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BOXX APEXX 4 Sets Speed Record with XSI

BOXX Technologies Inc. announced that its new APEXX 4 personal workstation is setting new speed and performance records with SOFTIMAGE|XSI. APEXX 4 was released in January, and is a top-of-the-line four-processor, eight-core personal workstation specifically engineered to maximize productivity for todays visual effects professionals.

"Running SOFTIMAGE|XSI, our flagship animation and digital character software on APEXX 4 produced the best interactive lighting performance we have ever seen," said Colin Hodges, senior production specialist at Softimage Co. "With APEXX 4s outstanding processing power we were able to load a scene with Rock Falcon, one of our demo characters, and experience a significant speed increase with the interactive XSI render region. Previously one single-core CPU took us four minutes and 48 seconds to render the preview, whereas with APEXX 4s eight cores, the preview took only 36 seconds thats an average of 94% speed increase per CPU. This type of exceptional preview performance will drastically improve a 3D artists productivity and cut down on coffee breaks."

APEXX 4 was designed from the ground up to deliver unprecedented professional workstation performance to maximize creativity and productivity, and meet the demanding needs of todays visual effects artists. Powered by four dual-core Opteron processors featuring a next-generation Integrated Memory Controller in each processor and Hyper-Transport technology, APEXX 4 boasts very fast data interconnect between CPUs and record-breaking speed when running todays most popular animation packages. APEXX 4s cutting edge system architecture is delivered in a quiet and compact tower chassis that can accommodate a great range of storage configurations from 7+ TB of local storage for instant access to large CG files, to blazing fast network access.

APEXX 4 is available now through BOXX and its worldwide network of resellers. BOXX offers flexible financing options, and APEXX 4 is backed by the companys renowned technical support, which ensures that users always get the most out of their investment. For more information about APEXX 4, please visit: www.boxxtech.com/apexx4.

BOXX Technologies Inc. (www.boxxtech.com), headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance workstations and render nodes specifically designed to meet the high performance and reliability requirements of digital content creators working in the 3D/animation, vfx, digital film, game development and broadcast markets.

Softimage Co. (www.softimage.com), a subsidiary of Avid Technology Inc, delivers innovative, artist-friendly character creation and effects tools to animators and digital artists in the film, broadcast, post-production and games industries.

Avid Technology Inc. (www.avid.com) is a world leader in digital nonlinear media creation, management, and distribution solutions, enabling film, video, audio, animation, games and broadcast professionals to work more efficiently, productively, and creatively.