CD-R/DVD R Burner offers 4,800 dpi print resolution.

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Bravo II(TM) Disc Publisher provides automated production of up to 25 CDs or DVDs per job. Robotic mechanism transports discs into built-in 52x CD-R recorder or optional Pioneer® combo DVD R/CD-R recorder. After recording, discs are transported to integrated printer for full color printing directly onto surface of disc. Utilizing LED optics, AccuDisc eliminates misalignment of picking mechanism. Bravo II uses USB 2.0 cable for connecting to PC or Mac computer.



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Primera Technology Introduces All New Bravo II(TM) Disc Publisher



Bravo II Disc Publisher has 4800 DPI print resolution, USB 2.0 high-speed interface and exclusive AccuDisc(TM) Technology.

PLYMOUTH, MN, USA (February 9, 2004) Primera Technology, Inc., the world's leading developer and manufacturer of CD/DVD disc duplication and printing equipment, today announced its Bravo II(TM) Disc Publisher.

Instead of copying and labeling discs one at a time, Bravo II is designed for hands-free, automated production of up to 25 CDs or DVDs per job (50 discs with kiosk mode). An advanced robotic mechanism is used to transport discs into the built-in 52x CD-R recorder or optional Pioneer® combo DVD R/CD-R recorder. After recording, discs are transported to the integrated printer and printed in full color directly onto the surface of the disc.

The Bravo II Disc Publisher is a robust, professional version of Primera's Bravo Disc Publisher. It has many new features, including:

Highest Print Resolution
Bravo II increases the print resolution from 2400 to 4800 DPI. 4800 DPI is the highest print resolution currently offered for direct-to-disc printing.

AccuDisc Technology
AccuDisc is a patent-pending suite of hardware and firmware enhancements that provides the most accurate and precise disc picking on the market. Utilizing advanced LED optics instead of mechanical components, AccuDisc eliminates misalignment of the picking mechanism. It also prevents the feeding of double discs into the recordable drive.

USB 2.0 Interface
Bravo II uses a single high-speed USB 2.0 cable for connecting to the user's PC or Mac computer. Previously, the Bravo Disc Publisher required two cables: a USB 1.1 cable for printing and robotic control and a FireWire(TM) cable for the data interface. USB 2.0, with a data transfer rate of 480Mb/s, is 20% faster than the FireWire interface.

Faster Throughput
Bravo II has increased its disc production rate by 10% over the Bravo Disc Publisher. This is accomplished with a faster picking mechanism, increased robotic speed and 15% faster printing speed.

"With Bravo II, our customers will enjoy incredible 4800 DPI print resolution, a self-configuring interface with USB 2.0 and the industry's best reliability with our exclusive, patent-pending AccuDisc Technology," said Mark D. Strobel, Primera Technology's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Bravo II is ideal for the duplication of video, software and music as well as mission-critical applications such as medical imaging, digital photo processing, kiosks and service bureaus. You can even connect a Bravo II to your office network for enterprise-wide disc publishing."

Bravo attaches to any PC running Windows® 2000/XP through its built-in USB 2.0 interface. Bravo comes equipped with PrimoDVD(TM) 2.0 duplication software by Sonic(TM) Solutions. Sonic has partnered with Primera Technology to offer a complete, professional disc duplication solution. A professional labeling software program called SureThing(TM) CD Labeler Primera Edition is also included for graphic design.

Bravo also attaches to any Mac® running Apple® OS X. Bravo comes equipped with Charismac Engineering's Discribe(TM) V5.0 duplication software and Magic Mouse Production's Discus(TM) labeling software. Mac and PC users can also design labels in any of their favorite graphic design programs such as Adobe® Illustrator®, Photoshop®, etc.

Two Bravo II models are available:

The Bravo II CD Publisher with a 52x CD-R recorder is priced at US$2195 (MSRP).

The Bravo II DVD Publisher with a Pioneer A07 DVD R/CD-R recorder is priced at US$2695 (MSRP). The DVD R unit records DVD Rs at 8x and CD-Rs at 24x.

A business card adapter kit is available to copy and print 80mm mini-discs, rounded "hockey rink" mini-discs and business card shaped CDs. The Adapter Kit is priced at US$199 (MSRP).

Optional PTBurn Network Software allows up to 5 users to send CD or DVD recording and print jobs to a Bravo II remotely from client PCs. The software runs on virtually any server/client network under Windows 2000/XP and sells for just US$299.95. Additional 5-user license blocks are available for US$299.95 each. There is no limit on the number of users that are able to send jobs over the network.

About Primera Technology
Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, Primera Technology, Inc. is the world's leading developer and manufacturer of CD-R/DVD R duplication and printing equipment. Primera is known for its popular Composer line of optical disc duplicators, Signature line of inkjet optical disc printers, Inscripta Thermal CD Printer and the world's best-selling Bravo Disc Publisher.

More information about Primera, its history and products is available on the Internet at www.primera.com or by calling 1-800-797-2772 (USA and Canada). Outside of the USA and Canada, call (763) 475-6676 or FAX (763) 475-6677. E-mail to sales@primera.com.

In Europe and Scandinavia, contact Primera EUROPE in Germany by phone at +49-(0) 611-92777-0, by FAX at +49-(0) 611-92777-50 or by e-mail at sales@primeraeurope.de.

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