Primera Technology Introduces ComposerMAX™ Optical Disc Duplicator

New high-volume, four-drive CD/DVD duplicator automatically records and prints up to 400 discs per job at fast 32x recording speeds

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA (February 12, 2002) — Primera Technology, Inc., one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers of CD/DVD disc duplication and printing equipment, today announced its ComposerMAX Optical Disc Duplicator.  The announcement was made at the REPLItech North America show being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from February 12-14, 2002.

ComposerMAX is a heavy-duty, automated CD-R/DVD-R duplication system designed for high-volume production environments.  With its built-in recordable drives, ComposerMAX produces up to 400 discs per job without operator intervention.  Advanced robotics are used to “pick and place” discs into either two or four recordable drives.  After discs are recorded they are transported into individual 100-disc output bins.  The entire process is automatic and no operator intervention is necessary after a job has been started. 

Discs can also be transported to an optional, built-in Primera Technology ink-jet or thermal transfer optical disc printer for full color printing with up to 2400 dpi print resolution.  Depending upon the amount of data recorded and the graphics printed, ComposerMAX can produce up to 250 discs per hour.

Typical applications include service bureaus and disc replication businesses as well as other companies and organizations who have a need for high-volume in-house production of CDs and DVDs for audio, data, video, photos and virtually any other digital information.

ComposerMAX attaches to any PC running Windows® 2000/XP through its built-in FireWire™ interface.  Also known as IEEE 1394 or i.LINK™, this interface allows high-speed transmission of data without errors.  It also permits longer cable lengths than the SCSI interface that was previously used on Primera Technology’s CD and DVD duplicators.

Depending upon the model purchased, ComposerMAX comes equipped with either Prassi™ PrimoCD Pro™ or PrimoDVD™ duplication software or both.  Prassi, a division of well-known software vendor Veritas®, has partnered with Primera Technology on ComposerMAX to offer a complete, professional disc duplication solution.

“ComposerMAX is the largest and most robust disc duplication system we’ve ever offered,” said Mark D. Strobel, Primera Technology’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  “Every component has been designed to withstand continuous, heavy-duty use in production environments.  With its 3/8” thick aluminum base plate,12-gauge steel frame, tough polycarbonate top cover and proven robotics, ComposerMAX is one of the most reliable products of its type available.  At the same time, it is priced significantly below other comparable disc duplication systems.”

Optional disc printers include the 1200 dpi Signature® IV CD Color Printer, or the SignaturePro® CD Color Printer that prints at 2400 dpi. Or, for the fastest and most robust printing, the Inscripta™ Thermal CD Printer. Up to two Inscripta Thermal CD Printers may be used with ComposerMAX for the fastest possible disc production.

Primera’s CD and DVD products are available in more than 222 countries from Authorized Primera Technology Resellers and Distributors.  The products are also available from Primera Technology EUROPE in Wiesbaden, Germany.

About Primera Technology
Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, Primera Technology, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of specialty printing equipment including full-color label printers and CD/DVD/BD duplication and printing equipment. Its products are sold in over 222 countries and have been installed at more than 85 percent of Fortune 100 companies.
More information about Primera, its history and products is available on the Internet at or contact Primera Europe in Germany by phone at +49-(0) 611-92777-0, by FAX at +49-(0) 611-92777-50 or by e-mail at
In Asia Pacific, contact Primera Asia Pacific by phone at +852 3180 7171, by FAX at +852 3014 7827 or by email at

Notes to Editors: Primera Technology EUROPE is an independent company called Primera Europe GmbH. Primera Europe is under contract with Primera to provide sales and support for Primera products under the name Primera Technology Europe. Primera Asia Pacific is an independent company called Asia Pacific Optical Distribution Ltd. (APOD), incorporated in Hong Kong, PRC. APOD is under contract with Primera to provide sales and support for Primera products under the name Primera Asia Pacific.