BenQ releases its next generation optical writer, Trio Writer BW1000. This incorporates three types of lasers to support multiple media formats: the current red laser, infra-red laser and the new blue laser disc Blu-Ray.
The BenQ BW1000 allows several advantages with Blu-Ray technology. It allows playback and recording of Blu-Ray discs with a storage capacity up to 25GB on a single-layer disc and 50GB on a double-layer disc.
The BenQ BW1000 uses a Precision Tilt Control System (PTCS), an extra level of protection against vibration, noisy signals and irregularities in the physical media. The optical pick-up head unit (OPU) has all three types of lasers to follow the same beam path, ensuring reliable reads and writes as well as extending the life of the OPU.
The BenQ BW1000 also features SolidBurn (to determine and optimize the writing settings), Seamless Link (for buffer-under run protection), dynamical jitter calibration (for real-time writing quality consistency) and Walking-OPC (Optimized Power Calibration). Walking OPC dynamically adjusts the power of the laser during the write process to ensure a greater quality consistency.
The BW1000 also encompasses separate LED indicators for Blu-Ray, DVD and CD which will make it easy to know what media you’re working with.
The BenQ BW1000 will be available in the market as from end of August 2006 at a suggested retail price of € 799,00 including VAT.