|ULTERA and NEWWAVE TECHNOLOGIES TEAM TO
DELIVER DVD REPLICATION SOLUTIONS
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif.,... March 15, 2000 UItera
Systems, the leading tape array controller and tape array system supplier, with unique and
technically advanced storage controller products, today announced another move,
immediately positioning the company in the DVD marketplace. Ultera has signed an agreement
with NewWave Technologies as a national distributor for the companys new
MultiMaster, the most versatile DVD mastering solution available for short-run DVD
Ulteras DVD-R array controller allows up to 12 SCSI-based
DVD-R drives to be
connected to a single host, creating 12 DVD copies in the time it usually takes to record
just one, making the UItera DVD-R MultiMaster the most economical solution to create
multiple DVD audio, video or data disks.
NewWave Technologies is a leading nationwide distributor of digital video, mass storage
and document imaging solutions. Under the terms of the new distribution deal, NewWave will
offer the Ultera DVD-R MultiMaster, along with Pioneer DVD-R drives and mastering
software, to its extensive network of VARs nationwide.
The rapid maturation of the DVD market, with accompanying price decreases in recordable
DVD drives, is expected to accelerate the market transformation from recordable CD
technology to DVD in the year 2000. DVD-R's relatively low cost per megabyte, coupled with
its physical storage efficiency approximately six times the capacity of CD-ROM
and the portability of its recording equipment makes the medium applicable to a
large variety of uses in virtually all industries in three key applications areas: testing
and development of DVD masters before they are sent out for mass duplication, small-scale
distribution of DVD content, and archival data storage similar to CD-R.
"DVD technology has already been established as the fastest-growing consumer
electronics technology ever and the DVD-R market is poised for the same kind of explosion
next year," said Fred Bedard, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at UItera.
"With partners such as NewWave Technologies and Pioneer, UItera is extremely
well-positioned to play a key role in fulfilling the potential of DVD-R technology."
"DVD product technologies are the cornerstone of our Digital Services Group,"
said John Jagelsky, Vice President, Business Development at NewWave Technologies.
"With Ulteras DVD-R MultiMaster we offer a unique solution that saves time and
money for multiple DVD-R duplication."
Ulteras DVD-R MultiMaster delivers plug-and-play compatibility with all major OS
platforms, including Windows 95/98/NT, Mac OS, UNIX and Linux. It works seamlessly with
all major DVD mastering software, including Daikins Scenarist* and DVD Rep* from
Prassi Software, without the need for any special drivers.
Ulteras DVD-R MultiMaster array controller requires only a single SCSI ID to
drive up to 12 DVD-R drives, each at the maximum data transfer rate of 1.2 MBs per second.
The controller synchronizes the duplication process to multiple drives with no performance
degradation. Ulteras innovative design features comprehensive monitoring and
diagnostics that isolate a suspect drive, cable or array channel interface and
automatically disables the affected array channel until the repair is made while all other
drives on the array continue to operate unimpeded at full speed.
About NewWave Technologies
Founded in 1992, NewWave Technologies, Inc. is a nationally recognized, full-service
distributor focusing on the digital data capture and storage product solutions.
NewWaves charter is to continue to provide technology resellers with valued added
services by being a single source for hardware, software, maintenance, integration and
software support. The new Digital Services Group provides leading edge technologies
CD, DVD, tape, and RAID/SAN solutions to the Audio Video marketplace. For further
information contact John Dickerson, (800) 536-5222 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the
companys web site www.newwavetech.com.
About Ultera Systems
Ultera Systems, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of RAID Tape Array controllers and
subsystems designed for high-speed backup, archive and high-speed data acquisition
applications. All industry standard tape drives, tape libraries and storage management
software are compatible with the Ultera Arrays. Its tape array product lines are marketed
under the trade names "Striper," "Imager," "LibraryMaster"
and "ShadowMaster," and sold through OEMs, VARs and Systems Integrators
worldwide. Not new to the optical arena, Ultera has deployed its advanced controller
technology in optical storage applications for years, in thousands of installations
worldwide. Ultera is based in Laguna Hills, Calif.
For further information, call (949) 367-8800, email email@example.com or visit Ultera's web site at http://www.ultera.com.
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