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BOXX Demos New APEXX W3 Workstations at 2023 NAB

The technology company shares its latest media and entertainment computer hardware designed for accelerating workflows; also on display the award-winning immersive VR experience, ‘Stay Alive, My Son,’ powered by a BOXX APEXX S3 workstation

BOXX Technologies is demonstrating the APEXX W3 workstation, featuring an Intel Xeon W-2400 “Sapphire Rapids” processor, at the 2023 NAB Show in Las Vegas (booth #N1606) through April 19. Also on display is a range of purpose-built desk side and rackmount systems and the award-winning immersive VR experience, Stay Alive, My Son, powered by a BOXX APEXX S3 workstation.     

“Like all BOXX solutions, APEXX W-Class workstations are specifically designed to improve productivity,” said BOXX VP of Marketing Bill Leasure. “Powered by new, state-of-the-art Intel technology, these systems deliver breakthrough performance for media content creation, as well as real-time design, modeling, and rendering.”

The APEXX W3 features the new, 24-core Intel Xeon W-2400 processor, up to 1TB of memory, and two NVIDIA RTX Ada Generation GPUs, designed to accelerate rendering and simulation. It is well suited for Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, and other motion media applications and rendering engines like Blender, V-Ray, and Autodesk Arnold. This model is part of the BOXX APEXX W-Class line, including the new APEXX W4 featuring a 56-core Intel Xeon W-3400 processor and up to four GPUs.

APEXX S3, which according to BOXX, is the world’s fastest workstation, will be demonstrating writer/director Victoria Bousis’ VR cinematic experience Stay Alive, My Son. The workstation features a 13th Gen Intel Core i7, or i9 processor overclocked to 6.0GHz, up to two NVIDIA RTX Ada Generation GPUs, accelerating 3D design and VFX applications while delivering support for multi-GPU tasks.

The Avid-qualified APEXX T4 workstation powered by an AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processor will also be at the BOXX booth. The workstation optimizes every phase of video content with up to 64 processing cores and a boost clock of 4.2GHz. In addition, it is expandable up to four professional-grade AMD Radeon Pro or NVIDIA RTX GPUs and 2TB of memory. APEXX T4 enables users to multitask without losing efficiency or performance using 3ds Max; Maya; Cinema 4D; Adobe Creative Cloud; DaVinci Resolve; VEGAS Post; Unreal Engine; and rendering engines like Arnold; Blender; V-Ray, Redshift; and Octane Render.

Lastly, the BOXX NAB show lineup includes a trio of rack-mounted workstation platforms. FLEXX S1G, a workstation in the form of a rack-mounted node, features 13th Gen Intel Core i7 or i9 processors. As part of the FLEXX data center platform, which houses multiple nodes, FLEXX S1G is purpose-built to accelerate 3D content and motion media workflows for on-premises or remote data center installations. RAXX P2G, a new rack-mounted workstation with AMD EPYC 7003-Series processors, is purpose-built to power video display walls, broadcast production, and demanding rendering workflows. Lastly, RAXX W3, the most advanced BOXX system, is powered by a 56-core Intel Xeon W-3400 and up to four NVIDIA RTX GPUs and is specifically designed to accelerate simulation and real-time rendering in film editing and broadcast production workflows.

“BOXX supplies systems for major motion picture studios, television networks, and award-winning creators like the team behind Stay Alive, My Son,” added Leasure. “So, we invite attendees to experience our demos, consult with our experts, and discover that no hardware manufacturer understands 3D design and motion media workflows better than BOXX.”

Source: BOXX Technologies

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.