"..The largest distributor of CD-R media in Europe has selected a Spokane firm to be its exclusive distributor for North America. Traxdata of the United Kingdom and Virtual Systems Distributing LLC (VSD) of Spokane signed an agreement in Spokane today to have VSD distribute 200 million CD-R's throughout North America over the next three years.
The ten-year distribution agreement covers CD-R (CD-Recordable), CD-RW (CD-Rewritable), and DVD (Digital Versatile Disc). CD industry estimates are that 60% of personal computers being shipped worldwide today have a CD writer installed that allows the user to record and store data, video and music on CD-R discs. Traditional CD drives can read CD-ROM's and CD-R's but not record onto them. The American market is the fastest growing worldwide and will represent 45% of the world sales in the year 2000.
Virtual Systems Distributing LLC was started in 1999 as a natural expansion of Video Source Distributing, Inc., founded in 1992. VSD is headquartered in Spokane and has well-established retail and wholesale distribution channels throughout the Pacific Northwest, primarily in video products. VSD has worked closely with many of North America's largest distributors of video products and is a registered government vendor, allowing for overseas distribution, primarily to military bases.."