AUSTIN, TEXAS, Dec. 13, 2016—BOXX Technologies, the leading innovator of high-performance computer workstations and rendering systems, announced that Orange County Choppers (OCC), the world’s most famous custom motorcycle shop, proudly endorses BOXX workstations and dedicated rendering systems. Owned by Paul Teutul, Sr. in Newburgh, NY, OCC rose to international prominence thanks to the popular television series, American Chopper, as well as bold designs, many of which are commissioned by corporations, professional sports organizations, and celebrities. OCC senior designer Jason Pohl creates and renders all OCC custom motorcycles exclusively on a BOXX APEXX 1 workstation and renderPRO 1 desk side rendering module, while media & marketing advisor James Kerr relies on a BOXX APEXX 2. Pohl, a past BOXX user, said the return to BOXX was necessary in order to accelerate his workflow and increase productivity.
“I’m happy to be back with BOXX, said Pohl. “I’m really thrilled with the speed of the APEXX 1 and renderPRO. It allows us so much more freedom. I’m not sweating over the computer, waiting for it. It waits for me, which is how it should be.”
At only 4.7 inches wide, 8.5 inches tall, and 9.0 inches deep, Pohl’s liquid-cooled APEXX 1 features an eight-core, Intel® Core™ i7 processor safely overclocked to 4.125 GHz. The APEXX 1 product line also includes a model equipped with a four-core, Intel Core i7 processor overclocked to 4.4 GHz, as well as an Intel® Xeon® E5 processor edition with up to eighteen cores. Pohl’s system features an NVIDIA Quadro® K1200 graphics card, making it perfect for his Autodesk® Fusion 360® and 3ds Max® design workflow. APEXX 1 is also an ideal hardware solution for Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk Revit®, and other professional 3D applications. A proponent of The BOXX Workflow, Pohl relies on the BOXX renderPRO 1 (running V-Ray 3.3) for his production renders. By offloading his rendering to the dedicated render node, he frees his workstation for design, thereby accelerating his workflow.
According to Pohl, an unexpected advantage in choosing BOXX has been the ultra-compact form factor and mobility of the APEXX 1. “It’s almost like a laptop, but has more power than any desktop I’ve ever used,” he said. “I grab the APEXX 1 and take it home with me. It fits right in my backpack with my external hard drive and power cord so I can design anywhere in the world.”
OCC’s other BOXX advocate, James Kerr, relies on an APEXX 2 workstation to power Adobe Photoshop, Lightbox, After Effects, and Premiere Pro. In addition, Kerr manages the company’s social media platforms, live streaming, and more, so those programs constantly run in the background.
“APEXX 2 doesn’t bog down at all,” said Kerr. “The downloads, uploads, everything just flies. To render or do anything in Premiere Pro, it just takes seconds to build the images and video out where I can go back and view them and make more edits. I’m preaching BOXX to anyone who will listen. It blows everything else out of the water.”
Configured for multi-threaded professional applications, Kerr’s APEXX 2 3201 features a ten-core, Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA Quadro K1200 graphics. The APEXX 2 line also includes the industry’s premier system for single-threaded CAD and 3D design applications, the overclocked APEXX 2402 (4.4 GHz). Like all BOXX systems, APEXX workstations and renderPRO 1 are designed, manufactured, and supported in the U.S.—qualities they share with Orange County Choppers.
“BOXX is American made and that’s something to be proud of,” said Pohl. “Orange County Choppers are made in America, we’re proud to say that, and I know Paul feels the same way about BOXX.”
“Leading organizations choose BOXX because they know we understand design, engineering, and motion media workflows and what it takes to make these applications run at peak performance,” said Shoaib Mohammad, BOXX VP of Marketing and Business Development. “From their world famous custom motorcycles to their popular television series, Orange County Choppers is synonymous with innovation, creativity, and quality. We’re delighted to partner in their success and enable them to work faster and more efficiently than ever before.”
To learn more, read the BOXX customer story “Welcome Back Choppers” and watch the accompanying videos. For further information and pricing on BOXX APEXX workstations and dedicated rendering systems, contact a sales consultant in the US at 1-877-877-2699. To purchase online or learn more about BOXX systems, finance options, and how to contact worldwide resellers, visit www.boxx.com.
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