CHATSWORTH, Calif., Nov. 21, 2005 -- Alera Technologies, Inc., developer and manufacturer of Aleratec advanced USB, DVD/CD duplicating, recording, and digital imaging solutions announced today another industry first, the 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher LS(tm), only from Aleratec. The Publishing Tower supports up to 4 simultaneous DVD/CD Copies, Recordings, or produces up to 4 Silk Screen Quality LightScribe labeled discs. The 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher LS is a DVD/CD duplicator with LightScribe technology that simultaneously Laser burns custom labels directly on DVD/CD discs making it the first LightScribe desktop production disc publishing system. You can create your own custom labels, with text and graphics, using the unique Aleratec Disc Publishing Software Suite, powered by Droppix, included FREE! with purchase.
"Detailed observation of the Prosumer disc publishing scenario, makes us certain we have developed a breakthrough solution that fills a large void between expensive and cumbersome robotic equipment and writing on the back of discs with a marker. Putting this in perspective, the potential for the 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher LS is awesome," stated Perry Solomon, President and CEO. "The 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher LS with the Aleratec Disc Publishing Software Suite developed by Droppix, can duplicate 4 discs simultaneously or label 4 discs simultaneously, a significant advancement in the application of LightScribe Technology, and it's only from Aleratec. Per disc production time is dramatically reduced and there is no printer required, eliminating the need for far more expensive robotic systems. You can even mix copying discs and burning labels at the same time which makes it perfect for one off jobs where the content and the label of each disc is different."
LightScribe technology is an integrated system that combines LightScribe enabled DVD/CD recorders with specially coated media and the powerful Aleratec Disc Publishing Software Suite powered by Droppix, to produce precise, laser-etched, silkscreen quality labels with superior sharpness and clarity.
The Droppix powered Aleratec Disc Publishing Software Suite, includes: the special Aleratec Droppix Label Maker, which produces up to 4 simultaneous LightScribe Disc Labels, right from your desktop, no printer required, and it's only from Aleratec; Droppix Recorder for Towers, which produces up to 4 simultaneous disc copies, recordings or creations and Droppix Management Console, which monitors your publishing process.
"Sharing the vision of an elegant and simple DVD/CD publishing solution for users with no alternative other than complex robots and printers, we are proud to have developed the special multiple recorder version of Droppix Label Maker exclusively for Aleratec," stated Robert Juzyna, President and CEO of Droppix SARL. "We believe the unique 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher LS is an excellent example of the perfect fit between LightScribe-enabled Droppix Software and Aleratec DVD/CD recording and duplicating technology."
The 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher LS (Aleratec Part No. 260150, Ingram Micro SKU No. H71760), is the only LightScribe DVD/CD Production Publisher and it is powered by Droppix. The 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher LS is a remarkable value, with a low Estimated Street Price of $999 The low ESP of $999 makes the 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher LS the lowest total cost of ownership of the disc publishing systems making it ideal for Prosumer, Corporate, Government and Education applications. Until now the equipment available to copy discs and label them required making a substantial investment in a machine that is only by a stretch of the imagination "desktop". More than one person is required to move some of these machines so to get copies you have to go to the machine rather than having the machine at your desk where the work is. The 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher LS, is a package that is truly desktop with only a 7 x 15 inch footprint and weighing about 20 pounds.
The full line of Aleratec DVD and CD recording solutions, duplication solutions, and accessories is featured at 4SURE.com, AAFES, Adorama, Amazon.com, B&H Photo Video, Best Buy, Buy.com, CDW, CompUSA, Global Computer, Hewlett Packard, Insight, J & R, Mac Connection, MacMall, Micro Center, Office Depot, PC Connection, PC Mall, PC Nation, Quill, Ritz Camera, Sears, Target, Tech Depot, and Zones, in addition to other leading retailers. Government and Education customers may purchase from Government and Education Specialists including AAFES, CDW-G, CompuCom, Daly Computer, EnPointe, Fed Tek, GCI, GE IT Solutions, GovConnection, GOVPLACE, Green Pages, GTSI, Horizon, Insight Gov, Manchester, Northern NEF, PC Mall Gov, Pomeroy, Sarcom, Shi.com, TIG and Unisys. All products are available to resellers through Bell Microproducts, DBL Distributing, Ingram Micro, and Ingram Micro Canada. Complete information available at http://www.aleratec.com
Alera Technologies is a leading developer and manufacturer of Aleratec "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the USB, DVD and CD duplicating, recording, and digital imaging markets. Exciting new Aleratec USB, DVD and CD recording, duplicating and digital imaging solutions are establishing a higher standard in the industry with professional strength solutions at consumer prices that are exceptionally easy to use and understand, creating the ultimate "out of box" product experience. Alera Technologies is headquartered at 9140 Jordan Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311. For more information visit http://www.aleratec.com. Toll Free Phone: 1-866-77-ALERA, Phone: 1-818-678-6900.
Droppix SARL, the new gold standard in digital media technology, is a Paris-based company that designs, publishes and markets powerful and intuitive CD and DVD production software packages for individuals and businesses. Droppix Recorder(tm), is a next-generation CD and DVD creation software package that provides the advanced features and functions required by professional users as well as an easy-to-use user interface that even novice users find intuitive. Droppix Recorder lets users create CDs and DVDs with data, music, photos and videos and includes support for professional disc labeling with LightScribe(r) for Direct Disc Labeling technology from Hewlett Packard. Droppix distributes its software globally though the Company's web site as well as via Internet-based software download partners such as CNet's Download.com. For more information, visit www.droppix.com/.
LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling offers consumers and businesses a simple, no-hassle way to burn professional-looking, silkscreen-quality labels on their CDs and DVDs. LightScribe extends optical media, recorders and software through an integrated system of media with special laser-sensitive coating, laser control and imaging drive modifications, and labeling software enhancements. LightScribe uses the same laser that burns data in the disc drive to create precise, iridescent labels. LightScribe technology was developed and patented by HP. A business unit of HP, LightScribe licenses its technology to optical industry leaders in drive and media manufacturing and to hardware, media and software brands. Additional information about LightScribe is available at www.lightscribe.com/