Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 8, 1999--C-Dilla, Ltd. and CD
Associates, Inc. of Irvine, CA, announced today a
comprehensive SafeDisc software upgrade to the existing CD
Associates test equipment package.
The CD Associates software models
that the SafeDisc upgrade will cover include the SL100, SP100 and
QTs. The Sentry systems upgrade will be available at a later date.
The CD Associates software user has a choice of receiving the free
software upgrade via email or in the form of a floppy diskette.
"We are pleased to have a
solution that we can quickly implement for our worldwide
customers," said Bob Dobbin, CEO and President of CD Associates.
"We are excited about SafeDisc copy protection and intend to
continually provide future solutions."
The SafeDisc technology, which is
licensed at 35 replicators worldwide, is a software based solution
that does not require any changes to Standard PC or CD-ROM
hardware. C-Dilla's SafeDisc copy protection technology has
protected over 5 million discs to date, and based on strong
industry projections is estimated to protect 40 million discs in
C-Dilla, a private company founded
in 1991 with over 55 employees, is a recognized leader in rights
management software for high-value added information and software
publishers. The company's current line of security and rights
management products are marketed worldwide to over 150 software
and data publishers such as Microsoft, Autodesk, Lotus
Development, and UK Financial Times.
The C-Dilla Rights Management
software includes multi-track unlocking capability, "Try before
you buy," and metered usage facility. The company also markets
secure products for the Internet and the Electronic Software
Distribution market (EDS). C-Dilla has establishing a sales office
in Silicon Valley this year to distribute its current products in
the North American software and information market.
About CD Associates, Inc.
CD Associates is the industry's
technology leader in CD-R and DVD analysis and testing equipment.
Since the company's beginning in 1989, CD Associates has
engineered and introduced many firsts, including the SA2, SP100,
2X Testing Capability, The Sentry and DVD Analyzer & Stamper
Analyzer. These achievements and experience have established CDA's
outstanding reputation in the industry.
Note to Editors: Additional
background information on C-Dilla can be obtained from http://www.c-dilla.com
and for CD Associates at http://www.cdassociates.com
Ron Ventimiglia, 408/734-1151 ext.45
CD Associates, Inc.
John Woodruff, 949/588-3800