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Blu-Ray Duplicator

Primera's Bravo XR-Blu Disc Publisher is the world's first automated burn and print device to support new high-capacity Blu-ray Disc recorders and media.

Along with its built-in robotics and full-color direct-to-disc inkjet printing, the Bravo XR-Blu incorporates Pioneer Electronics's new BDR-101A Blu-ray Disc/DVD Recorder. Blu-ray enabled recording software based on technology from Sonic is included to provide professional Blu-ray Disc publishing.

The initial release of the Bravo XR-Blu utilizes single-layer discs to store up to 25 gigabytes of data. An upgrade will be available shortly after launch that will allow dual-layer media, which stores up to 50 gigabytes of data per disc. Since up to 50 discs can be loaded into the Bravo XR-Blu at a time, this gives a total native capacity of up to 2.5 terabytes of data that can be published in a single session. Blu-ray discs utilize shorter wavelength blue lasers in order to store far more data than any other optical disc technology commercially available.

As the first automated system to use Blu-ray technology, the Bravo XR-Blu is expected to be used in applications in business, government, military, medical, banking, insurance, back-up and archival, high-definition video, and digital movie post production.

The Bravo XR-Blu connects via USB 2 to any PC running Windows XP/2000. The Bravo XR-Blu recording and mastering software was written using AuthorScript Data Backup with BD Support from Sonic Solutions. It supports both Blu-ray and DVD+/-R media. SureThing CD Labeler, Primera Edition, is included to make direct-to-disc labeling fast and easy.

A built-in blue LED array that illuminates the interior, making it simple to view operation. All supplies replenishment is accomplished from the front panel, allowing the unit to be placed almost anywhere -- on a desk, a shelf or on a countertop.

The Bravo XR-Blu will ship in April 2006 for $5995.

Primera produces CD DVD duplication and printing equipment. Sonic develops advanced DVD authoring systems. Pioneer leads in optical disc technology.