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Microboards Announces Blu-Ray Tower

Microboards announced plans to deliver models of its Blu-Ray Duplicators using Pioneer Blu-Ray recorders later this year.

Microboards Announces Blu-Ray Tower

Apr 26, 2006 8:00 AM

Microboards announced plans to deliver models of its Blu-Ray Duplicators using Pioneer Electronics Blu-Ray recorders later this year. Microboards previewed a version of its critically acclaimed tower, the CopyWriter Duplicator, with Hoei-Sangyo-based duplication technology. Microboards also announced the availability of Blu-Ray Media, single-sided discs capable of recording at 2X speed on Blu-Ray recorders.

“Our goal is to provide our customers with the latest in recording technology, and looking ahead, Pioneer Electronics has a strong Blu-Ray roadmap,” says John Westrum, Microboards’s CTO. “It’s been over ten years since we launched the original CD duplicator, and we think Pioneer’s technology will help us make the jump to Blu-Ray as we did with DVD years ago.”

“Microboards has a long history as a major player in the duplication industry, and we are pleased to be partnering with them as they embrace Blu-ray Disc, the next generation of optical media,” says Andy Parsons, senior vice president of product development at Pioneer Electronics (USA). “With their plan to incorporate our new Blu-ray Disc drive in upcoming duplication products, we believe Microboards is well positioned to accelerate adoption of the Blu-ray Disc format into the video production and game development markets they have served so well in the past.”

“We plan to create future versions of our automated products that support Blu-Ray as well,” Westrum says. “We have a strong relationship with Pioneer and will work closely with them to continue our long tradition of making great solutions for content delivery.”

The Blu-Ray CopyWriter tower will be available with five or 10 recorders in a single system through all Microboards Authorized Resellers. Its onboard high-capacity hard drive will support image storage, and the system will duplicate both Blu-Ray discs and DVD-recordable discs. Systems come with a one-year warranty and unlimited phone support.

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