"..Hoei Sangyo announced the release of the new DSR-8000dp DVD-R Duplicator. The DVD Multiplexor houses 4 DVD-R drives and one DVD-ROM drive. The basis for this new generation of product was the origination of the Hoei Sangyo DPM 44, developed in 1997. The DPM 44 system was the only duplicator officially authorized by Sony to produce multiple CD-R masters for submission of the original "PlayStation" format. Developed by Hoei Sangyo, the DSR-8000dp is the end result of a joint engineering effort of SCEI and Pioneer Japan for release to the "PlayStation 2" Game developers worldwide. The DSR-8000dp is a newly designed second-generation device in support of the DPM series and the PlayStation 2 format. Estimated release date in the United States is April 2000.
In conjunction with the soon to released DPM-88 software, the DSR-8000dp system will interface directly to SCEI's new generator to Create multiple CD/DVDs while providing total verification of the completed masters. Game developers can now create 4 CD/DVD discs with a single master unit, and up to 16 CD/DVDs at once by utilizing a VMI Slave unit. An estimated retail price is : US$33,300.00..."