RELEASES CD-R MULTI-MASTERING SYSTEM
FOR RECORDABLE CDS
Laguna Hills, Calif., June 3, 1996: Ultera Systems today
announced a CD-R mastering system capable of recording up to five CDs at a time.
Called CD-R Multi-Master, the product consists of a high speed controller with separate
internal SCSI buses for as many as five CD-R drives. This parallel bus architecture allows
all of the drives to run at full speed simultaneously.
Two-drive "mirroring" systems are expected to be used by
financial institutions for making double-backup copies of
Two- to five-drive systems can be used
in distributing software, producing product line catalogs, sharing image
files, and any other multicopy application where speed is important. And where very large
numbers of copies are to be made, the Ultera system can be used with CD stackers or juke
boxes from other vendors.
The CD-R Multi-Master controller
requires no device drivers or special software. Host systems see the CD-R
cluster as a single SCSI device with one SCSI ID. The only difference is that up to five
copies may be recorded in the time it takes to do one. (When necessary, each of the drives
can also be addressed directly in a "pass-through" mode of operation.)
Knowledgeable end users and integrators may configure
multi-mastering systems with their choice of compact disk drives, as the controller is
easily capable of operating any available drives at full speed. (For example, a 6X drive
records at 900KB/sec. Each of the five Ultera channels can operate at 10MB/sec -- roughly
eight times 10X -- and the host connection can run at up to 20MB/sec.)
The CD-R Multi-Master itself is OEM priced at $4000. Availability is
Ultera Systems designs and manufactures high performance digital
storage controllers, including RAID tape array and multi CD-R controllers. The company is
headquartered at 26052 Merit Circle, Suite 106, Laguna Hills, California 92653.
For further information, call (949) 367-8800, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Ultera's web site at http://www.ultera.com.
Editor contact: Cynthia Karch (949) 367-8800
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