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Kodak Recognizes Young Minds for Integrating PCD Writer 600

Eastman Kodak Company announced that it is recognizing Young Minds, Inc. for integrating the company’s PCD Writer 600 with its CD recording systems.

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Kodak Recognizes Young Minds With “Kodak Integration Excellence” Award; Kodak Delivers High-Performance 6X CD-ROM Writers for Young Minds CD Studio and Mass Production Systems (MPS) Solutions.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — July 15, 1996 — Kodak, a global leader in optical storage, today announced that it is recognizing Young Minds, Inc. for its successful integration of Kodak’s PCD writer 600 with its CD-ROM production solutions.

Young Minds, a leader in CD-Recordable and CD-ROM storage solutions, offers integrated hardware and software solutions for both entry-level and high-volume CD-ROM production environments. In acknowledgment of their advanced integration efforts and marketing success, Kodak recognized Young Minds with a “Kodak Integration Excellence Award.”

The CD Studio and Mass Production System (MPS) combine the state-of-the-art Kodak PCD writer 600 with Young Minds’ innovative MakeDisc premastering software and intelligent controllers, enabling users to record high-quality compact discs productively and securely. The systems are network-capable and can flexibly run on over 20 different UNIX platforms and OS/2. The MakeDisc premastering software supports multiple file system formats, including ISO 9660/Rock Ridge, ISO 9660 with Translation Tables, and custom discs.

“Kodak PCD writers have significant production functions, which Young Minds utilizes to the maximum extent possible in their solutions,” said Ron Baker, Worldwide Product Marketing Manger-Writable CD Systems for Kodak.

“Young Minds’ rock-solid implementation of key features, such as DRDW (Direct Read During Write) for high quality recording, will enable us to reach broad markets, including banking, government, and telecommunications. In recognition of their efforts, we have presented Young Minds with a `Kodak Integration Excellence’ award.”

“We are seeing real momentum for compact disc production solutions across a variety of industries and applications,” said David Cote, CEO and President, Young Minds. “Today’s customers require CD-ROM production solutions that are completely integrated, fast, reliable, and very secure. Kodak’s innovative recording technology enables us to provide our customers with an integrated hardware and software package that meets all their requirements.”

CD Studio and Mass Production System (MPS) with KODAK PCD Writer 600
Young Minds’ CD Studio is a highly configurable production system, allowing users to produce CD-ROM discs on their UNIX workstation. The award-winning CD Studio is an integrated and networkable system that combines rock-solid quality, productivity and security. CD Studio can be integrated with the Kodak disc transporter, allowing unattended production of up to 75 discs per day.

For more demanding, graphics-intensive environments, Young Minds’ MPS records up to 100 unique discs per day using the 6X Kodak transporter. The Kodak PCD writer 600, built for speed as well as endurance, represents the state of the art in commercially available CD-ROM recording devices. The 6X Kodak PCD writer 600 provides several advanced production features, including bar coding for security and connectivity to Kodak’s disc transporter.

The industry’s first “hex speed” system, the Kodak PCD writer 600 writes a full 74-minute disc (650MB) in less than twelve minutes – eight minutes faster than the nearest quad speed competitor. Not only is the Kodak PCD writer 600 faster, but it is also more reliable, producing higher quality discs. The “hex speed” capability of the Kodak PCD writer 600 makes it ideal for serious CD production, copying and distribution, where reliability and fast turnaround time are mission critical requirements.

About Young Minds
Young Minds, Inc., pioneered CD-ROM mass storage and CD-Recordable systems in the UNIX market. Young Minds provides a complete line of CD-Recordable and CD-ROM mass storage systems to business, industry, government agencies, and educational institutions. For more information, contact Young Minds, Inc., at 1906 Orange Tree Lane, Suite 240, Redlands, CA 92374; or phone 800/964-4964; or fax 909/798-0488. Young Minds can also be reached on the Internet at, or e-mail

About Kodak’s Optical Storage Products Division
Optical Storage Products is a division of Eastman Kodak Company, the world’s leader in photographic imaging, as well as digital and applied imaging. Optical Storage Products designs, develops, manufactures and markets a complete line of 14-inch and compact disk optical storage products. Kodak is a leader in large format optical disk library and CD-R (compact disc recordable) products.

For more information on Kodak’s current optical disk products and media, customers may call 800/EKDISK1 – Information may also be accessed via CompuServe (GO KODAK) or Internet at