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Smart and Friendly Unveils High-Speed CD Duplicator

Stand-Alone Solution Copies Full 650MB CDs in as Few as 6 Minutes, Costs Only $699

CHATSWORTH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 6, 1999--Smart and Friendly, Inc. the world's largest privately held manufacturer of CD-Recorders, CD-ROM Drives, CD Duplicators, CD Network solutions, media and accessories, today announced the introduction of the world's fastest single-disc CD Duplicator, the CD Copy Rocket Mach 12(TM).

Incorporating the same 12x CD-R technology of the highly successful CD Rocket Mach 12(TM), the CD Copy Rocket Mach 12 creates complete copies of 650MB CDs in as few as 6 minutes. Shipping now, with an Estimated Street Price (ESP) of only $699, this remarkable CD Duplicator offers consumers simple, one-button operation with exceptional performance and exceptional value.

Ideal for small, medium and large business users, the CD Copy Rocket Mach 12 is an invaluable tool for software developers, graphic designers, and many data sharing applications. The user simply inserts the source CD, drops in the blank CD, and copying starts automatically. The low ESP means even individual users will be able to enjoy numerous uses for the CD Copy Rocket Mach 12 including sharing photos on disc, backing up software and data files, as well as sharing custom music creations.

"Continuing improvements in price, performance, and ease of use such as those offered by the CD Copy Rocket Mach 12, will have a measurable impact on the market," said Ted Pine, president of InfoTech, a Norwich, Vt.-based market research firm. "With new products like Smart and Friendly's CD Copy Rocket Mach 12 offering 12x Duplicating and breaking the $1,000 price barrier, the list of applications can finally be expanded beyond the professional market to bring a new level of performance to the individual consumer."

"The CD Copy Rocket Mach 12 combines ease-of-use with sheer high-speed performance at a very competitive price," said Perry Solomon, president and CEO of Smart and Friendly. "The Smart and Friendly CD Copy Rocket Mach 12 offers 50 percent greater duplicating speeds at less than half the price of its predecessor."

The stand-alone CD Copy Rocket Mach 12 can also operate as an external CD-Recorder with 12x Write and 32x Playback capability, for both PC and Mac. To ensure complete functionality in both environments, the CD Copy Rocket Mach 12 includes the following software suite:

--   Adaptec Easy CD Creator Standard Edition for Windows 95/98 and
     Windows NT 4.0: Enables users to create music, audio, data, video
     or mixed-mode CDs.

--   Adaptec Toast for Macintosh: Users can create data, audio or
     multimedia CDs with just a few mouse clicks. This application
     enables users to compile their favorite audio tracks from
     different sources as well as store and distribute data files,
     graphics, images and video quickly and easily.

--   Adaptec DirectCD for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0: Users can
     drag and drop files, rename files, delete files, and create new
     directories right to a CD-R disc. Users can even save files
     directly from word processing software, spreadsheet, or other
     applications directly to a CD-R disc.

--   Sonic Foundry CD Architect for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0:
     Writes studio-quality audio CDs, samples audio from compact
     discs, records from DAT cartridges or digitizes material through
     a Windows-compatible sound card. Provides extensive support for
     PQ editing -- including track times, adjusting gaps between tracks
     from 0 to unlimited seconds, and printed cue sheets.

--   Sonic Foundry Sound Forge XP for Windows 95/98 and Windows NT
     4.0: Composes professional-quality digital audio files with more
     than 25 digital audio effects and processes. Sound Forge XP also
     lets users incorporate audio into web page design.

--   ECI Disc Inspector Pro: A complete utility package ensures that
     your discs are written correctly. Disc Inspector Pro includes
     data compare, lost session recovery, CD Table of Contents
     display, and more.

--   Smart and Friendly CD Consultant: Simplifies the installation
     process. This utility gives users the ability to automatically
     install the software applications they select from among those
     received with the CD Copy Rocket Mach 12.

Shipping now, the CD Copy Rocket Mach 12 (Part No. SAF239) has an ESP of $699 and includes everything you need to begin duplicating CDs right away.

About Smart and Friendly

Smart and Friendly, Inc. is recognized as the industry's largest privately held manufacturer of complete optical storage solutions, including CD-Recorders with CD-RW ReWritability, CD-ROMs, network storage, media and accessories. The company was recently named the country's Number One Supplier to Retail of CD-Recorders and CD-ReWritable products as well as the Number One Supplier to Distributors of CD-R media by Personal Technology Research (PTR), publishers of the HOT Market Monitor USA.

Smart and Friendly president and CEO Perry Solomon also serves on the board of directors of the Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA) and is chairman of the Market Development Committee.

Smart and Friendly products are available at leading retail outlets including: American TV, Best Buy, CDW, CompUSA, ComputAbility, Damark, DataVision, Fred Meyer, Fry's Electronics, h.h. Gregg, Insight Direct, J&R Computer World, Micro Center, MicroWarehouse, Nationwide Computers, Nebraska Furniture Mart, NECX,, PC Connection, Staples, Value America and Wal-Mart and to resellers through D&H, Ingram Micro, Merisel, and Tech Data. Smart and Friendly products are available internationally through a network of in-country distributors and globally through Computer 2000, CHS, Ingram Micro and Tech Data.

For product and sales information, contact Smart and Friendly at 20520 Nordhoff St., Chatsworth, CA 91311;

Phone 800/959-7001 or 818/772-8001, fax 818/772-2888. Smart and Friendly also offers free technical support over a toll-free line.

Note to Editors: Smart and Friendly is a registered trademark, and CD Copy Rocket Mach 12 and CD Rocket Mach 12 are trademarks of Smart and Friendly, Inc. All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies

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