Abbreviated as RS, Reed-Solomon is an algorithm for Forward Error Correction (FEC) that was introduced by Irving S. Reed and Gustave Solomon of MIT Labs. It does not specify a block size or a specific number of check symbols, instead these variables can be set to the best variables for each transmission medium. Reed Solomon codes are used in a wide variety of commercial applications such as CDs, DVDs, and in data transmission technologies like DVB and WiMAX.
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