ARTH International, Inc.
Your source for UNIX CD-R/CD-ROM
International Distributor of Young Minds
CD-ROM Recording and Jukebox Management Solutions
Arth International specializes in providing UNIX-based CD DVD Recording systems CD-ROM systems. We are the exclusive international distributor of Young Minds, Inc. (YMI) products. Young Minds products are networkable and are the most versatile and robust CD and DVD products for UNIX and UNIX/NT enviroments.
CD Studio+ The premiere CD recording solution for Unix, Linux and NT.
DVD Studio Record more than six CDs worth of data on one DVD-R disc!.
PowerCD Studio Automated CD recording for networks and CD-R server environments.
PowerDVD Studio New Automation for DVD Recording.
CD-Q Advanced CD job management software increases productivity, simplifies integration.
MPS4+ High volume, mission-critical CD recording for the enterprise.
DVD Studio is a complete hardware and software solution for recording DVD-R discs. The DVD Studio combines MakeDisc Plus for DVD premastering software, with the DVD Studio intelligent controller and a Pioneer DVD-R recorder. DVD Studio provides a powerful desktop solution for recording DVD-Recordable discs on most UNIX platforms and Windows NT.
DVD Studio has the versatility to be configured with an internal CD-R writer along with the standard DVD-R writer. DVD Studio is scalable, and is designed to let you expand as your production needs increase. A two-drive autoloader is now available for automated production.
PowerDVD Studio is an automation-ready DVD-R solution, designed for use with the DVD PASsport disc autoloader/printer. If increasing production capability or backup (warm-swappable) capability is needed, the DVD PAS/2 autoloader can be substituted for the DVD PASsport. PowerDVD Studio features fast data throughput to eliminate bandwidth bottlenecks and free up host resources.
PowerDVD Studio is based on Young Minds intelligent controller technology. It interfaces to a Young Minds DVD-equippped Power Automation Station (PAS). Compatible PAS autoloaders include the single drive DVD PASsport and the dual drive PAS/2. DVD PASsport is the most common automation option, but PAS/2 should be selected if adding DVD production capacities is a concern for the future, or if a backup drive is needed to ensure production capability.
CD-Q is a vital tool for system administrators who need to centralize CD-R job management to better utilize CD-R resources and enhance security.
CD-Q simplifies CD-R management and lowers your total cost of ownership through improved productivity. It can be used in a wide range of environments, ranging from a single PowerCD Studio attached to one workstation or single-purpose server, to managing multiple PowerCD Studio and MPS systems distributed across large heterogeneous networks.
The DVD hype machine, which has been hyperactive for over a year now, has been at least partially successful. Everybody loves DVD, though almost nobody has bought one. While everyone believes that DVD will be the next big thing in home video, multimedia computing, and mass data storage, the rapid-fire appearance of the full range of DVD technologies.
Consumers have not had the time to understand and get used to one version of the technology before they are faced with another one. Worse yet, a second, incompatible version of rewritable DVD technology, DVD+RW is due to ship in the third quarter of 1998 from market leaders Philips, Sony and HP, risking another Beta-vs.-VHS type market struggle, which will further confuse the consumer and could delay the development of this market for years.
Further, unlike the CD technologies, where the ROM, Recordable and ReWritable versions all had the same capacity, each version of DVD technology is different. First generation DVD-ROM discs can hold 4.7 GB in a single-layer, but capacity per layer will be only 3.9 GB for DVD-R, 2.6 GB for DVD-RAM and 3.0 GB for DVD+RW. This is another potential source of confusion for the consumer.
To the extent that the industry can make DVD-ROM, DVD-R and DVD-RAM (or DVD+RW, but probably not both) look like CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW, these products can also be successful, but the media hype for DVD products so far is doing more to confuse the consumers than to enlighten them about why the different technologies exist and how one should use them.
CD Studio: UNIX CD-Recording solution. Includes networkable controller, MakeDisc premastering software (choice of Solaris,SCO,AIX,Digital Unix,and more than 20 others), and CD-Recorder. Creates Rock Ridge,ISO 9660, and custom discs with file translation tables.
MPS 2: UNIX COCD solution for high-volume imaging applications. Includes networkable MPS 2 parallel controller with two data storage processors, MakeDisc premastering software, two CD-Recorders, a media autoloader, and an in-line printer."
CD-ROM jukebox management solution. UltraCapacity mass storage products provide transparent access to large CD-ROM libraries across NFS networks. Supports jukeboxes and libraries from Pioneer, DISC, NSM and others."
Integrated CD-ROM Mass Storage and CD-Recording solution. Includes CD-ROM jukebox management software and networked CD-Recording capability."
The CD-ROM library appears to network clients as a CD-ROM array. The system administrator determines CD-ROM file system configuration.
A Sun workstation running Solaris or SUN OS is generally used as the CD-ROM controller, although other UNIX variants, including IBM AIX and HP UX, can be used.
Q: What kind of tape device does CD Studio emulate?
A: CD Studio emulates an ATT type, auto-rewind style, high density 8200 exabyte tape device.
A: Some UNIX platforms and OSs support this mountback feature. If reference to your platform and OS are not listed in the manual, call YMI Technical Support at (800) 496-4237 for more details. Mountback is also possible under Windows NT. If your UNIX OS supports multiple LUNs, chances are you will be able to take advantage of mountback. Q: Sometimes when I premaster and then cut the image, the information on the CD is not the same as what I thought I had premastered. It looks like the image from the previous job. What happened? Q: Can I premaster an image that is larger than 650 Mbytes?
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