Everyone knows that Bravo-Series Disc Publishers are great for making many copies of a particular disc, but what happens if you want to make many discs that are unique? Primera's PTDevSuite is the answer. Primera’s PTDevSuite provides an application developer two unique approaches to easily automate the creation of professional-looking CD/DVD/BDs from within their own application using Primera’s Disc Publisher line of duplicators. The solutions are PTBurnSDK for scriptable, easy integration and PTRobot for low-level integration.
PTBurn SDK is an application that runs silently as a service on the host PC (Windows XP/Vista only) that controls your Bravo. This application constantly monitors a shared directory, or "Hot Folder", for inbound jobs. Once a job is requested, the PTBurn SDK will automatically take control of the Bravo and will burn and print the disc.
PTRobot is a DLL based API that allows the developer to add robotic control and automated disc printing to their Windows XP/Vista application. This product is ideal for developers who already support disc burning in their applications.
PTDevSuite is simple to obtain. Developers only need to complete and submit the online registration form posted on this page. Once a registration is received, a secure link will be emailed where PTDevSuite can be downloaded along with complete documentation and code samples. Being registered in Primera’s developer database will also make the developer eligible to receive updates to the PTDevSuite as they are released.
Providing these two solutions, Primera is enabling companies to create custom burning solutions at an affordable price. Whether it is for in-house production or integration with an existing product in areas like medical imaging, kiosks or photo, these tools make Bravos the most versatile and cost-effective disc publishers available today!
PTDevSuite 3.0 now available! This latest major update includes:
- Runs as a Windows Service (no UI)
- Supports multiple robots on the same computer
- Supports Bravo SE (as well as Bravo II/XR/Pro/XRP)
- Redundancy feature. If user has two robots connected and one of them stops for some reason (ink low, no discs, etc.) PTBurn can automatically switch the job over to the other robot.
- Merge Text/Photos (for SureThing Printing) can now be specified in the JRQ file (no need to keep the actual merge file)
- Printer settings can now be specified in the JRQ file (inner diameter, print quality, etc.)
- Improved fault recovery. For example, it will recover if the USB cable is unplugged/re-plugged (without restarting the software)
- Load Sharing. It will attempt to use all recorders on the system – not always using the same drive. For example, with one-off jobs it will alternately use top and bottom recorder.
- User can specify a different filename for the destination file (different than the source filename)
- New sample client application (with source code) written in C# showing user how to use PTBurn 3.0 and PTRobot in .NET. We’re also including a managed DLL for PTRobot (for .NET developers)