Reprinted from an Alera press release:

Van Nuys, CA March 7, 2002 – Alera Technologies, developer and manufacturer of Advanced Optical Recording Solutions proudly announces that its DVD+RW Cruiser DVD Recorder has won the first DVDplusRW.org Editor’s Choice Award for outstanding achievement. DVDplusRW.org is an independent international Web site supporting the new DVD+RW DVD recording format that has been developed by the DVD+RW Alliance.

The DVD+RW Alliance seeks to develop and promote a universally compatible, rewritable DVD format to enable true convergence between personal computing and consumer electronics products. DVD+RW Alliance members include Alera Technologies, Dell, Hewlett-Packard Company, MCC/Verbatim, Philips Electronics, Ricoh Company Ltd., Sony Corporation, Thomson Multimedia and Yamaha Corporation, among others.

All in all, I am very impressed with the efforts made by Alera Technologies to distinguish its DVD+RW product from its competitors. It is a very good CD-R/CD-RW/DVD+RW drive, which offers many advantages being supplied in an external casing with flexible connection options, and it comes with a very well-acknowledged software package. stated Jorg Kennis, Editor of DVDplusRW.org. The Alera DVD+RW Cruiser respectfully deserves the very first DVDplusRW.org Editor’s Choice Award for outstanding achievement.

The DVD+RW Cruiser DVD Recorder provides video professionals and enthusiasts with the key features needed for creating DVDs or CDs. It has the tools to author professional video presentations and put them on DVD discs in a format that can be played back on most DVD set top players and computer DVD-ROM drives. The DVD+RW Cruiser is also an excellent tool for archiving and exchanging data.

The DVD+RW Cruiser is based on DVD+RW technology which boasts the fastest DVD ReWrite speeds and also reads DVD+RW, DVD Video, DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW discs and writes CD-R and CD-RW. The DVD+RW Cruiser solution includes an A-Connect FireWire IEEE 1394 Connection Kit and extensive Video Editing and Data Management software as well as one of the most popular DVD players.

The DVD+RW Cruiser can be connected to multiple systems with different
interfaces by merely changing cables. The DVD+RW Cruiser external solution is offered with A-Connect FireWire IEEE 1394 Connection Kit for PC. The DVD+RW Cruiser can also be connected with optional A-Connect USB 2.0 Connection Kit, A-Connect Cardbus/PCMCIA
Connection Kits and optional Macintosh A-Connect FireWire Connection Kits. A-Connect kits extend portability between systems with different connection ports and buses.


The DVD+RW Cruiser has an estimated street price of $699. Alera Technologies full line of DVD and CD recording and duplication solutions is on retail shelves now.

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