Reprinted from an NTI press release:

NewTech Infosystems, Inc. (NTI), developer of the industry’s most robust CD/DVD burning software, announced today that it has added two key features – Dynamic Drive Support and Live Update – to its CD- and DVD-Maker products. Unveiled at CeBIT, Hall 20; Booth C11, the new features can be used to ensure that the NTI software is compatible with any CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, or DVD-RW drive and that it is fully optimized for the drive. The new features are also being added to NTI’s backup and disaster recovery products.

“Dynamic Drive Support was initially developed as a part of our agreement with RealNetworks to provide them with CD burning technology that supports RealNetworks RealOne Player and the broadest range of CD writers,” explained Bill Yao, President and CEO of NTI. “To ensure compatibility, we developed a dynamic means of confirming software support for any CD or DVD burner device regardless of the manufacturer, the age of the device or its write speed. After the RealNetworks user downloads the CD burning engine, Dynamic Drive Support automatically checks the device attributes to ensure that the user will be able to accurately burn audio and video content.”

Dynamic Drive Support enables DVD-Maker and NTI’s new backup and disaster recovery software to confirm support for any CD-RW and Recordable DVD drives, even if the device isn’t registered in NTI’s extensive drive support database. Once the device is registered in the database, the Live Update feature automatically optimizes the disc burning, backup and disaster recovery software to complement the device.

“There are about 2,000 different models of CD and DVD burners in use around the globe today,” Yao noted. “Because RealNetworks has such a huge user base, they provided us with an excellent test environment for Dynamic Drive Support.” RealNetworks reports that CD/DVD burner compatibility problems have been minimal. Complementing Dynamic Drive Support, the Live Update feature has been added to the family of NTI software products. It allows NTI users to access the regularly updated drive support database and quickly resolve compatibility issues.

Benefits to OEMs: Dynamic Drive Support and Live Update features will enable OEMs to move effortlessly from one generation of CD or DVD burner to the next without being forced to phase in a new software version or replicate new software CDs. As a result, OEMs will be able to quickly and easily add new drive sources and versions while still fully supporting existing customers.

NTI software that will offer the new Dynamic Drive Support and Live Update features include:

  • NTI CD-Maker (for Windows) – With this powerful new CD and DVD mastering software, users can store data files, organize digital photos, enhance their music collection, and create a video library of DVDs as well as VCDs and SVCDs. DVD-Maker supports the DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R and DVD+RW formats and is compatible with all of the new high-speed 4x DVD and 52x CD recorders. The software can also be used to make high-quality, exact copies of unprotected DVDs.
  • NTI Backup NOW! Deluxe (for Windows) – Designed to simplify the task of producing complete and incremental backups, Backup Now! Deluxe is the first and only software that combines full image backup and specific file backup. The bootable disaster recovery discs can quickly and easily restore the entire system or recreate it on a new computer. Backup NOW! can also be used to instantly restore individual backed-up files that have been accidentally deleted or lost. The award-winning backup and recovery software enables users to backup and protect mission-critical files to almost any storage device, including DVD, CD, hard drive, JAZ, ZIP, MO, USB Pen Drives and more.
  • NTI DriveBackup! (for Windows) – With the easy-to-use wizard, even a novice can take a complete snapshot of designated partitions of the hard drive and backup the data to a write-once or rewritable CD, DVD or other storage media. Users can backup to multiple CD or DVD burners or multiple CD/DVD discs for unattended backup. By creating a complete image of the data stored on the hard drive, partial or complete recovery is a one-step process.

    Pricing and Availability
    Available for immediate delivery, NTI CD-Maker has a suggested retail price of US$69.99. NTI Backup NOW! Deluxe and NTI Drive Backup! have suggested retail prices of US$79.95 and US$49.99 respectively. Retail customers can purchase the NTI software from leading retail stores and online retailers as well as NTI’s
    online store at www.NTIus.com. Volume Site Licenses to businesses are available directly from NTI at a discount price based on volume.

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