Microboards Technology Announces Macintosh Pro-Audio Support For Cedar Desktop Publisher

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Microboards Technology Announces Macintosh Pro-audio Support For Cedar Desktop Publisher

Minneapolis, MN, Mar. 8, 1999 — Microboards Technology, Inc. (MTI) has announced Macintosh and pro-audio support for Cedar Technologies' Popular Desktop CD-publisher. The package will ship early in the second quarter and will be shown at booth L 11466 during the NAB Show, April 19-22, in Las Vegas. MTI is master distributor for the Cedar CD-R publisher product-line.

Priced at $6995.00 (MSRP), the package includes: one 8X CD-recorder, a Color CD Printer, the Cedar Autoloader, Cedar CD Face label editing software, Adaptec's Jam pre-mastering and audio software, plus robotics software for Macintosh, dedicated duplication software, printer alignment posters, power cable, printer control cable and a user’s guide. Cedar prints full-color, high-resolution text, graphics, logos and photographs directly onto printable-surface 8X CD-R media.

According to Chuck Alcon, vice president sales and marketing for Microboards Technology, "Adaptec Jam integrated support for the Cedar Desktop CD-R publisher that includes built-in batch functionality. It allows the publisher to act like any other printer and accept multiple jobs. Jam writes and prints the discs and displays a confirmation dialog when finished.

Another advantage the software provides is disc-to-disc recording without any hardware buffering – which eliminates the need for a cache," he added.

The Desktop CD-R Publisher's multiformat premastering and duplication software has an intuitive interface and advanced copying and audio features and fast HFS formatting capabilities.

"For the first time pro-audio Macintosh users can take advantage of the easy and functionality of full-featured CD-R publishing system at cost effective price," said Mitch Ackmann, executive vice president of Microboards Technology.

User requirements are Macintosh computer with 16MB memory and a busmaster SCSI host adapter.

Originally founded in 1989 as the international division of a Japanese CD-engineering firm, Microboards Technology specializes in developing, integrating, selling and distributing CD-technologies to the public and private sector in Europe, the United States, Japan and the Pacific Rim. Microboards Technology serves the U.S. through its U.S. offices at: 1721 Lake Drive West, P.O. Box 856, Chanhassen, MN 55317. Telephone: (612) 470-1848 or (800) 646-8881; http:/www.microboards.com; fax: (612) 470-1805. E-mail: sales@microboards.com. The company also has offices in the U.K. and Japan.