Posted by Ryan on December 18, 2014
Vinpower has long been known as an innovator in the field of optical disc duplication, especially with our market leading autoloader duplicators. Recently, Vinpower acquired the rights, designs and material of the Dexpreso Company, which manufactured the DEX1000 automatic CD/DVD burner. Overall, this system was a decent loader and was adopted by a number of brands in the market. However, it had its flaws and never became as popular as it could have been. When Dexpreso decided to close its doors, Vinpower recognized the merits of the tiny loader and acquired all rights.
After modifying the mechanics and implementing our own burning software, the new VDX-1 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Autoloader will soon be re-launched into the market for 2015. With an extremely aggressive price point and a light portable frame, the VDX-1 is sure to be a hit amongst light to medium duplicators that would benefit from an automated device.
Be the first to see the VDX-1 in action at the CES trade show in Las Vegas, January 6 – 9, 2015, South Hall 1 Booth # 20651.
Posted by Ryan on December 11, 2014
The start of a new calendar year symbolizes the rebirth, especially for the electronics Industry with the arrival of CES (Consumer Electronic Show), which takes place in Las Vegas, NV from Tuesday, January 6 through Friday, January 9, 2015. Once again, Vinpower will be exhibiting at CES in the South Hall 1st level, space # 20651. We will be exhibiting some exciting new product lines that we have recently finalized. However, in order to be among the first to witness these incredible new products, you’ll have to visit us at CES and see them for yourself. Vinpower is very excited about these new offerings and think they will be very popular. Therefore, if you plan to attend the show, please contact us to make an appointment to visit our booth. If you cannot make it, stay tuned for future announcements from Vinpower!
Posted by Ryan on December 5, 2014
Inkjet printing is still the primary print method for labeling optical discs. Even though the printers can apply photo quality artwork, if the discs are just standard inkjet printable media, the actual printed image is not protected and can easily smear, fade, or bleed. The best way to prevent that is by using the Vinpower line of Liquid Defense Plus media, available in CD, DVD and Blu-ray, which uses special nano-particle molecular technology to seal in the ink and prevent moisture or other factors to disrupt the image. As the image shows, the nano-particle molecular technology prevents the ink from separating and holds it in place, regardless of the amount of water or moisture that comes in contact with it.
So if you really care about the look and longevity of your printed media, Vinpower’s Liquid Defense Plus is the best solution for you! Contact a Vinpower representative today for more details.
Posted by Ryan on November 21, 2014
Kingston just announced they are releasing a 256GB capacity SD card, which is enormous, but not too big for the Vinpower SD Duplicator. SD cards are the standard for video camera, cell phones, tablets, etc., so it’s only reasonable that SD card manufacturers will create larger and larger capacity cards. So why would you want to limit your production with a SD duplicator that can’t accurately duplicate these large scale flash media, like the 256GB SD card? Vinpower makes sure that our flash duplicators, including the SD/Micro SD range of duplicators can match any capacity on the market, for a reliable and accurate duplication.
So if you need to make copies of SD cards, either standard size or Micro SD versions, Vinpower’s line of SD/Micro SD duplicators are always ready and capable. Contact a Vinpower representative to learn more about our full range of Flash, Optical Disc, and Hard Drive duplicators, components, accessories, and more.
Posted by Ryan on November 19, 2014
Taiwan has become the global leader in manufacturing recordable optical discs, like CD’s, DVD’s, and Blu-ray. That doesn’t mean that every disc manufacturer in Taiwan is the best, but many of the best discs sold around the world are made in Taiwan. Seeing “Made in Taiwan”, gives customers a sense of confidence that it’s more likely to be better quality media.
Because of this reputation, there are companies that want to trick their customers that their media comes from Taiwan or is of the same quality, by labeling it as, “Taiwan Solution”. So they will sell it as a Taiwanese media, but in reality it could be from anywhere. Typically this is done so that the seller can mix between low grade media and a higher grade media from Taiwan to make the customers think that all of the media is actually “Made in Taiwan” and it should have a better quality.
Ultimately, the customer ends up with media that is hit or miss, where some batches are OK and others are very low quality, often manufactured by companies outside Taiwan with lower standards. But when they use the “Taiwan Solution”, there’s no way to tell which media is from the good or bad manufacturers, because you don’t know where it’s from.
Don’t get tricked by marketing tactics, be aware when media says “Taiwan Solution” that it doesn’t mean its “Made in Taiwan”. Contact Vinpower Digital to ensure you get true “Made in Taiwan” media at the best pricing.
Posted by Ryan on November 14, 2014
Archival discs are meant to store content for 50, 100, or 1000 years into the future, so why would you use a sharpie or water based inkjet printers on standard inkjet printable media to label those discs? Shouldn’t the label on the disc look nice and hold up to the wear and tear of time just like the data on the disc? How else will anyone know what’s on the disc if the label is no longer recognizable? If you’re going to spend the money to ensure you have long lasting quality archival media, then you should get the TOTAL SOLUTION!
Vinpower now offers a line of both DVD and Blu-ray recordable archival media with the glossy, water, and scratch resistant Liquid Defense Plus inkjet printable surface on top. The Liquid Defense Plus inkjet printable surface allows you to use virtually any inkjet disc printer to label the disc(s). The Liquid Defense Plus Archival Media provides a stunning printed image along with the peace of mind that the data and label will hold up over time, regardless of coming into contact with moisture or other harmful common conditions.
For more details about the new archival DVD and Blu-ray recordable media with Liquid Defense Plus, contact a Vinpower representative today.
Posted by Ryan on November 3, 2014
In a perfect duplication world, the duplicator case will be made of aluminum and contain multiple fans to cool off the drives, which create substantial heat due to constant usage. Plus, all the drives will have proper spacing, be uniform (meaning using the same model numbers and firmware across all of the drives in the hardware), and have adequate electricity to power all of the drives. In that scenario, most any controller will give you a reasonable success rate. But what happens when you have situations where the conditions are not ideal for duplication? What if there’s minimal air circulation to cool off the drives, or the system is configures numerous different brands and/or firmware of drives, or the user is copying disc continuously for 12, 16, even 24 hours a day? That’s when duplicator’s controller makes the difference between successfully burned media and failed discs that become coasters. That’s what separates A grade equipment like Vinpower and inferior equipment from lesser quality competitors.
Vinpower’s controller has been tested to provide the best results even when working in less than ideal situations. It’s been proven to work mixed drives brands/firmware, when the heat is not properly ventilated, when media is mixed from different brands, or even when the drives are older and has some errors with certain medias. Vinpower’s controller has proven to overcome far more issues than any of its competitors.
Of course, Vinpower recommends maintaining and operating your duplicator under optimal conditions for the best results, however, we know that is not always an option for everyone. Vinpower developed its controller to a higher grade, so that it can function better and ensure more reliability than any other standalone duplication controller on the market.
If you want the best and still pay less in costs and maintenance, then Vinpower’s standalone duplication controllers and hardware are the only options. Contact a Vinpower representative today.
Posted by Ryan on October 24, 2014
It’s never too early to start planning your visit to the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show in Las Vegas, NV, April 13 – 16, 2015. Here’s your opportunity to reserve your entry pass to the show for free! But the offer is only good until October 31, 2014. That date is quickly approaching, so act now, or you may be forced to pay for the passes later. Simply click on the following link and follow the directions for your free pass:
While you’re planning your visit, make sure you schedule time to stop by Vinpower’s booth located in the South Hall, booth # SL8724 to see our latest line of duplicator hardware and media offerings. Until then, feel free to contact one of our regional offices about our current product line and where you can purchase for your location.
You may also locate Vinpower’s exact location at the show by clicking on the following link: http://nab15.mapyourshow.com/6_0/exhibitor/exhibitor-details.cfm?ExhID=513
Posted by Ryan on October 22, 2014
When you’re producing digital material onto discs, whether as a service or for yourself, having a nice printed image will always make the presentation a 100 times better. For those that use an inkjet printer, the benefits are that it’s less expensive, quick, and easy to use. However, the drawbacks are that the printed image is generally flat and not resistant to moisture or scratches, which could ruin your work of art.
The solution is using a special glossy water and scratch resistant disc, like the Liquid Defense Plus, from Vinpower Digital. If you’re using CD or DVD’s, then you have a small handful of choices, but when you want a disc with more capacity, like Blu-ray, then the Liquid Defense Plus is the only solution. So don’t limit your opportunities by producing only DVD content when you could be getting a higher premium for Blu-ray.
The competition for CD and DVD production is so tight, that the ROI is a lot less, whereas Blu-ray is the next frontier and there’s a lot more margin and opportunity. So if you really want to make an impression, start with the inkjet printable media that will not let you down, Liquid Defense Plus from Vinpower Digital, available in CD, DVD, and Blu-ray!
Contact your Vinpower representative for more details about the Liquid Defense Plus line of Glossy, Water & Scratch Resistant Media.
Posted by Ryan on October 10, 2014
Do you know the difference between DVD-R and DVD+R? Most people don’t realize there are two types of recordable DVD media to choose from. It’s not surprising, as most of the time when there are two competing formats vying for the same market, i.e. VHS vs. Beta or HD DVD vs. Blu-ray, one format ultimately dominates and the other quietly fades from existence and becomes a cautionary tale for future technology battles. But the case of the recordable DVD is different in that both competing factions have not only survived, but look to remain viable options long into the future.
The 4.7GB recordable DVD-R and DVD+R formats are fairly similar, but there some distinct differences between the two. The DVD-R was the first recordable DVD format, developed by Pioneer in 1997. The popularity for DVD-R media was immediate and in 2002, a competing faction of companies developed an alternative recordable DVD, branding it as DVD+R media. Initially DVD-R was more compatible with DVD players and so the DVD-R format was the preferred choice for those copying video content. However, the DVD+R format was recognized as a more stable and reliable recordable media format and thus became the preferred choice for those storing data. Eventually, all DVD drive and player manufacturers recognized the merit of both formats and made sure all of their players and products supported both formats.
Today, DVD+R is just as compatible with recordable drives and player as DVD-R, but it’s technological benefits make it a better solution. In fact, the DVD+R format uses a number of improved technologies that, while generally unnoticeable to the end user, make a more reliable technology. One example is the ADIP (ADdress In Pregroove) system of tracking and speed control used by DVD+R being less susceptible to interference and error than the LPP (Land Pre Pit) system used by DVD-R, which makes the ADIP system more accurate at higher speeds. In addition, DVD+R(W) has a more robust error management system than DVD-R(W), allowing for more accurate writing to media independent of the quality of the media. Additional session linking methods are more accurate with DVD+R(W) versus DVD-R(W), resulting in fewer damaged or unusable discs due to buffer under-run and multi-session discs with fewer PI/PO errors*.
So if you want a recordable DVD that you can burn faster, lasts longer, and is more accurate, the DVD+R media format is the superior choice. For more details about any form of recordable digital media or hardware, contact your Vinpower representative today.
*Taken from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-R#cite_note-3