updated 06:00 pm EDT, Mon April 24, 2006
Bravo XR series unveiled
Primera Technology today announced the Bravo XR-Series [site not updated], its enterprise-class line of disc publishing solutions that includes the Bravo XR Disc Publisher, Bravo XR-Blu Disc Publisher, Bravo XRP Disc Publisher, Laminator XR, and Server XR. XR-series hardware is built with 18-gauge steel cabinets and 11-gauge steel bezels, featuring access doors with locks and keys for enhanced security. Supplies replenishment is accomplished entirely from the front, allowing placement on counters, shelves, and in standard 19-inch wide racks. All components bolt securely together for stability and system integrity for desktop applications. The Bravo XR Disc Publisher uses a robotic arm to automatically record a CDs or DVDs with one drive and then inkjet print full-color, photo-quality images and text direct-to-disc at 4800dpi. The Bravo XR can burn and print up to 50 discs per job, and is available for $3,000. The Bravo XRP Disc Publisher burns and prints up to 100 discs per job with two drives, producing discs twice as fast the Bravo XR. The Bravo XRP is priced at $5,000, and is expected to ship in May of 2006.
Introduced in February, the Bravo XR-Blu Disc Publisher is the world's first automated duplication and printing system to offer Blu-ray Disc Support, according to Primera. Bravo XR-Blu automatically copies and prints Blu-Ray Discs with its integrated Pioneer Blu-ray drive, and can burn and print up to 50 discs per job. The device is priced at $6,000 and will ship in April of 2006.
Included with every XR-series disc publisher is burning software for Microsoft Windows from Sonic Solutions, Mac software from CharisMac, and disc printing software from SureThing.
XR-series disc publishers include Windows-based network software for up to five client users, with additional client licenses available.
Primera's PTDevSuite is available for free to registered developers when integration with third-party applications is required. The set of software development tools for Windows XP/2000 provides full control of Bravo XR, XR-Blu and XRP's burning, printing and robotic functions.
The Laminator XR integrates with the Bravo XR, XR-Blu or XRP to protect discs against liquid spills. After recording and printing, Laminator XR automatically applies a glossy, 3-micron thick layer of clear, resin-based ink. Holographic film is also available, and the result is a disc that is resistant to water, scratches and smudges with lower costs than reverse thermal transfer. The Laminator XR is priced at $3,000.
Server XR integrates with any of the XR-series disc publishers to provide a wide array of CPU, memory, hard drive, and operating system choices. This also allows direct connection to an office network Ethernet, while a wireless 802.11g networking option is available for mobile users.
Non-proprietary and standard business-class PC components are utilized for speedy support and upgrades. The Server XR case is priced at $550.