Microboards Announces DVD-R Support for Orbit II

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Microboards Announces DVD-R Support for Award Winning Orbit II Office Copier

Orbit II is now the World's First Standalone Automated DVD-R Duplicator

Minneapolis, MN, July 2, 2001-Microboards Technology LLC announced today that the Orbit II Office Copier now supports the Pioneer DVR-A03 DVD Recorder, with 2X DVD Recording and 8X CD Recording.

The Orbit II, designed and manufactured by Microboards's manufacturing division in Livermore, California, has been shipping with CD-Recording functionality for several months, and won the industry magazine E-Media's Editor's Choice award. The product has won praise from users and resellers in various industries, because of its useability in any environment that requires CD Copying.

"We are pleased with the overwhelming market acceptance of office-oriented CD/DVD duplication equipment," said Mitch Ackmann, President and COO of Microboards Technology. "Our long-standing relationship with Pioneer, the DVD-R leader, allowed us to quickly support integration of DVD-R Technology into this product. The release of the new lower-priced DVD-R drive made this product practical for a wider range of applications."

"The Orbit II brought duplication equipment out of the back room and into the front office." said Jim Filkins, Director of Sales and Operations at Microboards. "Our industry is thriving on the acceptance of CD-R and DVD-R into almost every application. And with support for DVD-R now available, it retains its position as a leading-edge technology product"

The Orbit II is available through Microboards's channel of Integrators and VARs.

About Microboards Technology
Originally founded in 1989 as the international division of a Japanese CD-engineering firm, Microboards Technology specializes in developing, manufacturing, and distributing CD and DVD technologies to the public and private sector in Europe, the United States, India, Latin America, Japan and the Pacific Rim. Microboards Technology serves the U.S. through its U.S. headquarters at: 1721 Lake Drive West, Chanhassen, MN 55317. Telephone: (952) 556-1600 or (800) 646-8881; Websites:www.microboards.com Fax:(952) 556-1620. E-mail: sales@microboards.com