And the Winner Is . . .

And the Winner Is . . .

By John Vondrak

You wish you had discovered this competition earlier. You have a great concept, but limited resources. The deadline is looming and if you only had more time . . . As someone who has submitted work to film festivals, I feel your pain. The judging of films, videos, or art in general, is a highly subjective endeavor, so as a competitor, you’re never absolutely certain your work will resonate with the powers that be. BOXX Technologies’ “I Want to Break Up With My Workstation” video contest was a brutally competitive affair with a vast assortment of worthy submissions. For the record, the winner was unanimous, appealing to our esteemed panel on a number of levels—most of all, a computer which managed to embody the pathetic desperation of Jack Lemmon’s Shelly Levine in David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross. But that’s not all. It killed on all levels. The next seven entries were close behind and all separated by only a handful of votes. In fact, after agreeing upon a “Fine 15” and then whittling it down to ten, we ended up with two ties in our efforts to reach a top five which resulted in another round of voting. It was a tough process, but overall, this competition managed to reinforce something we already knew: there are countless, talented, creative professionals out there in all lines of work who either use BOXX systems, or wish they did. Thank you to all who entered. It was great fun viewing your work. Want to know our biggest takeaway? No matter what type of work you do, slow rendering times are sucking the life out of you. Don’t worry, BOXX is here to help. Expect to see a lot more from us regarding rendering and our dedicated rendering solutions like renderPRO, renderBOXX and ROW: Renderfarm on Wheels. In fact, for the next contest, why not make the top prize a renderPRO?  Hmmm…

If you’ve managed to read this far without jumping to the list of winners, here they are:

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Spring 2015 Workstation Hardware Guide

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Configuring the ideal workstation for your specific workflow can be daunting task. That’s why our in-house performance specialists are ready to take your call, providing expert advice and consultation. But if you’re more comfortable browsing our website and determining for yourself which BOXX solution is right for you, we’ve prepared this helpful guide.

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Dassault Systemes Highlights BOXX’s Advanced Engineering Utilizing SolidWorks

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ADVANCING SPECIALIZED COMPUTER WORKSTATION DEVELOPMENT WITH SOLIDWORKS PREMIUM

Using SOLIDWORKS Premium software, BOXX has continually improved the quality and performance of its systems, which has allowed the company to enjoy year-over-year business growth of 40 percent. “To provide the functionality and performance that our customers demand, we design systems that utilize the fastest and most powerful components, which also run at higher temperatures,” Tim Lawrence, BOXX VP of Engineering and Operations explains. “With SOLIDWORKS software, we’ve introduced design features that provide the reliable performance that our customers need, such as liquid cooling systems, filtered air, multi-GPU capability, and optimization of the pitch of fins on heat sinks,” Lawrence adds. “SOLIDWORKS software lets us be more agile, flexible, and innovative. From an engineering standpoint, we couldn’t do what we do today without SOLIDWORKS software.”

SUCCESS METRICS

  • Cut development time by more than half
  • Reduced sheet metal fabrication time
  • Eliminated iterative prototyping cycles
  • Supported year-over-year business growth of 40 percent

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Throwback Thursday: BOXX Sessions Videos

I’ve been back at BOXX for nearly a year now (I did a stint at this company back in 2003-2005), and I’m always finding little gems in our history that are still relevant and applicable to what we do and that I’d like to share with our ever changing audience. Below are some videos that our VP of Sales, John Civatte, did that speak to the core of what we do and why you should consider a BOXX custom workstation to enhance your workflow. Please note that these are from 2010, well before we upgraded our video production capabilities. ;)

 



BOXX Showcases DS-Certified Workstations at SolidWorks World and Signs on to Resell Teradici PCoIP Workstation Access Software

AUSTIN, TEXAS, Feb. 10, 2015—BOXX Technologies, the leading innovator of high-performance workstations and rendering systems, today announced that their Dassault Systèmes-certified APEXX 2 workstations will be demonstrated in BOXX booth #307 at SolidWorks World 2015, Feb. 8-11 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ. A Dassault Systèmes Corporate Partner, designated SolidWorks Solution Partner, and leading manufacturer of CATIA and SolidWorks-certified workstations, BOXX will also showcase the GoBOXX 15 SLM mobile workstation and renderPRO personal dedicated rendering system.

BOXX is also pleased to announce that it has become a resale partner for Teradici®PCoIP® Workstation Access Software, which is compatible with all BOXX high performance workstations and available from BOXX and its network of channel partners. Ideal for CAD/CAM designers, architects, engineers, construction and manufacturing managers, the software enables instant access to a high-fidelity remote computing experience from any location – whether from a conference room, home office, or on-the-go. For additional details, see today’s related news here.  In addition to demonstrating PCoIP Workstation Access Software at its booth, BOXX will debut the new APEXX 2 2601 workstation equipped with a Teradici PCoIP Remote Workstation Card and embedded with integrated Intel® Graphics Technology or Intel® Iris™ graphics. This demonstration will take place at the Intel booth #536. Continue reading