New Low-Cost CD-Recordable System Available

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New Low-Cost CD-Recordable System Available


A new high performance, low-cost, multiplatform, multi-format CD-Recordable system is being offered exclusively by Microboards, Inc., a Tokyo-based multimedia and CD-ROM engineering firm and CD-technology integrator.

Called PlayWrite, the recording system is a turnkey package which includes the new Ricoh CD-Recordable drive; Dataware Technologies' CD-Record software compatible with MS-DOS, UNIX and Apple Macintosh systems; and SCSI cable, blank media and one free hour of customer support from National Computer Systems (NCS), a nationally recognized computer services provider.

Priced at $3899, PlayWrite has broken the CD-Recordable price threshold to become the lowest-cost system currently on the market and the only one under $5000 to deliver a recording capability for all three major platforms. The system is now shipping in the U.S. and Europe.

Dataware Technologies Inc., a leading developer of CD-ROM authoring and retrieval software, is supplying its recently enhanced CD-Record version 2.0 multi-format, CD-Recordable software. The software is compatible with MS-DOS, Unix, and Apple Macintosh systems.

"PlayWrite is a truly high-quality CD-Recordable system that has all the attributes, formats and platforms required by the business marketplace," says M. Craig Hanson, U.S. General Manager for Microboards, Inc. "It brings together three foremost industry leaders in hardware, software, and services to create an affordable solution that will make CD-Recordable technology accessible to more businesses."

PlayWrite was designed to be used with a broad range of CD-ROM applications, from mastering audio CDs and developing CD-I titles to preparing multi-media business presentations, directories, catalogs, desktop publishing and archival storage. …

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