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GEAR Delivers DVD Mastering for Dual-layer Projects

GEAR PRO Mastering Edition 6.05 for DVD/CD-RW/Tape Supports Dual-layer and Automated Image Transfer

Jupiter, FL (2004-03-18) – Building on its legacy of creating powerful tools for DVD and CD mastering software, GEAR Software today announced the release of GEAR PRO Mastering Edition 6.05, a professional formatting and disc recording utility for creating DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, and CD-ROM titles, including dual-layer DVD-9 and DVD-18 images.

The release of GEAR PRO Mastering Edition marks the first time that a full-featured professional mastering solution for creating multimedia titles can be purchased for under US$ 1,000. GEAR PRO Mastering Edition 6.05 supports Windows 98/NT/2000/ME/XP. GEAR also makes mastering and optical data storage software for UNIX and Linux.

According to Sam Plummer, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, GEAR expects a brisk demand for GEAR PRO Mastering Edition from mastering houses, software publishers, corporate multimedia departments, recording studios and prosumer-video enthusiasts.

"As a company, GEAR remains committed to providing "tools for the trade" for mastering and multimedia professionals. GEAR PRO Mastering Edition 6.05 marks our latest progress in creating powerful, reliable, highly functional software solutions," Plummer said.

With the release of version 6.05, GEAR PRO Mastering Edition's FTP disc image transfer process is now fully automated. Mastering Edition's automated image transfer feature saves mastering professionals both time and money by eliminating a bottleneck in the mass-replication work flow.

"Mastering projects can be expedited in minutes over the Internet, not in 2 days through the mail," said Tom Vaughan, Product Manager for Windows solutions at GEAR. "GEAR PRO Mastering Edition also has automated compression and encryption features and a file-integrity checksum tool because disc manufacturers need to know that each disc copy or transfer is performed with complete integrity. GEAR PRO Mastering Edition 6.05 helps them achieve this."

GEAR PRO Mastering Edition 6.05 converts DVD-video projects from third-party authoring packages into a DVD spec-compliant image for mass replication, along with supporting virtually every CD and DVD format (DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-ROM Mixed Mode, CD Digital Audio, Super VCD, Video CD, CD-Extra, Photo CD, CD-I, Commodore CDTV, EB (XA), and CD Karaoke. GEAR PRO Mastering Edition also works with a variety of DLT, DAT and jukebox devices.

Availability

GEAR PRO Mastering Edition 6.05 for DVD/CD-RW/Tape is available from GEAR Software directly at sales.us@gearsoftware.com sales.eu@gearsoftware.com or from GEAR Software's distributors.

About GEAR

GEAR Software (www.gearsoftware.com) has developed standard setting CD and DVD recording software for more than a decade. Its robust, reliable multi-platform recording solutions support UNIX, Windows/NT/2000/XP and Linux operating systems are used by world-class companies for data storage and disc premastering. GEAR also licenses its Windows and UNIX SDK (GEAR.wrks Toolkit-API) to enable other software development companies to integrate optical recording excellence into their software products. GEAR maintains offices in the Netherlands and the United States. For more information please visit www.gearsoftware.com.