GEAR Software puts the DVD and CD recording efforts of its clients into high gear. The company develops applications for optical media recording, addressing tasks such as data storage, archiving, duplication, mastering, and publishing. Its customers include consumers, corporations, and manufacturers that embed GEAR's technology in their own products. Clients come from industries such as health care, financial services, transportation, and retail and have included such technology industry stalwarts as Apple and Symantec. The company also offers services such as training and support. GEAR was founded in 1986. It has a development office in the Netherlands.