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GEAR Releases GEAR PRO Mastering Edition 8.0

New Release Offers Check Disc Creation and Expanded Duplication Features

Jupiter, FL (2009-03-25) – GEAR® Software, a leading maker of professional premastering software and developer tools for CD and DVD recording, today released GEAR PRO Mastering Edition 8.0

GEAR PRO 8 is a powerful premastering solution for software title development, audio, video and ROM projects. The new GEAR PRO 8.0 enables users to convert a DDP image to a CD or DVD, i.e. create a check disc, in order to verify that the DDP contents is an exact copy of the original project that the user will transfer to a replication facility.

GEAR PRO Mastering Edition 8.0 also provides new functions for disc duplication. The new release enables the user to target multiple recorders, and to create multiple copies of a CD or DVD on each recorder. "Title developers, software companies, authoring facilities and replicators need a reliable, versatile software tool for creating DDP images and GEAR certainly does that," said Michael Szabo, Manager of Professional Products Support for GEAR Software. "This new release improves on GEAR's time-tested technology by adding the ability to create a check disc on optical media, and also to duplicate multiple copies of discs on a PC set-up."

Pricing and Availability

GEAR PRO Mastering Edition 8.0 will support Microsoft® Windows® XP, and Windows Vista™. It is available at the GEAR Store at www.gearsoftware.com. The estimated street price for GEAR PRO Mastering Edition 8.0 is US$599.00

For more information about special pricing offers, upgrade policies, and GEAR PRO Mastering Edition software features, please visit GEAR's website.

About GEAR

Since 1986, GEAR Software has set the industry standard for DVD & CD recording. GEAR creates robust and reliable multi-platform recording solutions that support Windows, Linux and UNIX. GEAR is also the leading provider of development tools (GEARWorks SDK) to enable software development companies to integrate optical recording technology into their own products. "GEAR-powered" CD and DVD recording technology, via the GEARWorks Toolkit developer library, is integrated in a variety of software products for data storage, consumer audio, digital imaging, on-line entertainment, publishing, medical imaging, and information security. GEAR Software, Inc. is a privately-held company headquartered in Jupiter, Florida.

Contact: Sam Plummer, Senior Vice President, GEAR Software, splummer@gearsoftware.com