Primera Releases Free SDK for Automated CD/DVD Burning and Printing
Posted Dec 19, 2005

Primera Technology, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of CD/DVD duplication and printing equipment, has announced its PTDevSuite Software Developers Kit (SDK). PTDevSuite provides a comprehensive Application Programming Interface (API) for Windows XP/2000. It allows software developers to quickly and easily integrate automated CD-R and DVD+/-R burning and printing into their own software programs.

The SDK supports Primera's award-winning Bravo II, Bravo XR and BravoPro Disc Publishers. Third-party software that currently uses components of the PTDevSuite SDK includes medical imaging, digital photo minilabs, backup, archival and storage, Web-based content creation, on-demand music, and video download and content upload, kiosks and much more.

The suite consists of two software modules as well as sample applications with source code:

1. PTRobot PTRobot is a DLL-based API that allows developers to add robotic control and automated disc printing to their Windows 2000/XP application. This module is designed for use by applications that have their own burn engine and already support disc burning. To help decrease development time, PTRobot comes with C++ source code for a fully functioning sample application that supports disc movement between all positions as well as support for direct-to-disc inkjet printing.

2. PTBurn PTBurn includes all the features of PTRobot but also includes its own integrated burn engine. It provides a simple text-file based interface that allows the developer to easily integrate automated disc burning and printing into their own applications. PTBurn monitors a shared folder for job submissions from anywhere on a Windows-based network. The client application simply creates an ASCII text file (Job Request File) in the Job Request Folder (shared "hot-folder"). The PTBurn application scans this Job Request Folder for new jobs submitted by any client application and burns and prints the discs automatically using any of Primera's Disc Publishers. PTBurn runs on Windows 2000/XP but the client can be from any Windows, Mac or Linux computer that can access the Windows shared folder over the network. To help decrease development time PTBurn comes with C++ source code for a fully functioning "client" application.

SDK is available at no charge to software developers and integrators. Register as a developer at http://www.primera.com/register_developer.cfm.