Ripstation DataGrabber – a real opportunity!

July 15th, 2011 Comments Off

In the current climate we all look for markets that are in need of our solutions. Heres one : Data Archives

All sorts of companies, and Government agencies have many many thousands of CD and DVDs full of archived data. Be it law makers, financial services, libraries, ad agencies , newspapers – almost every organisation has archive data and backups on physical media.

Enter Ripstation DataGrabber – the industry leading solutions that allows companies to load up their entire physical archives and have them copied, bit for bit to local, SAN, NAS or Cloud storage. All error checked and all reported. Its the fastest, most accurate and efficient way to get data committed to hard drive, fast.

DataGrabber starts at just $1395 for low volume needs and is fully scalable no matter the project size.

Check it out here – the opportunities are there!

MF Digital – providing solutions

July 15th, 2011 Comments Off

We have had great success with our recent launches of Cougar and Dolphin in the last few months – the net effect is that we have a solution for every need and at every level.

We have enjoyed great feedback as to our build quality, features and price points – but we want to be here to help our customers – end users and resellers to deliver on solutions with our products. So, over the comign weeks we will be enhancing all of our documentation and case studies to show what can be done with the MF Digital range – and just how big an advantage it is to ‘Go MFD’.

Need to compare features? Need solutions advice? We are here to help before, during and after the sale.

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.

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.

Trade in your old system for a min $500 discount

November 12th, 2010 Comments Off

We’ve just announced an extension of our hugely successful trade in program. Simply trade in any used duplication equipment from Rimage or Primera for a minimum $500 discount on any new 2-drive Scribe or Director system, or $1,000 on a 4-drive Scribe or Director Series.

When it comes to upgrading or replacing current equipment , many users ‘stick with what they know’ . With MF digital, we don’t lock you into special consumables , nor do we insist on expensive support contracts.

Why not contact us – we can guide you to the best product in our range for your needs – one that does not lock you into a proprietary eco system.

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.