Primera Introduces Professional-Grade CD/DVD Publishing System
Posted Nov 16, 2004

Primera has announced its new BravoPro, a CD/DVD publishing system designed for hands-free, automated production of up to 100 CDs or DVDs per job. An advanced robotic mechanism is used to transport discs into the built-in 52X CD recorders or optional Pioneer combo DVD±R/CD-R drives. After recording, discs are transported to the integrated printer and printed in full color at up to 4800dpi print resolution.

Increased robotic speed creates faster disc transport between the input/output bins, CD/DVD drives, and printer tray. Discs are also printed faster with Primera's exclusive Afterburner Print Technology (APT). APT uses a new print head technology from Lexmark that doubles the width of the print swath to increase print speed.

Two CD or DVD drives are integrated into every BravoPro Disc Publisher for maximum throughput. The BravoPro CD Publisher integrates high-speed Plextor 52X CD-R drives. The DVD model integrates Pioneer's new DVR-108 drives to record DVD±Rs at 16X and CD-Rs at 32X. Dual Layer DVD+Rs burn at 4X.

BravoPro prints CDs and DVDs direct-to-disc at up to 4800dpi print resolution. In addition, the print head has an ink droplet size of three picoliters, which Primera believes will help users achieve better graphics and photos along with the sharpest text quality.

BravoPro comes equipped with CD/DVD burning and printing software that is both Windows and Mac-compatible. For Windows, BravoPro uses PrimoDVD 2.1 duplication software by Sonic. The same burn engine used in PrimoDVD 2.1 is also utilized in the newest multimedia software from both Microsoft and Adobe. A professional labeling software program called SureThing CD Labeler Primera Edition is also included for graphic design or users can design disc graphics in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and CorelDRAW among others.

For Mac, BravoPro uses CharisMac Discribe 5.2 Mastering Software, which provides features utilized by video, audio, and graphics professionals for high-end disc mastering. Disc layout templates for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are also included with the Mac software.

Primera's AccuDisc Technology provides LED optics, instead of mechanical components, to eliminate misalignment of the picking mechanism, and prevent the feeding of double discs into the recordable drive.

BravoPro attaches to any PC running Windows 2000/XP through its built-in USB 2.0 interface.

Two BravoPro models are available: the BravoPro CD Publisher with two 52x CD-R recorders is priced at $3,495, and the BravoPro DVD Publisher with two 16X/32X Pioneer DVD±R/CD-R drives has an MSRP of $3995.

An adapter kit is available to copy and print 80mm round mini-discs, "hockey rink" mini-discs, and rectangular business card-shaped CDs. The Business Card Adapter Kit is priced at $229.

Primera's new PTBurn Network Software is also included with every unit. This software allows up to five users to send CD or DVD recording and print jobs to a BravoPro remotely from client PCs. The software runs on virtually any server/client network under Windows 2000/XP. Additional five-user license blocks are available for US$299.95 each.

BravoPro is available in more than 80 countries through Primera authorized resellers and distributors. Hundreds of retailers also sell Primera's products online.