Octave Systems Unveils Copy Master II
Posted Jun 23, 2005

Octave Systems, Inc. has unveiled its new line of Copy Master II CD/DVD duplicators, a next-generation product that offers tower-style models that can provide 1-to-9, 1-to-7, 1-to-5, 1-to-3, and 1-to-1 duplication depending on the user's needs and can duplicate DVDs up to 16X, 8.5 GB Dual Layered DVDs up to 4X and CDs up to 48X. 

A seven-drive Copy Master II can produce seven full 4.7GB DVDs in seven minutes, and seven full 650MB CDs in three minutes, according to Octave. It can duplicate standard 120mm CDs and DVDs, but also several of the popular business-card shaped discs and mini CD/DVD formats. One new addition to the Copy Master II is the quick-start Auto Copy feature, which allows users to load up the master and blanks and start the duplication process by pressing the new Copy button. There are four additional convenience buttons

The Copy button allows the user to begin the duplication process. The Test button tests the copy process without writing to the media. The Speed button sets the speed of the copy. The Source button changes the master source of the information the user wants copied from the DVD-ROM or CD-ROM to the hard disk. In addition, the Copy Master II also a 120MB buffer, a 160GB hard drive, password protection for different users, hard disk drive partition-naming, multiple language displays, DVD drive firmware upgradeable by the controller, enhanced firmware in the controller that speeds duplication, better cooling through use of an aluminum case; and an auto counter that keeps running totals of successful copies and failed copies.

The Copy Master II line is competitively priced at $369 for a 1-to-1 duplicator, $829 for a 1-to-3 duplicator, $1049 for a 1-to-5 duplicator, $1249 for a 1-to-7 duplicator, $1429 for a 1-to-9 duplicator, all of which are currently available.