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AHEAD DEBUTS DVD+RW AND DVD-R/RW SUPPORT FOR NERO/INCD.



Ahead Software AG, Karlsbad, Germany, has added full DVD+RW (DVD+Read Write) A rewritable (re-recordable) DVD disc for both movies and data from the DVD+RW Alliance. DVD+RW media can be read on DVD-Video players and computer DVD-ROM drives.  and DVD-R/RW support to Nero and InCD, while simultaneously making its own MPEG-2 plug-in available for purchase.

Nero now includes DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
DVD
 in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc

Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology.
 ISO/UDF/UDF Bridge, Bootable DVD, DVD Copy, and DVD Image. The latest upgrade of InCD, version 3, now incorporates UDF (1) (Universal Disk Format) A file system for optical media developed by the Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA), www.osta.org, based on the ECMA 167/ISO 13346 standard.  packet writing for compatible DVD+RW and DVD-RW (DVD-Read Write) A rewritable (re-recordable) DVD disc for both movies and data from the DVD Forum. Also called "DVD Dash RW" and "DVD Minus RW," DVD-RW uses phase change recording. The media hold 4.7GB per side and can be rewritten 1,000 times.  drives.

Supporting a multitude of formats and applications, Nero is the industry's premier CD Recording solution earning numerous accolades and awards worldwide for offering unrivalled power, performance and feature sets.

Addressing the needs of both the CDR (1) See CD-R and extension.

(2) (Call Detail Reporting) See call accounting.

(3) (Common Data Rate) A standard sampling rate for digital video for 480i and 576i systems. The rate is 13.5 MHz. See ITU-R BT.
 and Recordable DVD users, the new breed of Super combo drives (CDRW/DVD/RW) are set to give an unparalleled amount of options to users. Moreover the controllability and feature set of the software takes on a new meaning if this is to be fully realized, and Nero is the best example of a truly integrated solution for any CDRW/DVD/RW application.

InCD 3 is an integrated packet writing solution that has the utmost stability, ease of use, and compatibility, across all Windows operating systems. Automatically launched when Windows is booted, InCD 3 provides flexible drive letter access to the CD-RW (CD-ReWritable) The only rewritable CD technology. CD-RW disks look like other CD media, but with close inspection, they have a more polished surface with a very dark blue-gray cast. , DVD+RW or DVD-RW drive providing simple drag and drop A graphical user interface (GUI) capability that lets you perform operations by moving the icon of an object with the mouse into another window or onto another icon. For example, files can be copied or moved by dragging them from one folder to another.  or direct save options within applications. Files can be saved, renamed and deleted, just as with other rewritable storage mediums such as MO, floppy, or hard disk. InCD 3 uses UDF v1.5 file system, the world standard file format endorsed by OSTA (Optical Storage Technology Association, Cupertino, CA, www.osta.org) A membership organization composed of major optical drive manufacturers. Established in 1992, its purpose is to endorse standards and promote the use of optical media in computing.  (Optical Storage Technology Association).

Nero's MPEG-2 encoder has been born out of a need for fast, highest quality 2-pass encoding, with seamless Nero integration for SVCD See Video CD.  creation without the need for a separate application. Nero already includes a high quality MPEG-1 encoder, and this is also set to receive an update to make it the only choice for VCD conversion and recording.

Jenny Menhart, Ahead Software's marketing manager said, "The unparallel growth of consumer based DVD systems, and new lower cost DVD ReWritable systems, mean affordable desktop video creation is very much a reality. To compliment the MPEG-2 encoder and Nero's overall DVD support, we can look forward to more related products in the future"

Pricing and Availability

Ahead's Nero MPEG-2 encoder will be available directly from the Nero web site at http://www.nero.com. Nero, with DVD support, is available immediately for download from the Nero site along with InCD Version 3.0. Ahead products can be purchased directly from its web site or at local retail outlets.

About Ahead

Ahead Software AG is one of the industry's leading privately held developers of software applications for CD-R/RW, DVD, and Internet Audio. Its flagship product Nero can be found bundled in many regions of the World with leading drive manufacturers including: Acer, Asus, Aopen, HP, Lite-On, Mitsumi, NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).

NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd.
, Philips, Plextor, Ricoh, Samsung, TDK, Teac, Ultima and Yamaha. In addition to a strong global retail and distribution presence Ahead maintains strong OEM relationships with major computer system and hardware manufacturers, as well as other strategic partners. Ahead Software is headquartered in Karlsbad, Germany. US Technical Support is available by telephone: 515-288 2608 or Email: aheadusa@ecicorp.com

For more information, call 914/798-7132.
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