The drive also supports innovative Labelflash technology, which simplifies the labelling and creative design of self-burned DVDs. It eliminates the need for complex adhesive labelling systems and considerably enhances the durability of the media because, especially in the case of DVD blanks, the application of a label can make the medium unreadable. Labelflash delivers high image quality because it enables 256 brightness shades. The labelling process takes less than ten minutes. Labelflash can be used for any blanks with a writable Labelflash label side.
NEC will also be marketing a lower cost model without Labelflash?, the AD-7170A, which has the same write and read speeds as the AD-7173A. The ND-5170A DVD burner is an additional model without DVD-RAM and Labelflash. The three PC drives are on sale now.