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Epson Discproducer Network Security Disc Publisher

Epson Discproducer Network Security Disc Publisher

Epson Discproducer Network Security Disc Publisher

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Epson Discproducer Network Security Disc Publisher

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Product Highlights

  • Windows Compatible / ISO 15408 Certified
  • Burn & Label 30 CDs or 15 DVDs Per Hour
  • Two Security Modes w/ USB Pin Keypad
  • Encrypted Hard Drive and Door Lock
  • Multi-User Network Access Via Ethernet
  • Color Inkjet Printer
  • Max Printing Resolution: 1440 x 1440 dpi
  • Six Ink Cartridges w/ Low-Ink Sensors
  • Reliable Media Handling Technology
  • Compact Rugged Construction
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  • 1Description

If you want to reliably print and burn CDs or DVDs while restricting network user access to your duplicator, then check out Epson's Discproducer Network Security Disc Publisher. Designed for secured Ethernet network access among multiple users, as well as unattended use, this Discproducer can burn and print labels on 30 CDs or 15 DVDs per hour. In so doing, it utilizes two CD/DVD drives, a built-in inkjet printer, a few different secure network-relevant features, and a variety of notable Epson-technologies.

While this Discproducer shares many of the same features as Epson's standard version, it has secure network-related additions that bear mentioning. This model offers shared network access between multiple users with Ethernet connectivity; however, that access can be restricted. For restricting access, you have the choice of two security modes, which you will need to setup and manage with the Total Disc Net Administrator Software.

In the first mode, you can authorize users on the network to send print or burn jobs to the Discproducer on their own. To actually obtain their published discs, users will need to punch their user number and pin into the USB keypad attached to the Discproducer. After, the user can obtain their discs from a disc tray that pops out from the Discproducer. In the second mode, users will need to send their publishing jobs to an authorized Administrator who can review and then approve the job to go through to the Discproducer. Once the job is approved, the user that initiated the job will need to go to the Discproducer and enter their user number and pin into the keypad, so as to obtain their discs. Both modes support the production of up to 50 discs. Additionally, the Epson Discproducer Network Security model is ISO 15408 certified ensuring the highest level of security for its users. It has an encrypted hard drive to further protect sensitive or confidential information as well as a lock for the disc cover so no one can open it and swipe discs.

Whether you or your users are operating within the security modes, you will have three different options for burning and printing discs, depending on the number of CDs or DVDs that you want to burn and label. Specifically, you can choose batch mode for larger production runs of up to 100 discs, standard mode for smaller production runs up to 50 discs, and external mode for up to 5 discs.

Beyond security and publishing modes, for printing, you can either go with speed mode or quality mode. In speed mode, you can print labels more quickly and up to a resolution of 1440 x 720 dpi. In quality mode, you can print at a resolution of up to 1440 x 1440 dpi, but the printer takes a little more time. Plus, if you only need to print on discs and not burn them, you can do so in either of these modes. If you're only printing, speed mode produces 60 discs per hour and quality mode produces 40 discs per hour.

For printing and burning discs in these various modes, the Discproducer relies on a few notable Epson technologies and design innovations. The exterior is compact, rugged, features a dust-proof body, and contains a minimum of moving parts. Among those moving parts is a robotic arm that employs Epson's AcuGrip technology. That is to say, once the arm is centered over a disc, three powered fingers separate any discs that are stuck together and ensure that only one disc is placed inside the printer or disc drives.

For printing, the Discproducer's inkjet printer uses MicroPiezo print heads for delivering uniform, stable ink droplets as well as six high-capacity, ink cartridges. Each cartridge contains a different color of ink and is connected to a sensor that will alert you when ink is low. While many other inkjet printers use only one black and one color cartridge, Epson's use of six different colors is meant to save you money. More specifically, with those other printers, if you deplete a given color, such as cyan in your color cartridge, you will unfortunately need to replace the entire cartridge. So, if you still want to print with that cyan color but have yellow and magenta left in the cartridge, you will be wasting those other colors once you replace the cartridge. Epson's use of six cartridges allows you to replace only one color per cartridge when it is out so as to reduce waste and lower your operating costs.

Once you've connected the Discproducer to your network and its computers via Ethernet, Epson's Total Disc Maker Software will provide you with all the functions necessary for burning and printing your discs. You'll simply need to select the media format to burn to a disc, drag-and-drop your content, design the label to be printed, configure your run, and click "Publish."

When you start to publish or print discs, Epson's Data Monitor Software will keep you informed of the status of your publishing job. It provides a bounty of relevant information to your job, such as ink levels in each cartridge, whether the drives or printer are in use, the total time needed for a job, any errors, and what disc stackers are being used to hold blank or published discs. As an added bonus, all of the included software can be freely installed on any computers on the Network. No licensing fees required.

In total, Epson's Discproducer Network Security Disc Publisher is a fast, convenient, hands-off way for you to burn and label a plethora of discs on an Ethernet network while carefully restricting access to the right users.

Holding up to 100 discs, the Discproducer burns and prints (on speed mode) a maximum of 30 CDs or 15 DVDs per hour
Burns on a variety of disc formats, including CD-R, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, and DVD+R DL
With two security modes, you can either have authorized users directly send publishing jobs to the Discproducer or have an authorized Administrator review and approve publishing jobs sent from other users. In either mode, users must type in their identification number and pin into the USB keypad attached to the Discproducer before obtaining their discs
Includes an embedded processor to expedite publishing jobs and an encrypted hard drive for securely storing those jobs
Publishes in three modes: batch mode for larger production runs of up to 100 discs at once, standard mode for runs of up to 50 discs at once, and external mode for up to 5 discs at once
Using MicroPiezo print heads, the Discproducer prints vibrant graphics up to a resolution of 1440 x 720 dpi in speed mode and 1440 x 1440 dpi in quality mode
Six ink cartridges are connected to sensors that let you know when each one's ink is low
Even if two discs are stuck together, the patented AcuGrip robotic arm ensures that only one disc is placed in the printer or disc drives
Total Disc Maker Software provides you with all the functions you need to burn and print discs, Data Monitor Software provides all relevant information for monitoring your job as its happening, and Total Disc Net Administrator Software provides you with the functions to securely manage your users on the network
A compact rugged construction, a dust-resistant body, a door lock to restrict access, and a minimum number of moving parts ensure extra reliability and security
In the Box
Epson Discproducer Network Security Disc Publisher
  • 6 x Ink Cartridges
  • 5 x Blank Printable Tayo (JVC) Watershield CDs
  • Printed User Manual
  • AC Cable
  • 10-Key USB Keypad
  • Software: Total Disc Maker, Total Disc Monitor, Total Disc Setup, and Total Disc Net Administrator
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
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    Specifications
    Duplicator
    Data Source Ethernet, 100 Base-Tx, 1000 Base-T
    Drive Configurations 2x     CD/DVD Drives
    Disk Loading Method Automated
    Speed CD/DVD Writing Speed:

    CD: maximum 40x
    DVD-R,DVD+R: maximum 12x
    DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL: maximum 8x

    Print Speed/Resolution (if only printing):

    Speed mode up to 60 discs/hour, bidirectional at 1440 x 720 dpi
    Quality mode up to 40 discs/hour, bidirectional at 1440 x 1440 dpi

    Publishing Speed (burn and print discs):

    CD: Up to 30 discs/hour, Epson specified CD-R
    600 MB data volume, writing speed: Drive max speed 40x

    DVD: Up to 15 discs/hour, Epson specified DVD-R
    3.8 GB data volume, writing speed: Drive max speed 12x
    Number of Discs In Each Publishing Mode:

    Standard: Production of up to 50 CDs/DVDs unattended
    Batch: Production of up to 100 CDs/DVDs unattended
    External output: Production of up to 5 CDs/DVDs, output accessed through front tray
    Disc Types CD-R, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL
    Printing Yes
    Ink Type Dye Ink
    Ink Cartridge Configuration 6x     separate cartridges
    Colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan, light magenta, black
    Interface Ethernet, 100 Base-Tx, 1000 Base-T
    USB 2.0 Authentication Keypad
    Security ISO 15408 certified
    Connectors 1x     100 Base-Tx, 1000 Base-T
    General
    Computer Requirements OS:
    Windows 2000 Professional SP4 or higher
    Windows XP Home Edition 32bit SP2 or higher
    Windows XP Professional 32bit SP2 or higher
    Windows Vista Home Basic 32bit SP1 or higher
    Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit SP1 or higher
    Windows Vista Business 32bit SP1 or higher
    Windows Vista Enterprise 32bit SP1 or higher
    Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit SP1 or higher

    CPU: Pentium 4 (or compatible processor), 1.4 GHz or higher (2.4 GHz or faster recommended)

    Memory:
    Windows 2000 / Windows XP: 512 MB or more (1 GB recommended)
    Windows Vista: 1 GB or more

    HDD capacity:

    Windows 2000 / Windows XP:
    Available space: 10 GB or more
    Speed: 7200 rpm or faster

    Windows Vista:
    Available space: 25 GB or more
    Speed: 7200 rpm or faster

    Graphic environment:
    XGA (1024 x 768 pixels) or higher, 65,536 colors or more

    Software:
    Windows Media Player 6.4 or higher already installed
    Windows Internet Explorer 6 or 7 already installed

    Sound environment: a sound device and a supported driver must be installed for music media
    Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 50 to 95°F / 10 to 35°C
    Storage Temperature: -4 to 104°F / -20 to 40°C
    Humidity: 20 to 80%RH
    Power Requirements 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz, at 1.5 Amps
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 14.80 x 13.70 x 20.20" / 377 x 348 x 514 mm
    Weight 55.1 lb / 25 kg (including stackers and ink cartridges, excluding AC cable / discs)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 70.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.0 x 20.5 x 20.5"

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