Duplicator for "PlayStation2" Game developers
For Immediate Release
Tokyo, Japan, April 2, 2000
Hoei Sangyo Co., LTD. announced today the release of the new DSR-8000dp
DVD-R Duplicator. The DVD Multiplexor houses 4 DVD-R drives and
one DVD-ROM drive. The basis for this new generation of product
was the origination of the Hoei Sangyo DPM
44, developed in 1997. The DPM 44 system was the only duplicator
officially authorized by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI)
to produce multiple CD-R masters for submission of the original
"PlayStation" format. Developed by Hoei Sangyo, the
DSR-8000dp is the end result of a joint engineering effort of
SCEI and Pioneer Japan for release to the "PlayStation 2"
Game developers worldwide. The DSR-8000dp is a newly designed
second-generation device in support of the DPM series and the
PlayStation 2 format. Estimated release date in the United States
is April 2000.
In conjunction with the soon to released DPM-88 software, the
DSR-8000dp system will interface directly to SCEI's new generator
to Create multiple CD/DVDs while providing total verification
of the completed masters. Game developers can now create 4 CD/DVD
discs with a single master unit, and up to 16 CD/DVDs at once
by utilizing a VMI Slave unit.
The soon to be released DPM88 (add-on software for Generator)
and DSR-8000 dp developers will dramatically reduce submission
disc cutting time, providing the mastering engineer more time
for the debugging process.
The DSR-8000dp is releasing two models, one for DVDs and second
for CDs. Both systems have 4 writers and one reader per enclosure.
A large capacity HD is standard, providing enough capacity to
register the DVD or CD image for duplication. The CD system is
totally expandable and up to 5 masters and can be networked providing
total of 80 drives with the VMI slave units connected. "Current
game software structure is becoming more complicated with multiple
disc titles and longer playing times, so more time for program
debugging is required, said Keith Yoshida, manger of sales &
marketing of Hoei Sangyo Co., LTD. The DSR-8000 is the perfect
solution for the making of copies for debugging and quick turn
around for submission discs by connecting with DPM88 software."
Microboards Technology LLC, based in Chanhassen, Minnesota, will
distribute the product. Microboards has been distributing DPM44
system for "PlayStation" Game developers since 1997
and will be responsible for sales and support of DSR-8000dp exclusively
for Hoei Sangyo. Co., LTD. in the US. Hoei Sangyo is an official
SCEI Tools & Middleware Licensee for both "PlayStation"
and "PlayStation 2" by SCEI. Hoei Sangyo, located in
Tokyo Japan, is the world's leading manufacturer of Media Duplication
Systems. Hoei Sangyo is also recognized in Japan as a major distributor
of equipment and supplies of Imaging and Digital data processing
* "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer
Hoei Sangyo Co., LTD.
Pro Audio Division
System Products Sales Department