Shecom Corporation, a leading mass storage and multimedia solutions provider, today upped the ante in the DVD peripherals marketplace via the release of its Ikebana® DVD+RW/+R external multimedia drive. The Ikebana DVD+RW/+R, announced at PCExpo 2002 in New York City, provides complete read/write and write-once functionality for DVDs and CDs, and immediately becomes Shecom's premier multimedia solution for consumer and professional use.
The Ikebana DVD+RW/+R features an unparalleled combination of power and convenience in one portable, easy-to-use device. Both PC and Mac compatible, it burns a full-length movie in 30 minutes, and easily holds up to 4.7 GB (650/700 MB in CD mode) of high-quality video, music, graphics, or other data. The unit's write-once capability sets is apart from conventional DVD+RW drives, giving users the ability to reliably store files permanently as needed.
"The Ikebana DVD+RW/+R is the ultimate combination of dependability and performance," said Raju Shewa, chief executive officer of Shecom Corporation. "Not only is the unit built on an ultra-reliable, name-brand DVD drive, but also it includes BHA® Corporation's B's Recorder GOLD®, B's DVD, and B's CLiP, the most complete and easy-to-use recording utilities on the market. This product sets new standards for power and simplicity, giving users everything they need in one all-purpose device."
Built to support both IEEE-1394 FireWire and USB 2.0 interfaces, the Ikebana DVD+RW/+R features ultra-high performance data transfer rates of 400 Mbps (FireWire) and 480 Mbps (USB 2.0). The unit records at 2.4x speed in DVD+RW and DVD+R mode, and offers CD recording rates of 2x, 4x, 8x, and 12x (CD-R) and 2x, 4x, and 10x (CD-RW).
Further expanding the device's versatility is its wide variety of write options. In DVD+RW mode the Ikebana DVD+RW/+R supports both random access write and sequential write (sequential write in DVD+R), while CD-R and CD-RW offers Disc At Once, Session At Once, Track At Once, Multi-Session, and Packet Write. The product's CD configuration offers all formats including CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-Extra, CD-I, Mixed-mode CD, Video CD, Photo CD, CD Text, and Bootable CD.
Ikebana DVD+RW/+R discs are compatible with any DVD-ROM drive or DVD video player. The unit is hot pluggable for easy connectivity without powering down the host computer, and its quick format function enables instant start-up of recording sessions. The retail package includes AC power supply, USB/FireWire interface cable, blank discs, software, and carrying case; a 1-year warranty is included.
Pricing and Availability
Shecom Corporation's Ikebana DVD+RW/+R is priced at $459.00 (MSRP), and is available for immediate shipping. Ikebana products are sold through a number of national and regional retail chains and catalog/internet partners including MacMall/PCMall, MacZone/PCZone, MicroWarehouse, and Fry's Electronics. For more information about the new Ikebana DVD+RW/+R external multimedia drive, visit www.ikebanadrive.com.