Owner of InfinaDyne a software company that is mostly known for data recovery and niche forensic applications. We have a well-known product called CD/DVD Inspector which is in use worldwide for collection of evidence from optical media. While we try to stay on the "soft" side of things, we do have a product called the Rescue Drive which allows reading discs which cannot otherwise be mounted because of logical errors and/or physical damage. Check out our products at InfinaDyne's web site
Paul Crowley is the author of the book "CD and DVD Forensics" and teaches classes on the forensic examination of optical media, mostly to law enforcement and private forensic consultants. Paul has been active in software development for over 35 years and has worked on a variety of different platforms from video game consoles to IBM mainframe systems.
Recently started development for iPad/iPhone devices. We have a couple of "entertainment" apps in the App Store that were written for practice if nothing else and to sort of get a feel for the App Store. More iPad focused development is on the way.