Yamaha Electronics introduces its exclusive DiscT@2(TM) Laser Labeling System, which allows graphics and text to be burnt onto the unused portion of any CD-R disc. This innovative process eliminates the need for cumbersome stick-on labels, which peel off in the heat, become illegible when wet, or cause the CD to spin unevenly, as well as the use of felt-tip markers that could smear and are unprofessional, at best.
This new technology was developed by Yamaha's optical storage engineers, which allows the laser to tattoo graphics, text and designs onto the unused outer portion of any CD-R disc. Over a decade of research has been invested in achieving the absolute precision necessary to make this innovative process a reality. DiscT@2 is made possible through Yamaha's industry-leading control of key elements of recording including: 1) tracking; 2) rotation; 3) laser intensity and positioning. The DiscT@2 feature is a true showcase of Yamaha's technology leadership in the CD-R/RW industry.
"Most people usually burn less than 350 megabytes of data or 60 minutes of audio on a blank disc," states Allen H. Gharapetian, general manager, Yamaha Multimedia Products Division. "This leaves ample room for adding text and graphics to the disc, delivering a cool, professional touch to every CD you burn."
DiscT@2 represents another leap forward in CD-R technology from Yamaha, the company which created the very first consumer CD-R recorder back in 1988. Possible uses for DiscT@2 include:
* Labeling a disc with company logos or individual signatures.
* Labeling an audio or data disc you give to friends or family during special occasions with unique messages such as "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas from John and Mary."
* Labeling audio mixes with the name of the songs.
* Labeling backup CDs with the name of the program and serial number.
* Labeling hard drive backups with the date of the backup and the number of the CD, assuming that multiple CDs are used.
Creating labels with DiscT@2 on a CD-R disc typically takes less than a minute, compared with an average of 10 minutes spent in creating, printing, and applying stick-on labels. In addition, by eliminating the need for CD labeling hardware and blank labels, DiscT@2 can effectively save the user the overall cost of blank CD labels themselves that sometimes could cost more than the blank disc.
Using DiscT@2 is easy and intuitive. Yamaha recorders featuring this new technology come with a new version of Ahead Nero that is designed to provide support for the DiscT@2 technology so that tattooing a disc can be done quickly, right after completing the data or audio recording process. In addition, Yamaha is working with all other third-party CD recording software vendors to make sure that DiscT@2 is supported through their CD recording applications.
The DiscT@2 technology can be found in Yamaha's CRW-F1 series of recorders, which can burn CDs at ultra high speeds comparable to conventional Zone-CLV technology 48X recorders, making CRW-F1 series not only the most innovative but also practically the fastest CD recorder on the market today.
For more information, visit http://www.yamahamultimedia.com where eight press releases will unfold to tell Yamaha CRW-F1's story. DiscT@2 is the second installment; the remaining six releases will be posted every Monday and Thursday for the next three weeks. Each release will detail a different outstanding feature of the industry's finest CD-R series and show why the CRW-F1 is The Ultimate CD Recorder.