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Charismac Announces Discribe AliveCD/DVD duplication and distribution system (July 08, 2004)
Charismac Engineering Inc. is proud to announce the release of Discribe Alive - the only complete, scalable, portable, mass content duplication and distribution system designed specifically for live performance applications.
?The Discribe Alive system is unprecedented in the market place, states Joel Heppting, director of business development and artist relations for Charismac Engineering. ?For the first time, mass duplication and distribution of content can be done seamlessly, without extensive overhead and human intervention. Discribe Alive can be used in permanent installations or mobile systems for a variety of applications. We are launching it by addressing multiple markets in parallel including; enterprise, academia and the live performance touring industry. Our system works for them all because each Discribe Alive is customized for their needs, easy to use, and extremely reliable.
Each Discribe Alive system comes pre-conﬁgured with Charismacs proprietary Discribe Alive Master software (running on an Apple Computer G4 PowerBook with Mac OS X Panther), two custom-built Discribe Alive Target Robot CD/DVD duplicators; an Apple Computer Xserve; a tallying key that tracks and reports on system status and CD burning success; and powerful wireless networking connectivity tools. A customized air-travel-approved (ATA), shock-mounted rack case encapsulates the Discribe Alive system providing robust, road-worthy, portability.
?Ive seen the Alive system in action and its amazing! states David Rouze, owner of Bay 7 Studios in Burbank, California and provider of technical services for tours like Madonna, U2 and the Rolling Stones. ?Im impressed with the quality of the assembled hardware and speed the robots. Its quick, quiet and seems to work flawlessly. Its great to finally have a solution that empowers the artist!
Each Discribe Alive Target Robot is capable of burning over 200 discs per hour - depending on the amount of content broadcast and then duplicated. With the capability to remotely administer and control 50 or more Alive Target Robots, this could mean output of over 15,000 discs at a single event. Software engineering advances in the Discribe Alive software allow for greatly enhanced speed from the duplicators. A Discribe Alive Target Robot Server can produce discs faster than many ?high speed duplicators costing ten times the amount of a Discribe Alive System.
Market analysis of the CD/DVD duplicator market shows that a single 12 drive duplicator carries a retail price that is similar to the cost of a single Discribe Alive Target Robot Server. These commercially available duplicators are not portable or scalable - nor do they contain a file server, wireless network connectivity or the ability to audit the number of discs successfully created.
?Existing solutions for on-demand mass distribution of content requires a number of ?work-arounds using existing duplication technology, states Heppting. ?These solutions are exorbitantly expensive, require extensive human overhead to interact with the technology, are not truly portable and do not scale to the content owners needs. Discribe Alive is essentially autonomous, self audits and reports the exact number of discs that burned or failed with the timeframe of the job sent by the Discribe Alive Master.
Applications for the Discribe Alive System are many and varied from major enterprise level organizations to small businesses. They include musical performing acts, motivational speakers, professional lecturers, academia, theater, spoken word, worship, secondary education, radio and television broadcast. There are simply too many to name.
The Discribe Alive System is currently available for custom conﬁguration and integration. Please contact Charismac Engineering at 530.885.4420 or via email at Alive@Charismac.com to arrange for a white paper, demonstration, and/or quotation. Investor inquiries are welcome.
About Charismac Engineering Incorporated
Founded in 1986, Charismac Engineering Incorporated has enjoyed a reputation within the Macintosh computer industry as the premier developer of high-performance, intelligent software. Charismac is known around the globe for building technologically superior products that endure the real world rigors of complex data movement and reliability, continuing to exceed expectations in every day use. The Charismac product family includes: Anubis RAID disk management software utilities; AudioScribe direct to disk recording utility; Backup Mastery data backup technology; Discribe cd/dvd mastering and burning software; Discribe Robot robotic duplicator cd/dvd mastering and burning software; Discribe Alive mass content duplication and distribution system; FibreShare the worlds most widely adopted Fibre Channel storage area network enabling software; RAID Toolbox; RAID software utilities.
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