Smart and Friendly Unveils High-Speed CD Duplicator
Smart and Friendly, Inc.—a privately
held manufacturer of CD-Recorders, CD-ROM drives, CD duplicators, CD network
solutions, media, and accessories—has announced the introduction of the
CD Copy Rocket Mach 12, a single-disc CD duplicator. Incorporating the
same 12x CD-R technology of the CD Rocket Mach 12, the CD Copy Rocket Mach
12 creates complete copies of 650-MB CDs in as few as 6 minutes.
According to the company, the CD Copy Rocket Mach 12 is ideal for small,
medium, and large businesses, and is an important tool for software developers,
graphic designers, and many data-sharing applications. The user simply
inserts the source CD, drops in the blank CD, and copying starts automatically.
Its low price means that even individual users will be able to enjoy the
numerous functions of the CD Copy Rocket Mach 12, including sharing photos
on disc, backing up software and data files, and sharing custom music creations,
according to the company.
“Continuing improvements in price, performance, and ease of use, such
as those offered by the CD Copy Rocket Mach 12, will have a measurable
impact on the market,” said Ted Pine, president of InfoTech, a Norwich,
Vermont-based market research firm. “With new products like Smart and Friendly’s
CD Copy Rocket Mach 12 offering 12x duplicating and breaking the $1,000
price barrier, the list of applications can finally be expanded beyond
the professional market to bring a new level of performance to the individual
“The CD Copy Rocket Mach 12 combines ease of use with sheer high-speed
performance at a very competitive price,” said Perry Solomon, president
and CEO of Smart and Friendly. “The Smart and Friendly CD Copy Rocket Mach
12 offers 50-percent greater duplicating speeds at less than half the price
of its predecessor.”
The stand-alone CD Copy Rocket Mach 12 can also operate as an external
CD-Recorder with 12x write and 32x playback capability, for both PC and
Macintosh. To ensure complete functionality in both environments, the CD
Copy Rocket Mach 12 includes the following software suite:
Adaptec Easy CD Creator Standard Edition for Windows 95/98 and Windows
NT 4.0—Enables users to create music, audio, data, video, or mixed-mode
Adaptec Toast for Macintosh—Users can create data, audio, or multimedia
CDs with just a few mouse clicks. This application enables users to compile
their favorite audio tracks from different sources as well as store and
distribute data files, graphics, images, and video quickly and easily.
Adaptec DirectCD for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0—Users can drag and
drop, rename, and delete files, as well as create new directories right
to a CD-R disc. Users can even save files directly from word-processing
software, spreadsheets, or other applications directly to a CD-R disc.
Sonic Foundry CD Architect for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0—Writes
studio-quality audio CDs, samples audio from compact discs, records from
DAT cartridges, or digitizes material through a Windows-compatible sound
card. Provides extensive support for PQ editing, including track times,
adjusting gaps between tracks from zero to unlimited seconds, and printed
Sonic Foundry Sound Forge XP for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0—Composes
professional-quality digital audio files with more than 25 digital audio
effects and processes. Sound Forge XP also lets users incorporate audio
into Web page design.
ECI Disc Inspector Pro—According to the company, a complete utility package
ensures that your discs are written correctly. Disc Inspector Pro includes
data compare, lost-session recovery, CD table of contents display, and
Smart and Friendly CD Consultant—Simplifies the installation process. This
utility gives users the ability to automatically install the software applications
they select from among those received with the CD Copy Rocket Mach 12.
Shipping now, the CD Copy Rocket Mach 12 has an estimated price of $699.