Adaptec burns up CD market

Adaptec burns up CD market

Adaptec, the company best known for its adapter cards, is set to carve a bigger niche in the CD recording market following some recent software announcements.

Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe now includes Take Two, which is described as "an easy to use image-based disaster recovery program for users to back up systems and recover from hard disk failures.

According to Adaptec's country man-ager, Australia/NZ, Malcolm Parsons: "Our goal is to make CD recording an easy and rich experience for the millions of consumers drawn to the benefits of CD-R/RW."

The RRP of the Creater 4 Deluxe is $130.

The other announcement is the new SoundStream recording software, which allows users to create their own music CDs - their personal greatest hits - by compiling tracks they have downloaded from the Internet, or by taking tracks off existing music CDs.

The software includes links to popular Internet music sites, Jewel Case Creator for making custom CD labels and inserts, and special effects for enhancing sound quality. Parsons claimed that SoundStream combines "a user-friendly interface with access to Internet music and reliability of Adaptec's CD recording technology".

SoundStream's RRP is $70.

Both products are distributed by Agate Technology (02) 9870 3600 and Tech Pacific (02) 9381 6000.

Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe

Image-based disaster recovery program

MP3 recording

Supports compression, sector skipping and CD SpanningCompatible with current packet writing CD-R/RW drivesSoundStreamMP3 and WAV files seamlessly converted to audioLinks to popular Internet music Web sitesIncludes JewelCase Creator and Arboretum's Realizer special effects

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