Press Release

LaCie Offers Complete Burning Solution With LightScribe Labeling For Any Operating System


October 17, 2006

LaCie today announced it is the first to offer a complete burning and LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling solution for all operating systems. This includes the first-ever LightScribe Labeler software for Linux, a new version of LightScribe Labeler software for Mac, and SureThing LightScribe Labeler for Windows.

Innovative LightScribe technology enables consumers and businesses to burn silk screen-quality labels on to LightScribe-enabled CDs or DVDs right in the drive–no printing supplies are required. LaCie’s LightScribe Labeler for Linux offers direct-to-disc label burning for projects burned with K3b. New Mac software is Universal and supports simultaneous printing to multiple drives. Free software downloads for Mac and Linux are available at www.lacie.com/lightscribe for anyone with a LightScribe-enabled drive.*

LaCie Product Manager Anne Bordet said, “We’re the first company to offer an all-in-one data writing and LightScribe labeling solution for all operating systems. LaCie was first to ship a LightScribe-enabled CD/DVD drive for the Mac, and now our user-friendly LightScribe labeling software is available for free to Mac and Linux users with LightScribe-enabled drives. With LaCie’s complete burning solution, people can easily and simply create professional looking CDs and DVDs on Mac, Linux or Windows.”

LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Linux is simple and intuitive, allowing users to burn customized images on to LightScribe discs in three easy steps: import, resize, print. K3b Founder Sebastian Trueg said, “We’re happy to see that LaCie is developing tools for Linux users, and are pleased to work with them to make it happen. With the LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Linux, K3b users now have access to the latest disc-labeling technology from LightScribe, and a complete burning solution thanks to LaCie.”

LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Mac supports printing the same project on multiple drives simultaneously. Multi-drive printing is quicker and costs less than third-party DVD duplication services. Daisy-chain up to 999 units together to create a duplicator-like effect and print hundreds of professional-looking discs for events, business meetings, key customers and more. LaCie LightScribe Labeler is designed to reduce CPU usage so the owner can continue working on other jobs while printing completes.

“LightScribe is pleased to continue to work with LaCie to change the way consumers and businesses burn and label their CDs and DVDs,” said Kent Henscheid, LightScribe Marketing Manager. “With these new solutions, now customers with any operating system create great-looking disc labels anytime, anywhere.”

Availability
LaCie LightScribe-enabled CD/DVD burners and media are available via LaCie websites and at major resellers worldwide. Please visit www.lacie.com for more details.

About LightScribe
LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling offers consumers and businesses a simple, no-hassle way to burn professional-looking, silkscreen-quality labels on their CDs and DVDs. LightScribe extends optical media, recorders and software through an integrated system of media with special laser-sensitive coating, laser control and imaging drive modifications, and labeling software enhancements. LightScribe uses the same laser that burns data in the disc drive to create precise, iridescent labels. LightScribe technology was developed and patented by HP. A business unit of HP, LightScribe licenses its technology to optical industry leaders in drive and media manufacturing and to hardware, media and software brands. Additional information about LightScribe is available at www.lightscribe.com.

* LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Mac works with Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later and is Mac OS X Tiger (10.4) compatible. LaCie LightScribe Labeler for Linux has been validated on Linux Mandriva 2006/Fedora Core 5/SUSE 10/Ubuntu 6.6. 4L should run on any x86-based Linux distribution using Linux kernel 2.6 and RPM.




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