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This is a new product that the staff at The Digital filmmaker have heard good things about. The following is the official info released by the manufacturer. We are in no way affiliated with the makers of this product nor have we received compensation for bringing it to the attention of our readers.

Primera Technology Introduces
“All-in-One” CD/DVD Duplication and Printing System

New Bravo™ Disc Publisher offers unprecedented ease of use and affordability.

PLYMOUTH, MN, USA (May 15, 2003) — Primera Technology, Inc., the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of CD/DVD disc duplication and printing equipment, today announced its Bravo Disc Publisher. Bravo is the world’s first automated CD duplicating and printing system that is priced at less than $2000 MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested List Price). Until now, comparable systems have cost at least $4000 to $6000 (MSRP).

Instead of copying and labeling discs one at a time, Bravo is designed for hands-free, automated production of up to 25 CDs or DVDs per job. An advanced robotic mechanism is used to transport discs into the built-in 52x CD-R recorder or optional Pioneer® combo DVD±R/CD-R recorder. After recording, discs are transported to the integrated printer and printed in full color at up to 2400 dpi resolution.

Typical applications include businesses, churches, film and video producers, photography studios, music groups, schools as well as other companies and organizations who have a need for in-house copying and printing of CDs and DVDs. Virtually any digital information can be recorded, including audio, data, video, photos and more.

Bravo attaches to any PC running Windows® 2000/XP through its built-in
FireWire™ (IEEE 1394) and USB interfaces. Bravo comes equipped with PrimoDVD™ 2.0 duplication software by Sonic™. Sonic has partnered with Primera Technology to offer a complete, professional disc duplication solution. A professional labeling software program called SureThing™ CD Labeler Primera Edition is also included for graphic design.

Bravo also attaches to any Mac® running Apple® OS X. Bravo comes equipped with Charismac Engineering’s Discribe™ V5.0 duplication software and Magic Mouse Production's Discus™ labeling software. Mac users can also design labels in any of their favorite graphic design programs such as Adobe® Illustrator®, Photoshop®, etc.

“With Bravo, users who previously could not cost-justify in-house CD or DVD duplication and printing now have an excellent solution for less than $2000,” said Mark D. Strobel, Primera Technology’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Bravo offers all the advantages and benefits of far more expensive systems, but at a significantly lower price.”

Two Bravo models are available:

  • The Bravo CD Publisher with a 52x CD-R recorder is priced at US$1995 (MSRP).

  • The Bravo DVD Publisher with a Pioneer DVD±R/CD-R recorder is priced at US$2495 (MSRP). The DVD±R unit records DVD±Rs at 4x and CD-Rs at 16x.

A business card adapter kit is available to copy and print 80mm mini-discs, rounded “hockey rink” mini-discs and business card shaped CDs. The Adapter Kit is priced at US$199 (MSRP).

PTBurn Network Software allows up to 5 users to send CD or DVD recording and print jobs to a Bravo remotely from client PCs. The software runs on virtually any server/client network under Windows 2000/XP and sells for just US$299.95. Additional 5-user license blocks are available for US$299.95 each. There is no limit on the number of users that are able to send jobs over the network. PTBurn Network will start shipping in late September 2003. PTBurn Network Software is built upon Primera’s PTBurn Software Developer’s Kit (SDK).

PTBurn SDK will be available July 2003 for integration of Bravo into customized disc publishing applications where unique data and disc face labeling is required in a “one-off” fashion. PTBurn SDK is available at no charge to qualified software developers and integration companies. A developer’s application and agreement must be signed between Primera and the developer before code is released.

Primera Technology
Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, Primera Technology, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of CD-R/DVD±R duplication and printing equipment. Primera is known for its popular Composer® line of optical disc duplicators and Signature® line of inkjet optical disc printers.

More information about Primera, its history and products is available on the Internet at www.primera.com or by calling 1-800-797-2772 (USA and Canada). Outside of the USA and Canada, call (763) 475-6676 or FAX (763) 475-6677. E-mail to sales@primera.com.

In Europe and Scandinavia, contact Primera EUROPE in Germany by phone at +49-(0) 611-92777-0, by FAX at +49-(0) 611-92777-50 or by e-mail at sales@primeraeurope.de


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