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2015 will bring True 4K video resolution to your living room

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When you purchase a movie you really enjoy and plan to watch it over and over again, or just want to have it as part of your collection, most people prefer to have a physical disc rather than a digital file. The disc itself tends to represent a higher quality and longevity compared to compressed content that shares space in the cloud or on a HDD with funny cat videos or their kid’s birthday party. There’s something to me said about watching a movie with full HD quality and sound on a large screen TV that evokes ones emotions and keeps your interest in the story. Streaming a movie through a computer or even set top devices like Netflix is ok for viewing a movie once, but when you decide to own a movie for your collection, DVD and Blu-ray discs are still the preferred choice. Soon it will be even more desirable to own an actual disc for your movies, that’s because of the Ultra HD capability of 4K resolution.

The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) announced the licensing of an optical disc technology that can handle high-resolution 4K content. It’s anticipated that production will start by the spring 2015, bringing true 4K resolution to the home theater by the 2015 holiday season. Even as video streaming becomes more popular, the bandwidth necessary for true high definition content, like 4K video, is simply not available in most locations. That’s why optical discs will still be a mainstay for home viewing audiences when it comes to movies and TV shows. Optical Discs are still the most cost effective and largest capacity method of storing video content, especially large capacity high definition material. Plus there’s no big technology shift like there was when VHS loss favor to DVD. Optical discs technology will continue to expand as laser technology improves, just as 700MB CD’s gave way to 4.7GB DVD’s and then 25GB Blu-ray and so on and so on, all the while remaining backwards compatible. That means all your past and future optical disc content will certainly remain relevant and easy to enjoy for many years to come!

Whether you are an early adapter or you like to wait until new technology is out for a while and the prices drop, Blu-ray technology will be a wise investment now and into the future. For more details about Blu-ray media or duplication equipment, contact your Vinpower representative today.

To learn more about the BDA’s latest announcements about the upcoming 4K standards and availability, click on the below links of related articles:

http://www.vinpowerdigital.com/en-us/main/PressReleaseDetail.aspx?ID=43

http://www.vinpowerdigital.com/en-us/main/PressReleaseDetail.aspx?ID=44

September starts the fall sales season, do you have enough inventory on hand?

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September is a crucial month for retailers as it is when both the state and federal government’s fiscal year comes to an end and students head back to school. In fact, many government agencies must use up any remaining budget on the books before the end of September, the new budgets and fiscal year begin on the 1st of October. So the combination of workers coming back from long summer vacations, schools starting their new educational years, and governments looking to spend any money remaining in their current fiscal year budgets, often means big business to merchants with products to sell into those sectors.

Duplication hardware, media, and supplies are very much in demand across these sectors and it’s important to make sure that you are stocked up as time is limited. For government in particular, anything they order has to ship and be invoiced prior to October 1st, or they won’t be able to apply it to this year’s budget, causing the transaction to count against the following year’s budget. So if a vendor is not prepared and doesn’t have stock on hand, they could lose the opportunity and potentially miss out on future sales.

Don’t take any chances, contact Vinpower today and make sure you have enough inventory or time to order the necessary blank media and duplication hardware/components you need to fulfill your upcoming orders. Vinpower is fully stocked and ready to work with you, speak with a Vinpower representative for all your duplication hardware, media, and accessory needs.

Over 100 celebrities had hundreds of pictures of them stolen from the cloud and posted online, doesn’t sound too secure.

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With the revelation of an anonymous hacker stealing hundreds of private images stored in the cloud, from over 100 celebrities, goes to show just how vulnerable the cloud can be for your digital content. Not only are the files stored on the cloud at risk from potential hackers copying the content, but that means they could also delete, alter or infect them with a computer virus as well. That places a lot more than just your memories or reputation at risk, but could bring down companies if critical information fell into the wrong hands. There’s only one secure method to copy and store digital content where that material cannot be accessed remotely, altered, or deleted, and that’s by using optical discs. Using recordable CD’s, DVD’s and/or Blu-ray media is the best method to ensure that your digital content will not fall into the wrong hands or broadcast across the internet.

So if you care about your content and want to make sure that it’s safe for you and your client base, then you should contact Vinpower Digital for pricing on the latest in digital duplication hardware and media.

Vinpower offers a range of thermal printable media that works with all of the major thermal printers, including Rimage and TEAC.

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Thermal printable media is one of the trickier types of discs to source. Firstly, the media has to hold up to the rigors of a thermal printer, making sure the artwork adheres to the surface and does not peel or crack. The printed artwork should be able to print across the full face of the disc, including the inner hub. Plus, the thermal media should work with a variety of popular thermal printers, especially:

1) Rimage Everest 400/600
2) Rimage Everest II/III
3) Rimage Prism Plus
4) TEAC P-55 (using the Versamax, Black, and/or Photo ribbons)

There aren’t too many medias on the market that can stack up to that tall order, especially for the larger capacity DVD+R DL and Blu-ray discs.

Vinpower removes the headache looking for those perfect thermal printable discs. We offer nearly every media type, from CD to DVD to Blu-ray, with a thermal printable surface that works across all the major thermal printers at a much more affordable price point. Regardless of the type of printer you’re working with, Vinpower’s thermal printable media provides professional high quality, glossy printed images that last, at an extremely aggressive price.

So whatever your needs, Vinpower has the thermal printable media for you. Contact a Vinpower representative for more details.

Vinpower produces an array of inkjet printable media for all facets of the industry, which one is best for you?

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When you’re buying inkjet printable media, what is the criteria you use to select that media? Do you want the type that provides the best print quality with the most longevity? Do you care most about having a bright glossy look and would be willing to pass on the water resistant feature to save on the costs? Or, do you just want an inkjet printable disc that prints good quality and has the best value for the price? Regardless of the type of inkjet printable media you are looking for, Vinpower Digital has the solution. Whether you’re looking for a white flood glossy water and scratch resistant hub printable disc or a simple low cost white inkjet printable with a matte texture, we have you covered. Vinpower offers all of the below options and more:

1. Liquid Defense Plus – White Glossy Water and Scratch Resistant HUB printable
2. Liquid Defense Silver – Silver with a slight matte water resistant HUB printable
3. Glossy – White Glossy HUB printable
4. Standard inkjet – White with a matte texture, to the center ring or HUB printable
5. Silver inkjet – Silver with a matte texture, to the center ring or HUB printable
6. And More

So whatever your needs, Vinpower has the inkjet printable media for you. Contact a Vinpower representative for more details.

The USB Promoter Group is working on a new USB connection that will allow users to plug in their USB device easier

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Ever try to plug in your USB cable, (be it a flash drive, charging cable, device connector, etc.) and get frustrated because you can’t get the connection to fit? Often we’ll try to plug it in backwards or we need to carefully play around by turning the object back and forth until it finally slides in your device is connected. The USB consortium, known as the USP Promoter Group, have heard your pain and are working to eliminate this hassle, as detailed in the following article link:

http://www.myce.com/news/usb-connectors-fitting-both-sides-up-now-in-production-also-charges-laptops-72400/

How does that apply to Vinpower? When you make a 63 target USB duplicator, making sure the user plugs the USB Flash drives or USB connected external HDD’s, will make the difference between a device with a long life span and one that gets damaged through user error. Plus think about the time it would save if you didn’t have to constantly check the direction of your USB connection before you plugged in your device. This is another example of Vinpower staying ahead of the curve and looking into new and future technology so that it can be applied to Vinpower’s products before anyone else. So if you’re looking for digital duplication equipment, Vinpower is your source for the most advanced and reliable systems on the market.

Regardless of the size, shape, or capacity of the USB Pen Drive, Vinpower’s USB Duplicators can copy it.

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Unlike optical discs, pen drives come in many shapes, sizes, and capacities. Fortunately, Vinpower takes that into consideration when we designed our USB duplicator. The Vinpower USBShark USB Duplicator series works with virtually any size USB pen drive and can copy asynchronously regardless of the size of the content. So if you need to transfer content from a USB pen drive to multiple other USB pen drives, or any flash device for that matter, Vinpower has the equipment that will make the task incredibly simple, quick, and reliable.

The Consumer Electronics Association is offering an early bird special for complimentary CES 2015 passes.

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It’s never too early to start planning your visit to the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV. Here’s your opportunity to reserve your entry pass to the show for free! But the offer is only good until September 1, 2014, 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:

https://ces.itnint.com/CES15/regonline/RegLogin.aspx?pcode=R2

While you’re planning your visit, make sure you schedule time to stop by Vinpower’s booth located in the South Hall, booth # 20651 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.

The push toward Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K video is increasing the capacity of virtually all recordable media

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Resolution for movies and television is constantly expanding and the UHD 4K (which is 4 times higher resolution than our current hi-def standard of 1080), requires a lot more capacity than a 25GB Blu-ray can provide. That is why recordable media manufacturers of all kinds, including optical discs, hard drives, and flash media are increasing the size and speed at which the media can record at.

Just recently, Transcend sent out a press release that touted the upcoming release of two new Compact Flash (CF) cards (256GB and 512GB) to allow video cameras to record in full 4K resolution without missing a beat. As detailed in the release found on CDRLabs.com, “Designed to support high-end 4K cameras and camcorders from the leading manufacturers and to meet the extreme demands of professional cinematography, Transcend’s CFX650 memory cards feature the fastest transfer speeds available on the current market, while CFX600 boast the highest storage capacity.”

Of course, these large capacity CF cards come at a steep price (upwards of nearly $500 to $1,000 each) and could be price prohibitive to buy more than one or a couple to capture the original content. That’s why optical discs are still the most practical solution for distributing UHD content. For just a few dollars or less than 1% of the cost of the CF cards, one could purchase a recordable Blu-ray 25GB, 50GB, 100GB, or higher capacity for mass production to the consumer market. Even as the content gets bigger and more complex, it’s nice to know that Optical discs make that content more affordable for the masses.

Whether you are looking for blank media, including the high capacity BD-R, or for steps on how to back up or create your content, Vinpower has a solution for you. Vinpower carries a number of all types of recordable media, especially optical discs, and duplication hardware, including CF to USB adaptors so that it can be reproduced through our USB duplicators. Whatever you need in the duplication field, Vinpower can provide.

Online scam artists are selling counterfeit USB Flash Drives and the consumers are paying the price!

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You know the saying it’s too good to be true, well everyday unscrupulous individuals try to sell counterfeit items for what seems like a great deal, only to find out they are not what they appear. A recent article, http://www.myce.com/news/fake-and-counterfeit-usb-flash-drives-spreading-on-amazon-72165/, examined the rash of large capacity USB flash drives that turn out to be nothing more than much smaller capacity with a hacked firmware that makes it look like an authentic drive. It’s not until you actually use the flash drive and discover that your content was overwritten or never copied accurately to begin with, that you discover the true capacity.

Since Vinpower sells a large number of USB duplicators, we see all kinds of low quality and fake USB Flash Drives. Often they look like a more reputable brand or in fact pretend to be that brand, so the customers often blame the hardware. After we reveal the true nature of their flash drive, then they realize that they purchased a fraudulent product. So when you are looking for the right USB Duplicator or flash drive to copy, don’t get caught up in price alone, check to make sure you are getting an authentic reputable product that will meet your storage and duplication needs. Vinpower ensures all of our products are up to the highest standards, including hardware, media, and components, so that the recipient gets their money’s worth instead of wasting time and money wondering whether the product they purchased was a good deal or they were taken advantage of with fake merchandise.

Don’t leave it to chance, Vinpower stands by the products they offer.