Optical Discs capture the true essence and quality of audio recordings compared to condensed streaming formats, like MP3

hi-res audio on CD

When the first CD’s were released for the masses in the early 1980’s, it was a revolution of sound. Never before could the full spectrum of sound be heard with such clarity and consistency. Audio CD’s were an immediate success and music customers were replacing their entire collections of records and tapes to enjoy the Lossless Audio quality only found on CD’s, nearly killing off the previous formats in the process.

Then, nearly 2 decades later, another digital revolution in music transpired, the ability to download music from the internet. Customers, often younger patrons with less disposable income that were upset at the perceived high cost of complete albums, which often only contained 1 or 2 songs they actually wanted, discovered they could “share” the music through file sharing sites like the defunct Napster. Eventually, many of these “free” file sharing sites were reigned in by the courts and the music industry fighting to maintain some semblance of control over the content they owned. This lead to the immergence of iTunes from Apple and the recognition people were willing to pay for streaming music if they had the power to purchase only the songs they wanted at a price they felt was reasonable. In order to make the music universally available, especially at a time when many were still using dialup internet service, the larger digital .WAV files had to be condensed to much smaller files, like an MP3, that could be downloaded faster for a majority of people. The sound quality was not as strong, but acceptable to most at the time.

Because .WAV files are often 90% larger than the traditional MP3 files, it limits the total number of songs one could fit on an “MP3” player. The rise of the MP3 lead to a whole generation of music lovers not experiencing the true sound of the music. Which is why, true audiophiles are resurrecting the older methods of recordings, like vinyl records, cassette tapes, and CD’s to hear the music in the original manner that the artists recorded and intended the music to be heard. As more and more people experience the true audio recordings in the original sound quality, they are coming around to demanding Lossless Audio formats like .WAC, flac, and others These larger capacity files are often not compatible with traditional “MP3” players or devices or take up too much capacity on user’s phones and tablets, so there’s a resurgence in owning and listening to music on CD’s.

If you care about the quality of sound and being able to truly enjoy the full resonance of the music you enjoy, try listening to the full spectrum of sound of lossless audio files as recorded onto a CD.

For more details of these or any products Vinpower offers, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative in your area today.

Storage comes in many fashions and Vinpower offers many ways to backup, reproduce, and disseminate digital content.

all types of storage

When Vinpower exhibited at CES we focused on all of the ways we offer to backup, reproduce, and disseminate all types of digital content. Of course we are well known for our line of optical disc, flash (USB & SD), as well as hard drive (HDD & SSD) duplicators and media offerings. But we are also evolving and focusing on ways to support the growing mobile device market and offering backup solutions for cell phones and tablets. With our line of iXflash and the upcoming iXflash Cube series, we are revolutionizing the way people think about storing and backing up their mobile phones and tablets.

Check out this video on Vinpower’s YouTube page highlighting the many facets of storage solutions Vinpower offers:

Considering only 20% of people perform any type of backup for their digital content, a majority of the population does not have an protective measures in place should something happen to whatever they store their digital content on. It’s even more dangerous when it comes to mobile devices as they are so much easier to lose or get damaged. Data has shown that 70 million cell phones worldwide are lost every year. If we use the same researched calculation that only 20% of mobile phone users backed up their devices, that means potentially over 50 million people lost all the content stored on their lost or damaged device. Imagine, what would you do if you lost all your precious photos and videos? You don’t have to take that chance, when the iXflash and the upcoming iXflash Cube make it so incredibly easy to back up the content from your mobile device and transfer that content onto another mobile device or computer hard drive for safe keeping. Don’t lose a lifetime of memories when you can backup it up in no time!

For more information about any of Vinpower’s line of products, visit www.vinpowerdigital.com, or speak with a Vinpower representative near you.

The reliability of the drive parts is the difference between a long life and frequently paying for replacement drives!

better drive parts

When most people think about the most critical part(s) of an Optical Disc Drive (ODD), they typically think of the laser diode that reads the discs. Of course, that is a critical element and without it the drive cannot function. However, there is another critical element that is often overlooked and not given much consideration, the disc tray mechanism. That includes not just the tray itself, but also the gears, pulleys, and sliding mechanisms that allow it to extend and recoil smoothly and consistently.

Often, because it’s not seen as critical as other components, because production drives are designed for single drive PC use, many manufactures don’t put much thought behind how to enhance it. The problem is that while a typical computer owner with an internal disc recorder drive may open and close the drive infrequently, a duplication equipment user will depend on those drives opening and closing potentially hundreds or even thousands of times a day.

That’s why Vinpower’s line of duplication focused ODD’s ensure the drive tray is suitable for the real-world duplication environment. Vinpower’s PLUS and ROBOT PLUS drives are enhanced to allow thousands of in and out operation without failure. We physically modify each drive to handle the rigors of the duplication environment, especially for robotic autoloader duplicators.

Autoloaders require extended trays with more give and flexibility while continuously offering consistent tray extension. Since Vinpower produces its own line of autoloaders, we are uniquely qualified to understand the complications and the abuse these drive trays endure day in and day out, so we are most qualified to design a drive tray mechanism to function under these specific conditions.

If you are a duplicator or manufacture duplication equipment, be it manual towers or robotic autoloaders, contact Vinpower through our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or through a member of our sales and support staff to get more details about which of our many ODD’s would be the right fit for you.

Vinpower’s Liquid Defense Plus has been proven to work as well if not better than all other water resistant media at a fraction of the price!

LDP better and cheaper

When it comes to total water resistant glossy media, there aren’t a lot of options in the market today. Previously, Taiyo Yuden was the de facto choice, but with their exit from the media business in 2016, most customers accepted whatever their supplier offered as the replacement. What you may or may not be aware of is that Vinpower’s line of Plexdisc Liquid Defense Plus, manufactured under the OPTODISC umbrella, has been proven over many years in the marketplace, to provide one of, if not the best water resistance and print quality, bar none. In fact, Vinpower’s line of Liquid Defense Plus, water and scratch resistant glossy media, is the only line that includes the entire range of optical disc formats; including CD-R, DVD±R, DVD+R DL, 25GB BD-R, and 50GB BD-R DL versions. Even better is that the cost of Liquid Defense Plus is the lowest on the market. In fact, the Liquid Defense Plus media has a lower total cost per print than printed color thermal discs when you account for the cost of the media and the ink/ribbon.

Around the world, 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, which uses special nano-particle molecular technology to seal in the ink and prevent moisture or other factors to disrupt the image. 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. If you really care about the look and longevity of your printed media, Vinpower’s Liquid Defense Plus is the best solution for 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.