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.