It is now becoming practical for small organizations to produce their own CD-ROM disks. Pinnacle Micro has introduced a recordable CD-ROM system, the RCD 5020 for either a PC or Mac at $1,295. The unit is a dual-speed recorder which includes Corel Corporation's CD Creator software.
Teac America, Inc., has responded with an announcement that it will introduce a quad speed recordable CD-ROM system designated the CD-R 505 in the first quarter of 1996. The unit is expected to sell for $1,300.
MicroNet Technology, Inc., until now the market leader in low-priced recordable CD-ROM systems, has reduced its prices in response to Pinnacle and Teac. Its Master CD-Plus will now be priced at $1,295-down from $1,895.
The low prices are expected to dramatically increase sales of recordable CD-ROM systems from 55,800 units in 1994 to two or three times that many in 1996. It may also have an impact on the sale of CD-ROM drives-more than 20 million units of which were sold in 1994.
[Contact: Pinnacle Micro, in Irvine, CA, can be reached at (800) 553-7070; Teac America, in Montebello, CA, is at (213) 726-0303; and MicroNet Technology, in Irvine, CA, is at (714) 453-6000.]