Maxell intros desktop CD dupe station
Maxell Corp. of America recently announced the Maxell CD Copy Station, a desktop CD duplication device that includes an autoloader, two recorders from Cedar Technologies, a color printer from Primera Technology, and duplication software. The CD Copy Station is designed for businesses that want to produce limited run amounts of presentations, training materials, or software copies.
The device is capable of loading, recording, verifying, and printing up to 50 CDs per hour, while recording at 8x speed with approximately 200MB per disc. After the CD is recorded, the color printer prints the disc in 1200x1200 dpi within one minute. Suggested retail price is $9,995.
This month, Maxell is expected to ship samples of its 4.7GB (single-sided) and 9.4GB (double-sided) DVD-RAM media. Production of the higher-capacity media was facilitated through optical thermal simulation, which optimizes the crystallization and diffusion speed of the phase-change recording layer. Maxell also uses Mark Edge Recording to increase pit density to 0.3 micrometer and track density to 0.60 micrometer.