|MIPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 24, 2000--Adaptec, Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement with Microsoft Corporation under which Adaptec will offer support for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Media Audio format with their industry leading CD recording software applications.
Adaptec and Microsoft announced last week that Microsoft has incorporated Adaptec's CD recording technology in Windows Media Player 7, making it easy for music fans to create custom audio CDs for car and home stereo systems. Adaptec CD recording applications featuring Windows Media Format support will allow rights-managed digital audio content to be recorded on CD through this secure and trusted system. Adaptec's existing line of CD recording applications, Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe and Toast 4 Deluxe, also allow you to burn photo, video and data CDs.
"Adaptec is committed to expanding its format support to enable the transfer of secure music to CD," said Tom Shea, general manager of Adaptec's Software Products Group. "Major content providers can now use Windows Media to provide consumers with a secure way to download, sample, and play their music on their PCs, as well as using their CD recorder to burn music CDs playable on the huge installed base of conventional audio CD players."
"daptec's popular CD recording software applications help people make the most of their music libraries," said Dave Fester, general manager of marketing for Microsoft's Digital Media Division. "Today's announcement means Adaptec customers can take advantage of the industry-leading sound quality offered by Windows Media to record custom CDs of secure music from top artists and major labels."