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.
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.
Kathryn Kelly, 408/957-1484