IIM 2000, Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY,
April 9, 2000 - Young Minds, Inc. (YMi) of
Redlands, California introduced its new DVD
Studio DVD-Recording solution at AIIM 2000.
DVD Studio is available now and works with
the Pioneer DVR-S201 DVD-R Drive in all major
open system environments. These include most
UNIX operating systems, such as Solaris, HP-UX,
AIX, Tru64, as well as Linux and Microsoft
Windows NT. Key applications for DVD Studio
include archival and distribution of large
multimedia files, document imaging, GIS, and
similar industries and applications that need
to cost-effectively archive and/or distribute
large data sets.
Bolander, Vice President of Sales and Marketing,
announced that the DVD Studio is also available
with a CD-R drive to allow customers to choose
the best media for each data set they need
Studio provides the speed and 'horsepower'
to run the DVR-S201 without any glitches.
DVD Studio's unique controller-based architecture
lets the recorder operate at roughly the
equivalent of 9x CD speeds without affecting
operation of the host computer. Considering
the higher cost of DVD media, users will
appreciate the assurance that DVD Studio
provides, particularly when DVD Studio is
attached to a server running a myriad of
daemons and network tasks. By including
an 8x or 12x CD-R drive, users also have
the option of creating CD-R discs for cost-effective
storage of smaller volumes of data."
future implementation of DVD Studio, scheduled
for release in the second quarter of 2000
will attach to the Pioneer DRM-7000 FlexLibrary
with one or more DVD-R drives. Designed as
a high-end production system, a key application
for this DVD Studio version will be as a media
conversion center. Once conversion is compete,
the system can be used as an on-line library.
Bolander indicated that Young Minds will continue
to evolve the system by adding greater functionality:
"In the third quarter, we will offer a complete,
turnkey read/write jukebox solution that combines
the DRM-7000, DVD Studio, and Smart Storage
Jukeman jukebox management software. This
is truly a best-of-breed product that will
be the leading high-end storage and archival
solution for DVD."