Primera Technology has Introduced the Bravo II DiscPublisher (Mac/Win), which improves on the features of the originalBravo Disc Publisher. Like the original, the Bravo II Disc Publishercan automatically duplicate and print up to 25 CDs or DVDs at a time.(In Kiosk mode, it has a 50-disc capacity.) In addition, the Bravo IIDisc Publisher has 4800 dpi print resolution (instead of the 2400 dpiof the original) and a USB 2.0 high-speed interface. The previous modelrequired two cables: a USB 1.1 cable for printing and robotic controland a FireWire cable for the data interface. According to themanufacturer, the Bravo II Disc Publisher has an increased discproduction rate of 10 percent over the earlier version.
Instead of copying and printing discs one at a time, the Bravo IIDisc Publisher uses a robotic mechanism to transport discs between thebuilt-in duplicator and printer. You can choose either a 52x CD-Rrecorder or Pioneer combo DVD-R/CD-R recorder.
The company's AccuDisc technology is a suite of hardware andfirmware enhancements that provides accurate and precise disc picking.According to the manufacturer, AccuDisc eliminates misalignment of thepicking mechanism by utilizing advanced LED optics instead ofmechanical components. In addition, the technology prevents theaccidental feeding of double discs into the recordable drive.
The Bravo II requires Windows 2000/XP or Mac OS X, and a USB 2.0port. Two versions of the Bravo II Disc Publisher are available. TheBravo II CD Publisher comes with a 52x CD-R recorder, and the Bravo IIDVD Publisher includes a Pioneer A07 DVD-R/CD-R recorder, which recordsDVD-Rs at 8x and CD-Rs at 24x. A business card adapter kit is availableto copy and print 80 mm mini-discs, rounded "hockey rink" mini-discs,and business card-shaped CDs. The optional PTBurn Network softwareallows up to five users to send CD or DVD recording and print jobs to aBravo II Disc Publisher remotely from client PCs. The PTBurn Networksoftware runs on virtually any server/client network under Windows2000/XP. For more information, visit primera.com. (http://www.primera.com)
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