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Formac Introduces Devideon Dual-Layer 16X DVD Burner

Features dual-layer burning with up to 8.5GB data capacity for $199 (November 16, 2004)

Formac Electronic Inc., a leading manufacturer of performance enhancing peripherals and advanced visualization solutions, today announced its next generation DVD burner, Devideon 16x DL. The new drive features the latest DVD/CD combination drive with speeds of up to 16X for DVD-R and DVD+R media.

The Devideon 16x DL also takes advantage of a new dual-layer technology, allowing Macintosh users to store up to 8.5GB* of data or video on one single media. Bundled with Formac's proprietary DVD authoring software the new Devideon 16x DL provides a complete and easy-to-use solution to create professional looking DVDs. The FireWire drive is compatible with Macintosh running OSX.

"The introduction of the new Devideon brings a promising new DVD technology to the Apple Macintosh." said Robert Altmann, Director of Business Development at Formac Inc. "Besides the tremendous increase in burning speeds, the drive incorporates a new dual-layer technology that almost doubles the data capacity possible with previous generation drives."

Formac's Devideon 16x DL supports multiple formats, including DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW and CD-R/RW. Burning speeds are 16x/4x/12x (Write/Rewrite/Read) for both DVD formats, and 4X for the second layer (DVD+R). This translates into approximately 6 minutes for burning a full 4.7 GB DVD, and approximately 25 minutes for a dual-layer DVD. CD-R/RW reading and burning times are at 32x/24x/40x (Write/Rewrite/Read).

To ensure optimum recording performance the Devideon 16x DL incorporates a special control system, allowing precise recording even if the surface of the disc is warped or slightly irregular. Additionally, the drive's operating noise has been reduced up to 75 percent compared to previous models, making playback practically silent.

Like its predecessor, the Devideon comes bundled with Formac's proprietary DVD authoring software. Version 2.6.3 supports the maximum burning speeds of the new drive and provides popular features like chaptering and the creation of menus. The intuitive interface allows users to get started with burning professional looking DVDs in just minutes. The authoring software allows encoding of video with up to 9.8 Mbit/s, and supports the DVD as well as Super Video CD format.

Pricing and Availability
Formac's Devideon 16x DL line is available now through Shop Formac! ( for an estimated retail price of U.S. $199.

* Dual Layer technology requires special DVD media and OS 10.2.3 or later.

About Formac Electronic Inc.
Formac is a leading provider of performance enhancing peripherals and advanced display solutions for the creative professional working in the multimedia, desktop publishing, or digital imaging environment. The company offers an award-winning line of products in the areas of video capture, storage, and display technology for Macintosh and PC computers. Founded 1987 in Berlin, Germany, Formac has plants in the UK, France and the US. The headquarter for US and Canada is located in Berkeley, California.

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