Establishing a New Standard for Capacity, Performance and Application in Digital Publication

BELMONT, CA – July 18, 2006 – Microtech Systems, a world leading developer of CD/DVD media publication technology, today announced the launch and availability of its new Blu-ray® line of publishing solutions. A high-performance production platform based on blue laser drive and media technology, Microtech’s Xpress XLTM automated solutions are designed to produce the largest volumes of professional CDs, DVDs and BDs (Blu-ray Disc) with customized digital content and direct-to-disc printed labels.

Providing a new standard in performance and capacity, the Xpress XL Blu-ray solution offers an industry leading 12 recorders and two label printers for the highest possible yield and performance from a single production system. The Xpress XL features an 800-disc capacity, with a corresponding fully-loaded digital production output of 20TB.

With the introduction of Blu-ray technology and advancements in performance and capacity, Microtech is anticipating growth and penetration into new markets and applications for business, government, military, medical, banking, insurance, broadcast and entertainment. Blu-ray applications, such as the software gaming industry’s PS3, as well as Video Entertainment for high definition movie titles, provide a substantial opportunity for high-volume Blu-ray disc production. Customers include Sony, SEGA, Lucas Arts and EA, as well as applications in the professional optical storage market.

“We are very excited to bring the world’s first 12-drive enterprise Blu-ray publishing solution to the market,” stated Corwin Nichols, Founder and President of Microtech Systems. “The Xpress XL 12 drive system is perfectly matched to the performance and speed of the Blu-ray recorders, providing a new set of features and benefits to production and storage applications and addressing issues of capacity, volume, compliance and back-up/recovery.”

“Microtech’s strong commitment to high-performance media production solutions has always provided our customers with the comprehensive, tightly integrated solutions they require,” said Mike Anderson Vice President of Sales for Microtech. “Blu-ray now adds the capacity and production volume for enterprise demands.”

Microtech solutions feature advanced printing technologies, including the K2 thermal printer – the latest retransfer technology for superior photo quality and full disc coverage. Additional printing technologies include the PR13 thermal printer – ideal for printing text or graphics on blank or pre-silk screened discs in either black or single color, and the XpressJet II inkjet printer, developed in partnership with Hewlett Packard for professional print quality (4800 dpi).

Microtech is the industry-leading provider of professional media publishing solutions used by organizations worldwide to produce customized “on-demand” digital content. Microtech solutions integrate automation, software and direct-to-disc label printing technology into complete publishing solutions for a myriad of business applications, including digital asset management, broadcast, medical imaging, financial records management, business/office documents and government files/records.

About Microtech Systems

Microtech is a world leader in robotic CD and DVD disc production systems; driving the growth and sustainability of in-house disc production. Microtech’s automated publishing systems enable companies to produce on-demand CDs and DVDs with customized digital content, saving valuable human resources thus improving a business’ bottom line. Microtech products meet the needs of small and large business around the world. For more information visit Media Inquiries:

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