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

On Site and On Target

With BIM on the rebound, Phil Simon of SB Ballard swears by his GoBOXX mobile workstation

By John Vondrak

“You know what would really be useful is a BOXX notebook, something like an iPad, but interoperable with Autodesk, displaying models and working with 360. It would obviously have less capability, but to do what a field machine does as well as this laptop does. . .that would be something, “ says Phil Simon, as he muses on the ideal “field portable machine.” For the time being, however, he’ll have to settle for that “laptop” he refers to (and greatly admires), his GoBOXX 2725 mobile workstation.  Philip K. Simon is the virtual construction manager for SB Ballard, the Virginia-based construction company that provides pre-construction services, general contracting, construction management, design build and concrete contracting services to an impressive list of clients throughout the mid-Atlantic and southeastern United States. From healthcare, government, and education industries to arts, entertainment and sports, SB Ballard has grown to become one of the largest general contractors in Virginia.

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A veteran of the United States Army, Simon served as a plans officer, diagramming planning, coordinating relations, and the like. Upon his honorable discharge, Simon labored in the trades as a carpenter, heavy equipment operator, and pipe layer, steadily working his way through the ranks until he became the chief operating officer for a Colorado civil construction company focused on land development. When he relocated to Virginia, he began his career with SB Ballard first as a quality control manger, then as a project manager. After awhile though, he requested a move to project controls, which evolved into BIM. “I don’t really see scheduling and other controls as anything different,” he says. “They’re all part of the same process.”

Twenty-five years ago, Simon took college courses at night “just to keep myself entertained,” he says, and when he saw Autodesk AutoCAD in the university bookstore for only $200, he bought it and taught himself to use it. He’s been using AutoCAD ever since—first as a junior estimator for a subcontractor where he was required to do shop drawings for all projects. In civil construction and land development, he also used LDD (Land Development Desktop) a great deal, as well as AGTEK. So upon his arrival at SB Ballard, Simon already possessed the basics of 3D modeling. “I just didn’t know Revit,” he admits. “But this is a very technology forward company with all the tools, so I took some classes on it and learned. And being interested in project coordination, BIM was a natural for me.” Continue reading

Break Up With Your Workstation And Fall In Love With BOXX

ARE YOU IN AN UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR WORKSTATION?

If your system is slow, unresponsive, and lacking in support, it’s dragging you down. You’re frustrated, constantly fighting about the same old problems, and of course, you have trust issues. The romance is over and there’s no room for compromise in this relationship. . .

This Valentine’s Day season, break up with your generic workstation and fall in love with BOXX. In a sixty second video, tell us why you’d love to ditch your current workstation and make a new BOXX APEXX workstation the object of your affection! Entries will be judged on creativity, ingenuity, and style, with the winner receiving the workstation of their dreams…the overclocked APEXX 2!

Win this system

The Winner Will Receive:

  • An overclocked, 4.5GHz APEXX 2 workstation featuring 16GB of RAM, NVIDIA Quadro K2200, and a 240GB SSD – our most popular configuration for software like 3ds Max, Maya, Revit, SolidWorks, and other applications where clock frequency breaks performance bottlenecks.
  • The winner will also have the opportunity to win a 24” Samsung SC450 Series LED monitor by submitting a sixty second follow-up video showcasing how his/her new APEXX 2 workstation has increased productivity, workflow, etc. This follow-up video is not required to win the APEXX 2 primary prize.

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Small Business Upgrades to Reliable, High-Performance Intel® Xeon®Processor-based Workstations to Satisfy Complex 3D Animation Needs

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Intel, BOXX Technologies* and Caffelli* collaborated to deploy a local workstation-based render farm featuring Intel® Xeon® processors E5-2687W v3 and the Intel® Solid-State Drive DC S3700 Series. These workstations replaced the integrated branding agency’s existing prosumer processor-based systems with true workstations that each offered up to 4x performance improvement.  Continue reading