DISC MAKERS FORTE2: Ideal for smaller-run applications. Forte2 will automatically burn 25 discs in less than an hour. Retail is $699 and availability is 12/1/08. AES Booth: #703.
DISC MAKERS REFLEXDC & AUTO POWERPRINTER 300: Offered in seven, 10 and 14-drive configurations, the ReflexDC Series can connect two to hundreds of towers to instantly produce thousands of discs. The basic seven-drive model is $799. Simply add more as your business grows. Slated to ship in mid-November. Said to be the fastest automated thermal printer on the market, Disc Makers’ Auto-PowerPrinter 300 prints up to 120 discs per hour. It’s slated for deliveries in mid-December for $4,290. AES Booth: #703.
DISC MAKERS REFLEX USB FLASH DRIVE DUPLICATORS: USB “thumb” drives are a popular, renewable data-storage format. To accommodate quick and easy duping of as many as 11 drives, the new Reflex Flash USB offers transfer rates up to 10 mbps. The Reflex Flash line will duplicate at speeds comparable to today’s fastest 20x DVD duplicators, up to 330 units (256MB size files) per hour in its largest model. All come with a one-year warranty and “perfect-fit” guarantee—if this product doesn’t fit your needs, Disc Makers offers full credit toward one that does. Prices: $699 (3-drive), $899 (7-drive), $1,099 (11-drive). AES Booth: #703.
PRIMERA TECHNOLOGY BRAVO SE: The Bravo SE Disc Publisher offers an automated CD/DVD duplication and printing system for both Mac and PC users. Bravo SE copies and prints up to 20-discs per job—hands-free—and comes equipped with one DVD±R/CD-R combination drive that records DVDs at 16x and CDs at 40x. A 4,800 dpi printer prints full-color, photo-quality images directly onto the surface of the disc. Many studios and independent musicians will use the Bravo SE to archive and distribute music, live performances and music videos on disc in a professional format. Price: $1,495 MSRP.