The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2005-08-09T15:00:00Z Verbatim Announces White Inkjet-Printable DVD+R DL Media for 2.4x-6x DL Drives 2005-08-09T15:00:00Z verbatim-announces-white-inkjet-printable-dvd-r-dl-media-for-2-4x-6x-dl-drives Verbatim Corporation, the market leader in high-quality printable media, announced today white inkjet-printable DVD+R Double-Layer (DL)-certified media for 2.4X to 6X DL drives. Packaged in 20-disc spindles, the new 8.5GB/240-minute discs feature an advanced inkjet-printable surface that provides remarkable ink absorption and excellent drying properties. Verbatims new printable +R DL media is the only media that delivers the highest performance enabled by the latest 4x and 5x DL drives, as well as new 6x drives from Pioneer and Plextor. The higher performance that Verbatim media provides make it ideal for short-run and mass duplication content developers, service bureaus and corporate publishing organizations as well as consumers. By combining an innovative inkjet-printable surface with the quality and reliability of Verbatim DL media, users can be confident of printing high-resolution graphics and text without having to worry about the quality of the recording. Double-layer media offers distinct advantages for storing volumes of digital content because it provides nearly twice the storage capacity of a single-layer 4.7GB disc without having to flip sides or change discs. Verbatim inkjet-printable DVD+R DL media provides the added benefit of being able to print full-colour reproductions of text, logos and graphics directly onto the disc for a professional look. These capabilities make the media ideal for content developers, businesses and consumers that want a high-quality solution for distributing or identifying volumes of personal video or data, said Alan Kleeman, Verbatim Product Marketing Manager. Companies that are creating DVD presentations and educational materials in-house will now be able to distribute 8.5GB of data or up to four hours of video on a single disc that is professional in appearance and performance. Produced to quality standards that are second to none, Verbatims new inkjet-printable media is fully compatible with the DVD+R DL specification endorsed by the DVD+RW Alliance. The Double-Layer DVD+R technology it incorporates was developed by Verbatim and they remain one of the few Double Layer DVD media manufacturers and distributors in the Australian and NZ market. For users, full compliance with the DL standard means Verbatim DVD+R DL discs recorded using a DVD+R double-layer burner can be played back by most of the DVD players on the market. The premium-quality media has also been tested and qualified for use with leading DVD+R DL drives, inkjet CD/DVD printers and auto loading duplication systems. printable and hub-printable, Verbatim offers the broadest range of high-quality printable media for printers ranging from low-cost single-disc home printers to high-volume production systems. Availability Verbatim high-speed, white inkjet-printable DVD+R DL media is available immediately through leading retailers, resellers and distributors across the country. The recommended retail price is $145.95 for a 20 pack spindle (P/N # 95123). About Verbatim Verbatim Corporation, a Mitsubishi Chemical Media Company, is an international organisation that develops and markets innovative, high-quality products for storing, moving and using digital content. Known for its leadership in the removable storage media and related accessories markets, the company provides reliable, unique technologies and products that are highly sought after and broadly distributed worldwide. For more information, contact Verbatim Australia at 6 Weir Street, Glen Iris. VIC 3146, t. (03) 9823-0999, f. (03) 9824-7011; or visit the company's web site at www.verbatim.com.au Verbatim Announces Development Plans for both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD Media 2005-07-28T17:38:00Z verbatim-announces-development-plans-for-both-blu-ray-and-hd-dvd-media Verbatim Corporation, world-leading optical media developers and marketers, have announced plans to support the development of both Blu-ray and High-Definition DVD (HD-DVD) recordable and rewritable media. Both formats are expected to begin shipping in early 2006, when high-definition drives and recorders are expected to be released. Verbatim Blu-ray media will be available with 25GB (single-layer) and 50GB (double-layer) capacities. The HD-DVD media will be available with a single-layer capacity of 15GB. Double-layer HD-DVD media is also being developed for release following format finalisation. With premium-quality recordable media that meets the specifications of these new high-capacity, high definition formats; users will be able to record and enjoy the amazingly sharp images that high-definition video provides. The high-capacity discs will also find extensive application in computer data storage. Verbatim is already working with the standards groups and burner/recorder manufacturers to develop and refine the materials and manufacturing processes, has joined both the BDA (Blue-ray Disc Association) as a contributor and the HD-DVD Promotion Group as a general member. Verbatim officials noted that the company will leverage its experience in producing professional blue laser media for the consumers as well. Verbatim's proven R&D strength will play a prominent role in the development of next-generation blue laser media technology, said Merv Tabe, Verbatim Australias Managing Director. Verbatim has established itself as the industry leader in DVD technology and our growing expertise in double layer technology will enable us to rapidly migrate to the production of blue-laser media. A world leader in media dye, sputtering and production process technologies, Verbatim has assigned the development of the next-generation technologies to two of its leading-edge facilities. The Singapore facility, where substantial experience has been gained in producing DVD double layer media, is the focal point for the development of HD DVD recordable media. With its expertise in magneto-optical and UDO media development and high-precision mastering, the Mizushima Plant, in Japan, will focus on the Blu-ray media. The two high-definition formats are currently rallying support from major distributors and manufacturers worldwide in order to become the next standard for movie and data storage. Whilst there has been talk of a compromise format being developed, there has been no final decision released on this subject and it has become increasingly apparent that both formats will be released to market. About Verbatim Verbatim Corporation, a Mitsubishi Chemical Media Company, is an international organisation that develops and markets innovative, high-quality products for storing, moving and using digital content. Known for its leadership in the removable storage media and related accessories markets, the company provides reliable, unique technologies and products that are highly sought after and broadly distributed worldwide. For more information, contact Verbatim Australia at 6 Weir Street, Glen Iris. VIC 3146, t. (03) 9823-0999, f. (03) 9824-7011; or visit the company's web site at www.verbatim.com.au. Verbatim Announces 133X SD Card from Pretec 2005-07-21T16:48:00Z verbatim-announces-133x-sd-card-from-pretec Verbatim is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a 133X (20MB/sec) Secure Digital (SD) card in capacities of 256MB, 512MB and 1GB, from industry leader in flash memory cards, Pretec Electronics Corp. Equipped with more than two times the access speed of their current high-speed 60X SD Card (9MB/sec), the Pretec 133X SD card now runs at close to 20MB/sec, catering for a demanding new generation of higher-resolution and higher-speed digital cameras and multimedia equipment. Implementing a high-speed flash algorithm controller design and Dual Channel technology, the Pretec 133X SD Card offers a 16-bit bus architecture for data transfer at an accelerated rate. The cards are constructed with precision mechanics offering the most reliable and secure features, thus providing superior durability, water resistance, anti-vibration, high pressure resistance and an ultimate level of data protection to prevent the users crucial data from being damaged or lost during device power failure. The Pretec 1GB 133X SD Card can transfer 1GB of 5 mega pixel high-resolution digital images in under one minute. Stored in a postage stamp-sized SD card, the Pretec 133X SD Card is the optimal choice for digital cameras and other handheld devices. Availability Pretec 133X SD Cards are currently available from authorised Verbatim distributors, resellers and retailers throughout Australia and New Zealand. They are available in capacities ranging from 256MB to 1GB. Recommended Retail prices range from $60.95 for the 256MB Card through to $196.95 for the 1GB version. About Pretec Pretec Electronics Corp. offers a complete spectrum of small form factor memory cards, card readers and adaptors as well as PocketPC Accessory products. Pretec has consistently demonstrated the highest capacity CF cards in the world (currently to 6GB) for the past 6 years. Pretec products are distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Verbatim. About Verbatim Verbatim Corporation, a Mitsubishi Chemical Media Company, is an international organisation that develops and markets innovative, high-quality products for storing, moving and using digital content. Known for its leadership in the removable storage media and related accessories markets, the company provides reliable, unique technologies and products that are highly sought after and broadly distributed worldwide. For more information, contact Verbatim Australia at 6 Weir Street, Glen Iris. VIC 3146, t. (03) 9823-0999, f. (03) 9824-7011; or visit the company's web site at www.verbatim.com.au. Verbatim announces Store n Go USB Drives 2005-05-09T16:18:00Z verbatim-announces-store-n-go-usb-drives Verbatim announced today that it is shipping new Store n Go USB 2.0 Drives that support up to 8MB/sec read and 5MB/sec write performance on USB 2.0 systems. With the ability to transfer 256MB of data in about 30 seconds and with capacities of up to 1GB, the new Store n Go drives ensure high performance on todays fastest computers, making them ideal for storing, sharing and transporting any type of digital data, including spreadsheets, presentations, music, photos or video clips. The highly reliable USB drives are non-volatile flash memory devices, about the size of a AA battery, that offer hi-speed plug-and-play compatibility with all desktop and notebook PCs equipped with a USB drive. Housed in an attractive translucent red plastic shell, the highly portable devices provide true cross-platform compatibility and support Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems. The new StorenGo drive takes full advantage of the speed capabilities of the USB 2.0 interface, said Alan Kleeman, Verbatim Product Services Manager. Not only is it one of the fastest, sleekest form factor USB 2.0 drives on the market, it is sold complete with all the accessorieslanyard, security software, and special design features for ease of use. In terms of speed, the StorenGo USB 2.0 drive is roughly five to eight times faster than a typical USB 1.1 flash drive. For people on the go, the ability to load or transfer files in 30 seconds or so, instead of 3-4 minutes is a major benefit. Verbatim StorenGo USB 2.0 drives can be used exactly like a floppy disk, hard drive, or a CD ROM but are much more convenient for carrying your data with you. You can slip it into your pocket or purse, clip it on your keyring, or use the handy neck lanyard that is included with the drive. This makes it easy for road warriors and commuters to carry their data with them for easy access on any computer equipped with a USB port. By enhancing data mobility and access, StorenGo can help minimise the necessity of lugging a laptop from office to home to school. StorenGo is an ideal accessory for students to transfer files and projects from school libraries to the home PC. Families with two or more computers in the home can use the drive to transfer files from one computer to the other, instead of setting up a network. Individuals can safely store their PIN numbers as well as emergency medical and contact information on the USB drives for fast, easy access from most computers. Office workers can download confidential web mail or attachments to a StorenGo USB drive, instead of a business centre PC. To meet the security needs of USB drive users, the StorenGo drives include password protection and public/secure partitioning features. These features are designed to prevent both unauthorised access to files and accidental erasure of important files. The manager software that is included with the StorenGo USB drives can also be used to partition the drive into a public and secure partition, so that sensitive data on the secure partition cannot be accessed, even if the drive is lost or stolen. Verbatim also announced plans to release the StorenGo Pro USB drive in around 3 months time. Offering higher performance, higher capacities and more advanced security features than other popular USB flash drives, the ultra-sleek Pro devices will support up to 23MB/sec read and 14MB/sec write speeds and will be available in capacities ranging from 256MB to 2GB. Pricing and Availability The Verbatim Store n Go USB 2.0 Drives are now available through authorised Verbatim resellers and distributors Australia wide. Currently available in capacities from 128MB to 1GB, recommended retail pricing starts at $38.95. The complete package includes a lanyard, personal identification labels, and quick start users guide. About Verbatim Verbatim Corporation, a Mitsubishi Chemical Media Company, is an international organisation that develops and markets innovative, high-quality products for storing, moving and using digital content. Known for its leadership in the removable storage media and related accessories markets, the company provides reliable, unique technologies and products that are highly sought after and broadly distributed worldwide. For more information, contact Verbatim Australia at 6 Weir Street, Glen Iris. VIC 3146, t. (03) 9823-0999, f. (03) 9824-7011; or visit the company's web site at www.verbatim.com.au. Verbatim introduces 2.1GB Store n Go USB HD Drive 2004-09-09T16:42:00Z verbatim-introduces-2-1gb-store-n-go-usb-hd-drive Verbatim announced today that its innovative new Store n Go 2.1GB USB HD Drive is now available. About the size of a business card, the lightweight USB2.0 micro hard drive provides reliable, portable storage for digital camera/camcorder, media player, and notebook PC files. The ultra-compact storage device can also be used for quickly and conveniently transporting large digital files between Windows, Mac, and Linux-based computer systems. With a capacity of 2.1GB, Verbatims new Store n Go USB HD Drive stores more than two hours of MPEG-1 video, about 500 hours of MP3 Music, about 1,000 300dpi colour photos or volumes of personal and business files. The drives performance, compact size and high capacity make it ideal for videographers who want to quickly move projects from one system to another for collaborating on post-production work. The sleekly designed hard drive is also excellent for students wanting to transport files and projects from school to home as well as executives who need company presentations, addresses, databases, spreadsheets and customer files readily available. Using the protective carry pouch that comes with the drive, IT technicians can attach the drive to their belts for easy access to important files. The new Store n Go USB HD Drive is an ultra-portable, cost-effective storage solution for business and entertainment, Alan Kleeman, Verbatim Product Marketing Manager, noted. You can use the drive to store slideshows of family photos, vacation videos and your personal MP3 selections so you can enjoy them when you are travelling, and can easily share them on a friends or family members computer. The drive is also ideal for transporting business files and documents as well as IT system files. Using the flexible, integrated USB 2.0 cable, the Store n Go HD Drive can be quickly connected to a USB-equipped computer without having to wait for the computer to reboot. Compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports, users can immediately drag and drop up to 2.1GB of files to the high-speed 4200 rpm 1-inch hard drive. After disconnecting from the PC, the Store n Go HD Drive can be placed in the supplied pouch for safe, reliable transport. Weighing just 51grams, the Verbatim Store n Go USB HD Drive measures a mere 70mm x 54mm x 12.7mm. The drive is fully compatible with Windows 98SE, ME, XP, CE 3.0 and higher; Mac OS 9X and higher; Linux 2.40 and higher systems. Pricing and Availability The Verbatim 2.1 Store n Go USB HD Drive is now available through authorized Verbatim resellers and distributors Australia wide. It has a recommended retail price of $429. The complete package includes a carry pouch, lanyard, USB extension cable, CD with Windows 98 drivers and quick start users guide. About Verbatim Verbatim Corporation, a Mitsubishi Chemical Media Company, is an international organisation that develops and markets innovative, high-quality products for storing, moving and using digital content. Known for its leadership in the removable storage media and related accessories markets, the company provides reliable, unique technologies and products that are highly sought after and broadly distributed worldwide. For more information, contact Verbatim Australia at 6 Weir Street, Glen Iris. VIC 3146, t. (03) 9823-0999, f. (03) 9824-7011; or visit the company's web site at www.verbatim.com.au. Double layer DVD media now available from Verbatim 2004-07-02T18:58:00Z double-layer-dvd-media-now-available-from-verbatim Verbatim, the first media manufacturer to offer DVD+R Double Layer media in Australia is happy to announce that the new DVD+R Double Layer 8.5GB discs are now available from authorised Verbatim resellers throughout Australia. The Double Layer DVD+R technology was developed by Verbatim in collaboration with Philips and other DVD+RW Alliance members. The new 2.4x DVD+R DL media has already been certified by Philips Format Verification Laboratory as fully compliant with the DVD+R DL standard. To ensure compliance with the Alliances DVD+R DL standard, the Philips certification process involves extensive testing of pre-recorded disc parameters, write strategies, and read performance of recorded discs. The certification provides drive manufacturers and end users with the assurance that Verbatims new DVD+R DL media delivers broad compatibility with new DVD+R DL drives and existing DVD playback devices. The new 2.4x DVD+R media nearly doubles the storage capacity on DVD recordable discs from 4.7GB to 8.5GB on a single side while maintaining compatibility with existing DVD video players and DVD-ROM drives. With Verbatims new DVD+R DL discs, consumers will be able to record up to four hours of DVD-quality video or up to 16 hours of VHS video quality on a single disc. Pricing and Availability Verbatim 8.5GB Double-Layer DVD+R media is now available from authorised resellers. The media is available in single unit jewel case packaging with a recommended retail pricing of $14.95. Verbatim backs the quality of its complete line of DataLifePlus DVD media with a lifetime warranty. About Verbatim Since 1969 Verbatim has been at the forefront of the evolution of data storage technology. Today, more than 35 years later, Verbatim remains one of the most recognizable names in data storage and is an international market leader in the distribution of optical and magnetic media, computer hardware and computer consumables. Verbatim Corporation is currently the only firm in the world that designs, develops and manufactures high-performance, high-quality CD-Recordable, CD-ReWriteable, DVD-Recordable and ReWriteable DVD media products, and a complete family of MO media, as well as magnetic media and imaging products. For complete information on Verbatims DVD+/- R media, visit the companys website at www.verbatim.com.au. Verbatim first to market with dual layer 8.5GB DVD media 2004-05-21T16:43:00Z verbatim-first-to-market-with-dual-layer-8-5gb-dvd-media Never afraid of innovation, Verbatim has once again stepped up to the technological plate with the announcement that the company is on target to be the first to deliver Dual Layer DVD+R discs. The new 2.4x DVD+R media nearly doubles the storage capacity on DVD recordable discs from 4.7GB to 8.5GB on a single side while maintaining compatibility with existing DVD video players and DVD-ROM drives. With Verbatims new DVD+R DL discs, consumers will be able to record up to four hours of DVD-quality video or up to 16 hours of VHS video quality on a single disc. The new media is fully compatible with the DVD+R DL standard endorsed by the DVD+RW, of which Verbatim is an active member, and this development clearly illustrates its desire and ability to work closely with hardware manufacturers. The Dual-Layer DVD+R media has been certified by Philips Format Verification Laboratory as fully compliant with the DVD+R DL standard. Certification provides drive manufacturers and end users with the assurance that Verbatims new DVD+R DL media delivers broad compatibility with new DVD+R DL drives and existing DVD playback devices. Philips, Sony, Dell, HP and other DVD+RW Alliance members have all announced drives that support the DL format. The media uses technology developed jointly by Verbatim and Philips. Both companies view the development and introduction of Dual Layer technology as the next important milestones in the drive to continually improve and expand the optical data storage options available to consumers. The development of reliable Dual-Layer media is the key technology enabler for Dual Layer DVD+R recording. The ultimate challenge was to develop materials and manufacturing processes for dual-layer discs that allow the properties of two unique layers, once recorded, to meet the DVD 9 read only specifications for DVD-ROM drives and DVD video players. During recording and reading, each layer can be targeted without disrupting data on the other layer. The first recording layer of the Verbatim DVD+R DL disc is semi-transparent, providing enough reflectivity for writing/reading data on the first layer, yet transmitting enough laser power to read/write on the second layer by refocusing the laser. In addition to optimising layer reflectivity, new AZO recording dyes were developed by Verbatim for each layer to optimise parameters such as signal amplitudes and power margins to ensure compatibility with current DVD standards. Compatibility was a top priority in developing our Dual Layer media says Merv Tabe, Verbatim Australias Managing Director. Content developers will be among the first to make the switch to Dual Layer technology because multimedia and video files require so much capacity. They can increase their productivity with the 8.5GB DVD+R media without worrying about playback compatibility. It will be the same as their 4.7GB discs, just with more capacity. Availability Verbatim 8.5GB Dual-Layer DVD+R media will begin shipping in July, however initial supplies are expected to be limited, with stock levels increasing thereafter. Verbatim backs the quality of its complete line of DataLifePlus DVD media with a lifetime warranty. About Verbatim Since 1969 Verbatim has been at the forefront of the evolution of data storage technology. Today, more than 35 years later, Verbatim remains one of the most recognizable names in data storage and is an international market leader in the distribution of optical and magnetic media, computer hardware and computer consumables. Verbatim Corporation is currently the only firm in the world that designs, develops and manufactures high-performance, high-quality CD-Recordable, CD-ReWriteable, DVD-Recordable and ReWriteable DVD media products, and a complete family of MO media, as well as magnetic media and imaging products. For complete information on Verbatims DVD+/- R media, visit the companys website at www.verbatim.com.au. Insurance for your data - Verbatim welcomes three new DynaBacker units to their Secure Data Storage range 2004-04-13T19:08:00Z insurance-for-your-data-verbatim-welcomes-three-new-dynabacker-units-to-their-secure-data-storage-range Many of us understand the need and importance of file backup, but a costly traditional RAID system, a complex tape backup system, or hours of system installation time prevents many SOHO computer users from executing backup on their jobs. Utilising high performance but low cost embedded RAID mirrors, the three latest DynaBacker RAID systems provide the security modern users require, incorporating a user-friendly interface allowing ease of accessibility and maintenance. DP301: The cost efficient solution for data protection The DynaBacker DP301 (Manuf. #DB-3022) series is an internal IDE mirror kit based on RAID-1 mirror technology with a two bay 3.5-inch IDE hard drive enclosure. The compact unit fits conveniently into two 5.25-inch drive bay spaces and provides two security backup options: The online-mirror function provides real time data duplication as a preventative measure against hard drive failure; the auto-schedule-backup function enables swift recovery of lost data resulting from software application failure or virus attacks. The user-friendly DynaRemote remote monitoring software enables convenient access to your PC system status from remote locations, including CPU loading, temperature, memory, hard disk failure, data rebuilding, email notification and much more. Features * Easy to configure * Embedded hardware mirror/rebuild/backup, requires no additional add-on-card and zero PC system resources (CPU and memory) * Ultra-fast rebuilding time (60GB in around 25 minutes) * O/S supports Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / 2003 Server * LED Indicator * Built-in warning buzzer for hard disk and fan failure * Supports up to 133 Mbps / sec DP 001 & DP002: The ultra convenient solution for data mobility and transportation The DynaBacker DP001 (Manuf. # DB-2012) is an internal dual 2.5 HDD mirror and mobility device. The unit is comprised of 2 pocket-size portable hard drive enclosures (caddys), which can also serve as stand-alone external hard drives when connected to the DynaLitto (External USB2.0 Hard Drive Adaptor DP021). This allows the convenient removal and transportation of data between multiple computers- perfect for use when traveling or working remotely. Data synchronisation is a breeze, utilising the latest-data-update rebuild function which automatically mirrors data to the second hard drive for storage whilst traveling. When the caddy is returned to your home computer, a simple one-step process will quickly and easily update your PC with the latest data. Not enough space in your PC for an internal unit, or wanting to use the DynaBacker in conjunction with your laptop? The DynaBacker DP002 (Manuf. #DB-2012UF) is a combo interface USB2.0 and Firewire IEEE - 1394 external data storage device based on RAID - 1 technology with dual bay 2.5-inch IDE hard drives. The unit offers the same user-friendly features as the DP001 with added convenience of external set-up for those with limited front bay space or laptop backup requirements. The DynaRemote internet remote monitoring software provides friendly GUI to monitor your PC system status anywhere, including CPU loading, temperature, memory, hard disk failure, data rebuilding, e-mail alert notification and more. The DP002 offers the most convenient data mobility and data transportation solution for protecting your valuable data continuously monitoring your computer operation. Features * Easy Internal dual 2.5 HDD data mirror and mobility device (DP001); USB2.0/Firewire 1394 combo host interface (DP002). * Reliable online hot-swap and hot plug-in replacement * Combo on-line mirror and latest data update function * Fast rebuilding time (30GB in less than 30 minutes) * O/S supports Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / 2003 Server Pricing and Availability The all DynaBacker units are now available from authorised Verbatim resellers nationally. Priced at $234.95 (RRP), the DP301 offers the most cost efficient solution for protecting your valuable data and continuous your computer operation. The DP001 has a recommended retail price of $439.95 and DP002 is priced at $549.95. The portable DynaLitto adaptor (DB021) is $129.95 (RRP). Caddies are also available separately (model DP031) for hot swap drive backup- RRP is $14.95. * Please Note: DynaBacker units do not include HDD. About eTrunk In todays world of e-information networking, it is essential to have highly efficient and secure data storage and data mirroring. Pioneers in both data storage and security & monitoring industries, eTrunk Technology are manufacturers and distributors of the highest quality security products with a variety of total solutions. Since 1996 eTrunk Technology has developed a variety of disc array systems to meet the tremendous demands of the secure data storage market. With a range of highly efficient, secure products at a low cost, the company's total solution service has won eTrunk Technology the reputation of excellence in the data storage industry, with an ongoing philosophy to exceed customers' satisfaction. Verbatim are the authorised distributors of the DynaBacker range of products from eTrunk throughout Australia and New Zealand. About Verbatim Since 1969 Verbatim has been at the forefront of the evolution of data storage technology. Today, more than 35 years later, Verbatim remains one of the most recognizable names in data storage and is an international market leader in the distribution of optical and magnetic media, computer hardware and computer consumables. Verbatim Corporation is currently the only firm in the world that designs, develops and manufactures high-performance, high-quality CD-Recordable, CD-ReWriteable, DVD-Recordable and ReWriteable DVD media products, and a complete family of MO media, as well as magnetic media and imaging products. For complete information on Verbatims product range, visit the companys website at www.verbatim.com.au. Copyright 2003, Verbatim. All trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned herein are recognised as the property of their respective holders. For hi-res image and/or more information regarding this product, please contact Vanessa Taylor at Verbatim (contact details at top of page). Verbatim announce the latest in DVD recording. 2004-03-25T19:18:00Z verbatim-announce-the-latest-in-dvd-recording First to market with high speed DVD technologies, Verbatim is pleased to announce the availability of Verbatim DataLifePlus 8x speed DVD+R media. Certified for 1-8x* DVD writing, Verbatim 8x DVD+R discs enable users to burn a full 4.7GB DVD disc in less than 10 minutes. Verbatim 8x DVD+R media can be used in conjunction with the latest high-speed DVD+ writers from HP, Dell, Plextor and other leading manufacturers. In addition, these discs are read compatible with the vast majority of DVD-ROM drives and DVD video players. Recognised for its research and development strengths, Verbatim has an unmatched history of being first with the industrys fastest optical media, whilst maintaining its reputation for providing the highest levels of reliability and durability. The key component in achieving 8x speed DVD+R media is Verbatims proprietary Metal Azo recording dye, which allows the media to reach these high speeds while maintaining 1x, 2.4x and 4x recording compatibility. For higher reliability, Verbatims new high-speed DVD+R media is manufactured ulitising Ultra-Precise Molding (UPM) technology. With UPM, the deflection or tilt of the substrate is minimized so the media spins smoothly at high speeds, regardless of the type of drive. Stable rotation at high-speeds is critical to eliminate the possibility of data errors during the read/write processes. "Verbatim works directly with standards groups and leading drive manufacturers to co-develop next-generation DVD solutions," said Merv Tabe, Verbatim Australias Managing Director. "These efforts, as well as Verbatims extensive R&D capabilities and stringent quality/performance testing procedures, have helped Verbatim strengthen its reputation for being first with new disc technologies and first in quality. These are also the key reasons we were asked to provide the benchmark media 8x +R drive manufacturers use for their testing and certification," he added. With the availability of media that complies with the 8x DVD+R specifications, consumers, businesses and professionals can save a tremendous amount of time in recording their content to media that is compatible with the widest possible range of DVD set top players and computer DVD-ROM drives in use today. These features and the low storage cost make Verbatim 8x-speed DataLifePlus DVD+R media ideal for businesses and professionals that need a high-quality DVD duplication solution. The faster speed will enable them to duplicate and distribute DVDs such as training, sales videos, service/support videos, data bases, etc. more efficiently and will help them increase their productivity. Broad compatibility, a low storage cost and high-speed recording make the discs ideal for sharing computer data, home videos, photos, and music. With write-once security, Gigabytes of capacity, and a long archival life, Verbatim DVD+R media is also an excellent storage solution for data backups and archiving of vital corporate data as well as personal memories. Verbatim is an original member of the DVD+RW Alliance that developed the DVD+RW format, and was the first to offer rewritable and Write-Once media for the DVD+RW and DVD+R formats. Pricing and Availability Verbatim 8x DVD+-R are available now from authorised resellers. The 8x DVD+R 4.7GB single unit retails for $4.95. Verbatim backs the quality of its complete line of DataLifePlus DVD media with a lifetime warranty. About Verbatim Since 1969 Verbatim has been at the forefront of the evolution of data storage technology. Today, more than 35 years later, Verbatim remains one of the most recognizable names in data storage and is an international market leader in the distribution of optical and magnetic media, computer hardware and computer consumables. Verbatim Corporation is currently the only firm in the world that designs, develops and manufactures high-performance, high-quality CD-Recordable, CD-ReWriteable, DVD-Recordable and ReWriteable DVD media products, and a complete family of MO media, as well as magnetic media and imaging products. For complete information on Verbatims DVD+/- R media, visit the companys website at www.verbatim.com.au. Verbatim Australia moves to streamline product range 2003-12-09T18:54:00Z verbatim-australia-moves-to-streamline-product-range In a move aimed at strengthening business performance and refocusing on their core range of data storage products, Verbatim Australia today announced their intentions to refine their extensive product range as of February 1, 2004. The changes will coincide with Verbatims Australian Head Office relocation to a larger warehouse to accommodate the rapid sales growth and at the same time improve customer service for Verbatim products. The products that will be transferred from Verbatims current range will include CD and DVD Printing and Duplication equipment, predominantly comprising the Primera, Rimage and CopySmart brands, for which Verbatim has been the authorised Australian distributor. From February 1, the full range of disc duplication hardware will be distributed through specialist hardware group, Region4 Pty Ltd, also located in Melbourne. Warranty service, technical support, and repairs for any of these products purchased prior to February 2004 will be carried out by Region4 for the full service period. Consumables such as cartridges for these products will be available from both Verbatim and Region4. The move is seen as a positive step for both Verbatim and Region4, allowing each an increased focus on customer service and a streamlined product range. "Focusing on our core products will be of great benefit to Verbatim, Region4 and our clients" says Merv Tabe, Managing Director of Verbatim and Callum Hingston, Managing Director of Region4. "The strong growth that we have experienced over the past 5 years working together has allowed us to focus on providing an infrastructure for supplying and supporting these specialised products. The large installed base of production equipment will be fully supported through Region4's technical staff." Meanwhile Verbatim are preparing to move to a significantly larger premises in early 2004. This comes after an extended period of growth in business. And with so many new and exciting product releases due in 2004, Verbatim will undoubtedly continue to be the market leader and innovator in the field of data storage technology. About Region4 For the past 5 years Region4 has provided product management and support services to Verbatim. Established relationships with the world leaders in production equipment, and local systems assembly allows Region4 to focus on the CD and DVD production market. The services team has the most extensive support system for CD and DVD printing and duplicating equipment in Australia. For more information see www.regionfour.com.au About Verbatim Since 1969 Verbatim has been at the forefront of the evolution of data storage technology. Today, more than 30 years later, Verbatim remains one of the most recognizable names in data storage and is an international market leader in the distribution of optical and magnetic media, computer hardware and computer consumables. Verbatim is currently the only firm in the world that designs, develops and manufactures high performance, high quality CD-Recordable, CD-Rewritable, DVD-Recordable and DVD-ReWritable media products, a complete family of 3.5inch and 5.25inch MO media. Furthermore the product range includes tapes, imaging products, digital devices and memory cards. For more information see www.verbatim.com.au Copyright 2003, Verbatim. All trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned herein are recognised as the property of their respective holders. Verbatim announces new DigitalMovie DVD+/-R Discs 2003-12-03T16:31:00Z verbatim-announces-new-digitalmovie-dvd-r-discs With the recordable DVD sector experiencing faster growth than even recordable CD did when it hit the market, product developments continue at a rapid rate with Verbatim. The company is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its new DVD DigitalMovie discs, continuing its aim of reaching not only those whose lives are immersed in technology but the style conscious and more casual consumer. Like Verbatims popular Digital Vinyl CD-R discs that look like 45-rpm records, the new movie reel DVD discs, with the unique look of a movie reel, bring smiles to the faces of everyone who sees them. The DVD DigitalMovie recordable discs are available in both DVD-R the format supported by the DVD Forum, of which Verbatim is a member and the DVD+R format supported by the +RW Alliance, of which Verbatim is a key member as well. Verbatim's unique DigitalMovie DVD+/-R discs put the fun in recording, viewing and sharing home movies. In addition to giving personal videos the realistic look of a classic Hollywood movie reel, the discs are ideal for backing up DVD video titles and transferring video tapes to optical media that wont degrade over time. Consumers can also use the discs with compatible personal video recorders (PVRs) to standardize the look of their recorded video collections in clear, DVD video-sized jewel boxes. The write-once DVD+/-R formats offer the broadest compatibility with todays DVD-ROM drives and DVD-Video players and can be easily shared. With a capacity of 4.7GB, users can store 2 hours of video on a single disc, and at 4x speed an entire 4.7GB DVD-R or +R disc can be recorded in about 15 minutes. People who dont have a 4x DVD burner can record DigitalMovie discs with earlier generation burners at 1x or 2x speed. Ideal for businesses that want their marketing videos to stand out, the premium-quality discs can be used to distribute DVDs that are unique and memorable. DigitalMovie discs will also appeal to replication houses and videographers who want create distinctive-looking discs for distribution. Of course, being a Verbatim product, the ultimate in recording DVD recording technology and quality is assured via the companys Advanced AZO technology meaning recording at 4x speed can be achieved. This produces a recording layer with an improved power margin and greater sensitivity ensuring both speed and stability during the recording process. Archival lifetime of your valuable movies thereby becomes longer than ever. For increased reliability, Verbatim's new DigitalMovie DVD+/-R media are manufactured utilizing Ultra-Precise Molding (UPM) technology. With UPM, the deflection or tilt of the substrate is minimized so the media spins smoothly at high speeds, regardless of the type of drive. Stable rotation during the reading and writing processes virtually eliminates the possibility of errors. Pricing and Availability Backed by a lifetime warranty, Verbatim DigitalMovie DVD+/-R media has a retail price of $19.95 per 3-pack and will be available through authorised resellers across the country in December. About Verbatim Since 1969 Verbatim has been at the forefront of the evolution of data storage technology. Today, more than 30 years later, Verbatim remains one of the most recognizable names in data storage and is an international market leader in the distribution of optical and magnetic media, computer hardware and computer consumables. Verbatim Australia is the market leader in the distribution of CD/DVD Duplication and Publishing equipment, providing sales and support services for leading manufacturers. For more information see www.verbatim.com.au Copyright 2003, Verbatim. All trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned herein are recognised as the property of their respective holders. For hi-res image, samples and/or more information regarding this product, please contact Vanessa Taylor at Verbatim (contact details at top of page). Verbatim introduces new range of storage accessories 2003-11-06T18:56:00Z verbatim-introduces-new-range-of-storage-accessories Verbatim Australia, leaders in high-quality data storage products and computer accessories have announced four new additions to their storage accessory range, including a 60 and 100 capacity CD storage box, and a 24 and 48 CD carry case. These products form part of the growing family of quality essential computer accessories available from Verbatim Australia. Space Saving Desktop Storage Solution CD Storage Box (P/N 41843 / 41842) Protect your valuable data without compromising your desktop working area with these sturdy and economical Verbatim CD Storage Boxes. Available in capacities of 60 and 100, the boxes are made of durable polypropylene, a strong and light plastic with high heat resistance. With a width of only 105mm (60 disk model) and 195mm (100 disc model), the boxes will only leave a small footprint on your desktop, making them a great space saving solution. They include protective double sided storage sleeves with a handy writable top strip and colour-coded inserts to help organise and customise your CD collection. The sleeves also feature 5 universal binder holes to allow for convenient transfer between the storage box and a portable CD disc binder or ring binder for when you are on the go. Theres no need to blow your budget, either, as both models are available for great low prices. So whether you at home, in the office or on the road, the CD Storage Box offers a secure and affordable way for you to protect and organise your CD-ROMs. Rugged Design for the Mobile Professional- CD Carry Case (P/N 41844 / 41845) Featuring a tough plastic exterior and heavy duty zipper protection, these new Verbatim CD Carry Cases are an ideal product to protect your valuable CD data from heat, water, and other destructive elements whilst on the move. They hold either 24 or 48 disks in lined protective sleeves, keeping them safe from dust and scratches. The detachable sleeves clip in and out of the wallets for safe and easy carrying. The cases super slim profile makes them an ideal solution for the car, home/office or travel. Designed to complement and support a busy lifestyle, they also carry an attractive and affordable price tag. Pricing and Availability All of these handy storage accessories are currently available from authorised Verbatim resellers nationally. The 60 and 100 capacity CD Storage Boxes are a fantastic buy at $8.95 and $11.95 RRP respectively. The 24 Capacity CD Carry Case is priced at $7.95, and the 48 Capacity model is $12.95. About Verbatim Since 1969 Verbatim has been at the forefront of the evolution of data storage technology. Today, more than 30 years later, Verbatim remains one of the most recognizable names in data storage and is an international market leader in the distribution of optical and magnetic media, computer hardware and computer consumables. Verbatim Australia is the market leader in the distribution of CD/DVD Duplication and Publishing equipment, providing sales and support services for For more information see www.verbatim.com.au For hi-res image and/or more information regarding this product, please contact Vanessa Taylor at Verbatim (contact details at top of page). Copyright 2003, Verbatim. All trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned herein are recognised as the property of their respective holders. Verbatim introduces new additions to its Desktop Accessory range. 2003-10-23T16:02:00Z verbatim-introduces-new-additions-to-its-desktop-accessory-range Verbatim Australia, leaders in high-quality data storage products and computer accessories have announced new additions to their desktop accessory range, including a sleek USB LED light, a handy fax/modem retractable cable, and a low-cost pack of CD/DVD markers. These products form part of the growing family of quality essential computer accessories available from Verbatim Australia. What a bright idea - USB LED Light (P/N 41840) This USB powered LED light is an ideal accessory to light up your notebook or PC in dark environments. Compatible with any USB port on your notebook or PC, there is no need for an external power source. The dependable dual LED lights stay on until the unit is unplugged or the computer is turned off and are rated to average 8000 hours of use. The flexible cable neck adjusts for optimal positioning, providing gentle, long-lasting illumination over your workspace without disturbing those around you. With durable and lightweight construction, it is a must have for travellers, late night workers and executives on the go! Eliminate loose cords- Fax/Modem Retractable Cable (P/N 41829) Tired of carrying all those loose cords around with you? Eliminate the mess and tangle with this retractable fax/modem cable from Verbatim. It is a must have for mobile PC users requiring an advanced and durable space-saving accessory. Its compact size allows for easy carrying and storage in your notebook case or pocket. The cord extends up to 2.4m in length in a matter of seconds and elegantly retracts back into the durable plastic housing with a simple pull. Make a note of these- CD/DVD Markers (P/N 41830) These quality CD and DVD markers allow you to safely and easily custom label your disc surfaces. They are available in a pack of four (including one of each blue, black, green and red) at a great, low price. Pricing and Availability All of these handy accessories are currently available from authorised Verbatim resellers nationally. The USB LED Light (Model 41840) retails at $12.95. The Retractable Fax/Modem Cable (Model 41829) has a RRP of $13.95. The CD/DVD markers are a great buy at $5.95 RRP. About Verbatim Since 1969 Verbatim has been at the forefront of the evolution of data storage technology. Today, more than 30 years later, Verbatim remains one of the most recognizable names in data storage and is an international market leader in the distribution of optical and magnetic media, computer hardware and computer consumables. Verbatim Australia is the market leader in the distribution of CD/DVD Duplication and Publishing equipment, providing sales and support services for leading manufacturers. For more information see www.verbatim.com.au For hi-res image and/or more information regarding this product, please contact Vanessa Taylor at Verbatim (contact details at top of page). Verbatim announce new additions to Multimedia Accessory Range 2003-10-09T14:25:00Z verbatim-announce-new-additions-to-multimedia-accessory-range Verbatim Australia, leaders in high-quality data storage products and computer accessories continue to expand their product line up, with the announcement of two new models in their multimedia headset range. Designed to meet the growing audio requirements in the computer and multimedia industry, these headsets offer superior quality and reliability at an affordable price. Super Deluxe Multimedia Headset with Microphone (P/N 41831) Designed for the serious Internet user, this headset extends the boundaries of style, comfort and sound quality. The padded adjustable headband and luxury cushioned ear pieces guarantee total comfort. Other features include an adjustable gooseneck boom microphone for greater clarity and a convenient cord-based remote volume control and on/off switch, making them an ideal accessory for the home and office. Powered by soundcard, the headset is the ultimate in Internet communication! Mono Multimedia Headset with Microphone (P/N 41832) Functional, compact and lightweight, this headset allows the user to keep one ear free, enabling effective communication within an office or home environment. Features include a comfortable cushioned earpiece providing long-term comfort, a robust adjustable microphone boom and soundcard powered capabilities. The ultra modern design combines performance and style and makes this headset a fashionable and functional accessory. Pricing and Availability Both models of multimedia headsets are now available from authorised Verbatim resellers nationally. The Super Deluxe Multimedia Headset with Microphone (Model 41831) retails at $39.95. The Mono Multimedia Headset with Microphone (Model 41832) has a RRP of $14.95. About Verbatim Since 1969 Verbatim has been at the forefront of the evolution of data storage technology. Today, more than 30 years later, Verbatim remains one of the most recognizable names in data storage and is an international market leader in the distribution of optical and magnetic media, computer hardware and computer consumables. Verbatim Australia is the market leader in the distribution of CD/DVD Duplication and Publishing equipment, providing sales and support services for leading manufacturers. For more information see www.verbatim.com.au Copyright 2003, Verbatim. All trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned herein are recognised as the property of their respective holders. Verbatim introduces the lowest priced robotic Duplicator from Datatronics 2003-10-02T15:44:00Z verbatim-introduces-the-lowest-priced-robotic-duplicator-from-datatronics Duplication has never been this easy! Simply insert the master disc, place the blank discs, make your selection, and press start- thats it! You dont even need a PC connection. And the compact and stylish design fits perfectly into any home or office environment. Fully automated Standalone The Pronto EZ is a fully automated stand-alone duplicator. It features a robotics mechanism that can automatically move discs from an input hopper to the recorder, and then to the output hopper after recording is finished. The standard unit includes a CD-Rom Drive and 52x CD-Writer and can hold up to 100 discs. If any disc does not pass, the robotic arm will pick it up and drop it to the Reject Area. Low cost, high performance, the Pronto Series is the best choice to fulfill your duplication requirements. Features Stand alone, no PC required Auto loading mechanism 52x CD-Writer 100 discs capacity LCD panel Auto-detect reject discs Pricing and Availability The Pronto EZ Duplicator is now available from authorised Verbatim resellers. At just $1,799 (RRP), the Pronto EZ is the best valued duplicator on the market today and is backed by a one year warranty. About Datatronics Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, Datatronics Technology, Ltd. was founded in 1987 and known as the global provider of innovative networking products. The company offers External Modem, Internal Modem, USB Modem, PCMCIA Modem, Leased Line Modem, LCD Modem, IPC Modem, ADSL Modem, Rackmount Modem, Lan Card, and Hub, i.e. to enhance personal/small business networking application performance. Considering data storage and duplication have become inevitable trends in modern society over the years, Datatronics has recently launched its diversified product range of CD/DVD Auto Duplicators to satisfy customer needs. Verbatim are the authorised distributors of Datatronics products throughout Australia and New Zealand. About Verbatim Since 1969 Verbatim has been at the forefront of the evolution of data storage technology. Today, more than 30 years later, Verbatim remains one of the most recognizable names in data storage and is an international market leader in the distribution of optical and magnetic media, computer hardware and computer consumables. Verbatim Australia is the market leader in the distribution of CD/DVD Duplication and Publishing equipment, providing sales and support services for leading manufacturers. For more information see www.verbatim.com.au