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Sonic toasts Blu-ray success

27 July 2006

Sonic Solutions broke new HD ground last week with the release of Toast 7 with Blu-ray Disc (BD) support – the first application of its kind for the Mac.

According to the company, the software ushers in a new era of advanced optical disc recording providing Mac users with the ability to store as much as 50GB of data on a BD-R (recordable) or BD-RE (rewritable) disc. The Blu-ray capabilities extend Toast’s long history of Mac-platform firsts and the first drives to feature Toast 7 with BD support are expected to be available later this quarter.

Making the recently impossible now possible for Mac users, Toast’s Blu-ray Disc features include Toast Dynamic Writing, which for the first time enables users to record files simply by dragging and dropping files onto a disc in the same convenient way they would move or copy files to a removable storage device. In addition to its Blu-ray capabilities, Toast 7 is now also a universal application that runs natively on both Intel-based and PowerPC-based systems.

“We are extremely pleased to continue our pioneering work and provide Mac users with new ways to exploit the full power and potential of the platform,” said Stan Wong, general manager, Roxio division of Sonic Solutions. “The inclusion of Blu-ray Disc capabilities adds to an already unrivalled line-up of digital media features that have made Toast a retail leader and the standard for CD and DVD burning on the Mac. Toast 7 with Blu-ray Disc support represents a compelling solution for manufacturers of next-generation BD drives who want to provide their Mac customers with a product that has become synonymous with quality and innovation.”

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