Primera® Announces Free, Automated CD/DVD/BD Publishing SDK with Windows Vista™/XP/2000 Support

PTDevSuite enables software developers to easily integrate automated CD/DVD/BD burning and printing into their software applications.

PLYMOUTH, MN, USA (February 6, 2007) — Primera Technology, Inc., the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of CD, DVD and BD duplication and printing equipment, today announced its new PTDevSuite Software Developers Kit (SDK).

Version 2.6.5 of PTDevSuite provides a comprehensive Application Programming Interface (API) for Windows® XP/2000 and Windows Vista operating systems. It allows software developers to quickly and easily integrate automated CD-R, DVD±R and BD-R burning and printing into their own software programs. The SDK supports Primera’s award-winning Disc Publisher II, Disc Publisher PRO, Disc Publisher XR and Disc Publisher XRP.

PTDevSuite SDK components are used by third-party software companies in medical imaging, digital photo minilabs, backup/archival and storage, web-based content creation, on-demand music and video download/upload, kiosks and much more.

The suite consists of two software modules as well as sample applications with source code:

1.  PTRobot™
PTRobot is a DLL-based API that allows developers to add robotic control and automated disc printing to their Windows XP/2000 and Windows Vista operating system applications. This module is designed for use by applications that have their own burn engine and already support disc burning.
To help decrease development time, PTRobot comes with C++ source code for a fully-functioning sample application that supports disc movement between all positions as well as support for direct-to-disc inkjet printing. 

2.  PTBurn™
PTBurn includes all the features of PTRobot along with its own integrated burn engine licensed from industry-leader Sonic Solutions. It provides a simple text-file based interface that allows the developer to easily integrate automated disc burning and printing into their own applications. 

PTBurn monitors a shared folder for job submissions from anywhere on a Windows-based network. The client application simply creates an ASCII text file (Job Request File) in the Job Request Folder (shared “hot-folder”). The PTBurn application scans this Job Request Folder for new jobs submitted by any client application and burns and prints the discs automatically using any of Primera’s Disc Publishers.

PTBurn runs on Windows XP/2000 and Windows Vista operating systems. The client can be from any Windows, Mac® or Linux computer that can access the Windows shared folder over the network. To help decrease development time, PTBurn comes with C++ source code for a fully-functioning “client” application.

SDK Available Free with Registration

PTDevSuite SDK is available at no charge to software developers and integrators. Register as a developer at http://www.primera.com/register_developer.cfm.

Disc Publisher II, Disc Publisher PRO, Disc Publisher XR and Disc Publisher XRP are sold in over 222 countries through Primera Authorized Resellers and Distributors. Hundreds of retailers also sell Primera’s products online.


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 www.primeralabel.eu 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 sales@primera.eu.
In Asia Pacific, contact Primera Asia Pacific by phone at +852 3180 7171, by FAX at +852 3014 7827 or by email at sales@primera-ap.com.

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.