PrintWrite 2 Unveiled

CHANHASSEN, MN — Monday, January 3, 2011 —Microboards has announced a leap forward for optical disc publishing with new PrintWrite2 Disc Publishing Software.  PrintWrite 2 breaks new ground for disc publishing by modeling its user interface on the hugely successful interface for its Mac software. In addition, it makes disc publishers available to unlimited clients on a network, so that many departments and functions can leverage the power of Microboards’ Award-Winning disc publishing equipment.

“Microboards has long recognized the need for a stable networking offering in the low- to mid-range price classes of disc publishing equipment”, said Aaron Pratt, Microboards’ Director of Marketing. “As the market for CD and DVD matures and consolidates, we are the best positioned of any of the major players to provide a full range of network-enabled, easy-to-use publishing equipment.”

PrintWrite 2 includes the many networking features considered a standard with more expensive disc publishing equipment in the market today, such as job status and user priorities. In addition, the client version of PrintWrite 2 has the unique ability to automatically detect and to utilize any Microboards Disc Publisher on the network; users can select any of a number of different available devices if they choose.

Long known for its industry-best cost-per-print, image quality, and print speed, Microboards publishing equipment puts disc publishing in the hands of users from many different applications. “After shipping our very successful first version of PrintWrite on the PC platform, we developed a completely different product for the Mac Platform”, said John Westrum, Microboards’ Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Now, as we find our products reaching more and more diverse industries, we’ve discovered that user experience is even more ideal for enabling different applications.”  Microboards’ widely varied user groups include everything from Audio/Video Professionals to hospitals to military bases.

Microboards’ PrintWrite 2 software will be offered for free through March 31st with all new units and is also available for free to purchasers of Microboards hardware from the last 90 days ($495 value).  In addition, older supported units will be upgradeable for $299 (a $196 savings) through March 31st.
PrintWrite 2 is compatible with all shipping versions of the GX Disc Publisher, CX-1 Publisher, and MX Series Publishers.  To determine if previously shipped versions are compatible, users can contact Microboards’ technical support department by e-mailing or by calling 952-556-1639.