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Archival discs are the best option for cold storage as digital content providers look for the most effective way to reduce volume on their server farms.

Archival Disc business

Every time you send an email, post a picture on social media (like Facebook), or send a snarky message through Twitter, and so on, you leave a digital footprint that is kept and stored by the platform you’re using. That means that companies like Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, etc. need to maintain adequate server farms to hold not just recent data storage, but also years of previous data. That old content is referred to as “cold data” because it’s rarely retrieved and essentially on ice until it’s needed again. Since cold data is not accessed frequently, to free up space for current and future content, the cold data is often offloaded onto another digital platform that can be easily stored, retrieved, and doesn’t take a lot of space, both physically and electronically. That makes optical discs the ideal storage medium for Cold Data as it fulfills all of the requirements.

In 2016, the thinktank IDC concluded that the world’s data storage stood at 16ZB, (that’s Zettabytes, with a “Z”, which is 1 trillion Gigabytes, that’s trillion with a “T”). Based on current and expected future internet usage, the IDC anticipates that number to increase to 163ZB’s by 2020. That means in 4 short years, we would have all contributed nearly 150 more Zettabytes or 150 trillion GB’s of digital content held in electronic storage. Based on these numbers, it’s expected that even if only 10% of that content needs to be offloaded onto Archival Discs (AD), which currently hold 300GB each, it would take roughly 800 million AD’s to hold that content resulting in a windfall of approx. USD $3 billion in revenue for the company(ies) that can tap into this growing market. That is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of potential for the AD market. So, this is the perfect time to get in and take advantage of the future of the optical evolution.
That is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of potential for the AD market. So this is the perfect time to get in and take advantage of the future of the optical evolution.

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

Is the CD going extinct like the cassette tape or will it have a resurgence like vinyl albums?

CD not dead

Often when I mention to people that my company sells CD duplicators or when I’m exhibiting our products at a trade show, it’s not uncommon for the people to ask, “who buys CD’s anymore?” My typical response is to mention that music CD sales are still a billion-dollar business, and that sales of recordable CD-R are well over +500 million pieces a year in the U.S. alone. That doesn’t mean that the market share isn’t decreasing, it’s just that it’s nowhere close to becoming extinct or a novelty item like the cassette tape.

Could CD’s eventually disappear? It’s hard to say for certain, but my bet would be no. In fact, I think CD’s will continue to hold a special place in the hearts of music enthusiast around the world for its unequalled clarity and sound quality. Take for instance, vinyl albums. It was widely believed vinyl albums were headed for extinction, like the Woolly Mammoth. But yet, they have been resurrected, like an audiophile Jurassic Park. In fact, sales of vinyl albums increased to 14.3 million in 2017, up from just 1 million in 2007, according to Nielsen Music. The same music can be found digitally, but the consumers that bought these vinyl albums did so because they specifically wanted to own the physical media in a format they have a special affinity for.

I believe the same will be true for the CD. Not only is the CD the most versatile format for content storage, in that it is commonly used to hold music, videos, photos, X-rays, documents, etc., but it’s also the most affordable storage format as well. There still is and will continue to be a large segment of the population that realize it’s important to own tangible products like CD’s that they can store and reliably play anytime they choose.

When you are looking for recordable media, especially CD-R, that will consistently and reliably burn without flaws and playback without errors, Vinpower should be your preferred supplier.

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

Contact Vinpower to schedule a meeting time during the 2018 Computex Jun 5th – 9th

Computex 2018

If you’re planning to attend the 2018 Computex trade show in Taiwan, taking place June 5th through 9th at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, we invite you to schedule an appointment to meet with us during the show. Vinpower’s booth will be located at TWTC Nangang, 1F J1017a, where we will be showcasing our Duplication grade media, hardware and the latest advances in duplication writer drives, professional line of flash and HDD/SSD duplicators and introduce a new series of flash drives and related products, including the iXflash. To fully appreciate all the new and improved products Vinpower will showcase, you’ll certainly have to visit and see for yourselves.

Computex is one of the largest CE and ICT expos today, and attracts visitors from all over the world looking for technology products and partners. Vinpower has exhibited at Computex for over 10 years and has seen first-hand how much it’s grown. If you plan to attend Computex, this is a great opportunity to schedule an appointment to visit our booth to see our latest product offerings and how we can help your business grow within the duplication and memory market. We will be located at Booth # 1F J1017a inside the NangGang Exhibition Hall of TWTC.
The new Daisy Chain towers boasts an upgraded controller and connections between systems, which enables the individual towers to not only burn faster, but also smoother and easier than the original models. In creating a smoother burning process creates a more stable duplication environment dramatically reducing the risks of failed burns across the towers. Even if there is one or two failed burns, the new daisy chain duplicators will not allow those failed burns to negatively impact the rest of the drives across the other towers in the chain, maintain a much higher success rate.

To schedule an appointment for a meeting during Computex, or for more details about the many product offerings available and upcoming, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a Vinpower representative today.

Vinpower has released the recently revamped and improved series of daisy chain duplicators

daisy chain

The old saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Well, Vinpower doesn’t always subscribe to that notion as we’ve found that most everything can be improved upon. Take for instance our line of daisy chain duplicators, in which the user can connect a near unlimited number of towers to operate copying a single master simultaneously across all towers, for the ultimate in productions. Customers of our previous systems have been very happy with the units, but we noticed there were some ways we could improve the systems, such as increase the duplication speed on the Blu-ray models, greater burning stability across all towers to greatly reduce the risk of failed burns, and easier to connect the towers and operate as a daisy chain system.

The original Vinpower Daisy Chain models could only burn Blu-ray discs at a maximum 2X speed. The new Daisy Chain models have tripled the speed up to 6X. Due to the large capacity of Blu-ray discs, the increased maximum speed would reduce the total burn time by almost 50%, which means you can complete your job in nearly half the time.
The new Daisy Chain towers boasts an upgraded controller and connections between systems, which enables the individual towers to not only burn faster, but also smoother and easier than the original models. In creating a smoother burning process creates a more stable duplication environment dramatically reducing the risks of failed burns across the towers. Even if there is one or two failed burns, the new daisy chain duplicators will not allow those failed burns to negatively impact the rest of the drives across the other towers in the chain, maintain a much higher success rate.

With the new daisy chain connections across each tower, it’s easier to connect and initiate each round of copies across the new daisy chain systems, increasing efficiency and time management.

So if you’re looking to swap out your older systems or need new systems to increase your production capacity and increase your ROI, the NEW Vinpower Daisy Chain Duplicators are the way to go.

For more details about this product or any product in the Vinpower offering, 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 NAB trade show

2018 NAB

Vinpower would like to thank everyone that visited our booth during the 2018 NAB trade show. We look forward to further discussions with those of you that visited our booth about the product offerings we discussed. We had many positive discussions about our product lines while at the NAB trade show. This was especially true for our large scale 128 port USB duplicator, the iXflash iPhone and iPad flash storage and back-up drive, USB and Optical Disc media offerings, Half Height Recorder Drives, publishing systems, as well as our more traditional duplication hardware.

The iXflash Aplle OTG flash drives were a particular hit as they allow individuals to back up all of their photos and videos from their iPhones and iPads and well as play back stored content like movies and music without using their iPhone’s or iPad’s internal memory. The ability to charge your iPhone or iPad while the iXflash is installed was a big advantage. In addition, there was a lot of attention for our enhanced USB and SD/Micro SD flash duplicators. These larger systems allow users to copy even more devices asynchronously or simultaneously than any of our previous systems. Additionally, we showed the Cronus publishing series offering our exclusive BCP Blu-ray and 4K UHD copy protection. This series of publishing systems offers the ability to embed true copy protection on DVD, standard Blu-ray, and the 4K UltraHD Blu-ray copy protection through a standalone duplicator. These were just a few of the many useful Vinpower hardware and media offerings we showcased.

For those who unfortunately could not visit us at NAB, you are always welcome to visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact us directly at one of our branch offices in the USA, Europe, Taiwan, or China. You can also visit us at the Computex trade show in Taiwan June 4-9, 2018. 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!

Vinpower offers FREE 4K UHD & standard Blu-ray Copy protection using OPTODISC BD-R media

Free UHD and BD copy protection

Vinpower’s line of Blu-ray Copy Protection (BCP) duplicators adds a strong level of protection against copying or ripping both 4K UHD and standard Blu-ray video content protected by the BCP. However, those units do require a dongle with stored licenses for the BCP protection to be embedded onto the duplicated discs. What if you wanted to reduce your costs and you require a copy protection as secure as the BCP, but still want to add protection as a good deterrent against a majority of people from copying or ripping the content from your 4K UHD and standard Blu-ray video content? That’s why Vinpower created the EZ BD Copy Protection!

Using our specialized Blu-ray duplicators with the EZ Copy Protection enabled, as long as you use any brand of OPTODISC 25GB Blu-ray media, the system will be able to embed the EZ BD Copy Protection without requiring a dongle or any special licenses or fees. So you can create as many copy protected discs as you’d like without any added costs. The only requirements are that you use a Vinpower Blu-ray duplicator with the EZ BD Copy Protection feature enabled along with OPTODISC produced BD media. If you’re not paying extra for the EZ BD Copy Protection and you’re making Blu-ray duplications anyway, there’s no reason not to add the protection. There are no issues in playback with any UHD or BD player that accepts BD-R media, so your customers will be able to play your BD content without concerns.

For more details about this or any of Vinpower Digital’s product line, visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.comor contact a Vinpower representative near you.

The 4K and pending 8K UHD format is proving to be a strong support for the evolving Blu-ray format

4k buffer for BD

The 4K UHD Blu-ray format is not only proving to be very popular with the consumer, it’s also a new tent pole for the long term survival of optical discs and the Blu-ray format. With the incredible vibrance and clarity of both the picture and sound quality, consumers are flocking to pick up the latest movie titles in 4K UHD. The movie studios are all too happy to push new and old titles alike in this new format due to the limitations of bandwidth for streaming.

As stated in a recent report: Research Report: 4K UHD to Buttress Blu-ray

“The intense bandwidth requirements of 4K content formats are unable to replicate the smooth and seamless playback of 4K UHD titles,” the report found. “Therefore, physical Blu-ray discs are still considered one of the best options for enjoying HD content that also supports HDR and Dolby surround sound. The majority of consumers, especially in the developed markets, are increasingly turning to UHD Blu-ray players to access movie and TV show content. To meet this demand, over 250 UHD titles were released in 2017 alone.”

Given that cameras and smart phones are both capable of recording 4K UHD content, it’s not only the major Hollywood studios that can utilize the incredible impact of the 4K UHD format, but so can nearly anyone with a camera and a vision. Vinpower can help facilitate that vision with the ability to duplicate the 4K content and implement 4K UHD copy protection through our duplicator hardware offerings.

Check out Vinpower’s 4K UHD duplication and copy protection offerings and much more at the NAB trade show April 9th – 12th, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Lower Level, booth # SL8908.

For more details about any of Vinpower’s products, services, or support, visit our website: www.vinpowerdigital.com or speak with a representative near you.

Western Digital unveiled a prototype SD card that could achieve read/write speeds of 888/430 MB/s respectively

fast SD

The SD card is not as popular as USB for common storage needs, yet it’s the main go to media for compact storage in devices like cameras, phones, tablets, navigation, and similar devices. The obvious benefits of SD cards and MicroSD cards are their minute sizes, which they can hold massive amounts of memory and fit in very small devices. Currently, the typical read speed widely ranges between 2MB/s (used for basic files and standard definition video recording) up to 90MB/s (which is critical for true 8K video recording).

However, WD is blowing the doors off the current notion of read/write speeds for SD cards and the ability to use them for a wider variety of applications in video content. By demonstrating writing speeds nearly 5 times faster than the fastest offering now, means we are just scratching the surface of the capability for SD cards. The higher the capacity and the faster the read/write speeds we can achieve, means the more devices that can possibly replace their current storage method with SD cards.

Since all flash memory, including SD cards can only transfer content via duplication, as opposed to optical discs which can use replication as well as duplication, means that devices like Vinpower’s 127 slot SD duplicators will be in greater demand. The benefit of a dedicated SD duplicator is the cost savings from not having to purchase SD to USB adaptors to run on a USB duplicator. Plus with Vinpower’s dedicated standard SD and separate MicroSD card slots, there’s no need for MicroSD adapters either.

Check out Vinpower’s SD duplicator offerings and much more at the NAB trade show April 9th – 12th, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Lower Level, booth # SL8908.
For more details about any of Vinpower’s products, services, or support, visit our website: www.vinpowerdigital.comor or speak with a representative in your area.

Vinpower will introduce 4K UHD Copy Protection at the NAB Trade Show in April

4K copy protect at NAB 2018

Vinpower will enhance its current line of copy protection for video content on optical discs to include the latest offering of Ultra High Definition 4K & 8K Blu-ray. As the market evolves to embrace the incredibly dynamic visual and sound quality of the 4K and 8K format, Vinpower will be there to help protect your creation with a comprehensive anti-rip and anti-copy method of digital protection. This will be especially useful in the manufacture on demand (MOD) market where replication is not feasible or too costly.

To learn more about this offering and how it can be useful for your business or production, visit Vinpower’s booth at the NAB trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 9th – 12th, 2018 in South Hall Lower Level, booth # SL8908.

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.

OptoDisc inkjet printable media designed to provide optimal print quality with Primera’s line of inkjet printers.

Primera

When you’re printing on inkjet printable discs, you want to make sure that the print quality of the discs matches the capability of the printer you’re using. That’s why Vinpower worked to develop a line of OptoDisc inkjet printable media that were developed to showcase the exceptional print quality of the Primera line of inkjet printers, including the latest Primera Bravo SE-3 and 4200 series printers. Because most media manufacturers don’t focus on fine-tuning their inkjet printable media towards specific printers, their media often doesn’t have the brilliance and brightness of color that is capable from the disc printer the customer is using. Because Vinpower is deeply involved in the development and manufacture of virtually all aspects of duplication hardware and media, we know the importance of matching the disc resolution with the output of each printer manufacturer.

The Primera Bravo series are the most widely used inkjet disc printers in the world, which is why Vinpower felt it was important to develop a line of inkjet media that can optimize their incredible print speed and resolution. So if you own a Primera printer and want to get the best results from your printed media, make sure you use the OptoDisc inkjet printable media that was optimized for the Bravo series of printers.

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.