Information Today
Volume17, Number 3 • March 2000
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 consumer.”

“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:

Shipping now, the CD Copy Rocket Mach 12 has an estimated price of $699.

Source: Smart and Friendly, Inc., Chatsworth, CA, 818/772-8001; Fax: 818/772-2888;

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