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Vinpower will soon offer the ultimate in data content protection through flash media

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If 2016 taught us anything, it’s that data security is critical. The top tiers of government, especially the President, have to constantly be on guard about their internet enabled devices as they could be used as espionage against them without their knowledge. So they have to make sure that their phones are not web enabled. That means that they can’t use the cloud to store or retrieve important or even personal content. That’s why Vinpower is developing a unique flash drive that can store content which is not visible through a computer or accessible via web interface or the cloud, but can only be accessed through select encrypted mobile devices designated by the user.

If you want to know more, stay tuned as this new device will be showcased at the NAB and Computex tradeshows with an anticipated release date of late Q2 or early Q3 2017.

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

Vinpower has enabled its entire range of optical disc duplicators with their exclusive copy protection feature for both DVD and Blu-ray* discs.

Free Copylock

In a time when most companies want to give you less and charge more for it, Vinpower is doing the opposite and providing more for less. Previously, the Copylock software and capability to support Vinpower’s market leading DVD copy protected image files were optional add-ons, but now Vinpower will make it available for free on all new eligible duplicators. So if you purchase any Vinpower branded DVD duplicator, the Copylock copy protection software and capabilities will be included for free*!

In today’s savvy hi-tech world, consumers are often purchasing a single video and making copies for their friends which limit the overall sales. If you worked hard and put in a lot of effort and expense into creating your video project, you shouldn’t be restricted in the number of units you can sell because you can’t afford the high price of replicated copy protection. Instead, by using Vinpower Digital’s Copylock (CPS) technology, you can feel secure by adding FREE Copy Protection* with the OCP or EZ BD format** and OptoDisc manufactured media in less time and with no minimum or maximum quantities required.

Why should it cost you extra to protect what’s rightfully yours? Keep the savings in your pocket and increase your revenue by adding Vinpower’s free Copy Protection along with the superior OptoDisc manufactured media.

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.

*In order to utilize the free copy protection, the user must use DVD or BD media with the OptoDisc MID code, contact Vinpower for a list of such media options.
**For Blu-ray copy protection, the duplicator must be enabled to produce BD copy protected discs, check with your sales associate to make certain before purchasing.

Imagine multiple Petabytes of data on a single optical disc, that may be a reality

1 mil PB BD disc

Imagine a disc that could hold a million times more content than a standard DVD? That’s right, a single disc that can hold Petabytes of data. It’s not as farfetched as you may think. Researchers in London, with the help of Russian scientist are working on a new way to increase the capacity of an optical disc to unheard of levels by using organic dyes based on azobenzene, and a special light antenna. I won’t go into the full science of how this works, so if you’d like to know more, you can read the original article, New Data Storage Method Could Boost Capacity Of Optical Storage Media. The key is that we have only scratched the surface of the possibilities of storage and optical media.

When you can keep all of Facebook’s digital records, which are stored on acres of server farms in multiple locations, onto a single optical disc, or at most a handful of discs, that is incredible to even fathom. It’s details like this that make me more convinced than ever that optical discs will remain the key method of digital storage for centuries to come. Hard drives and flash memory will never equal the stability, reliability, and security that optical discs can provide. So if there is no limitation on capacity, then optical discs are clearly the best choice for any archival storage or large capacity content.

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

Vinpower Celebrates The Year Of The Rooster In 2017

Chinese New Year 2017

January 27, 2017 is the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rooster. Whether or not you celebrate the Chinese New Year, everyone at Vinpower wishes you much prosperity and good health throughout the New Year.

Please be aware that the Taiwan and China offices will be closed Friday, January 27, through Wednesday, February 1, in observance of the Chinese New Year. If you have any requirements that require attention from one of these offices, please contact us prior to the offices shutting down for the holiday. Otherwise, any issues or if you need to reach a representative during the time the offices are closed, please contact a member of the US Vinpower office or EU sales office and we will be happy to assist you.

For more details on any of the products that Vinpower carries, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with an official Vinpower representative near you.

According to the BDA, the adoption of the UHD BD format is selling 3X’s faster than the launch of Blu-ray

UHD BD sales

When the original 1080p Blu-ray was first announced, the adoption rate was not as quick as the industry had hoped for. There were many reasons for the initial slow adoption rate, including the customers reluctance to upgrade their existing TV’s and DVD players, the perceived lack of clarity and definition over the prevailing DVD, the uncertainty of the format wars between Blu-ray and HD DVD, or any other number of reasons. The fact is that the growth of Blu-ray was much slower than expected.

Fast forward to 2016 and the introduction of the new 4K Ultra Hi-Def Blu-ray (UHD BD) and the situation has changed dramatically. According to data from the Bu-ray Disc Association (BDA), US consumers bought 1.8 million UHD Blu-ray discs in 2016, along with 300,000 UHD Blu-ray players. That is a solidly impressive number for a format that hasn’t fully rolled out and a number of the most popular players, including the Sony Playstation, do not support UHD content yet. In fact, the BDA declared that UHD BD has sold 3 times faster than standard Blu-ray at its launch.

This again tells me, and should show you, that optical discs are not going to be obsolete and that consumers still enjoy and will continue to purchase physical media, like UHD BD discs, rather than just rely on the cloud to deliver content. So when you hear that discs are dead, tell them you’ve heard that rumor before and that you’re not buying it!

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

Vinpower had another successful showing at the 2017 CES Trade Show

CES 2017 recap

Thank you to everyone that visited our booth at the 2017 CES trade show. Once again, Vinpower received great feedback from the show floor and took a number of meetings with valued customers and vendors alike. This year, we introduced a number of new products and offering, like the upcoming secure flash drive, which can protect information stored on it from falling into the wrong hands. In addition, we introduced the upcoming official AACS Blu-ray Copy Protection through standalone duplicators and much more.

If you weren’t able to visit us at CES, we hope that you will be able to meet us at one of our upcoming trade shows, such as:
• NAB trade show in Las Vegas, NV, April 24 – 27,
• Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, May 30 – June 3,
• or any number of other exhibits we will attend throughout the year.

For more details on any of the products exhibited at CES, or anything that Vinpower carries, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with an official Vinpower representative near you.

Optical discs have superior sound and video quality compared to streaming, when viewing 4K UHD content.

disc vs. streaming
There was a recent article by Peter Suderman, titled; Why DVDs and Blu-rays remain essential in the age of streaming. In this article, Mr. Suderman showcases how streaming cannot produce the exceptional sound quality and the hi-resolution picture brilliance that is commonplace with HD video content stored on Blu-ray optical discs. The gist of the article is that there are a number of reasons why a physical disc is better than simply using a streaming service, however the two most prevalent is that streaming cannot capture the true video and surround sound quality that a 4k Ultra HD (UHD) Blu-ray disc can provide.

With TV sizes increasing to such large dimensions and surround sound capability increasing to rival that of the actual movie theater experience, it doesn’t matter if your content can’t take advantage of your hardware’s capability. In order to stream true UHD, there are two factors to consider, firstly, the internet and wifi capacity and quality in the area that the streaming would take place. If the viewer doesn’t have the bandwidth or signal strength to stream 4k, they simply won’t be able to watch at all or there could be a number of buffering (freezing) issues that would detract from the viewing experience. Secondly, for those that do have the capability to fully stream 4k, in order to stream 4k efficiently, it has to be compressed, which then reduces the final products full capability. This is mostly evident in the darker hues of color and the full dynamic sound quality.

So whether you are an audio/video aficionado or just a casual viewer, to get the true UHD experience, you must have physical media. I don’t see this changing in the near future as content will only become denser and require greater and greater bandwidth or higher compression to stream properly, which will have degradation of quality to some level or another. That is why Vinpower will continue to focus on physical media and methods to produce exceptional high quality duplication of any digital content.

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

Vinpower will introduce new lines and methods of copying and securing content with flash media and hardware at the 2017 CES trade show.

ces 2017 2

Vinpower will showcase their latest advances in the digital media field during the CES trade show in Las Vegas, NV, the week of January 5th – 8th, 2017. In addition to new and improved products related to optical discs, Vinpower will also showcase prototypes and introduce new ventures in the flash media duplication and encryption market.

If you’d like to be one of the first to learn more about these new offerings, you’ll have to visit with us at our booth during the CES show. We look forward to seeing everyone there and for these and many other new opportunities in the New Year!

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

Vinpower would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy Holiday!

happy holidays

Regardless of which holiday(s) you celebrate, or possibly none at all, in the spirit of good will, Vinpower would like to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year. Vinpower would like to thank everyone that helped contribute to the success of 2016 for us and those we work with. Without the support of our customers, vendors, and friends, we would never have achieved the good fortunes we’ve experienced this past year. Thank you for everything and here’s to an even greater 2017!

For more details about any products Vinpower Digital manufactures or distributes, please visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a Vinpower representative in your area.

Japan is working on a new material that will create a single optical disc with a capacity up to 10TB!

10TB disc

A recent article released in Japan (see the below link) touts a potential breakthrough in optical disc technology. The Japan Institute of Industrial Technology has announced that it has developed a multi-layer, high-speed recording technology that is expected to produce a capacity of up to 10TB on a single optical disc, which can be used for long-term archival storage. I’m not going to get into the technological details as to how this is possible, but if you want more in-depth details, you can click on the following link:

http://www.aist.go.jp/aist_j/new_research/2016/nr20161130/nr20161130.html

For those of you that don’t read Japanese, like myself, you can use a web browser translator to provide a fairly good translation into your preferred language.

The key is that once again, this proves that optical discs are not being completely replaced by streaming, flash media, or even server farms. Instead, researchers recognize the value and necessity for both day to day use and long term archival storage that optical discs offer and continue to invest in R&D to develop greater and greater capacity optical discs. Imagine keeping the entire library of congress on a single disc! With so much digitalized information and content that continue to grow exponentially, server farms will become too costly to maintain all that data. It will be critical to have a solution to store important archival data offline, but yet make it easy enough to retrieve if needed at any time. Optical discs remain as necessary and relevant as when they were first created.

For more details about any products Vinpower Digital manufactures or distributes, please visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a Vinpower representative in your area.