According to the statement, PoINT Publisher NG allows multiple CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc autoloading burning and labeling systems to be controlled simultaneously on a network. Through a new load balancing function, the software improves production throughput and reliability by splitting jobs among systems.
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Unedited press release follows:
PoINT supports innovative “load balancing“ with network-based production systems for CD/DVD and Blu-ray Disc
Siegen. PoINT Software & Systems GmbH, the software specialist for storage systems, offers with the latest version 3.0 of their established software product “PoINT Publisher NG” an innovative solution by which multiple production systems for CD/DVD and Blu-ray Disc (so-called “autoloaders”) can be controlled centrally in a network. The new load balancing function improves productivity by splitting media production jobs to various systems, thus compensating possible system breakdowns by redundancy.
Autoloaders can burn and label CD/DVD and Blu-ray discs automatically with robotics, multiple recorders and a label printer. The systems are controlled by the “PoINT Publisher NG” software, which is able to run multiple systems simultaneously thanks to the load balancing function.
The former load balancing function for autoloaders directly connected to a server, has been enhanced with the latest version 3.0 for network based production systems and offers new application scenarios for this device class. Highest levels of productivity and reliability are realized this way.
The new load balancing function assigns a media production job automatically to that autoloader which can perform it fastest. A job consisting of a substantial number of media to be produced can also be distributed to multiple autoloaders (“job splitting”) to optimize production time. The “FailOver” function ensures moreover, that a job, which is supposed to be performed by an autoloader currently not available due to a defect, is automatically directed to another device.
Especially customers working with TEAC disc publishing systems as EXPLORER 1 and DiscSprinter profit from the enhanced load balancing function: As the new function was especially created for the TEAC hardware, it supports the specific characteristics of these devices. Petar Stojcevic, Sales & Marketing Manager at TEAC Europe, is particularly happy about this: “We can now meet our customers’ high requirements regarding increased productivity and less downtime even better with the new load balancing functions of PoINT Publisher NG which actually strengthens our enormous competitive advantage. We are very glad that PoINT is a strong partner of ours who implements market requirements precisely”.
Thomas Thalmann, Manager Operations at PoINT, also expects very good new possibilities from the enhanced product functions: “The new load balancing is another decisive factor in the range of functions of our product PoINT Publisher NG. The solution meets business critical requirements customers expect nowadays from professional production solutions.” PoINT Publisher NG 3.0 supports autoloader models of various manufacturers. A detailed list as well as pricing can be requested at PoINT Software & Systems GmbH.
PoINT Software & Systems GmbH, situated in Siegen, is specialized in the development of software products and systems solutions for storage and management of data using all available mass storage technologies like hard disks, magnetic tapes and optical media. Close collaboration with leading hardware manufacturers enables an early support of new storage technologies. Besides these complete solutions PoINT also offers its know-how as toolkits, which can be easily integrated in other applications by the programming interface. Furthermore PoINT projects entire storage solutions and provides consultancy with its long-term and versatile experience. PoINT products are distributed by about 50 partners in more than 25 countries world-wide and have been installed successfully in more than 2 million installations. The PoINT product portfolio ranges from recording and duplication of CD/DVD and Blu-ray Discs, professional audio- and video recording to business critical network storage solutions.