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(CWMBRAN - 2nd July, 2001) Acer Communications & Multimedia, one of the world leaders in Storage Devices, has introduced a new series of sophisticated products featuring its patented “Seamless Link” technology. This new technology eliminates problems caused by "buffer under-run" - a condition that has always plagued CD-RW drives operating with an unstable PC or bad quality media. The new series features the top-of-the-range Acer CD-RW 2010A with 20x write, 10x re-write and 40x read performance, making it possible to burn a full capacity 650Mb disk in 3.7mins - ensuring excellent quality and efficient burning at high speeds.

The new Acer series of “Seamless Link” CD-RW drives is composed of three models: the Acer CRW 1832A, offering 10x write and 8x re-write and 32x read; the Acer CRW 1208A, with 12x write and 8x re-write and 32x read; and the top-of-the-range CRW 2010A, with 20x write, 10x re-write and 40x read performance. All three drives feature a 2 Mbps buffer; flash memory (upgradeable); E-IDE/ATAPI Interface; Anti-Vibration system; Play/Skip function buttons on the front panel; emergency eject; dust protection design; power-saving function; and popular recording software (Ahead Nero). All drives are Windows 2000/95/98/NT 4.0 compatible. They all function well on conventional disc sizes and formats.

CD-RWs featuring Acer “Seamless Link” technology provide the best way of solving buffer under-run problems on the market today. Alternative solutions, such as increasing the buffer size or allowing a larger accumulation of data, do help to reduce the frequency of buffer under-run, but do not offer a complete solution to the problem. Before "Seamless Link" - the only option open to a user suffering with these difficulties was to throw away the disc and start again.

“Seamless Link”

A buffer under-run is one of the most irritating problems that can occur when burning a CD. Not only does it waste time, it also wastes discs. But with “Seamless Link”, this problem is solved. The Acer-developed “Seamless Link” technology allows the driver to automatically monitor the progress of the recording. If the data in the buffer falls below a certain level, then Seamless Link stores the RecEnd address – the point in the data to which the recording has progressed – and pauses the recording until the buffer is again full. The RecEnd address is then located and the recording progresses without problems. The gap between the stop and restart point on the recording is then closed by Seamless Link.

About the Acer Group

Established in 1976, Acer is among the world's largest PC manufacturers, offering a broad range of PC products from industry-leading high-end PC servers and multimedia desktop computers to notebooks, computer peripherals and components. Acer is also a major Internet-enabler, providing Internet component technologies, devices and services. These include end-to-end solutions, mobile phones, plasma displays, TFT LCDs, projectors, wireless communications, and e-corp solutions. The Acer Group employs nearly 37,000 people in 232 enterprises spanning 41 countries worldwide, supporting dealers and distributors in over 100 countries.

Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Incorporated. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. Other trademarks, registered trademarks and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the properties of their respective owners.

Contact:

Multimedia PRM
Name: Gwyneth Flatman/David Evans
Tel: 01291 626200
E-Mail: enquiries@multimediapr.co.uk
Web: http://www.acercm.co.uk


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