Recordable DVD manufacturer InfoSmart Group, Inc. will be the first company in Hong Kong to install Blu-Ray production line.
The company said that it has recently purchased from Anwell Technologies a Blu-Ray Disc (BD) replication system -- "Smart BD". InfoSmart and Anwell have also agreed to share the Blu-Ray disc manufacturing process know-how. On
"The 'victory' of Blu-Ray in our industry was an anticipated result for InfoSmart. Though we initially hedged our positions on both platforms, we certainly concentrated our efforts to find a viable Blu-Ray line well before the decision was made by consumers," Parker Seto, InfoSmart CEO, stated. "Blu-Ray production complements our company strategy to expand into optical discs with content and positions our company as the leader in Hong Kong and China," Seto continued.
The system's manufacturer, Anwell Technologies, Ltd., is a Singapore-based company specializing in optical disc replicators and peripherals. The Anwell "Smart BD" system purchased by InfoSmart is capable of producing 500,000 units per month once 100% operational. InfoSmart anticipates a go-live date of the manufacturing line by the end of June 2008. The Company disclosed the buy-price of the unit at US$1.4 million.