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CyberLink Power2Go 7 Burns BDXL Blu-ray

Although compatible computer recorders have yet to be released and blank discs promise to be scarce and deathly expensive, CyberLink Corp. has taken the plunge and announced that its Power2Go 7 software will support the new 100/128 GB writable BDXL Blu-ray Disc (BD) format.

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CyberLink Releases Power2Go 7, the First BDXL™ Burning Software

TAIPEI, Taiwan–CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) today announced support for the latest Blu-ray™ Disc technology BDXL™. Released by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) in June 2010, BDXL is a multi-layer recordable Blu-ray format with up to 128GB of capacity. CyberLink Power2Go 7, launched last month, is the first BDXL-compatible software application in the market with further CyberLink product lines to follow shortly.

Support for BDXL means users of CyberLink’s media burning software, Power2Go 7, are now able to burn up to 4 layers of data totaling 128GB on a single Blu-ray Disc, opening up exciting new content storage and archiving possibilities. CyberLink’s long-term focus on providing support for Blu-ray Disc technology developments will see products including PowerDVD, PowerDirector, PowerProducer, and MediaShow introduce BDXL format compatibility in the near future.

“CyberLink is dedicated to remaining at the forefront of Blu-ray Disc advancements and works closely with the BDA to ensure support across our broad range of software applications,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “The release of BDXL marks an important step in the continued growth of the Blu-ray market and CyberLink software compatibility allows our customers to enjoy the full benefits of the new specification.”

About BDXL™
BDXL™, a trademark of the BDA, provides customers with triple layer 100GB RE (rewritable) and R (write-once) discs and quadruple layer 128GB R discs. Possible consumer applications include capture and playback of HD broadcast and satellite programming in markets where set-top recorders are prevalent and content storage.

About CyberLink
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs, CEs and mobile devices through the use of video editing software, video player software, and other multimedia solutions. Backed by a group of high-caliber software engineers, CyberLink owns its core codec and a number of patented technologies. For more information, please visit CyberLink’s website at