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Chances are you haven’t heard much about Primera Technology’s new Bravo Disc Publisher. This CD publishing powerhouse is surprisingly small considering what Primera has stuffed inside the inkjet printer-sized machine. Inside you will find a 48X CD-R drive, an inkjet disc printer, and a robotic arm to manipulate the discs during production.
Attempting to fill a niche market, the Bravo is capable of handling up to 25 discs per job automatically. This capability makes the bravo perfect for schools, small businesses, small record companies, or any group needing to distribute any form of media quickly without outsourcing the work to a third party.
The Bravo uses both your USB 1.1 and FireWire (IEE1394) ports. USB handles the label information for the 2400dpi disc printer, while the disc images are transferred through the FireWire port. The Bravo comes bundled with CD duplication software from Veritas® and the disc labeling program SureThing™ CD Labeler. The Bravo does however require blank CD-R media with a printable surface.
Primera also has an available business card adapter kit to facilitate production of 80mm minidiscs and business card CDs. The adaptor will set you back an extra $199. A DVD version of the Bravo is also available and writes DVDs at 4X and CDs at 16X. Both the CD and DVD versions of the Bravo are available now and list at $1995 and $2495 respectively.
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Minimum system requirements:
- Intel® based processor at 700 MHz or higher
- 256MB RAM minimum, 512MB RAM recommended.
- Available FireWire (IEEE1394) and USB 1.1 port.
- The Bravo DVD-R version requires the Windows 2000/XP operating system with an NTFS drive partition.