Issue: Week of March 14, 2003


AUSTIN, TX - Boxx Technologies ( has entered into an agreement with Bluefish444 that allows Boxx to develop a new series of products based on Bluefish444 cards, including its Wildblue AV 10-bit uncompressed SDI card. As a result of the agreement, Boxx plans to show a new system at NAB featuring the Wildblue AV cards and running Discreet Combustion.

The Wildblue AV SD-SDI card features viewport frame buffer support for 10-bit 4:2:2 realtime I/O with six channels of AES/EBU digital audio for SD-SDI VTRs. Other features include viewport frame buffer support for Adobe Premier 6.5, After Effects 5.5 and Discreet's Combustion 2.1, offering realtime preview for YUV SD-SDI broadcast monitors.

"The ability to do uncompressed 10-bit capture and playback is extremely attractive to video professionals," says Boxx director of sales and marketing Ed Caracappa. "We plan to introduce a series of standard definition video editing products incorporating the Bluefish444 Wildblue AV card and unveil additional turnkey systems using Bluefish444's technology in the coming months."

Boxx currently manufactures the XXtreme line of high-performance, high-bandwidth Microsoft Windows 2000, XP and Linux-based hardware and software solutions for 3D, animation, digital film, and HD applications.