Aleratec launches LightScribe publishing tower

Posted 12 March 2006 08:42 CEST by Herbert Klausner

The First Ever LightScribe Publishing Tower Just Got BetterRobust New Droppix Software Features Offer Wider Range of LightScribe Labeling OptionsCHATSWORTH, Calif., March 13, 2006 -- Aleratec, developer and manufacturer of advanced USB, DVD/CD duplicating, recording, and digital imaging solutions announced today the addition of powerful new features for the 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher LS. Aleratec is offering a very significant upgrade to Droppix Label Maker including the ability to insert fields in any text area, the ability to automatically retrieve information (artist, track names, etc.) from audio CD and album art from the internet. The Publishing Tower supports up to 4 simultaneous DVD/CD Copies, Recordings, or produces up to 4 Silk Screen Quality LightScribe labeled discs. The 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher LS is a DVD/CD duplicator with LightScribe technology that simultaneously Laser burns custom labels directly on DVD/CD discs making it the first LightScribe desktop production disc publishing system. You can create your own custom labels, with text and graphics, using the unique Aleratec Disc Publishing Software Suite, powered by Droppix, included FREE! with purchase."Offering this significant Droppix Label Maker upgrade enhances the utility of LightScribe direct to disc labeling technology and gives our Prosumer users more of what they have been asking for and there will be no increase in price. Also, there is a free download of the upgrade for customers that have already purchased their 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher LS," stated Perry Solomon, President and CEO. "The 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher LS with the new Droppix Label Maker upgrade provides exciting new features like the ability to retrieve album art directly from the internet. It has more label templates, the ability to create and store custom templates, improved personalization and serialization features and much more and it's only from Aleratec."The new Droppix Label Maker upgrade puts a professional CD and DVD personalization solution at the Prosumer users' fingertips. With its powerful graphics module any user can create professional quality labels quickly and easily. Droppix Label Maker includes an expanded selection of label templates and background images, logos, and fonts that for use in projects in addition to the users' own images and photos. Now Droppix Label Maker can easily print labels in a series, each with a unique serial number, and can be configured to automatically import information from any audio CD, play list or database. The new Droppix Label Maker more fully utilizes the advantages of LightScribe technology in a disc publishing application. The Droppix powered Aleratec Disc Publishing Software Suite, includes the exclusive Aleratec Droppix Label Maker only from Aleratec, that produces up to 4 simultaneous LightScribe Direct to Disc Labels, right from your desktop, no printer required, Droppix Recorder for Towers, that produces up to 4 simultaneous disc copies, recordings or creations and Droppix Management Console, that monitors your publishing process.LightScribe technology is an integrated system that combines LightScribe enabled DVD/CD recorders with specially coated media and the powerful Aleratec Disc Publishing Software Suite powered by Droppix, to produce precise, laser-etched, silkscreen quality labels with superior sharpness and clarity.The 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher LS (Aleratec Part # 260150, Ingram Micro SKU # H71760), is the only LightScribe DVD/CD Production Publisher and it is powered by Droppix. The 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher LS is a remarkable value with a low Estimated Street Price of $999. The low ESP of $999 makes the 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher LS the lowest total cost of ownership of the disc publishing systems making it ideal for Prosumer, Corporate, Government and Education applications.Until now the equipment available to copy discs and label them required making a substantial investment in a machine that is only by a stretch of the imagination "desktop". More than one person is required to move some of these machines, so to get copies you have to go to the machine rather than having the machine at your desk where the work is. The 1:4 DVD/CD Tower Publisher LS is a package that is truly desktop with only a 7 x 15 inch footprint and weighing about 20 pounds.The full line of Aleratec DVD and CD recording solutions, duplication solutions, and accessories is featured at, AAFES, Adorama,, B&H Photo Video, Best Buy,, CDW, Circuit City, CompUSA, Hewlett Packard, Insight, J & R, Mac Connection, MacMall, Micro Center, Office Depot, PC Connection, PC Mall, PC Nation, ProVantage, Quill, Ritz Camera, Sears, Target, and Tech Depot in addition to other leading retailers. Government and Education customers may purchase from Government and Education Specialists including AAFES, CDW-G, CompuCom, Daly Computer, EnPointe, Fed Tek, GCI, GE IT Solutions, GovConnection, GOVPLACE, Green Pages, GTSI, Horizon, Insight Gov, Manchester, Northern NEF, PC Mall Gov, Pomeroy, Sarcom,, Softchoice, TIG and Unisys. All products are available to resellers through Bell Microproducts, DBL Distributing, Ingram Micro, and Ingram Micro Canada. Complete information available at http://www.aleratec.comAbout AleratecAleratec is a leading developer and manufacturer of "Prosumers' Choice" solutions for the USB, DVD/CD duplicating, DVD/CD publishing,, and digital imaging markets. Exciting new Aleratec USB, DVD/CD duplicating, DVD/CD publishing, and digital imaging solutions are establishing a higher standard in the industry with professional strength solutions at consumer prices that are exceptionally easy to use and understand, creating the ultimate "out of box" product experience. Alera Technologies is headquartered at 9140 Jordan Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311. For more information visit E-mail Toll Free Phone: (866) 77-ALERA, Phone: (818) 678-6900, or FAX: (818) 475-5200.The Alera Technologies logo is available at: DroppixDroppix SARL, the new gold standard in digital media technology, is a Paris-based company that designs, publishes and markets powerful and intuitive CD and DVD production software packages for individuals and businesses. Droppix Recorder(tm), is a next-generation CD and DVD creation software package that provides the advanced features and functions required by professional users as well as an easy-to-use user interface that even novice users find intuitive. Droppix Recorder lets users create CDs and DVDs with data, music, photos and videos and includes support for professional disc labeling with LightScribe(r) for Direct Disc Labeling technology from Hewlett Packard. Droppix distributes its software globally though the Company's web site as well as via internet-based software download partners such as CNet's For more information, visit LightScribeLightScribe Direct Disc Labeling offers consumers and businesses a simple, no-hassle way to burn professional-looking, silkscreen-quality labels on their CDs and DVDs. LightScribe extends optical media, recorders and software through an integrated system of media with special laser-sensitive coating, laser control and imaging drive modifications, and labeling software enhancements. LightScribe uses the same laser that burns data in the disc drive to create precise, iridescent labels. LightScribe technology was developed and patented by HP. A business unit of HP, LightScribe licenses its technology to optical industry leaders in drive and media manufacturing and to hardware, media and software brands. Additional information about LightScribe is available at Source: Aleratec

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