Nero Receives Official LightScribe Certification

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Nero Receives Official LightScribe Certification, Direct Disc Labeling Technology Integrated Into Nero 6 Software
Technology Allows the User to Burn Professional-Looking, Silkscreen-Quality CD/DVD Labels Directly onto Discs from Home or Office PCs
Karlsbad, Germany (February 1, 2005) – Nero, leaders in digital media technology, announced today that it has partnered with LightScribe to bring the Direct Disc Labeling technology to Nero’s vast community of users. With this recent certification, LightScribe and Nero 6 allow the user to take control of the entire digital media creation process from start to finish.

LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling is a new technology that offers consumers and businesses a simple, no-hassle way to burn professional, silkscreen-quality labels on their CDs and DVDs. Using the same laser that burns data in their disc drives, users burn their data as always, flip the disc over, reinsert it into the drive and burn a precise, iridescent label with their desired text and graphics using the same laser that burns the data – no printer, permanent marker or adhesive labeling is required.

“We are excited to be working closely with LightScribe to integrate its technology into our software offerings,” said Jim Corbett, Executive Director of Nero AG. “Nero’s family of award-winning digital media product is the perfect complement to LightScribe’s Direct Disc Labeling, as it provides the final touches.”

“Nero will deliver LightScribe to a huge base of new customers through its more than 160 million enthusiasts and its well-known reputation for providing new technology to the market,” said Kevin Jefcoate, Marketing Programme Manager, LightScribe Europe.

The LightScribe technology uses the optical drive’s existing laser to deliver precisely controlled light energy to the disc through an innovative circular writing system. Where the energy focuses on the disc, a visible chemical change occurs in the dye coating. The result is a high-resolution reproduction of artwork, text or photos.

Nero 6 with LightScribe support will be available for downloading in the beginning of February on www.nero.com.

About Nero
Nero provides state-of-the-art software solutions for the global digital media market. Since the company was founded in 1995, its products have established a loyal clientele of more than 160 million users throughout the world.

Nero offers the industry’s most reliable CD/DVD-software applications. Its award-winning flagship product, Nero 6, includes all the applications and functionalities needed in the digital media field. Other Nero products include the MPEG 4 based audio/video technology - Nero Digital™, the simple and complete photo solution - Nero PhotoShow Elite, and SIPPS™ and SIPPSTAR PBX, which provide voice-over IP solutions for private and business customers.

Nero products are globally distributed by leading hardware manufacturers, international distribution partners and online portals, as well as directly via www.nero.com. Nero Inc. in Glendale, California, USA and Nero K.K. in Yokohama, Japan are subsidiaries of Nero AG, based in Karlsbad, Germany.

About LightScribe
LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling offers consumers and businesses a simple, no-hassle way to burn professional, silkscreen-quality labels on their CDs and DVDs. LightScribe extends standard optical media, recorders and software with an integrated system of media with special laser-sensitive coating, laser control and imaging drive modifications, and labeling software enhancements. LightScribe uses the same laser that burns data in the disc drive to create precise, iridescent labels. LightScribe technology was developed and patented by HP. LightScribe is currently being licensed by optical industry leaders in drive and media manufacturing and by media and software brands. Additional information about LightScribe is available at www.lightscribe.com.

Nero®, Nero Digital™ and SIPPS™ are trademarks of Nero AG and its subsidiaries. Any other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
© 2005 Nero. All rights reserved.


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Why would you want to lower the lifetime of the laser in your Optical drive by using it to print on a isc when a decently priced inkjet printer can do that for you quicker and in colour too?


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Ah Don’t know but I thought the article was interesting…


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Another stupid gimmick from Hewlett Packard. I suppose the laser will be running at full blast! Sounds like you may need DVD media with special coating on the top layer for optimum performance. Pre-labeled DVD media is probably worthless.


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Why would you want to lower the lifetime of the laser in your Optical drive by using it to print on a disc when a decently priced inkjet printer can do that for you quicker and in colour too?

Because when using labels on DVD,it removes the balance that the disc had prior to the label rendering that disc unplayable.


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This is something lightscribe can’t do; I damaged my disk good thing I had an image and the disk itself to scan to re-create this image.


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Do burners need to be compatible? - or does this technology work with existing burners? Are special media required? And what are the risks to the integrity of burned data on labeled disks, playabilty of labeled disks on stand alones, and increased wear & tear to the burn head of drive?

Anyone got info on that?


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the info is on the lightscribe website, but in answer to your question:
special media=yes
special hardware=yes
as far as the other’s as soon as it hits the markets we’ll find out.