, in addition to audio, the magneto optical (MO) disk system is about to be offered for audio usage. Pioneer will begin selling an MO-based audio system for the professional market in December. Users will be able to select from 16, 20 and 24-bit audio at sampling rates of 44.056, 44.1, 47.952, and 48 kilohertz.

(Martyn Williams/19951117)