Primera Technology has announced the Bravo XR-Blu Disc Publisher (Win; $5,995), an automated burn-and-print device that supports new high-capacity Blu-ray Disc media. Besides the built-in robotics and full-color, direct-to-disc inkjet printing, the Bravo XR-Blu uses the new BDR-101A Blu-ray Disc/DVD Recorder from Pioneer Electronics (USA). Blu-ray-enabled recording software, which is based on technology from Sonic Solutions, is included.
The initial release of the Bravo XR-Blu utilizes single-layer discs to store up to 25 GB of data. An upgrade will be available shortly that will allow dual-layer media that stores up to 50 GB of data per disc. Blu-ray discs utilize shorter wavelength blue lasers in order to store more data than any other optical disc technology commercially available.
The Bravo XR-Blu connects to your Windows computer via USB 2.0. SureThing CD Labeler, Primera Edition, is included to make direct-to-disc labeling fast and easy. For more information, visit Primera Techonlogy online.