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CD recorder prices drop

Library Systems Newsletter [January 1996]

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.]

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Publication Year:1996
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 16 Number 01
Issue:January 1996
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Subject: CD-ROM recordable
Record Number:7142
Last Update:2023-12-07 18:53:14
Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00