MF Digital has announced the upcoming release of Baxter, a multi-function automatic disc handling system that will duplicate CDs and DVDs, backup hard drives, rip CDs, and archive CD and DVD images.
Baxter's hard drive backup feature allows users to schedule a backup plan that will execute automatically--loading new discs when necessary and sending an email notification of the results. Baxter's CD ripper automatically looks up track information and includes advanced features like normalization, amplification and attenuation, silence trimming, digital resampling, and channel merging.
Baxter includes MF Digital's Scribe CD/DVD authorizing software and a software developer kit for users to write their own applications. Baxter has a 25 disc capacity, interfaces via a USB 2 connection, and is compatible with Windows XP and 2000.
MF Digital has also announced plans to make Baxter's features available to commercial users via software plug-ins for their Scribe XP PC line.