Following the success of the original device, the second generation of the CopyWriter Live CD/DVD recorder/duplicator by Microboards Technology will ship this month.
John Westrum, Microboards' Chief Technology Officer, pointed out that the
second generation means new benefits to users. "We have been able to take our
specifications and what we learned with the first CopyWriter Live to our
traditional partners and make an even better product. We are sure that users
will be pleased with what they see." The new CopyWriter Live includes level
monitoring and a headphone jack, as well as a more robust design and higher
quality disc recorders.
With these additions, it is particularly impressive that Microboards will be
able to launch the product at the same price point. "Because of our track
record with this product, we were able to make quantity commitments with
suppliers that have benefited us in the economies of scale" said Westrum. The
product has a list price of $799.
The most well known of its features is the ability to record live
audio for longer than the typical 70-80 minutes by automatically spanning from
disc to disc. "You can record to either of the onboard recorders, or play
back, or play from one and record to the other" said Westrum. "It has all of
the logistical functionality of a dual cassette deck , but with CD-Rs instead.
When asked what the CopyWriter Live's reintroduction meant to the market,
Westrum responded that "CopyWriter Live gives churches, schools, and event
specialists what they need to focus on their job instead of worrying about
equipment so much. The idea is to make your job easier, not more difficult."
The CopyWriter Live will have a one-year warranty and will begin shipping July
15th. More information is available at www.microboards.com