Leading Duplicator Manufacturer Brings Back Disc Spanning

Leading Duplicator Manufacturer Brings Back Disc Spanning Capability

Second Generation CopyWriter Live Introduced by Microboards

Chanhassen, MN, July 25, 2005 — Today, Microboards Technology announced that the second generation of its popular CopyWriter Live recorder/duplicator will ship this month. The product is a welcome addition to the award-winning line of CD/DVD Duplicators and Printers. CopyWriter Live was designed to give churches and other organizations the ability to record events with VCR-like ease.

New and Improved
John Westrum, Microboards’ Chief Technology Officer, pointed out that the second generation means new benefits to users. “We have been able to take our specifications and what we learned with the first CopyWriter Live to our traditional partners and make an even better product. We are sure that users will be pleased with what they see.” The new CopyWriter Live includes level monitoring and a headphone jack, as well as a more robust design and higher quality disc recorders.

With these additions, it is particularly impressive that Microboards will be able to launch the product at the same price point. “Because of our track record with this product, we were able to make quantity commitments with suppliers that have benefited us in the economies of scale” said Westrum. The product has a list price of $799.

Back by Popular Demand
The original CopyWriter Live was a highly demanded unit whose sudden unavailability came as a surprise to users and resellers around the world. “CopyWriter Live had certain capabilities that had never before been available, and have never been available since,” said Michael Salley, President of Tennessee-based Wholesale Tape & Supply (WTS). “We found it to be the perfect solution when we were talking to churches and schools that needed ease of use when recording to CD. Not only will it allow spanning across multiple discs, but it also offers high speed copying capability with the push of a button.”

Still Ahead of Its Time
Despite the gap in production, CopyWriter Live still offers abilities that are advanced beyond any other event recorder on the market. “We are frankly surprised that no manufacturer attempted to imitate Microboards’ success with certain features,” said WTS’ Salley. “We watched and waited for someone to produce a replacement, yet no one stepped forward.”

The most well known of its features is the ability to seamlessly record live audio for longer than the typical 70-80 minutes by automatically spanning from disc to disc. “You can record to either of the onboard recorders, or play back, or play from one and record to the other” said Westrum. “It has all of the logistical functionality of a dual cassette deck – but with CD-Rs instead. “

When asked what the CopyWriter Live’s reintroduction meant to the market, Westrum responded that “CopyWriter Live gives churches, schools, churches, and event specialists what they need to focus on their job instead of worrying about equipment so much. The idea is to make your job easier, not more difficult.”

More Information
The CopyWriter Live will have a one-year warranty and will begin shipping July 15th. More information is available at www.microboards.com.