The new music distribution system is now 100% compatible with all mp3 players. Great news during the 2007 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) displaying the capability of uploading music from Digimusicards into Apple iPods, making them fully compatible with the popular players. Gerardo Alton-Ortega (CEO) said "People that buy music albums via Digimusicard (Retail) will be able to enjoy their music in anycomputer and/or any portable mp3 player including Apple′s iPod". This successful test has expanded the "distribution reach" to iPod′s "60% of the worldwide portable players" market. All of the music downloads by Digimusicards are now compatible with 100% of the players sold worldwide (an estimated 165 million). Digimusicards are now compatable with the following Apple products: iPod schuffle (512MB/1GB) iPod nano (1/2/4GB) iPod mini (4/6GB) iPod (5/10/20/30/40/60GB)
It was also announced that testing will continue with future mp3 player releases and digital media portable products, including a digimusicard player for Home and Auto.
Founder and Inventor of Digimusicard and other digital divisions retains the Coral Gables, Florida law offices of Brito & Young for all capital raising and investor relations. Incorporation of the company and formation of the board of directors begins.
Argentinian web design firm Ciberiada is contracted for all web design, system development and maintenance for all Digimusicard and sub-divisions. Gerardo Alton-Ortega starts development of a more secure download system, including anti-piracy, and counterfeit add-ons with the help of Ciberiada and card manufacturers.
The second set of 500 cards, now known as "Digimusicards" are distributed as promotional product during the Red carpet of the Latin Billboard Awards in Miami. No glitches were reported and its called a "successful" test. These cards are developed to download a "full music album" and not "credits to download individual tracks" as stated in the worldwide patents filed earlier this year.
Trademark registrations begin for "Digimusicard" (Music Albums), "Digisoftcard" (Computer Software), Digireadcard (Books, eBooks) all three patents.
The first 500 musicards are distributed during the JC Penney virtual store opening in Times Square New York. A success as patrons downloaded 370 full albums and the system proves successful. Some glitches are corrected for the next testing.
After almost 3 months of developement and system tests, patent proceedings begin and the first order of manufactured cards is placed under the name "Musicard". These will only be "test cards" and Multi-platinum Billboard award winner and Latin Grammy nominated Artist Alondra is chosen for full music album testing and distribution. Patent is filed as a music album distribution via a card.
Gerardo Alton Ortega, a Mexican music producer and promoter, is Founder and Inventor of a new music distribution system, using a card with a scratch off code plus a magnetic embedded code. Testing of a "point-of-sale to computer download", allowing only one download of a full music album, book or software product, using a secure, encrypted internet download page, will begin today in his offices in San Antonio, Texas.
Gerardo Alton Ortega CEO/Chairman of Vital Digital LLC announced that he has not forgotten why Digi-cards are here today. "Digi-cards started 5 years ago as the (Digimusicard) when I was trying to find a way to sell albums instead of .99 cent songs when I was a record industry Executive and artist Agent. I knew digital was going to be big (eventually) but I also knew tangible products would not completely disappear. If one could have both in one easy to carry product . that is when it all started. It all started because of music". Digi-cards are going to give back to music by launching a worldwide marketing campaign targeting recording artists. For a limited time all recording artists will get 1,000 250MB Digi-cards for $399 USD all inclusive (set up, product, download gateway and shipping) in the U.S.A. and $499 USD to the rest of the world (includes air shipping worldwide). For more Information contact your Digi-cards agent or distributor for details.