1 Beyond Showcases Wide Range Of Affordable Graphics Workstations, Storage Solutions And Renderfarms At Siggraph 2006

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Company to demonstrate latest range of systems in booth 206

Last Updated: June 27, 2006 7:51 pm GMT
(Somerville, Mass. -June 27th, 2006) 1 Beyond, Inc., a leading provider of digital video editing, compositing and storage systems today announced that it will be showcasing one of the industry’s widest ranges of affordable solutions for graphics professionals in booth number 206 at this year’s Siggraph exhibition and conference in Boston (August 1 – 3, 2006, Boston Convention Center).

1 Beyond, Inc. and its storage division, 1stDesign, will feature a number of industry firsts including the 1 Beyond HD OctoFlex™, the industry’s first 8-processor workstation to support Windows XP.

Terry Cullen, 1 Beyond’s Founder and CEO explains: “Other 8-processor systems are only capable of running Windows Server 2003, which does not include workstation functions and therefore virtually all professional video and graphics software are not supported. In addition, in actual tests with After Effects for example, the OctoFlex was up to 98% faster than previous performance-leading systems.”

Available immediately, with prices starting at just $9,995, this powerful OctoFlex system is capable of handling the most power hungry applications such as uncompressed 2K and 4K film, multiple layers of complex uncompressed real-time effects and high-resolution uncompressed HD projects.

Also showcased on booth 206 will be the 1stDesign IntelliRaid™ FC-XPR (Fibre Channel, eXtreme Performance and Reliability) a groundbreaking enterprise-level storage system featuring 16 SATA2 drives with RAID 6 protection and dual 4 Gigabit Fibre Channel connections.

This latest addition to the IntelliRaid family of systems is designed to offer video professionals unprecedented levels of protection against disk failure without the associated reduced processing performance problems or high costs, making it ideal for high demand environments such as 24/7 production / rendering operations.

Available immediately with prices starting at just $14,995, IntelliRaid FC-XPR offers a level of performance unsurpassed in its price range. As a result of a dual PCIe bus, new faster processor, and unique parallel processing Raid 6 accelerator, it achieves over 500 MB/s or over 1 GB/s aggregate in a SAN configuration.

Visitors to the 1 Beyond booth will also be able to see the 1 Beyond Redline Render™ Farm, a scaleable, flexible and powerful shared render engine for offline graphics rendering. It is also available in award winning Harmony™ SAN configurations. Used in production at major graphic studios, Redline Render Farm is priced starting at just $4,995.

About 1 Beyond
Founded in 1996, 1 Beyond, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of professional PC-based video editing, compositing and storage systems at a fraction of the cost of traditional high-end systems. This value leadership is due to constant technical innovation, including 10 years of industry firsts. 1 Beyond delivers turnkey video end-to-end solutions that provide customers with the highest performance and quality digital workflow in all video formats including both compressed and uncompressed HD. The company offers a wide range of systems including award-winning laptops, desktops, mobiles and Storage Area Networks used in all phases of editing and compositing. All 1 Beyond systems are designed with true open architecture and built on world standards. This ensures the customer a continued upgrade path and hence, the longest period for ROI and non-obsolescence. For more information visit http://www.1beyond.com or call 877-One-Beyond.

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