One major reason for talking newspapers moving to USB technology is due to the large reduction in duplication costs. USB duplicators are a fraction of the cost of Cassette duplicators. Here we have a round up of available USB duplicator machines.
PC connected USB Copier.
The Alertec range of products provide a bank of USB connections and software to copy mp3 files onto a bank of USB sticks. The cheapest range of copies but a PC is required. If a computer is already available that meets the specifications required, then this may be the cheapest option available. Alertec is available in the UK from Ballicom. More computers sell a number of versions to copy 10 sticks, 16 sticks and the larger 22 size copier.
The poor mans USB duplicator system
For an even cheaper option you can buy a 10 port USB from ebay or Amazon (typically a TechNet 10 port hub costs less than £25) together with USB copier software from either :
An image has to created as an extra step but it can save a lot of money of the budgets are tight. Also known as a “poor mans duplicator”.
Stand-alone USB Copiers
When a PC is unavailable for the copy process, a stand alone copier maybe more suitable, although they are more expensive. Stand alone will increase in price with the amount they can copy simultaneously. We start with the star tech 1:2 copier.
Startech.com 1:2 Standalone Usb 2.0 Flash Drive Duplicator And Eraser
Available in the UK from Ballicom.
1-6 duplicator from Megalynx
7,11 and 15 flash duplicators are available from microboards.
7, 15, 23 and 31 flash duplicators are available from Systor
2, 7, 11, 15 and high speed are available from Graff Digital Copiers