Primera Technology announced its new PTBurn Software Developer's Kit (SDK) for its best-selling Bravo Disc Publisher. Also announced is a new low-cost network software package for Bravo based upon the PTBurn SDK.
The PTBurn SDK is a programmer's toolkit of text-based commands that control all functions of Bravo such as burning, printing and robotic movements. This allows programmers to integrate Bravo into a wide variety of customized disc publishing applications where unique data and disc face labeling is required in a "one-off" fashion.
A few examples of applications that need this capability include medical and diagnostic imaging, on-demand music, audio and video, kiosks, and digital photo minilabs. Theses applications typically have their own front-end user interface and use Bravo as an output device.
The PTBurn SDK is available at no charge to qualified software developers and integration companies. A developer's application and agreement must be signed between Primera and the developer before code is released. A specification of API commands is available now. Actual code will be released on or about July 1, 2003.
Network Software for Bravo Disc Publisher
Primera also announced today a version of PTBurn for disc publishing over a corporate network. The new PTBurn Network Software allows up to 5 users to send CD or DVD recording and print jobs to a Bravo remotely from client PCs. The software runs on virtually any server/client network under Windows 2000/XP and sells for just US$299.95. Additional 5-user license blocks are available for US$299.95 each. There is no limit on the number of users that are able to send jobs over the network.
PTBurn Network includes a range of useful features such as job status, priority job queue management, type of disc (CD/DVD), multiple copies, replacement fields and more. Disc labeling software called SureThingT CD Labeler is built into PT Burn Network for designing disc faces that Bravo prints directly onto the surface of CD-Rs or DVD-Rs.
Job status is reported back to the user in real time. Remote recording and printing of discs is highly reliable and efficient, since Bravo's major functions can be viewed remotely instead of having to physically supervise the unit in operation. Users can produce either unique "one-off" CDs or multiple disc duplication runs of up to 50 discs at a time.
It is anticipated that PTBurn Network will be shipping by mid-August 2003. All of Primera's products can be purchased from Primera Technology's Authorized Resellers and Distributors in more than 85 countries.