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Vinpower is the global exclusive distributor for the latest line of duplication quality Plextor writer drives, with the PX-891SAF drive.

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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
Lasts Longer:
• 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.

The Ultra HD Blu-ray format will license content this month

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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.

Standalone duplicators offer better protection against computer viruses

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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.

For your duplicated Blu-ray discs, isn’t it better to have Blu-ray copy protection than no protection at all?

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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.

Customers have spoken and they rated the PlexDisc Liquid Defense Plus line of blank media 5 stars!

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When it comes to recordable optical disc media, there are a lot of choices on the market, but how do you know which one will give you the quality and performance that you’re looking for? The same way we make decisions on nearly everything we buy, check the reviews from others that have purchased and used that product. The PlexDisc Liquid Defense Plus line of water and scratch resistant glossy white inkjet printable media, manufactured by Optodisc under Vinpower’s stick guidelines, has received rave reviews and clients have been very happy with the print and burn quality. The product line has received excellent ratings and remarks all over the world including in Japan, the U.S.A, Canada, UK, Germany, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, China, South Africa, Australia and many other locations.

With Taiyo Yuden/JVC leaving the market, it leaves a large void in the professional market for reliable quality blank media. Optodisc, which includes the PlexDisc line, was developed with the Taiyo Yuden concept in mind. As a manufacturer of duplication hardware for over 15 years, Vinpower has a great understanding about recordable media and how it needs to hold up under the rigors and fast pace of the duplication market.

So regardless of whether customers need an inkjet or thermal printable surface or require a reflective silver lacquer finish, Optodisc has what they need across all formats, including CD-R, DVD±R, DVD±R DL, BD-R, and BD-R DL. With offices in the Americas, Europe, China, and Taiwan, Vinpower can provide quick fulfillment, support, or advice anywhere in the world.

For more details about the PlexDisc Liquid Defense Plus or any of the other lines of Optodisc media, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com or contact a Vinpower representative near you.

Vinpower’s roots are as a hardware manufacturer with the SharkCopier as its signature achievement.

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When Vinpower started in 2000, there were already a number of established duplicator manufacturers and suppliers, but Vinpower was determined to make its mark amongst them. However, with minimal funding and a lot of tenacity and determination under its wing, Vinpower set out to make a signature product that would define them and set them apart from the other manual tower suppliers on the market. That’s when we created the patented SharkCopier series of manual tower duplicators. This line was developed with inspiration from luxury European cars like BMW and Mercedes in which both visual beauty and high performance blended to make exceptional products. The SharkCopier’s aluminum frame served as a stylish departure from the standard boxy clone cases, but also offered a method to disperse heat far faster and efficiently allowing the SharkCopier to operate continuously without negative repercussions from overheating like traditional steel cases.

It was a serious gamble to develop a new line of manual tower duplicator cases in a niche market with little to no guarantee that the massive investment would pay off. However, the SharkCopier line has proven to be a success and is a symbol of prosperity for a company that started with little more than $3,000 and a dream to become a market leader who continues to grow and make advancements in the field of digital duplication hardware and media.

To learn more about Vinpower Digital’s full line of duplication hardware or its market leading recordable media, visit our website: www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative today.

Vinpower’s MiniLoader VDX-1 is the most cost effective, time saving compact DVD autoloader on the market.

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Vinpower has long been known as an innovator in the field of optical disc duplication, especially with our market leading autoloader duplicators. However, there is also value in acquiring an existing product, improving it, and giving customers a reliable, highly efficient reboot for a new DVD autoloader at a very low price. 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 is now available and better than ever. 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 but couldn’t justify the expense. The VDX-1 is priced comparably to a small manual tower duplicator, but its 50 disc capacity autoloader mechanism, allows the user to focus on other pressing projects.

For more details about the VDX-1 or to find out how to offer or purchase this system, go to www.vinpowerdigital.com or contact a Vinpower representative near you.

Sony and others are dedicated to making a big push at dominating the archival cold storage market with optical discs.

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On previous email blasts, we spoke about how Sony and Panasonic, amongst others, are focusing heavily in the data archival market using optical disc cartridges and developing optical discs with massive storage capacity. A recent article in Fortune further emphasizes this point. In the article, it discussed how Sony has acquired a startup company that was created by a former Facebook executive for the sole purpose of archiving cold data for easy storage and retrieval offline.

The impact of this acquisition is huge as it relates to data storage, the life expectancy for optical discs, and how cold data will be maintained and stored in the future. Just by its name, “cold data” it’s obvious that content is not something that will need to be recalled frequently or even sparingly. Typically its data that needs to be saved, but is rarely accessed and certainly doesn’t need to be accessed within fractions of a second. So why waste valuable server storage, expensive energy, or IT time to maintain this data? There is no reason, and the cold data becomes a drain on servers, making the hot data become bogged down and more costly to maintain.

The answer to how cold data should be handled is to store this content offline, on optical discs. When you need to recall it, simply pull up the optical disc it’s stored on through an intricate indexing system that can be recalled in seconds and keep it all offline. That way the data is safe, it’s not syphoning energy as it would on a server, and it frees up a tremendous amount of space for more critical data.

So when you wonder how long will optical discs remain relevant? Apparently major companies like Sony are betting it will be a very long time!

When you want the best Optical Discs for any format or printable surface, that answer is clear as well, contact Vinpower Digital. Vinpower offers optical media for all markets, formats, and price points with top quality and reliability. Contact a Vinpower representative for more details on our wide range of optical disc options.

Optodisc is the preferred alternative when Taiyo Yuden/JVC Stops Production

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With the news that Taiyo Yuden stopping the production of all lines of Taiyo Yuden and JVC branded media, where can one find a suitable alternative? Fortunately, Vinpower developed the Optodisc line to follow the strict quality standards and reliability that Taiyo Yuden pioneered when they developed the 1st recordable CD-R many years ago. The Taiyo Yuden (TY) and JVC brands have been the standard bearers for recordable CD-R and DVD±R for many years. With the surprise news that they will shut down production, it leaves a large void in the market for high quality reliable recordable media.

Optodisc was developed with the TY concept in mind. As a manufacturer of duplication hardware for over 15 years, Vinpower has a great understanding about recordable media and how it needs to hold up under the rigors and fast pace of the duplication market. So when we developed the Optodisc line, we wanted to make sure that it was suitable for high volume production, but reliable enough to meet the high standards of the critical medical and storage markets.

So regardless of whether you need an inkjet or thermal printable surface, or require a reflective silver lacquer finish, Optodisc has what you need across all formats, including CD-R, DVD±R, DVD±R DL, BD-R, and BD-R DL. Contact a Vinpower representative today for more details about the full Optodisc line.

With the 4k UHD Blu-ray Specs Released, it’s only a matter of time before they will be commercially available.

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The Blu-ray Disc Association has recently released the specifications for the Ultra High Definition (UHD) specifications, clearing the way for optical disc manufacturers to begin producing the new format. This is a critical step as 4K TV’s and content have been produced for quite some time now, but there hasn’t been an approved specification for the production of a 4K or UHD optical disc until now. The significance is twofold:
• There hasn’t been a new disc format since the original Blu-ray was introduced and subsequently won the HD format war from HD DVD in 2006.
• Now 4K TV’s finally will have a player and content that can be played in the comfort of one’s home.
It’s no small feat to adopt a new format specification. Firstly, it takes multiple engineering teams across multiple industries to develop and sustain the new technology, which can be made readily available for the general audience. Secondly, it takes a consortium of major corporations to agree and to iron out who holds patent rights for this new format. Surely Hollywood studios along with TV and Blu-ray player manufacturers are excited about the opportunity for a new format, which will create a new market for 4K content and devices to play it on.

Vinpower is also excited about the new format and that the media specifications have been finalized. This will allow us to support our growing market with 4k/UHD duplication hardware and media that will meet all industry standards in the very near future. Since Vinpower works diligently to stay ahead of its competitors in being able to offer new ODD duplication technology first, you can rest assured that Vinpower will pay close attention to when media manufacturers go into production using the newly approved UHD specs, making the discs available through our network of dealers and resellers.

For more details on all of Vinpower’s digital duplication hardware, media, and printers, visit our website or speak with a Vinpower representative today.