|Plextor PX-B900A Blu-ray Disc Drive|
PLEXTOR ANNOUNCES BLU-RAY DISC DRIVE
FREMONT, Calif. - August 28, 2006 - Plextor Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment, today announced the October 2006 release of the PX-B900A Blu-ray Disc drive, the first Plextor burner to support the next generation of optical data storage technology. The new multi-function drive, which carries an MSRP of $999.99 USD, comes bundled with a rewritable 25GB BD-RE media disc and a complete software package, including Ulead VideoStudio 10 and Intervideo WinDVD BD.
Offering up to 10 times more data storage capacity than DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD) has the support of more than 170 companies, including the top film studios and consumer electronics manufacturers. The Plextor PX-B900A Blu-ray Disc drive is capable of burning more than 9 hours of high-definition (HD) video, or approximately 23 hours of standard-definition (SD) video, on a dual-layer 50GB disc. The drive is backwards compatible with existing DVD and CD media formats, including DVD-RAM, Dual Layer DVD, Double Layer DVD, DVD-R/RW, and CD-R/RW. Designed for easy compatibility with Microsoft Windows-based personal computers, the drive features an ATA (ATAPI) interface.
"Distributors, retailers, and end users have all been clamoring for a Plextor-branded Blu-ray Disc drive, so we are pleased to announce that we will begin shipping this device in early October," said Michael Arbisi, vice president of channel sales for Plextor. "This multi-function drive offers exceptional recording performance, broad-based PC compatibility, and unsurpassed data storage capacity in a disc no larger than a standard CD."
PX-B900A Blu-ray Disc Drive
Complete Software Bundle for Windows Computers
WinDVD BD provides a total BD playback solution, including support for BDAV video format. WinDVD BD fully supports BDMV (movie) titles with parental and region controls and the highly-interactive features of the BD-J specification.
WinDVD is the world's #1 DVD playback software, featuring superior audio and video technologies, future proofing with support for H.264, and media sharing for home networking.
Ulead VideoStudio10 Plus enables video editing and DVD authoring with features that include full MPEG-4 support, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, and the category's only complete solution for high-definition video
DVD MovieFactory 5 is easy-to-use BD and DVD authoring and burning software that turns standard or HD video and photos into DVDs with studio-quality personalized menus.
Burn.Now 1.5 is the latest in DVD audio software and disc burning technology, giving users the power to create high-capacity audio DVDs, CDs and data discs.
BD DiscRecorder allows users to record high-definition video content from HDV camcorders to Blu-ray Disc in full HDV resolution. Video may be recorded directly to disc in real-time or first captured to the user's hard drive for editing.
Data-Add 2.0 enables users to drag-and-drop files and writes to disc through Windows Explorer.
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