Aleratec has announced that it has started shipping its new Color Coded Duplicator Grade LightScribe CD-R Recording Media. These new discs ship in packs of 100, containing 20 of each color.

Aleratec, developer and manufacturer of Aleratec Award Winning DVD/CD Duplicating and Publishing Solutions, is now shipping its new Aleratec Color Coded Duplicator Grade LightScribe CD-R Recording Media. The new Aleratec duplicator grade LightScribe media is produced in 5 different colors to aid in segregating and organizing different types of data or multimedia. These color-coded discs are LightScribe-ready and can be direct-to-disc LightScribe labeled in LightScribe DVD-RW drives without a printer. The Aleratec Rainbow 100 Pack(tm) contains 20 each of 5 key colors (red, orange, yellow, green, and blue) for a wide range of disc identification options.
The Rainbow 100 Pack is available now for an estimated street price of $69.99. More information can be found on Aleratec's website. Add a comment
Rimage has announced that it will be launching its new Video Protect technology at the NAB 2007 show. According to their press release, Video Protect prevents ripping of copying of DVD's while ensuring a very high level of playback compatibility.
When digital content must be guarded against inappropriate copying, Rimage customers can trust Rimage Video Protect to provide a solid barrier against unauthorized copying. This new feature is built into the Rimage software suite, ensuring seamless execution and streamlined workflow when using QuickDisc or Rimage Rapid API authoring operations. Pre-release content, screeners and on-demand production DVDs can now be protected on-the-fly using Rimage Video Protect on a Rimage digital publishing system.

"With Rimage Video Protect, our customers can protect their sizeable investments in original content," said Dave Suden, chief technical officer for Rimage. "This exclusive technology is highly desired by our customers in the digital content production and distribution marketplace, and we believe it delivers a stronger and more compatible anti-rip solution than others on the market."

Rimage Video Protect inhibits ripping and disc copying software, not playback devices, from performing as intended, ensuring excellent playback compatibility. The seamless integration of Rimage Video Protect into the Rimage system allows content producers to protect revenue and distribution plans without changing workflow processes or compromising deadlines.
Video Protect is built into the Rimage software suite and will be available as a feature on the Producer III series and 5100/5300 series digital publishing products beginning in June 2007. More information can be found here. Add a comment
Aleratec has unveiled the latest version of its Super Copy Tower, the 1:11 DVD/CD Super Copy Tower HS. With a maximum writing speed of 20x, this new DVD/CD duplicator can turn out 120 DVDs an hour.

Aleratec, Inc., developer and manufacturer of Aleratec Award Winning DVD/CD Duplicating and Publishing Solutions, unveils its next generation of the Super Copy Tower, the new high speed 1:11 DVD/CD Super Copy Tower HS stand alone DVD/CD Duplicator. This all new DVD/CD duplicator can make up to 11 simultaneous DVD copies at up to 20x or 11 simultaneous CD copies at up to 48x without a computer. The Aleratec 1:11 DVD/CD Super Copy Tower HS can produce more than 120 typical DVDs per hour, a truly impressive throughput capacity. This Super Copy Tower supports DVD-RAM and 8.5GB Double Layer technology. Also featured is a new removable 160GB hard disk drive for secure storage of frequently used source discs.
The 1:11 DVD/CD Super Copy Tower HS is available now for an estimated street price of $1999. More information is available on Aleratec's website. Add a comment
Primera sent out a press release this morning, announcing that its CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc publishers and color label printers are compatible with Windows Vista.
Primera Technology, Inc., the world's leading developer and manufacturer of automated CD, DVD and Blu-ray duplication and printing equipment and desktop color label printers, today announced it now supports Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system. All current hardware and software products are included.

Vista-compatible printer drivers and application software updates are available immediately on Primera's technical support website at www.primera.com. New, factory-sealed boxes will include Vista-compatible software beginning in February 2007.
If you'd like to read more, Primera's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
MF Digital has announced that they've partnered with Teac to offer P55 Dye Sublimation Re-Transfer printers with their automated duplication systems. Here's part of their press release:
"We are pleased to announce the partnership with Teac as the Teac P55 printer provides unparalleled CD DVD print quality for those needing high resolution, color prints without the worry of fading or scratching over time," explains Greg Morris, marketing manager. "The award-winning robotics of MF Digital coupled with the Teac Dye Sublimation printer result in the highest performing, automated direct-to-disc labeling system available."

John McGrath, MF Digital sales manager explains, "The resolution is 400DPI which is equivalent to 290LPI - the highest in the industry. This allows the print quality to hold more detail then even silk-screen solutions. In addition, the P55 printer does not bleed between colors, is smudge proof, waterproof, scratch resistant and very stable under UV light, making it the ideal print solution for professional looking, permanent labels."
If you'd like to read more, MF Digital's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Aleratec recently announced a new DVD/CD autoloading disc duplicator with LightScribe technology. Thanks to its auto loading mechanism, the 1:3 DVD/CD Auto Publisher LS can duplicate or burn a label onto as many as 200 discs without any user intervention.
Aleratec, developer and manufacturer of Aleratec Award Winning DVD/CD Duplicating and Publishing Solutions announced today another industry first, a DVD/CD autoloading disc duplicator with LightScribe technology that burns labels directly on DVD/CD discs. The 1:3 DVD/CD Auto Publisher LS -- the only robotic LightScribe disc publisher on the market -- automatically records and duplicates DVDs and CDs, and then burns silkscreen quality labels on the discs without a printer.

"Prosumers have been delighted with our LightScribe based personal and production disc publishing solutions and have insisted on an automated version that they can load with blank discs, walk away and come back later to a finished disc duplicating or labeling job," stated Perry Solomon, Aleratec President and CEO. "To this end, we have developed the 1:3 DVD/CD Auto Publisher LS combining the advantages of LightScribe direct disc labeling with our proven robotic autoloader technology. Customers can duplicate up to 200 DVDs or CDs completely unattended, then just flip the discs over and it will laser burn silkscreen quality labels direct to the discs with no operator intervention. No printer is needed and that's important as customers do not want to be tethered to costly solutions with expensive proprietary consumables which are common characteristics of most disc publishing systems."
The 1:3 DVD/CD Auto Publisher LS isn't listed on Aleratec's website yet. However, it is expected to run about $2999. More information can be found here. Add a comment
Primera has announced their new ADL-MAX Disc Autoloader. The ADL-MAX attaches to any Bravo II or BravoPro Disc Publisher, letting users produce hundreds of discs at a time.


Primera Technology, Inc., the world's leading developer and manufacturer of CD/DVD duplication and printing equipment, today announced its new ADL-MAX Disc Autoloader.

The ADL-MAX Disc Autoloader easily attaches to any of Primera's best-selling Bravo II or BravoPro Disc Publishers. It uses advanced robotics to transport discs from the four integrated input bins into and out of the burning and printing mechanisms of the Bravo II or BravoPro. With ADL-MAX, Bravo II's capacity increases from 50 discs to 325 discs. BravoPro's capacity increases from 100 discs to 350 discs.
The ADL-MAX Disc Autoloader is available now for a suggested retail price of $1995. More information can be found on Primera's website. Add a comment
Rimage has announced the release of the Everest III. According to their press release, it is the "world's only permanent thermal retransfer direct-to-disc printing solution".
Everest III, which is an enhanced version of Rimage's pioneering thermal retransfer printing technology, enables users to create custom, colorful, high-resolution labels bonded directly to the surface of CDs and DVDs -- a permanent solution essential for many retail, medical and banking/finance applications.

The Everest III enhancements include increased color accuracy, added hardware and software functionality, and enhanced ribbon communication, resulting in a combination of unmatched reliability, long print run capabilities, print permanence and the industry's lowest cost per disc.
The Everest III is available now and can be purchased as stand alone unit or with Rimage's disc publishing systems. If you'd like to read more, Rimage's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Primera sent out a press release this morning, announcing their new Bravo SE Blu Disc Publisher. Built around the Pioneer BDR-101A, the Bravo SE Blu can copy and print up to 20 discs per job.

Primera Technology, Inc., the world's leading developer and manufacturer of CD, DVD and BD duplication and printing equipment, today announced its Bravo SE Blu Disc Publisher.

Instead of producing Blu-ray Discs one at a time, the Bravo SE Blu automates the entire burning and printing process. An advanced, sixth-generation robotic mechanism is used to transport discs into the built-in Pioneer BDR-101A Blu-ray Disc/DVD Recorder. After recording, each Blu-ray Disc is individually inkjet printed direct-to-disc in full-color at up to 4800 dpi resolution. Up to 20 discs per job can be produced automatically and hands-free.
The Bravo SE Blu is available now for a suggested retail price of $2995. More information can be found on Primera's website. Add a comment
It appears that Imation is getting into the duplicator business. Earlier today, the company announced the D20 Disc Publisher. Aimed at SMBs and workgroups, the D20 can make up to 20 copies at once and offers full-color, direct-to-disc printing.

Imation Corp (NYSE: IMN), a worldwide leader in removable data storage, today brings a complete solution for optical disc publishing to workgroups and the small- and medium-business (SMB) market. The Imation D20 Disc Publisher is an all-in-one CD and DVD publishing system that automates the copying of up to 20 discs at once, and is optimized for full-color, direct-to-disc printing using Imation Inkjet Printable Media with AquaGuard(TM) surface. An expert in delivering optical media technologies engineered for the demands of business, Imation delivers its D20 Disc Publisher to users seeking an affordable way to professionally finish CD and DVD media. The Imation D20 Disc Publisher is ideal for duplication of marketing and sales materials, music, video, catalogs and more.
Judging by the picture, the D20 is based on the Bravo SE from Primera. The D20 is available now for a suggested retail price of $1495. More information is available on Imation's website. Add a comment