The ACARD controller is the world’s only Authentic Native SATA controller for duplicators

ACARD native SATA

With Vinpower’s acquisition of ACARD’s duplication product line, it allows Vinpower to continue to offer ACARD authentic line of optical disc and hard drive controllers. The benefit of this is that ACARD was the 1st and only duplication controller manufacturer to offer true Native SATA controllers. The benefit of the native SATA is that it provides the best solution in terms of compatibility with SATA components. Since all other controllers require a bridge adaptor to interface with a SATA connected device, this adds another component into the mix. Adding the bridge board increases the number of devices needed to interface with the SATA device as well as the overall cost.

By using the ACARD native SATA controllers, it provides a true SATA to SATA connection and reduces the overall cost of the controller hardware, making the ACARD controller an attractive offering, especially in emerging markets where costs are a bigger concern. So if you’ve used ACARD in the past or you’re looking for an alternative to your current controller option, Vinpower can supply you with an authentic ACARD controller with true Native SATA interface.

For more details about this item or any of the products Vinpower Digital manufactures or distributes, please visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com or contact a Vinpower representative in your area.

Vinpower’s Pearl White DVD-R is the best replacement for the previous Princo media

pearl white princo

If you used to buy Princo media in the past, you are probably disappointed that the company is no longer selling recordable DVD’s. Princo was unique in the industry as they stood out from traditional DVD-R media by having a white non-printable surface. This white surface was a calling card for Princo and for those that used the media. The popularity wasn’t just for the white surface, but something about Princo made it possible to burn the Princo media even when the recording drive’s laser was dying and not as strong as before. When many other DVD-R would not burn correctly and fail, the Princo DVD-R would be able to successfully burn the full content. Many attributed the ability to still be copied even though other discs failed to the “special” white coating on the disc surface.

Now that Princo DVD-R media is no longer available, Vinpower has stepped in to offer a Princo like DVD-R, in our Pearl White DVD-R. The Vinpower Pearl White DVD-R has all the benefits of the Princo DVD-R, but is more reliable and currently available around the globe. If you liked the Princo DVD-R performance, you’ll love the Pearl White DVD-R, as it raises the bar on the quality, reliability, and playback in comparison to the Princo DVD-R.

For more details about this item or any of the products Vinpower Digital manufactures or distributes, please visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com or contact a Vinpower representative in your area.

The iXflash supports the FLAC audio format through its iPhone / iPad APP, even though Apple and iTunes do not.

iXflash flac support

If you are an audiophile that only wants to listen to the best audio quality digital music files, then you are probably already familiar with the FLAC format. If you are not familiar, here’s a short explanation. According to the official website, “FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. This is similar to how Zip works, except with FLAC you will get much better compression because it is designed specifically for audio,…”

So, the FLAC format is better than MP3, great, everyone should just download all their songs as FLAC files, what’s the big deal? The key is, if you like listening to music through your iPhone/iPad, you’re out of luck because Apple doesn’t support the format through their Music / iTunes player, including your iPhone or iPad. That’s where Vinpower’s iXflash comes in to save the day. Even though Apple doesn’t support FLAC, you can listen to all of your songs saved in the FLAC format through an iPhone or iPad by using the iXflash APP. Whether you’re storing your FLAC music files on the iXflash drive itself or directly inside the iXflash App on your iPhone or iPad, you can easily hear every Lossless note of your flawless audio files.

The reason why you can listen to the FLAC audio files through the iXflash APP is because Vinpower implemented a special iPhone / iPad friendly software that allows our APP to store and playback files that are typically not recognized by Apple’s iOS. This gives the user many more options in the types of content they can store and fully playback through the iXflash App on any supported iPhone and iPad. If you don’t like being restricted and want to maximize your listening pleasure, select the iXflash so you too can have a true lossless quality of life, I mean audio…

For more details about this item or any of the products Vinpower Digital manufactures or distributes, please visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com or contact a Vinpower representative in your area.

As Vinpower prepares to Celebrate The Year Of The Pig In 2019, we want to make sure we can assist you before and after the holiday

CNY 2019

February 5, 2019 is the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Pig. Whether or not you celebrate the Chinese New Year, everyone at Vinpower wishes you much prosperity and good health throughout the New Year.

Please be aware that the Taiwan and China offices will be closed Monday, February 4 through Friday, February 8, in observance of the Chinese New Year. If you have any requirements that require attention from one of these offices, please contact us prior to the offices shutting down for the holiday. Otherwise, any issues or if you need to reach a representative during the time the offices are closed, please contact a member of the US Vinpower office or EU sales office and we will be happy to assist 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.

Vinpower is thankful for another successful CES and had a great reaction to our latest product offerings!

CES 2019 show

Thank you to everyone that visited Vinpower’s booth at the 2019 CES trade show. Once again, Vinpower received great feedback from the show floor and took a number of meetings with valued customers and vendors alike. This year, we highlighted a number of key products and offerings, like the enhanced iXflash Apple iPhone/iPad flash drive, traditional USB flash media, top grade Piodata and Optiarc SSD drives, and our newest offering the authentic ACARD line of duplication controllers. In addition, we showcased examples of our publishing and duplication hardware along with our proprietary line of optical discs and drives.

The enhanced iXflash offers these unique features that separate it from the competition:

• Support READ ONLY function to protect against threats, such as accidentally deleting or altering content on the drive as well as preventing viruses if in contact with an infected computer

• Mobile Work Station by supporting a wide range of file formats, including WORD, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, as well as supports uncompressing ZIP, RAR and 7z, to name a few.

• Traveling Entertainment Center, that supports nearly all media formats, including MP3/MP4/FLAC 1080p/4K etc. so that you can enjoy your movies and music anywhere without needing internet access

• True photo backup, that doesn’t matter if it’s standard photos, live photos or even photos stored on iCloud, the iXflash APP will make an exact backup for you, including matching the actual time and location tags!

• Live Recording Plus, allows you to records video or photos directly to the iXflash drive without using any of your iphone/ipad’s internal memory, not even as a buffer like competing devices!!

The Piodata and Optiarc SSD line will provide 100% certified top performing SSD drives that are suitable for all working environments. Never again will you have to sorry whether your hard drive has the speed, reliability, or longevity to hold your most important and critical content today and well into the future.

Plus, with Vinpower acquiring the ACARD duplication elements, it will allow us to service markets we never had access to as well as enhance our current duplication offerings for new and improved applications in the future.

For more details on any of the products exhibited at CES, or anything that Vinpower carries, please visit our website at www.vinpowerdigital.com or speak with an official Vinpower representative near you.

Vinpower has recently acquired all rights and privileges for ACARD’s line of duplication products

ACARD - new acquisition

At one time, ACARD was the biggest name and leader in terms of global sales for duplication controllers. They had a huge advantage in their ownership and ability to develop and produce their own IC chips with their proprietary software installed. In owning the design and production of their own IC chips, made the cost of their controllers nearly half of everyone else’s, giving them a significant price advantage. That was a key reason that ACARD was able to become the leader in controller sales. However, due to mismanagement and poor decisions, the company eventually fell into financial disarray and ceased operation.

Vinpower, being the leading supplier of duplication hardware, including our own proprietary controllers, saw a great opportunity to enhance our own product offering as well as improve our future product lines by acquiring the full line of ACARD’s duplication technology. Throughout and lengthy and often tenuous negotiations, Vinpower finalized the acquisition of ACARD’s duplication product and technology division the end of 2018, just in time to make the announcement of the acquisition during the 2019 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas. With ACARD’s IC technology, Vinpower will be able to both offer future improvements and lower costs for our duplication product lines as well as new products that were previously too costly to develop.

For those of you that were able to visit with us and see the new ACARD product offerings first hand, I hope you were impressed by the future product map for Vinpower through the blended technology. For those who were not able to attend CES, we look forward to speaking with you in the near future to update you about our plans and the offerings that may be beneficial to both of us.

For more information about the ACARD product line or any of Vinpower’s current or future product lines, please visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.comor speak with a Vinpower representative for your region.

Vinpower’s iXflash can now directly record live video content through your iPhone/iPad without using any memory from your iPhone/iPad

iXflash LVR
Imagine a scenario where you want to film an event, maybe your child’s 1st recital or youth sports league, and you realize you have very little memory left on your iPhone or iPad with which to record with. You don’t want to have to frantically delete content on your iPhone/iPad to free up space, possibly deleting something you didn’t intend to or hope that someone else in the audience will record the event and share it with you. You want to be able to record exactly what you want for as long as you want.

That’s where the iXflash is your perfect accessory for your iPhone or iPad. The iXflash with its Live Recording Plus (LRP) feature allows you to record live video or take photos that are stored directly onto the iXflash’s internal memory without using any memory from the iPhone/iPad you’re filming with. No matter how little memory you have left on your iPhone/iPad, as long as there’s available memory on the iXflash then you don’t have to miss recording any important events. Since the iXflash comes in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage sizes, you should always have plenty of space to record life’s previous moments.

Not only can you record events without worrying about having enough memory, but you can also pause and resume filming so that you can maintain 1 continuous video rather than constantly starting and stopping, which causes you to have lots of smaller videos creating a headache of having to edit them together or show lots of separate videos. On top of that, you can easily switch between the front and rear cameras.

The iXflash LRP feature opens up a world of possibilities and even more that I haven’t touched on. To fully understand the full benefits of the iXflash, visit our website, www.piodata.com or www.vinpowerdigital.com, plus you can speak with an authorized Vinpower representative near you.

Vinpower will introduce new products and announce a well-known brand we’ve recently added to our product line at the 2019 CES trade show.

CES 2019 visit us

CES 2019 is quickly approaching and it’s a great time to schedule an appointment to meet with Vinpower during the show. Vinpower will showcase their latest advances during the CES trade show in Las Vegas, NV, the week of January 8th – 11th, 2019. In addition to new and improved products related to optical discs and flash, but we will also showcase prototypes and introduce new ventures we’ve recently developed or acquired.

If you’d like to be one of the first to learn more about these new offerings, you’ll have to visit with us at our booth, located in South Hall 1st floor # 20255, during the CES tradeshow. We look forward to seeing everyone there to share these and many other new opportunities in the New Year!

For more details about Vinpower’s offerings, please visit our website www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a Vinpower representative near you.

Data shows that 70% of global recordable optical disc media are recorded using dedicated optical disc duplicators

70 percent dupe use

I’ve written a lot about the premature demise of the recordable optical disc. The fact that there are still billions of recordable CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs produced and sold globally every year, shows that optical discs are not going away anytime soon. The volume may be significantly reduced from its hay day, but it’s still a sizeable volume nonetheless. With that many discs circulating around the world every year, how are those consumers utilizing the media? Given the reality that most PC’s no longer come installed with internal optical disc writer drives, how are most people utilizing this blank media that they paid hard earned money on?

The answer is, approximately 70% of all recordable optical disc media are copied using an array of duplication towers and/or autoloaders. That means that duplication hardware, such as the controller, recording drives, etc., are still major factors in the handling and therefore production of recordable optical media. The whole product line is like an ecosystem, where each item is dependent on the other for purpose and a reason for being.

That means that if there were no more duplication controllers, then the ability to burn the optical discs would become that much harder and would have a direct correlation to the decrease in optical disc production. That’s why Vinpower stands apart in the duplication market as we have a hand in every element within the duplication ecosystem and we work hard to make that ecosystem as available and reliable as can be. Vinpower has their own manufactured line of duplication controllers, specialty optical disc drives that are enhanced to our specifications, as well as optical disc media that offers greater compatibility and longevity that other competing products on the market.

For more details about our optical disc duplication products 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.

Vinpower makes it easy to implement true Blu-ray Copy Protection that helps keep your content safe and ensures reliable playback.

copy protection II

Picture for a moment that you have digital video content that you want to sell or control what you share with others, what are your limitations? One issue could be that those that view your content, decide to make copies or upload online without your permission or consent. If you were hoping to sell that content, then you no longer have the opportunity because someone took that decision from you and made it available for free to anyone. If you had hoped to keep the content private, now it’s been released onto the web or passed from person to person for all to share and see without your ability to moderate who has access based on who legally obtained the content. Protecting content is not just a problem for large enterprise or movie studios, it can affect everyone.

Vinpower has been developing hardware and software tools that enable companies and individuals to keep their content safe for many years now and we continue to improve the process and decrease the costs to do so. It shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg just to protect what’s rightfully yours. So, don’t take any chances with your digital video content, add Vinpower’s copy protection to rest easier knowing that you don’t have to be a victim.

For more details on Copy Protection or any of the Vinpower Digital product line, please visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a Vinpower representative near you.