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Vinpower’s line of Pro Duplicator Optical Disc Drives (ODD) are readily available Globally!

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Now that fewer personal computers come standard with optical disc drives (ODD), there are fewer and fewer manufacturers producing them. The ODD manufacturers that remain are putting less resources into maintaining the drives and are actively trying to cost down on the components used to build those drives. These factors inevitably lead to lower quality drives with a shorter life span. That’s why Vinpower has worked diligently over the years to provide our own lines of professional series Half Height Optical Disc Drives, featuring the Plextor, Optiarc, and Piodata series. Each of these drives were developed to have greater compatibility, reliability, and longevity, compared to the standard off the shelf ODD’s currently on the market. These drives are perfect for building your own duplicators, replacing drives on older systems, such as manual towers, autoloaders, and publishing systems, regardless of the manufacturer, and for use with computers and high scale servers.

Now that you know these drives exist and would be the perfect solution for your needs, the next question is inevitably where can I find them to purchase? Fortunately, these drives are readily available in most countries around the world. They are available in North and South America, throughout Europe and Asia, including Australia. The drives are also readily available through Amazon in the US, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and the UK, which in addition to Vinpower’s distributors & resellers can service customers in nearly every country.

Don’t settle for subpar drives that may look cheaper, but end up costing you far more money in the long run due to shorter lifespan and inconsistencies in the burn quality, which create numerous bad burns. Instead, you can easily and quickly order any one of Vinpower’s professional line of ODD to ensure the job will get done right the first time without downtime for a defective or overheated drive.

For more details about this product or any of Vinpower Digital’s range of hardware, software, and media offerings, visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with an authorized Vinpower representative near you.

The most priceless possessions you own are your memories, the best way to protect them is on optical discs

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Living in California, there have been a number of major fires in multiple locations throughout the state. This seems to be a horrible recurring theme in the state due to extremely hot and dry weather. When I think about what I would want to take with me, after making sure my family is safe, my first thought it to protecting the items that are the most irreplaceable. These are items that if lost can often never be replaced, such as photographs, videos, and mementos that represent a person’s life and the lives of those they care about. If those items are merely kept as standard pictures, film, or even stored on a hard drive, natural elements like fire, water, and mud can completely destroy them. However, optical discs are more durable and can withstand being submerged in water or covered in mud, even extreme heat if stored in a safe place. So, if you are able to store all digital images and content onto optical discs, there’s a greater chance they will still endure should a disaster strike. Just like you shouldn’t keep all your eggs in one basket, it’s always wise to keep the most important content stored on multiple sources; possibly in the cloud and on 1 or more hard drives, but for the most protection. I would strongly suggest that at least one of your safety nets remain optical discs.

Hopefully, most of us may never experience a major catastrophe, but there are still small isolated incidents like a house fire, burglary, computer virus, or any number of incidents that could cause you to lose mementos and content that you could never replace. That’s why it’s so critical that you have adequate back-ups. We at Vinpower hope you will take the time to safeguard your treasures and back them up on optical discs.

For more information about any Vinpower products, please visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.

Where does your USB flash media come from and can you trust it?

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The USB flash market is a very tricky market as it’s not as closely regulated as other forms of media. In fact, outside of the form factor of the USB connection, there are a lot of leeway for manufacturers that create a huge gap between good and bad quality USB drives. This gap is made even wider by the fact that flash is transitioning to 3D NAND Flash and the demand is greater than the supply.

Because of the shortages and rapid fluctuations in costs, many suppliers are resorting to providing recycled elements or merely passing off defective flash in order to fill orders and offer cheaper pricing. In the end, there’s no way to tell if a USB flash drive is made from recycled parts or is defective just by looking at it. Even when you plug the drive into a computer, the limited details available may not reflect the problems that can/will occur when you attempt to use it. So, many customers are duped by the low pricing. They take a chance and end up realizing they have a high defect rate when trying to copy these drives. Worse yet, they’ll find that partial or the entire content disappears without warning and you are left with a useless drive that lost what could have been very important content.

So how can you tell which USB flash is safe and which is potentially defective? The only way to do that is by working with the various flash controller developers and using very specialized software tools developed to inspect and diagnose every single flash drive inserted into it. This is what Vinpower provides when you purchase your USB flash drives from us. Not only do we work with a large array of USB flash controller and memory manufacturers and suppliers to get the special software tools needed to inspect them, but we also build the hardware that allows us to implement that software on tens, hundreds, even thousands of drives at a time. Vinpower can do in-depth testing that no other supplier even thinks about offering so that we can provide 100% guaranteed perfect USB Flash drives with every single order.

For more details about Vinpower’s USB flash offerings, please visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a Vinpower representative near you.

With so many companies leaving the industry, Vinpower is a beacon of stability and reliability!

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I receive weekly emails from our A/R insurance broker highlighting companies that are close to or in the process of declaring bankruptcy. Even in the duplication market, the landscape has changed dramatically with many companies, both large and small, leaving the market, in some cases voluntarily and others through bankruptcy/insolvency. However, through it all, Vinpower remains healthy and very active in developing products that support and advance the goals of the duplication market. Vinpower may not be on the fast track to Microsoft or Apple type revenue, but we have managed to steer clear of pitfalls and provide our customers with solid reliable hardware, media, and support, all while offering very competitive pricing.

I’m not bringing this up to brag about Vinpower’s good fortune. Rather, to let everyone know that when you’re looking at the market landscape and wondering who will still be there when you need them, you can rest assured that Vinpower will still be standing strong and proud to support you. Why wait until you’re desperate for a solution, talk to Vinpower today to see how we can support your efforts in the digital duplication marketplace.

For more details about Vinpower’s products, please visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area.

WARNING! There is a flood of counterfeit and low-quality USB Flash media & SSD hitting the market!

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USB flash media and SSD hard drives are gaining in popularity and usage amongst all those looking for faster and more reliable methods to save and share digital content. The problem is that as demand increases, the stability and reliability of the supply decreases. This imbalance is creating opportunity for those to take advantage of the situation by passing off defective, mislabeled, and low-grade USB and SSD to a marketplace looking for cheaper solutions.

The notion that you get what you pay for has its merits, but sometimes it doesn’t matter what you pay if you can’t rely on the source or have any proof what they are claiming is actually what you’re getting. That’s why Vinpower has entered into the USB flash and SSD hard drive business. To remove the risk of not getting what you ordered or discovering later that the drives are actually defective and deceptive. As a USB flash and SSD duplicator manufacturer, Vinpower has developed tools to help weed out the bad USB flash and SSD drives from the good ones to ensure 100% reliability and sustainability.

There have been many cases where the drives did not actually contain the memory size indicated on the drive or that there are numerous bad sectors that could cause you to lose parts or all of the data stored on the device. It’s just not worth the risk to save a few cents on a USB drive or a couple of dollars on a SSD. Vinpower can provide that sense of security and confidence that the product you buy would have been fully tested through our intensive H2+ testing facility and that all products will 100% match your specifications without failures or devastating loses.

For more details about Vinpower and our expansive product line, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a Vinpower representative at a location near you.

Copy Protection isn’t just for the major studios, but for anyone that has content they don’t want others to copy and share.

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Picture for a moment that you have digital video content that you want to sell or control who you share with others, what are your limitations? One issue could be that those that view your content, decide to make copies or upload online without your permission or consent. If you were hoping to sell that content, then you no longer have the opportunity because someone took that decision from you and made it available for free to anyone. If you had hoped to keep the content private, now it’s been released onto the web or passed from person to person for all to share and see without your ability to selectively decide who can view the content and who can’t. Protecting content is not just a problem for large enterprise or movie studio, it can be an everybody problem.

Vinpower has been developing hardware and software tools that enable companies and individuals to keep their content safe for many years now and we continue to improve the process and decrease the costs to do so. It shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg just to protect what’s rightfully yours. So, don’t take any chances with your digital video content, add Vinpower’s copy protection to rest easier knowing that you don’t have to be a victim.

For more details on Copy Protection or any of the Vinpower Digital product line, please visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a Vinpower representative near you.

The iXflash can double as your traveling media library, storing tons of music, movies, work files and more for instant access anywhere.

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Even though the storage capacity for iPhones and iPads are increasing, because of 4K UHD resolution, the size of the photos, videos, movies, etc. that you store on your phone are also increasing significantly. So, no matter what size iPhone or iPad you get, it’s easy to run out of space quickly.

Instead of storing all those huge files directly on your iPhone or iPad, you can store a tremendous amount of music, movies, videos, photos, ebooks, work files, and much more directly on the iXflash portable mini storage device. That way you can play back, view, edit, or review all of your content through any iPhone, iPad, or iPod with a lightning connection*, or even directly through any computer with a USB connection, regardless of whether you have cellular service or wi-fi connection.

For example, many airlines are charging for inflight entertainment these days. Instead of wasting your money paying the airline for a movie you’ll probably fall asleep on, you can bring your iXflash, which is loaded with your favorite programs and watch for free at your convenience.

Perhaps you want to get some work done while on a flight, but don’t want to pull down a bulky laptop which you have to balance on the tiny tray from the seat in front of you. Instead, transfer your work files from your computer onto the iXflash through the USB3.0 connection, then you can review and work on all of your documents through your iPhone or iPad without needing extra space or internet access.

There are so many possibilities with the iXflash beyond simply backing up photos and videos quickly. The iXflash can be your traveling media library or de facto external HDD, without using up your allotted data minutes or paying exorbitant fees for wi-fi, making the iXflash as essential to you as your iPhone itself.
For more details about Vinpower and our expansive product line, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.

*The Piodata iXflash APP is required for use with an iPhone or iPad and can be downloaded for free from the Apple App store.

The iXflash, which allows you to back up and add storage capacity for your Apple iPhone and iPad, is now available!

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Have you ever gotten a gift for someone and you knew it is something they would love and could really use? Do you remember how difficult it was to hold onto it and wait to give it to them on the actual date the present was intended for? That’s how I’ve felt the last year or so as we’ve perfected our latest offering with the iXflash, Apple Lighting Flash drive. We completely redesigned and improved upon both the actual drive and the App used with the drive to make it the most ideal companion for anyone that has an Apple iPhone or iPad, regardless of the storage capacity.

With the iXflash, you’ll no longer live in fear of missing the perfect picture/video or be forced to delete important images or Apps because your iPhone or iPad is running out of memory. The iXflash provides extended memory for iPhones, iPads, and iPods with a Lightning connection. It allows you to take pictures and videos with confidence, watch HD quality feature length movies, and listen to music without sacrifice or requiring a connection to a computer or the internet. The iXflash frees you from the limitations of your storage capacity and opens up a world of possibilities!

Key Features:
• Small device – HUGE CAPACITY: With added storage capacity of 32GB, 64GB, 128Gb, up to 256GB, you should never worry about running out of storage capacity on your iPhone or iPad. Never again will you be frustrated by messages that say, “Cannot Take Photo,” because there’s no more space for new photo’s or videos.
• Direct Photo/Video Capture: The iXflash allows you to take real time photos and videos that transfer directly to the iXflash’s internal memory, without using the memory on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
• TRANSFER BETWEEN ALL YOUR DEVICES: The iXflash can quickly and easily transfer content between multiple iPhones or iPads, allowing you to share all or select photos and videos with friends and family quickly and securely. Plus, with the USB 3.1 connection, you can back up all your content onto a computer or transfer content from a computer to view or listen to on your iPhone or iPad.
• Saves Battery Life: The iXflash saves on battery life by going into low power mode when backing up your photos and videos, preserving your battery and not disrupting your iPhone or iPad’s primary functionality.
• Photo/Video PROTECTION: The iXflash supports the Apple Touch ID feature to safeguard your photos and videos by locking access through fingerprint identification. This feature will protect any file stored on the iXflash from being viewed through an Apple mobile device or through a computer to ensure complete privacy.
• APPLE MFi CERTIFIED: The iXflash devices are engineered to meet Apple’s stringent design specifications and are MFI (Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) Certified.

For more details about Vinpower and our expansive product line, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.

Vinpower Digital would like to thank everyone that visited our booth at the 2018 Computex trade show in Taiwan.

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Vinpower Digital once again exhibited at the popular 2018 Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan and we are thoroughly appreciative of everyone that visited our booth. Vinpower exhibited numerous new and upcoming product lines and received a very positive reception from all those that visited with us. Items of particular interests were the new line of:

• Pearl White DVD±R media,
• Advanced Optical Disc Drives from the Optiarc, Plexdisc, and Piodata lines;
• USB Duplicators (offering the ability to create and duplicate write protection, password protection, and offer an external log file(s) of the system’s operation through a PC);
• USB flash drives (offering the ability to add write protection and password protection on the fly)
• The iXflash series, our latest offering in our Apple iPhone/iPad extended memory;
• Our increasingly popular OPTODISC line of recordable media;
• The upcoming line of SSD drives;
• and many other offerings.
For those who unfortunately could not visit us at Computex, you are always welcome to contact us directly at one of our branch offices in the USA, Taiwan, China, or Europe. We thank all of our loyal and happy customers, partners, and friends and look forward to continued advancements and success throughout this year and beyond!

For more details about Vinpower and our expansive product line, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.

Vinpower’s new Pearl White DVD±R Media offers better compatibility and helps prevent “Donut Rings” on the burning side of the disc.

Pearl White DVD

Vinpower introduced our new line of Pearl White DVD±R Media at the 2018 Computex Trade Show in Taiwan this week. Patterned after the success of the original Princo white DVD±R Media formula, Vinpower acquired key engineers from Princo to develop our improved line of Pearl White DVD±R. Princo was famous for their oddly white colored discs, which were able to burn effectively even under less than favorable conditions of the drives. The drawback of the Princo DVD line was the fact that since they didn’t adhere to the official DVD specifications, the discs had a shorter lifespan in terms of maintaining the data integrity.

When Vinpower developed the Pearl White DVD±R media line, we improved the reliability and longevity of the media and incorporated the official DVD specifications and disc geometries. Because of these advancements, Vinpower’s Pearl White DVD±R Media has demonstrated an ability to successfully record content even when using older legacy drives or drives that have a lot of wear and tear causing other types of media to have high failure rates. On top of that, the new Pearl White DVD±R media uses a specialized Recording Dye that minimizes the uneven appearance of the recording surface of the disc, which is often referred to as “Donut Rings”.

To recap, highlights of Vinpower’s Pearl White DVD±R Media line are:

• Special formula derived from PRINCO (White Disc)
• Maintain the basic disc geometries and improved long term data integrity
• Easy to burn for all models or conditions of ODDs, preventing high failure rates
• Easy to read for all kinds of ODDs and players (both old and new)
• No speed drop during burning and playback
• No “Donut Ring”

For more details about the Pearl White media or any product in the Vinpower offering, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a representative near you.