Epson recently announced the release of their new integrated desktop disc duplication solution, the Discproducer. Designed for businesses, the Discproducer is equipped with Epson's AcuGrip robotic technology and can burn and print up to 100 discs per job.

Epson, a leading manufacturer of advanced inkjet printing,precision imaging and robotics technology, today announced the release ofDiscproducer, a compact, integrated desktop disc duplication solutiondesigned for businesses that need to create professional quality CDs orDVDs on demand.

Discproducer enables the creation of individualized disc content, labelcontent or both, at quantities of one to one-hundred discs per job. UsingDiscproducer, educators, disc publishing service bureaus and professionalphotographers can burn and print up to 100 copies of the same disc orunique discs, making it an ideal and flexible solution for low-volume discpublishing where high quality customized labeling is required.
The Discproducer will be available in the first quarter of 2008. If you'd like to read more, Epson's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Aleratec sent out a press release this morning, announcing their new desktop LightScribe DVD/CD publishing system, the 1:2 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLX. In its stand alone mode, the DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLX can duplicate DVD's at speeds up to 20x. It can also be connected to a PC via USB, giving users the ability to burn or label two discs at once.

Aleratec, leading developer and manufacturer of "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the Blu-ray, DVD/CD, USB duplicating, and DVD/CD publishing markets, is excited to announce another "Only from Aleratec" product, the next generation of the popular, award winning, scalable desktop LightScribe DVD/CD Publishing System. The innovative 1:2 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLX can operate as a stand alone 1:1 DVD/CD Duplicator. When connected to your PC via USB 2.0, it becomes a 1:2 DVD/CD Duplicator. And with LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling technology, it can laser burn silkscreen quality labels on two discs at once.

This exciting new disc publisher can be easily expanded to a DVD/CD publishing system with double this capacity. Since the included Aleratec DVD/CD Disc Publishing Software Suite supports simultaneous use of multiple drives, the 1:2 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLX easily scales to a system capable of double capacity by simply plugging in another unit to your PC. Customers now have a 1:4 DVD/CD duplicator, a four drive direct to disc labeler, and two stand alone duplicators when they need them.
The 1:2 DVD/CD Copy Cruiser Pro HLX is available now for an estimated retail price of $479. More information can be found on Alera's website. Add a comment
Primera has announced that it is collaborating with Sonic Solutions to provide hardware solutions for ‘disc-on-demand’ retail kiosks. By licensing Sonic's Qflix technology, Primera has been able to incorporate CSS recording capabilities into their publishing systems.
Primera Technology, Inc., the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of CD, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc duplication and printing equipment, today announced it is collaborating with Sonic Solutions to provide enabling hardware solutions for new, ‘disc-on-demand’ retail kiosks. To incorporate CSS recording capabilities into their automated disc publishing systems, Primera is participating in the Qflix technology and IP licensing program administered by Sonic. With Qflix, Primera’s automated systems can record discs on demand that offer compatibility and security similar to mass-produced titles. Discs are produced at the time a customer’s order is placed through a touch-screen display at the retail counter or at a stand-alone, self-serve kiosk.

In a typical installation, hundreds and even thousands of movies, television shows, and special-interest titles can be made available for purchase. The entire system takes only a few square feet of counter space, and discs can be produced in just minutes each.
Complete burn and print systems from Primera sell for $1495 to $6995. More information can be found here. Add a comment
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