announced GoBOXX, a new high-performance mobile workstation built specifically for the needs of digital content creation, is now shipping.
"Excitement about the GoBOXX at NAB 2004 was overwhelming," asserted Ed Caracappa, director of sales and marketing at BOXX. "Digital content creators from around the globe were thrilled to see a portable workstation designed with their specific needs in mind. Everyone working in the field of DCC-from 3D animators to HD video editors-will benefit from the portability and robust performance that GoBOXX offers. It gives our customers greater flexibility for more control over their project workload-regardless of location."
"I spend considerable time traveling the world giving LightWave 3D demos and training and rely heavily on the portability of my laptop to make life easier," says William "Proton" Vaughan, LightWave 3D Evangelist at Newtek. "BOXX's new GoBOXX is the perfect solution for any artist or editor who wants to combine the power and reliability of a BOXX workstation with the freedom to work wherever they please, without sacrificing system performance."
The notebook-sized GoBOXX is built specifically for the needs of artists, animators and editors, featuring 256MB of superfast DDR video memory powered by the next generation of ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics card and Intel Pentium 4 processors performing at up to 3.6GHz with 1MB L2 cache and two RAID 0 or RAID 1 hard drives. The system features a 17-inch WSXGA Ultrawide 1680 x 1050 resolution display and up to 2GB memory. The base price of GoBOXX is $3,187 and includes:
* 17" WSXGA Ultrawide(1680x1050)
* Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 1MB cache 800MHz FSB
* 4X Dual-DVD+-RW/+-RW
* 60GB 5400rpm HD
* 1GB Dual-channel DDR400
* 8-Cell battery (up to 1-1/2 hrs)
* Wireless MiniPCI 802.11b/g
* External 3.5" FDD-USB
* 300k pixel video camera
* AC Adapter/150W auto-switching
* One-year RTD warranty
BOXX will offer the GoBOXX with popular 3D applications such as 3ds max and LightWave 3D, DV editing solutions like Adobe Premiere Pro and realtime HDV editing solutions featuring Adobe Premiere Pro and CineForm Aspect HD on Windows XP. The CineForm Aspect HD software uses a visually lossless CFHD codec to deliver four or more HD video streams for realtime HDV editing with transitions, effects, color adjustments, title and graphic overlays and motion.
BOXX workstations and rendering systems deliver the performance and reliability digital content creators demand and are ideal for anything from animation, game development and CAD to DV, SD and HD. Available in single or dual-processor configurations featuring the latest AMD Athlon and Opteron processors and Intel Pentium 4 and Xeon processors, BOXX workstations and render nodes support popular software from companies such as Adobe, Alias, Autodesk, Discreet, Newtek and Softimage. The BOXX series of high-end workstations are used extensively throughout the 3D, visual effects, animation, broadcast, post-production, digital video and film and HD communities.
BOXX Technologies (www.boxxtech.com
), headquartered in Austin, TX, delivers technology to the innovators in the digital media community with high-performance, flexible workstations and turnkey solutions that enhance creativity and fuel innovation.