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Alera Technologies Digital Photo Copy Cruiser

By dpreview staff on Nov 10, 2003 at 21:31 GMT

Alera Technologies has today announced the Digital Photo Copy Cruiser which enables the copying of digital photos directly from camera memory cards to CD without a computer. Photos from memory cards can be added to the CD in multi-session format so the full capacity of the CD can be used, it can also be used as a USB 2.0 36x CD recorder when connected to a computer. The Digital Photo Copy Cruiser supports the following Digital Memory Card formats: CF Type I and II, SD, MMC, SM, MS, MS Pro, and Micro Drive. The Digital Photo Copy Cruiser has an Estimated Street Price (ESP) of $229.

Press Release:

Exciting New Digital Photo Copy Cruiser(tm) from Alera Technologies

A Compact and Transportable 8-in-1 Digital Photo Card to CD Copier

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Nov. 10, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Alera Technologies, developer and manufacturer of Advanced DVD and CD Recording Solutions proudly debuts its new Digital Photo Copy Cruiser that copies digital photos directly from camera memory cards to CD without a computer. The Digital Photo Copy Cruiser is compact and transportable, so you can copy your digital photos to CD instantly wherever you are, for quick distribution and your memory cards can be easily cleared for reuse.

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) reports 10.1 million digital cameras will ship this year, which is $2.9 billion in value and Gartner Group projections show sales of digital cameras will most likely surpass 26.5 million units by 2007, with household penetration of 65 percent.

"This equates to a large number of users looking for an easy way to both store their pictures on low cost media and easily share their pictures. The Digital Photo Copy Cruiser is another Prosumers' Choice and exactly what customers are looking for" stated Perry Solomon, President and CEO. "With its distinctive appearance and streamlined design that maintains our 'Professional Black' look, we are confident the Digital Photo Copy Cruiser will successfully appeal to a very broad range of users."

The new Digital Photo Copy Cruiser (Alera Technologies Part # 310101, Ingram Micro SKU # C57017) has a low Estimated Street Price (ESP) of only $229 so that Prosumer, Corporate, Government and Education users, all can enjoy the most convenient way to store and share digital photos.

The Digital Photo Copy Cruiser is equipped with a USB 2.0 port and can be connected to a computer and used as a 36x CD Recorder. An Award Winning Software Suite is included FREE! with purchase featuring Ahead Nero with a new user friendly wizard that simplifies the CD recording process with the use of mouse over direction and Ulead Photo Explorer providing an efficient way to transfer, browse, modify and distribute digital media. Photo Explorer is the all in one tool for owners of digital cameras, Web Cams, DV camcorders, scanners or anyone that wants a more effective way to manage digital media.

When copying flash memory cards, you can copy up to twenty-one 32MB flash memory cards to a 700MB CD. Photos from each card can be added to the CD in multi-session format so the entire 700MB storage capacity of the CD can be used. The Digital Photo Copy Cruiser supports the following Digital Memory Card formats: CF Type I and II, SD, MMC, SM, MS, MS Pro, and Micro Drive. Each package contains the Software Suite, a USB cable, a 100-240v, 50-60Hz power adapter, a Quick Start Guide and Users Guide.

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