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Lacie And Roxio Team Up To Deliver First MAC DVD DL Solution
New LaCie DL DVD±RW drive with Toast® 6 Titanium Delivers
Comprehensive Mac Double Layer Burning Solution
June 1, 2004 – Roxio, Inc., provider of the best selling digital media software in the world and LaCie, a leading producer of state-of-the-art storage devices, today announced the first comprehensive double layer burning solution for the Mac platform. Effective immediately, Roxio’s award winning software, Toast 6 Titanium, will begin shipping with LaCie’s new DL DVD±RW drive.
The LaCie DL DVD±RW drive combined with the new DVD+R Double Layer capabilities of Toast 6 Titanium will enable Mac users to burn nearly twice the amount of personal data (from 4.7GB to 8.5GB), or record more than three hours of MPEG-2 (DVD-quality) video content on a single DVD +R DL disc. In addition to double layer recording capabilities, the new drive will support both DVD-RW and DVD+RW formats at 4x speed, as well as CD-R and CD-RW formats.
“LaCie’s decision to offer Toast 6 Titanium with their new DL DVD±RW drive targeted at the professional and business market is a true testament to the product’s technical depth and powerful feature set,” said Dave Cornella, director of OEM business, Roxio. “We are extremely pleased to be partnering with a company that shares our commitment to product innovation and technical excellence.”
With the LaCie DL DVD±RW drive and Toast 6 Titanium, Macintosh video professionals will have the power and flexibility to create full-length productions without using complicated and expensive DLT (digital linear tape). Additionally, all users will benefit from the ability to back up personal DVDs without having to first compress the dual layer into a single layer, a step which requires additional software and sacrifices video and audio quality.
Toast 6 Titanium includes the following powerful Double Layer capabilities:
• Data format – backup and create data discs with up to 8.5 GB of data on a single DL DVD disc
• Copy format – create one-click copies of non-encrypted dual-layer DVD movies
• Video format – author DVDs with more than three hours of video
“We fully recognise, as our customers do, that Toast is the standard for CD and DVD burning on the Mac and a brand synonymous with high quality and value,” said Salem Tirane, optical drive product manager, LaCie. “The inclusion of the full, rich capabilities of Toast 6 Titanium with our premier drive ensures our customers’ double layer recording experience is uncompromised and rewarding.”
Pricing and Availability
The LaCie DL DVD±RW Drive bundled with Toast 6 Titanium will be available in June 2004 through authorized resellers, specialty stores and mail order partners.
Established in the United States, Europe and Japan, LaCie is the world’s leading producer of PC and Macintosh compatible storage peripherals. Through a specialized sales dealer network, LaCie offers innovative solutions for creative professionals in multimedia applications (graphics, audio, video, web design and professional photography). What differentiates LaCie is the design of its products, original creations by designers such as Philippe Starck, Porsche Design GmbH and Neil Poulton. LaCie is listed on the Paris Nouveau Marché.
Roxio, Inc. provides the best selling digital media software in the world and owns Napster®, the world's most recognized brand in online music. Roxio makes award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing. Roxio's family of products includes category-leading products Roxio Easy Media Creator(TM), Easy CD & DVD Creator(TM), Digital Media Suite®, Easy CD Creator® (Windows) and Toast® (Macintosh) for CD/DVD burning, PhotoSuite® for digital photography, and VideoWave® for digital video. Roxio's current installed base is in excess of 100 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, in stores with the leading worldwide retailers, through Internet partnerships and also sells its products direct at www.roxio.com. Napster has content agreements with the five major record labels, as well as hundreds of independents. Napster delivers access to the largest catalog of online music with more than 700,000 tracks spanning all genres and artists from Eminem to Miles Davis.