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What is the SharkNet Series Duplicators?

The SharkNet series duplicators are a range of standalone manual tower duplicators which can also be connected to an individual PC or a whole office network of PC’s. This will allow all workers within a given network to send their projects directly to the duplicator regardless of whether the duplicator is near them or not.

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What is the benefit of the SharkNet Series Duplicator?

There are numerous benefits of the SharkNet duplicator series, but the primary advantage is that one or a series of duplicators can all be connected to an office network via the standard commonly used LAN/Ethernet connectors. This allows everyone in an office to access the duplicator(s) for easy and fast duplication capability.

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What is the difference between the SharkNet Series Duplicator and the SharkCopier Series Duplicator?

Both the SharkNet and SharkCopier series are excellent equipment for standalone duplication, but the SharkNet has the added capability to be connected to a single PC or an entire network of PC's.

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Do I have to connect the SharkNet Series Duplicator to a network?

No, the SharkNet can be use as a standalone duplicator with no connection to a PC. In this capacity, the SharkNet will provide fast and reliable copies of any data stored on its hard drive or from the users physical master disc through the reader drive.

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Can I use SharkNet Series Duplicator as standalone?

Yes, The SharkNet can be used as either a standalone duplicator capable of being used anywhere there is a proper electrical outlet.

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How many SharkNet Series Duplicators I can connect to a network at once?

You can connect as many SharkNet series duplicators onto the network as you have network (LAN/Ethernet) ports. Only one SharkNet duplicator can be connected to a single LAN/Ethernet port, but the more ports you have the more SharkNet duplicators you can connect.

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Can I give authorization on who can access the SharkNet Series Duplicator?

Technically anyone on a given network who has access to the SharkNet software can send files to the SharkNet duplicator. However, an office can enact added security by storing the actual duplicator in a secure room or location so that only those authorized to make copies can access it to do so.

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What is the difference between the CD/DVD, LightScribe CD/DVD, and Blu-ray Disc SharkNet Series?

The difference between the 3 versions of SharkNet duplicators (CD/DVD, LightScribe capable, or Blu-ray Disc) is based on the type of media each supports. The standard CD/DVD version can copy all varieties of CD and DVD media. The CD/DVD LightScribe capable version also copies all varieties of CD and DVD media, but can also use the LightScribe (LS) technology to print custom graphics, text and images on LS capable CD and DVD media through all drives at the same time. The Blu-ray Disc version can copy CD and DVD media but all provides the ability to copy the much larger capacity single and dual layer Blu-ray Disc media as well.

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How does the LightScribe duplicator work?

1. Create the LightScribe label file (.LSI) using the design software that comes with the duplicator.
2. Burn the LightScribe label file(s) (.LSI) you created on your computer onto a CD.
3. Place that CD into the reader drive of the SharkCopier LS duplicator.
4. Load LightScribe capable discs with the label side down in the writer drive(s) below the reader.
5. Using the menu on the duplicator's LCD, choose and execute the "Print" function. The system will print the specified image directly onto the each disc in all of the writer drives at the same time.
6. Remember, the same drive that burns your label burns your data, too.

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