With the Plextor drives, they may cost slightly more initially, but they are a much better value in the long run…
When you contemplate whether something is a better deal because the initial cost is cheaper than the competition, to understand the true cost of ownership, you need to take into account the full cost over the lifespan of the product, including durability, reliability, and longevity, to get a full picture.
For example, if we compare the high quality duplication grade Plextor PX-891SAF CD/DVD recorder drive with another common CD/DVD recorder drive that offers a slightly lower cost. In this scenario, the alternative drive is $5 cheaper than the PX-891SAF, however, the alternative drive lasts only 6 months at most under the heavy duplication production, while the PX-891SAF lasts at least 12 ~ 15 months under the same production load. That means that you would have to purchase 2 ~ 3 replacements of the alternative drive over the lifetime of a single Plextor PX-891SAF drive. So that $5 initial savings is not only wiped out, but you end up paying nearly 2 times more for the alternative drive(s) compared to the PX-891SAF over the lifespan of the drives.
In this scenario, I only looked at the true hard dollar costs of ownership, there’s also the issue that the PX-891SAF offers superior quality and less rejects than the competition. That’s another cost that should be counted when determining the overall cost of ownership. Optical drives may not be very expensive and therefore you may not think it’s worth doing a cost projection for them, however, when you consider the number of times you have to replace your drives, then you’ll quickly realize how those savings can add up.
Vinpower is happy to announce that the PX-891SAF – ROBOT is now available.
Vinpower Digital, a recognized global manufacturer and distributor of digital duplication equipment and accessories, has received the prestigious Plextor PX-891SAF ROBOT Optical Disc Drives (ODD’s) and is the exclusive worldwide supplier with drives already in stock in select markets.
The Plextor PX-891SAF – ROBOT drive boasts many advantages to the standard half height burner drives in the following ways:
• The Disc loading tray and firmware are designed specifically for automated robotic disc publishing hardware with consistent tray extension.
Better Burning Quality:
• Secure Media Speed Stability – Ensures that media duplication speed does not exceed encoded maximum rates to provide better burning control and virtually eliminates bad burns.
• Enhanced Recording Stabilization Control – Ensures all drives in a single duplication environment burn uniformly to avoid disproportionate speed fluctuations, which lead either to failed discs or less compatible completed discs.
• Stable Recording Control – The drives have an extensive database of media specs and are better able to communicate and convey these details while burning the disc(s) at ultimate speed.
Greater Compatibility with blank media and media players:
• Stable burning throughout – Provides consistent and reliable burning of any file type for the duration of the duplication progress to ensure the recorded media has far greater reliability of playback or that the discs will successfully copy to begin with.
• Archival Burning Capability – Able to burn virtually all makes of specialty archival media, including the 1000 year M-Disc brand.
• Enhanced CD-R Duplication – Limits potential distortion in CD-R audio duplication Drives
• Built using sturdier components – Compared to alternative drives, this model was built using the true Japanese design and parts lists for a stronger and more reliable system.
• Less Wear and Tear – since there are fewer bad burns, the system is able to complete its jobs in less burns meaning a prolonged life for the drives themselves due to less use
• Industrial tray gears & pulleys – provides a more stable disc loading tray for a longer life cycle (1 cycle equals 1 tray extend from and then return into the drive)
• Enhanced Error Reporting – Provides greater details as to the cause of any potential duplication failure during the Lead-In
The Plextor PX-891SAF – ROBOT CD/DVD writer drive is immediately available and can be shipped anywhere in the world. Contact Octave Systems, Inc. for more details.
Cypress, CA , USA—July 29, 2016—Tiertime USA announced today that UP mini 2, the revolutionary desktop 3D printer with Wi-Fi technology and LCD touch screen will be available in the US on Monday, August 1st.
The UP mini 2 redefines the best desktop 3D printing experience with amazing new features all packed into a remarkable design, including fully enclosed build environment with HEPA filtering, Wi-Fi connectivity, high resolution output, a variety of build surfaces and material options to choose from, and introducing a LCD touch screen, a new and innovative way to run prints submitted from multiple sources with the touch of a finger.
“UP mini 2 has the latest features available on the 3D printing market and it has also fine tuned those features to provide the best 3D printing experience…We have given much thought about intuitive user interfaces to create more consumer friendly 3D printing environment,” said Tiertime CEO Allen Guo. “As a world leading 3D printer manufacturer, Tiertime’s greatest motivation is to meet the increasing demand for consumer 3D printers on the global market. “We believe that UP mini 2 will become the best entry level 3D printing gadget for students at schools, kids at home and 3D printing fans everywhere.”
Pricing & availability UP mini 2 will be available in the US on August 1 for a suggested retail price of $599.Customers can purchase the UP mini 2 through Octave Systems, Inc.
Tiertime USA is a division of Tiertime Corporation servicing North America and it’s surrounding area. Working out of Brooklyn, New York and Cypress, California, Tiertime USA is passionate about the emerging 3D printing industry and the ability of their UP 3D printers to create a revolutionary wave of 3D printing success.
All of Vinpower’s Optical Disc Duplicators can accommodate the largest available 8TB HDD’s
The fact that an 8TB hard drive exists is quite amazing, given that magnitude of the content that could be stored on that drive. So the fact that all of Vinpower’s optical disc duplicators, manual towers and autoloaders, can utilize the 8TB HDD to store projects/jobs, is also an impressive feat. It’s also fair to think, why would anyone need such a large HDD inside a duplicator.
When you think about the fact that content is getting larger and larger, for instance, UHD/4K content could be over 100GB per disc, then it’s easy to see how a user would need a much greater amount of space to store each project for future duplication jobs. Couple that with Vinpower’s new Blu-ray Copy Protection (BCP) feature, where the protected files would need to reside on the HDD to make additional protected copies without requiring additional licenses, and the amount of space needed could add up quickly.
Regardless of whether you’ll need an 8TB HDD for your duplicator or not, the key is that Vinpower strives to stay ahead of the curve and is constantly expanding the boundaries of what’s possible for our duplication hardware.
Vinpower’s exclusive standalone Network and Copy Connect features are compatible with the latest Apple Mac computer iOS 10.10 (Yosemite) & 10.11 (El Capitan)
Vinpower was the first to offer a true drag and drop feature in 2010 for our Standalone duplicators so that users could connect their duplicator to a computer and drag a file from the computer to the duplicators internal HDD. From there we advanced the capability to make this feature available via the network so a company could easily send files from any number of computers or a network server to the duplicator’s HDD. At first this was limited to PC’s only, but after much effort, we were able to offer this feature for those particular to Apple products, in particular the Mac users.
However, computer operating systems are continuously being upgraded to provide new features and make them stronger against viruses and hackers. This benefit to the user creates a legitimate problem for companies that make hardware that interacts with the operating systems in order to allow the computer to work with or function through the device. That’s especially true with Apple and their limited access to their iOS. Vinpower recognizes the importance of making sure all computer users can utilize the key features of our exceptional duplicators so we continue to manage our FW updates to ensure the Drag and Drop and Network features also work with the latest Mac iOS versions.
With that said, Vinpower is proud to announce that our Network and Drag and Drop features will work with the current Mac iOS 10.10 (Yosemite) & 10.11 (El Capitan).
For more details on any of the products that Vinpower carries, please visit the Octave website at www.octave.com.
Check out how easy and useful the iConnect Mini from PQI USA is to use through this tutorial video
Here’s an easy quick guide on how to use the basic functions of the iConnect Mini, by PQI USA, to back-up photos and videos, play music and videos, lock and unlock content, and more. If you recently purchased an iConnect Mini for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, or thinking about doing so, this video will show you how easy it is to perform many of the basic features.
Vinpower is the only Controller manufacturer that supports drive firmware updates for all optical disc drives on the market today.
Vinpower has established itself as the premier manufacturer of standalone duplication controllers, especially for optical discs. We were the first to offer a wide range of unique and useful features and we’re still developing new helpful features, particularly for heavy duplicator users. While our competition is either leaving the industry or significantly reducing their offerings and capabilities, Vinpower marches on to ensure that we still provide the exceptional quality and range of features and options that we have become known for.
One of the key features that is critical, especially for heavy duplication users, is the ability to update the optical disc drive’s (ODD) firmware (FW) directly through the duplicator’s controller. Currently, Vinpower is the only controller manufacture that offers this feature, which supports all internal ODD’s that are available on the market today. Unfortunately, today’s ODD’s tend to see more glitches and bugs than previous years, this is mostly due to the low cost nature of the ODDs and the manufacturer’s limitations in time and resources to provide as wide of range of test as previously performed before releasing the drive onto the market.
Most of the bugs are related to media compatibility or other easily correctable issues, but in order to correct the problems, the user must upload the latest ODD FW. For those with duplicators using a non-Vinpower controller, that means you have to remove each drive, connect them to a computer, and update them one by one. That’s fine if you only have a small handful of drives. But if you have multiple duplicators with 10 or 15 drives in each one, then that process is going to be difficult and time consuming. With the Vinpower controller, you can update all the drives in the duplicator simultaneously in minutes without removing any of the drives. That saves a tremendous amount of time and hassle, keeping you focused on duplicating rather than updating.
For more details on any of the products that Vinpower carries, please visit the Octave Systems website at www.octave.com