Microboards Announces Integrated CD/DVD Duplicator/Printer, Blu-ray Tower at NAB
Posted Apr 21, 2006

Microboards will unveil two products at NAB 2006: an integrated CD/DVD publishing system and  a Blu-ray Tower featuring Pioneer's BDR-101A BD recording drive.

Microboards' GX-1 is a fully integrated CD/DVD publisher with combined printing and recording capability. As Microboards broadens its offering of equipment for producing discs in house, the GX-1 brings these efforts to a new range of users requiring short-run, on-demand disc duplication with professionally printed labels.

The GX-1 bears some similarities to previous offerings in that it incorporates Microboards' patented auto loading technology and HP's popular inkjet printing technology. But it is unique in that it utilizes Vivera, HP's latest ink technology, while having an entry-level cost and compact desktop footprint.

In addition to its low operating cost, the tiny footprint of 11½ inches wide is suitable for kiosks and SMB users. The GX-1 will begin shipping in May. More information is available on the Microboards Web site.

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

The Blu-Ray CopyWriter Tower will be available with 5 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. Further information is available at www.microboards.com.