SOURCE: BOXX Technologies

March 17, 2005 08:01 ET

BOXX 8200 Workstation Qualified for Blackmagic Design's DeckLink HD Pro for Television and Feature Film Postproduction

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 17, 2005 -- BOXX Technologies, the leading workstation company offering systems that are as powerful as they are easy to integrate, announces its 8200 series of high-performance workstations based on dual Intel® Xeon™ processors are certified for the Blackmagic DeckLink HD Pro™, a high-quality broadcast video card designed for the most demanding high-end television and feature film postproduction.

"By validating Blackmagic's DeckLink HD Pro for our BOXX 8200 workstations, we deliver what customers have been asking for -- more performance and better value. The combination of a BOXX 8200 Series Workstation and a DeckLink HD Pro creates an extremely powerful and cost-effective HD solution that supports the highest-quality video standards in existence today," says Todd Bryant, CTO of BOXX. "We are confident the qualification of BOXX with Blackmagic will be very well received within the postproduction community."

"BOXX are well known as one of the hottest companies for high-performance workstations, and we are incredibly excited to be working with them to produce solutions for our customers," says Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. "BOXX workstations have the high performance disks and memory speeds we need to handle the high bandwidth of uncompressed video for HD and feature film work. That's an ideal combination for DeckLink HD cards from Blackmagic Design."

About Blackmagic Decklink HD Pro

Supporting the highest quality video standards that exist today, DeckLink HD Pro is fully Dual Link HD-SDI 4:4:4 based using two-channel HD-SDI inputs and outputs. Other features include:

--  True multi-standard, switchable between SD NTSC or PAL and HD, 1080i,
    1080p and 720p including under and over crank Varcam
--  True 14-bit analog 4:4:4 HDTV and SD monitoring output
--  Dual Link 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 1080HD, 720HD, NTSC/PAL
--  8, 10 and 12-bit uncompressed RGB or YUV
--  Fully digital SMPTE-259M /292M/296/372M10-bit SDI input and output
    with embedded SDI audio; switchable between SD SDI and HD
--  Independent monitoring of HD/ SD SDI video output and more
    
BOXX 8200 Series Workstations

BOXX 8200 Series workstations offer extreme performance, dependability and innovation and are optimized for all media creation applications -- from 2D/3D graphics and visual simulation to digital video and HD. Features include:

--  Dual Intel Xeon processors, including the new 64-bit Intel Xeon 3.6
    processors with 2MB cache
--  Intel E7525 Chipset
--  800MHz frontside bus
--  Up to 16GB DDR2-400 memory
--  Up to 5TB Raidcore RAID 5 SATA storage and more
    
For more details, call BOXX toll free at 1-877-877-BOXX in the U.S. and Canada or 512-835-0400 outside the U.S. Please visit the BOXX web site at www.boxxtech.com to create a customized workstation configuration or www.boxxvideo.com to view customer videos.

About BOXX

BOXX® Technologies, 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. The BOXX series of high-end workstations are used extensively throughout the 3D, visual effects, animation, broadcast, postproduction, digital video and film and HD communities. For more information about BOXX Technologies, please visit the BOXX web site at www.boxxtech.com or call toll free 877-877-BOXX (2699) or 512-835-0400 (outside North America)

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design (www.blackmagic-design.com) manufactures the world's highest quality video cards for the postproduction and television broadcast industries. The DeckLink family of leading quality video cards has changed the industry and made HDTV more affordable for everyone. Blackmagic Design quickly moved to an industry leading position with the first uncompressed 10-bit QuickTime video card for Mac OS X, the first uncompressed real time effects on Mac OS X, the first 10 bit uncompressed video card to also offer compressed video modes, the first film Cinema Tools compatible film editing solution, the first full resolution HDTV real time effects, and the first film quality uncompressed 10 bit HDTV QuickTime card.

Blackmagic Design is a company founded by leading editors and engineering people from the postproduction industry. This industry knowledge and experience from our Singapore postproduction operations is constantly fed back into our products allowing us to introduce the most amazing creative tools for the industry.

Blackmagic Design has sales offices in Las Vegas, USA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and in Singapore. Blackmagic Design's headquarters, manufacturing, and development facility is located in the postproduction district of South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

BOXX is a registered trademark of BOXX Technologies, Inc., registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Other product and company names herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. BOXX Technologies, 10435 Burnet #120, Austin, TX 78758, tel: 512-835-0400, fax: 512-835-0434.

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