Aleratec has announced that they've started shipping the 1:3 DVD/CD Tower Publisher HLS. This desktop sized LightScribe disc publishing tower can copy or label up to 3 discs at once.

Aleratec, Inc., leading developer and manufacturer of Aleratec Award Winning "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the Blu-ray, DVD/CD, USB duplicating, and DVD/CD publishing markets announced it is now shipping the 1:3 DVD/CD Tower Publisher HLS, a more compact, lighter LightScribe disc publishing tower that is easy to move where it is needed. The 1:3 DVD/CD Tower Publisher HLS can produce up to three simultaneous DVD/CD copies, recordings, or produces up to three silkscreen-quality LightScribe labeled discs with the latest Aleratec Disc Publishing Software Suite and the industry's fastest DVDRW LightScribe recorders. The 1:3 DVD/CD Tower Publisher HLS incorporates LightScribe disc labeling technology that laser burns custom labels directly on DVD/CD discs. Customers can create their own custom labels, with text and graphics, using the powerful Aleratec Disc Publishing Software Suite, included free with purchase.
The 1:3 DVD/CD Tower Publisher HLS is available now for an estimated retail price of $479. More information can be found on Alera's website. Add a comment
Aleratec has announced that they've started shipping the 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher HLS with faster drives and a new version of their Disc Publishing Software Suite. With these upgrades, Aleratec's new Publishing Tower can duplicate discs in even less time than its predecessor.

Aleratec, Inc., leading developer and manufacturer of Aleratec Award Winning "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the Blu-ray, DVD/CD, USB duplicating, and DVD/CD publishing markets announced today it is shipping the 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher HLS with a more powerful Aleratec Disc Publishing Software Suite and the industry's fastest DVDRW LightScribe recorders. The Publishing Tower supports up to four simultaneous DVD/CD copies, recordings, or produces up to four Silk Screen Quality LightScribe labeled discs. The 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher HLS is a DVD/CD duplicator with LightScribe technology that simultaneously laser burns custom labels directly on DVD/CD discs like its predecessor, except it can duplicate discs even faster. Customers can create their own custom labels, with text and graphics, using the unique Aleratec Disc Publishing Software Suite, included free with purchase.
The 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher HLS is available now for an estimated retail price of $739. More information can be found on Aleratec's website. Add a comment
Aleratec recently announced they've started shipping the 1:8 DVD/CD Tower Publisher HLX. When connected to a PC via eSATA, this new publishing tower can copy or label up to 8 discs at once.

Aleratec, Inc., leading developer and manufacturer of Aleratec Award Winning "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the Blu-ray, DVD/CD, USB duplicating, and DVD/CD publishing markets is now shipping its new 1:8 DVD/CD Tower Publisher HLX that can simultaneously produce up to 8 DVD/CD copies, recordings, or 8 clearly labeled LightScribe DVDs or CDs with high performance SATA data rates. The 1:8 DVD/CD Tower Publisher HLX, another disc publishing first only from Aleratec, incorporates the latest high speed DVD/CD recording technology and can make DVD copies at up to 20x or CD copies at up to 48x. The recorders also support DVD-RAM and 8.5GB Double Layer technologies. The 1:8 DVD/CD Tower Publisher has eSATA connections to your computer for the most stable duplicating process. For those that do not have eSATA ports on their computer, a dual channel eSATA host adapter is included FREE with purchase. The powerful Aleratec Disc Publishing software suite is the ideal all in one package for music, photos, video, data, and backup has Windows Vista support and is also included FREE with purchase.
The 1:8 DVD/CD Tower Publisher HLX is available now for an estimated retail price of $1269. More information can be found on Alera's website. Add a comment
Primera has announced that they've started shipping their new Bravo XRn Network Disc Publisher. This enterprise-level disc publisher lets users burn and print CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs quickly and easily from their networked computers.

Primera Technology, Inc., the world's leading developer and manufacturer of CD, DVD and BD duplication and printing equipment, today announced its Bravo XRn Network Disc Publisher is now shipping.

Powered by an internal Windows XP Embedded computer, the Bravo XRn Network Disc Publisher gives everyone in the office the ability to produce their own professional-quality CDs, DVDs and BDs. Jobs can be sent from an unlimited number of networked users. The included Windows XP/2000 and Vista(TM) client software is based upon Primera's PTPublisher(TM) disc publishing software. PTPublisher utilizes a robust disc burning engine from industry-leader Sonic Solutions, Inc.
The CD/DVD and CD/DVD/BD versions of the Bravo XRn Network Disc Publisher are priced at $6995 and $8995 respectively. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
Primera and TitleMatch have announced that they will be holding the first public demonstration of a fully-integrated, DVD On-Demand solution with Qflix copy protection at the ESCA's Digital Supply Chain Developers Conference. Here's part of their press release:
Primera Technology, Inc.(r), the world's leading developer and manufacturer of CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc duplication and printing equipment, and TitleMatch Entertainment Group(tm) (OTCBB:PCLI), an innovator of on-demand content distribution, today announced they will be the first companies to publicly demonstrate a completely functional and fully-integrated DVD On-Demand(tm) solution that includes Qflix(tm) copy protection from Sonic Solutions. The demonstration will take place at the Entertainment Supply Chain Academy's (ESCA) Digital Supply Chain Developers Conference, July 27-28, 2007, in Los Angeles, California.

TitleMatch DVD On-Demand service is a new burn-on-demand service for retailers that allows customers to purchase DVD movies and home entertainment directly from a touch screen. Customer-selected content is automatically recorded and printed using a Primera Bravo-Series Disc Publisher for immediate delivery at point-of-sale. The TitleMatch service expands product availability in the retail channel and eliminates physical inventory.
With complete TitleMatch DVD On-Demand systems starting at $4995, you'll probably start seeing them in retail outlets very soon. If you'd like to read more, the entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Plextor Europe has announced its first CD/DVD duplicator, the PlexCopier PX-DM300. This stand alone unit contains one source drive and three PX-608AL multi-format DVD writers.

Plextor today announces its first CD/DVD duplicator ideal for offices of all sizes - particularly marketing departments, schools, Government, agencies etc. It is the only one available on the market with such a compact design as it features Plextor slimline slot-loading CD/DVD ReWriter drives.

Enabling fast copying of up to three CDs/DVDs at once, the Plextor PlexCopier PX-DM300 does not require a PC as it is a stand alone unit - therefore it does not tie up any of the office computers, and helps to increase office productivity.

The PlexCopier PX-DM300 features an intuitive interface and as such is extremely easy to use - simply follow the steps on the LCD display. It is perfect for copying all types of office data such as electronic brochures, presentations, video footage, multimedia files and databases.
No word on price yet. However, the PlexCopier PX-DM300 is scheduled to ship in July 2007. More information is available on Plextor's website. Add a comment
Aleratec sent out a press release this morning, announcing the 1:3 DVD/CD Copy Tower Pro HS and 1:7 DVD/CD Copy Tower Pro HS. These new Copy Towers feature a removable 160GB hard disk drive and can copy DVDs at speeds up to 20x with no computer required.

Aleratec, Inc., developer and manufacturer of Aleratec Award Winning DVD/CD Duplicating and Publishing Solutions, is announcing its next generation of its Award Winning DVD/CD Duplicator Solutions, the new high speed 1:3 DVD/CD Copy Tower Pro HS(tm) and 1:7 DVD/CD Copy Tower Pro HS(tm), stand alone DVD/CD Duplicators that copy DVDs at up to 20x with no computer required. The new Aleratec Copy Towers feature fast, 160GB, removable Hard Disk Drives for secure storage of frequently used source discs.
The 1:3 DVD/CD Copy Tower HS and 1:3 DVD/CD Copy Tower HS are available now for $899 and $1399 respectively. More information on these two duplicators can be found here. Add a comment
Panasonic has announced that they've integrated the Panasonic SW-5582 into its Bravo SE Blu and Bravo XR-Blu Disc Publishers. By using this drive, the Bravo SE Blu and Bravo XR-Blu can now burn and print to dual-layer, 50GB Blu-ray Disc media.
Primera Technology, Inc., the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of CD, DVD and BD duplication and printing equipment, today announced it has integrated Panasonic SW-5582 Blu-ray Recordable Drives in its Bravo SE Blu and Bravo XR-Blu Disc Publishers.

The Panasonic SW-5582 drives record onto the widest range of optical media, including CD-R, DVD±R (single and dual layer) and BD-R (single and dual layer). Dual-layer BD-R media, which has only recently become commercially available, has a capacity of up to 50GB per disc.
The Bravo SE Blu and Bravo XR-Blu are available now and sell for $2995 and $5295 respectively. If you'd like to read more, Primera's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
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