SOURCE: BOXX Technologies

May 03, 2005 08:01 ET

BOXX Introduces HDVPAK HDV Certified Workstations

New HDV Pre-Certified Application Kit Offers the Best Workstation Configurations for HD Video Editing and Finishing

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 3, 2005 -- BOXX Technologies, the leading workstation company offering systems that are as powerful as they are easy to integrate, introduces HDVPAK, the BOXX Professional HDV Application Kit, designed to help customers purchase optimized workstation platforms for HDV editing and finishing.

"HDV was the buzz at NAB 2005, as companies from Adobe to Sony unveiled new products and technology dedicated to this exciting new format," said Reese Gautschi, director of marketing, BOXX Technologies, Inc. "However, all the excitement can also create confusion when it comes to choosing the right workstation platform, which is why we created the BOXX HDVPAK certification program. Now, BOXX customers can easily identify and select pre-tuned and optimized workstation configurations for HDV. Unlike competitive options, where the vendor may not even know how to spell 'HDV,' BOXX has certified our HDVPAK workstation configurations for all leading video applications. The HDVPAK logo is our promise of industry-leading price-performance, dependability and an outstanding user experience for desktop DV and HDV editing and finishing."

HDVPAK configurations simplify the process of choosing an HDV editing platform by including everything a creative professional needs to get the right hardware configuration -- right out of the box. The HDVPAK validation program is supported across a wide range of BOXX workstations -- from single processor systems to dual-core, dual processor -- for AMD and INTEL, there's an option for every budget and project requirement. HDVPAK optimized workstations can be found on the BOXX website, where customers can click on the HDVPAK logo to be directed to a pre-configured hardware kit for their preferred workstation.

For optimized HDV, BOXX offers the NVIDIA Quadro® FX540 by PNY Technologies, which is designed specifically for HDV, by offering outstanding bandwidth, OpenGL graphics acceleration and simultaneous real-time HD component, S-Video and composite video connections through an external breakout box. The NVIDIA FX540 PCIe graphics board provides independent, full-screen video overlay output for remarkable high-definition preview of real-time effects, video editing timelines and source clips on video monitors.

HDVPAK Specification

HDV requires more power because the video resolution is higher at the 1280 x 720 and 29.97 frame rate (HDV 30p), pushing 19.2 Mbps and consuming 8GB of storage per hour of footage. BOXX's HDVPAK specification requires that a HDVPAK qualified workstation have at least an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor or Intel® 2.8GHz Pentium® 4 processor with a minimum of 1GB of RAM and two disk drives -- an 80GB SATA system drive for your OS and application software and a second 250GB SATA data drive for HDV footage.

Additional HDVPAK Features

--  Optimized graphics - PCIe x 16 128MB frame buffer, 128-bit precision
    with outstanding OpenGL performance
--  Memory Options - 1 GB or more of DD2 dual-channel support with low
    latency
--  I/O - Multiple Firewire and USB 2.0 ports
--  Dual-drive SATA Storage - Upgradeable to 5TB of internal RAID
    protected storage
--  Preview and Multi-Monitor Support - PNY break-out box with DVI-I/RGB
    standard -- support for S-Video, Component
--  Support for Adobe, Avid, Pinnacle, Canopus, Discreet, Leitch, Matrox
    or Sony DV software
--  Three year limited warranty
    
Get a BOXX Workstation with HDVPAK

BOXX workstations with HDVPAK are available for purchase via the BOXX web site at www.boxxtech.com or by calling toll free at 1-877-877-BOXX in the U.S. and Canada or 512-835-0400 (outside the U.S.). View BOXX customer videos and testimonials at www.boxxvideo.com.

About BOXX

BOXX® Technologies, headquartered in Austin, TX, delivers technology to the innovators in the digital media community with high-performance, flexible workstations that enhance creativity and fuel innovation. The BOXX series of high-end workstations are used extensively throughout the 3D, graphics, visual effects, animation, broadcast, post production, 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).

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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