Posted by Ryan on October 9, 2015
Following Panasonic’s announcement of the first of its kind 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray player, Sharp introduces its own Ultra HD Blu-ray player and 4k recorder. That’s big news because that moves us 1 step closer to having Ultra HD Blu-ray duplicators. Once people can create their own master content, then they will want to make copies and that will lead them to purchase the larger capacity BD-R media that can support the large format capacity, like BD DL or BDXL media. Plus it will lead the same people to purchase new duplicators with BDXL capable recorder drives that can handle the large capacity media.
This just further exemplifies that optical discs will remain relevant and will have a sizeable impact in future technology and functionality. For more information about this new player or anything related to the duplication marker, feel free to contact a member of the Vinpower staff or an authorized Vinpower reseller.
Posted by Ryan on October 2, 2015
Announced this week, Imation plans to wind down its media business and end their long-term license agreement with TDK Corporation. This is a major announcement on the heels of Taiyo Yuden also announcing their decision to exit the optical disc field to concentrate on other business opportunities earlier this summer. There have been a number of smaller media manufactures and suppliers exiting the industry over the last year or two, but the fact that two of the more prominent media suppliers, in TY and Imation have made plans to move away from selling optical media, it leaves a number of customers with a void to fill for their recordable optical discs.
Imation and Taiyo Yuden didn’t decide to exit the market because they had zero sales, it was due to the fact that sales weren’t as profitable as they had been previously and they were public companies that had to show future growth. However, there is still a sizeable market for recordable optical discs around the world. Vinpower is focused intently on being the company that can fulfill the needs of those displaced customers looking for an alternative solution to TY or Imation, but not suffer any drop off in quality or reliability. Vinpower’s OptoDisc media has quickly picked up a following of believers that the OptoDisc media will consistently and reliably perform up to and often beyond their expectations.
OptoDisc media will continue to be available if virtually every format type, such as CD-R, DVD+/-R, DVD+R DL, BD-R, BD-R DL, etc., as well as surface types, including silver top, inkjet printable and thermal printable in white or silver matte, as well as the glossy water and scratch resistant Liquid Defense Plus inkjet printable. If you have not tried OptoDisc media and have been using Taiyo Yuden/JVC or Imation, this is a great opportunity to test OptoDisc today to see if it would be a perfect replacement for your business or personal use.
To learn more about Vinpower Digital and our line of OptoDisc or other media and hardware solutions, visit the Vinpower Digital website, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.
Posted by Ryan on September 25, 2015
Holidays are times to be cherished and celebrated and this Sunday, September 27th many will celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival otherwise known as the Moon Festival. We wanted to let everyone know that the Monday following the holiday, (September 28th), the Vinpower Taiwan and China offices will be closed in celebration of the Chinese Moon Festival Holiday. The US and EMEA offices will continue to operate during normal hours during this time, so if you should have a question, you may contact those offices during the holiday. Thank you for your support and patronage and for those celebrating the Moon Festival, we wish you joy and good fortune!
Posted by Ryan on September 18, 2015
According to a study by Future Markets Insights (FMI), recordable Blu-ray discs sales will increase by a 7.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2015 to 2025, for a cumulative volume of over 2.5 billion recordable BD discs sold annually. Currently, recordable Blu-ray discs account for 13% of the recordable optical disc market. That percentage is certain to grow and the primary factors fuelling the demand for recordable Blu-ray discs include an increasing demand for high volume storage discs and content protection against piracy.
Vinpower has been focused on both of these elements for many years as we anticipated this shift years ago. As content becomes larger and the amount of the content also grows, the most efficient and inexpensive method for storing and disseminating that content is through Blu-ray optical discs. We mentioned many times how major companies like Sony, Panasonic, etc. are constantly looking at ways to expand the storage capacity of optical discs, to where a single disc holding a 1TB of data is not far fetch. Now that 4K Ultra HD content is rolling out to the public, the need to 60GB+ to 100GB+ is going to become as common as the 25GB BD-R, dropping the price and making them more affordable for the average consumer.
So if you want to ride the Blu-ray wave of opportunity, contact Vinpower or a Vinpower representative today for more details about our line of Blu-ray media and hardware.
Posted by Ryan on September 11, 2015
It was only a matter of time before it happened, but Samsung beat everyone else to the punch and announced the world’s 1st consumer ready 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany this past week. A number of TV manufactures have already created 4K capable televisions, but Samsung has taken the next step and mirrored the 4k Ultra BD player to have a curved front bezel to match the curved appearance of their 4K TV’s, given them both a more uniform look. Previously, 4K content was limited, mostly because there weren’t any available players. Now, with the introduction of the Samsung 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, to be named the UBS-K8500, scheduled to be commercially available in 2016, the content will come. In fact, 20th Century Fox has already announced that they will be releasing 4K titles for the Samsung player and the many other players that are soon to enter the market.
This is just another example of how optical discs will continue to be an integral element of our entertainment experience and will be relevant for many more years to come. In fact, it’s understood that the Blu-ray Disc Association will approve a new 66GB DL disc to handle the larger 4k format capacity. So don’t throw out your DVD or Blu-ray movie collection and keep creating content on optical discs, because there will still be optical disc players and there will still be consumers looking for optical disc content to play on them. As these files get larger and larger, it will be harder to stream and still capture the true imagery and sound embedded on the Ultra HD BD discs, so if you want the full experience, optical discs are the best option.
For more details about Vinpower Digital or the products we offer, please contact a Vinpower representative or reseller, and they will be more than happy to assist you.
Posted by Ryan on September 4, 2015
Vinpower introduced its line of OptoDisc recordable media over a year ago and it has been an amazingly successful venture. The main reason is the media simply and consistently performed and users have been very happy with the results. As our C.E.O., Calvin Chang, proclaimed, “When people use OptoDisc media in their duplicators and/or disc printers, the media burns and prints successfully time and time again. When they use the recorded OptoDisc media in their players, it plays consistently. Basically, the media performs the way it’s supposed to and each batch works exactly the same as the previous batch and the batch before that.” Vinpower has been adamant about maintaining both the media quality and the consistency across all manufactured lots. So if you’re happy with the performance, you’ll continue to be happy as the media will continue to work in the same manner every time you buy it.
OptoDisc is not a brand itself, but a manufactured media that is the basis for a number of popular brands currently on the market. To find out if your media is OptoDisc manufactured, look for the OptoDisc MID or contact a Vinpower representative to learn which brands are made from OptoDisc. If you haven’t had the opportunity to try OptoDisc media for yourself, contact a Vinpower representative today to see how much OptoDisc can save you.
Posted by Ryan on August 26, 2015
After a delay in production, Vinpower is happy to announce that the PX-891SAF, which is the replacement for the popular PX-891SAW, has arrived and is ready to ship. Vinpower Digital, a recognized global manufacturer and distributor of digital duplication equipment and accessories, has received the prestigious Plextor PX-891SAF Optical Disc Drives (ODD’s) and is the exclusive worldwide supplier with drives already in stock in select markets. Contact Vinpower today if you’d like to order these top of the line drives.
The Plextor PX-891SAF drive boasts many advantages to the standard half height burner drives in the following ways:
Better Burning Quality:
• Secure Media Speed Stability - Ensures that media duplication speed does not exceed encoded maximum rates to provide better burning control and virtually eliminates bad burns.
• Enhanced Recording Stabilization Control - Ensures all drives in a single duplication environment burn uniformly to avoid disproportionate speed fluctuations, which lead either to failed discs or less compatible completed discs.
• Stable Recording Control - The drives have an extensive database of media specs and are better able to communicate and convey these details while burning the disc(s) at ultimate speed.
Greater Compatibility with blank media and media players:
• Stable burning throughout - Provides consistent and reliable burning of any file type for the duration of the duplication progress to ensure the recorded media has far greater reliability of playback or that the discs will successfully copy to begin with.
• Archival Burning Capability - Able to burn virtually all makes of specialty archival media, including the 1000 year M-Disc brand.
• Enhanced CD-R Duplication - Limits potential distortion in CD-R audio duplication Drives
• Built using sturdier components - Compared to alternative drives, this model was built using the true Japanese design and parts lists for a stronger and more reliable system.
• Less Wear and Tear - since there are fewer bad burns, the system is able to complete its jobs in less burns meaning a prolonged life for the drives themselves due to less use
• Industrial tray gears & pulleys - provides a more stable disc loading tray for a longer life cycle (1 cycle equals 1 tray extend from and then return into the drive)
• Enhanced Error Reporting - Provides greater details as to the cause of any potential duplication failure during the Lead-In
The Plextor PX-891SAF CD/DVD writer drive is immediately available and can be shipped anywhere in the world. Contact Vinpower for more details, or visit www.vinpowerdigital.com to learn more about the benefits and capabilities of this drive.
Posted by Ryan on August 14, 2015
There has been talk about the new Ultra HD Blu-ray format and when it will be available for some time now, but it’s finally upon us. According to the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA), they will begin licensing Ultra HD hardware and content on August 24, 2015. Since the players will be backwards compatible, all previous formats will also work in the Ultra HD players and with Ultra HD compatible TV sets. Even though some may look at this new Ultra HD as just another Blu-ray format, the expanded color range, high frame rate (up to 60fps) and up-to 3840×2160 resolution, along with the ultimate in audio technology, makes it the standard bearer in picture and sound quality for home viewing.
In establishing licenses this month, ensures that there will be some exciting Ultra HD products and content available in time for the holidays. So if you’ve held off jumping on the Blu-ray bandwagon, this may be the time to join the estimated 95.6 million people expected to be enjoying HD content by 2019. This also means that as TV’s get bigger, picture quality and sound clearer, costs more affordable, and content getting bigger and bigger, optical discs with its superior capacity and the lowest cost per byte for digital content/storage, will continue to be a mainstay for many years to come.
For more information about the latest developments about the digital duplication and content, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com or contact a Vinpower representative near you.
Posted by Ryan on August 10, 2015
Computer viruses are becoming far more prevalent and those developing these viruses are finding more unique and clever ways to infect computers and even mobile devices through flash devices. You could receive a flash device, such as a USB pen drive or SD card, from a trade show or as a promotional item and unbeknownst to you or the person that gave it to you, there’s a virus hidden within. These viruses could infect your computer or mobile device immediately upon inserting that flash item into your device. So what can you do to prevent this?
The best thing to do is perform a full erase function using a standalone Vinpower flash duplicator. The reason our standalone flash duplicators are safe to operate even though the flash media might contain a virus is because the controller card for our devices are not based on a Microsoft or Apple operating system, but a more protected proprietary technology developed by Vinpower. That way the virus is flushed away before it has a chance to infect its intended target, your computer, tablet, or phone. Using the Vinpower Flash Duplicator(s) to completely delete all previous material, wipes out any existing content, including the virus, and limits the exposure that could put your computer or other device(s) at risk through the simple act of merely plugging in a flash device.
Avoid the hassles and potential devastating loses by ordering a Vinpower standalone flash duplicator today. Visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com or contact a local representative for more details.
Posted by Ryan on August 4, 2015
When you leave your house, park your car, or bicycle, don’t you take precautions and lock them up before you walk away? So if you have the opportunity, why wouldn’t you add copy protection to your Blu-ray projects, for that added level of security? Regardless of whether you’re making copies of your child’s dance recital, a customer’s wedding, or the movie you produced that you hope will one day be the next Hollywood blockbuster, isn’t it worth adding protection to help prevent others from copying it and preventing you from capitalizing on your investment?
Vinpower developed a simple method to embed a level of added security to Blu-ray discs that have been duplicated using our standalone SharkBluCP series duplicators. The SharkBluCP standalone duplicators come standard with the ability to copy all optical disc formats, including CD, DVD and Blu-ray, but with the advantage of being able to implement an extra level of protection that helps prevent others from making additional copies of your work. Nothing is 100% at preventing duplication, even the most advanced methods of protection can be defeated, but it’s a lot better than no protection at all.
So if the cost of the SharkBluCP duplicator is virtually the same a standard Blu-ray duplicator, why wouldn’t you upgrade to a model that offers the unique ability to embed BD copy protection, rather than nothing at all?
For more details about the SharkBluCP or any Vinpower product, visit our website or contact a local Vinpower representative.