Lightbeam Systems at NAB 2011
April 14, 2011

Lightbeam Systems at NAB 2011

At NAB 2011, Lightbeam introduced a new version of its high-end Lightbeam System 8100/12100 Series Compositing Workstation and an entirely new product, the Lightbeam System 810/1210 Series 3D Workstation. The 810/1210 Series is an affordable professional workstation that includes 24GB of RAM, Fermi Quadro graphics, a BluRay drive, 8 cores, a 1 TB drive and all at price point starting under $4000. 

In addition, Lightbeam showcased their powerful 12100 Series Professional Film and Television Production Workstation computing systems running mocha Pro software in the Imagineer Systems' booth which includes the following configuration:

  • 24GB RAM, supports up to 288GB RAM
  • Windows 7 x64 Professional Edition
  • Dual Intel X5680 CPUs, 12 physical cores total, 24 logical cores
  • Quadro 6000 (Fermi) Graphics
  • Dual redundant hot-swappable 1400-watt power supplies
  • Blu-Ray R/W drive
  • 2TB hard drive with dual quick-swap bays
  • 4.8TB playback SAS array, up to 1632MB per second playback speed.

"We see a tremendous advantage as a highly focused visual effects hardware company, in making Imagineer Systems' amazing VFX software even better," says Donn Gurule, CEO and president of Lightbeam Systems. "There are significant advantages to designing hardware with a software product in mind when it's created.  My customers have raved about mocha and its Planar Tracker for years, and we wanted to make a genuine contribution to the innovation and creativity of Imagineer Systems and the artists they serve."

Lightbeam Systems Inc., is a company that specializes in the design and creation of digital effects equipment for film and TV, including 3D stereoscopy, 2k/4k compositing, rendering, and GPU processing and is used by companies such as IMAX, Autodesk, and Warner Bros.

Lightbeam Systems were utilized to create productions such as Ordinary Family, The Chicago Code, Glee, United States of Tara, and the IMAX Version of Green Hornet.