Press Release: MF Digital Announces the Release of RipStation 7600 disc migration DataGrabber Series

June 18th, 2013 Comments Off

Press Release: MF Digital Announces the Release of RipStation 7600 disc migration DataGrabber Series.

Farmingdale, NY 9th May, 2013 – MF Digital is proud to announce the DataGrabber disc migrator line for Archivist, Medical, Financial and Legal organizations.

MF Digital’s DataGrabber series brings full automation to the process of migrating your data records from disc to on-line available storage.

If you have an archive of media on any type or format of physical disc, DataGrabber is the solution to migrate that archive to local, network, or cloud based storage making it accessible, indexable and available on demand. Easy loading and unloading of discs, a large input capacity allowing for hours of unattended operation and scalability make this a good fit whether you need to migrate hundreds, thousands, or hundreds of thousands of discs.

DataGrabber data migrator supports all data types so it can be deployed in any sector without limitation, but our knowledge and experience allows us to supply the solution that’s right for you and your organization.

“With these new models in our RipStation lineup, we offer total flexibility for our customers when it comes to disc ripping,” says John McGrath, MF Digital’s U.S. World-Wide Sales Manager. “Our customers now have the capability to move optical disc data from virtually any disc whether data, audio, or video, to local or online mass storage including the cloud.” Mr. McGrath explains, “We have always been at the forefront of Disc Ripping Technology. With the introduction of our latest revision of the DataGrabber series, we now provide the end-user a network ready self-enclosed unit that is easy-to-use and has everything needed for fast and accurate automated disc migration.”
For further details, please visit http://www.mfdigital.com/data_ripping.html or contact John McGrath at johnm@mfdigital.com

About MF Digital

MF Digital, based in Farmingdale, NY, a division of Formats Unlimited, has been developing optical disc solutions for over a decade. The company’s extensive line of high quality manual and auto-loading duplicators, publishers, Blu-Ray products, disc ripping solutions, and USB/SD duplicators are used throughout the A/V, graphic arts and data/enterprise networking industries.

Cougar 6600 Launched – High Speed Async Production Duplicator

April 13th, 2011 Comments Off

Here at MF Digital, we are very excited about our new product launch – the Cougar series. This is a high speed, industrial unit with 600 disc capacity, 6 drives and ships with CD/DVD support as standard with optional BluRay.

With integrated Windows 7 Pro PC, Cougar is operated by an integral keypad for intuitive operation, supplemented by unlimited network clients with our Network Command Center , allowing jobs to be launched to one or up to 100 Cougars

With its Asynchronous operation, Cougar 6 drive easily out performs other 8 drive machines on the market – and it is cost effective at just $4995 ready to run.

As always, Cougar is designed, developed and manufactured in the USA with worldwide support.

Read more here

Cutting the cord – making the most of your media

January 20th, 2011 Comments Off

So everyone is quite excited about the new generation of TV boxes – Apple Tv, Roku and Boxee. These cost effective little gadgets let you enjoy a lot of content via services like Netflix and Hulu, and they are great.

Heres the thing – if you are a media owner , you need the ability to take physical media such as DVD and make it digital, allowing it to be streamed etc. This is a revenue opportunity and clearly something that needs done for this new generation of set top boxes. At MF Digital /Ripstation, we have the solution – our automated robotic units have led the market for 6 years – load your physical media into a Ripstation and export encoded files ready to distribute . Its a small investment for a fast return in this ever increasing digital marketplace.

If you are a home user – you’ll want to enjoy your own DVD and BD content around the home on your streaming players – our XDP series is perfect for that – load up 100 of your discs and they will be encoded right onto your media server or player. And like magic, you then have every piece of content, old and new at your finger tips.

Talk to us today. We have the solutions and the expertise to get your video content streaming, fast.

New Italian Reseller and partner appointed

January 6th, 2011 Comments Off

MF digital are very pleased to annouce that from Jan 1st 2011 we will be working closely with The Disc Connection in Italy – www.thedisconnection.it

Based in Milano, The Disc Connection have long been servicing the Italian market – now representing the entire MF digital product range including duplication, ripping and our USB/SD platform series.

We look forward to servicing the Italian market together and in growing our European partner network.

Automate your CD and DVD Publishing

December 1st, 2010 Comments Off

Sometimes it’s much better to hear about our products from a customer’s perspective, and we recently came across this on an auction web site – it says it all about our Director Series Publishing systems:

I simply do not know where to begin with all the features of this Publisher!

This is the single BEST investment that I have ever made to accelerate my business in the information business product creation! Despite the original high purchase price, I made a small fortune with this machine (just check all my other auctions – all these disks were all made by this machine!).

I used to burn my cds and dvds by hand in my early days, and then peel stick off labels on the disks printed by my laser printer. That took up so much of my time and the discs looked so amateurish.

I moved up to a duplicator system and it had no printer, so I still had to manually program each disk, and ‘peel and stick’ laser labels on every single disk! Things were better, but I still had to upload disc masters, program the duplicator, load blanks, remove blanks, sort out, print labels, peel and stick,………….., and all this was just taking up all my time! – I sometimes dreaded getting an order, knowing the work I had to do!

Then I heard about API. API is a remote call language that allows you to send a command independently to a machine, and have it work independently of operator programming. THIS WAS GREAT! Since now, I just push a button, and burn and print disk.

NOT MANY DISC PUBLISHERS USE API!!!

I WANT YOU TO BE AWARE, THAT THERE ARE VIRTUALLY DOZENS OF PUBLISHERS OUT THERE, THAT HAVE MANY FEATURES, BUT NONE HAVE THIS API ABILITY!!!

API is usually only available on HIGH END machines, for commercial production.

What this means is to you is, that if you buy a Disk loader machine without API, you will STILL be loading, programming, removing, putting label….. ALL MANUALLY! – and wasting your time to do simple repetitive tasks, over and over.

When I bought the MF Digital Director Series Commercial robotic Publisher all that changed for good!!!

I now just push a SINGLE button on my MAC and CDs and DVDs just pop out, completed burned, sorted, with smudge proof full color bright color label printed right on the Disk! No fuss, no sorting, and NO MORE MANUAL LABOUR!

This MF-Digital Commercial Director Loader also has a PC built inside it! Just add a monitor, and you have a fully functional PC (running XP). What this means to you, is that when you send an API command (or simply burn a disk by keyboard input), the CPU load will not be on your main computer, so you can work freely burning 100′s of disks, without slowing your host computer down. I use Mac to send API remotely, but you can use PC also, or any computer to send it.

If you are thinking of buying another duplicator or publisher, please read carefully what you are getting! Most other auctions are just consumer level machines, all requiring manual programming and external printing, and have no hardware upgrades, and no remote API. This means that they are not ‘push one button, pop out complete finished product’ remotely. Also, some machine have no internal PC so the CPU load stays on your machine, and are selling for well over the price of an MF Digital system, and no printer!, No PC, and no functionality!

Read more about our Director Series Publisher here.

Industry and Company News As It Happens

November 3rd, 2010 Comments Off

At MF Digital we pride ourselves on our products, our service and our industry knowledge. From this page we want to share with you what we know, whats happening , special offers, new product releases and perhaps even some random thoughts!

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TDK Develops 1TB Optical Disc

October 3rd, 2010 Comments Off

TDK has now revealed a 1TB monster of its own at CEATEC. Unlike existing Blu-rays which use four recording layers at most, TDK’s creation features 16 layers on both sides of the disc, each capable of storing up to 32GB apiece. If you’re keeping track of the optical storage arms race, that’s seven more gigabytes per layer than Pioneer’s 400GB and 500GB disc achievements made back in 2008. TDK’s prototype also has the potential to leverage existing Blu-ray technologies, since it’s made from a material already found in BDs and shares the same beam aperture. On the down side, the current version’s recording layers measure 260μm — that’s more than twice as thick as its Blu-ray counterpart — and causes aberrations in today’s fat-layer-hating optical lenses. Outside of its Biggest Loser qualifications, though, TDK says “its commercialization depends on disc manufacturers.” Considering the company has yet to sell the 10-layer 320GB discs revealed at CEATEC 2009, however, we’re doubtful this 1TB improvement will hit stores anytime soon.

New Standards for Estimation of Archival Lifetime of Optical Media

June 24th, 2010 Comments Off

The 99th General Assembly of ECMA has approved an updated version of the ECMA-379 standard for the estimation of the lifetetime of optical media as well as the ECMA-382 2nd edition standard for DVD-R for DL discs.The latest ECMA-379 3rd Edition includes all essential testing guidelines for the estimation of the archival lifetetime of optical media.

The project represented by the standard document provides a methodology that includes the testing of DVD-R/-RW/-RAM, +R/+RW optical discs. The Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA) initiated work on this subject and developed the initial drafts. Following that development, the project was moved to Ecma International TC31 for further development and finalization.

The latest ECMA-379 3rd Edition includes essential information about the test’s stress conditions, ambient conditions, controlled storage condition, e.g. 25 °C and 50 % RH, using the Eyring model, uncontrolled storage condition, e.g. 30 °C and 80 % RH, using the Arrhenius model, evaluation system description, specimen preparation, data acquisition procedure and data interpretation.The methodology includes only the effects of temperature (T) and relative humidity (RH). It does not attempt to model degradation due to complex failure mechanism kinetics, nor does it test for exposure to light, corrosive gases, contaminants, handling, and variations in playback subsystems.

The ECMA-379 3rd edition standard follows the ECMA-379 1st Edition, which was approved as an ISO/IEC IS 10995 Standard and published in April 2008. ECMA-379 2nd Edition was technically identical with the published ISO/IEC Standard IS 10995 1st Edition. ECMA-379 3rd Edition is editorial amendment including corrections of some calculations, and Bootstrap method was deleted. Although Bootstrap method has no problem in itself, however, miscalculation might be caused depending on the data set conditions, ECMA said.

ECMA also released the second version of the ECMA-382 2nd edition “120 mm (8,54 Gbytes per side) and 80 mm (2,66 Gbytes per side) DVD Recordable Disk for Dual Layer (DVD-R for DL).” This second version of the standard specifies two Types of dual layer Recordable optical discs, one (Type 1S) making use of recording on only a single side of the disc and yielding a nominal capacity of 8,54 Gbytes for a 120 mm disc and 2,66 Gbytes for an 80 mm disc, the other (Type 2S) making use of recording on both sides of the disc and yielding a nominal capacity of 17,08 Gbytes for a 120 mm disc and 5,32 Gbytes for an 80 mm disc. Compared to the first version, it has for editorial corrections and clarifications.