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Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe Makes Safe, Simple CD Recording a Consumer Reality
MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 15, 1999--Adaptec's Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe, now includes Take Two, the easy-to-use image-based disaster recovery program that allows users to safely backup their systems so they can recover from hard disk disasters. The world's number one CD Recording software now also offers an improved user-friendly interface and an animated guide to assist users. Other key new features include the ability to turn authorized MP3 songs into CDs, access to the CDDB online Disc Recognition Service, and the ability to edit video clips for customized movies.

"Our goal is to make CD recording an easy and rich experience for the millions of consumers drawn to the benefits of CD-R/RW," said Tom Seaman, group marketing manager for Adaptec's Software Products Group. "Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe incorporates dramatic improvements in ease of use. Version 4 also adds exciting new features our customers have been asking for, such as seamless MP3 recording and an ultra-simple backup solution."

What's New About Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe - The Details

One of hottest new features in Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe is Take Two, an image-based disaster recovery program for desktop systems. The program supports compression, sector skipping, and CD spanning, allowing users to backup even the largest hard disks to CD. Take Two is built on Adaptec's DirectCD packet writing technology, also included in Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe, and is compatible with current packet writing CD-R/RW drives.

For music enthusiasts, Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe has new MP3 capabilities that allow users to drag and drop authorized audio files to their hard drive for burning to CD. With access to the CDDB Disc Recognition Service, artist, album and song information is automatically available for use with Easy CD Creator, eliminating the need for users to manually type in titles. Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe also allows users to manipulate their audio tracks to add special effects, transitions and custom spacing between songs. Once a CD is burned, users can use the new Jewel Case Creator to design a customized CD label, including curved text, in-place editing, professionally designed themes, and support for commercial labels and insert paper.

For the video aficionado, Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe includes VideoWave II SE, which allows users to edit video clips, add titles, transitions, audio and special effects and combine them into custom movies. Users can also create photo albums and video postcards to send to family and friends.

Pricing and Availability:

Adaptec's Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe will be available in early fall 1999 and has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $99. Customers can sign up at http://cdr.adaptec.com/signup to be notified via email when Easy CD Creator 4 Deluxe becomes available. Email inquiries can be sent to [email protected].

About Adaptec, Inc.

Adaptec moves the world's information with host bus adapters, RAID, and software products that speed data to and from computers, peripherals, and networks. Founded in 1981 and with headquarters in Milpitas, Calif., Adaptec is a global design, manufacturing, sales, service, and distribution company. More information on Adaptec's CD-Recordable software is available at http://cdr.adaptec.com or for other Adaptec products visit our web site at www.adaptec.com.

About CDDB

CDDB, Inc. operates the largest online database of audio CD information in the world found at www.CDDB.com. CDDB, Inc., is an Internet enterprise of Escient, Inc. on the Web at www.escient.com, a recognized pioneer and leader in developing convergence technologies that combine consumer electronics, computing power, and the Internet in powerful yet simple ways.


Contact:

     Adaptec, Inc.
     Kathryn Kelly, 408/957-1484
     [email protected]




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