NextComputing, leading manufacturers of high performance, portable workstations, introduces Whisper Technology™ as an option on the NextDimension Pro and Pro HD models, the company’s smallest and lightest weight flextop computers. This quieter model specifically targets two major niche markets: architects, users and instructors of high-end ISV applications where meetings, demonstration and collaborative utilization of the software usually occur in professional office settings; and the Broadcast Video, Film, and Audio communities where reducing audible background noise from computer equipment is essential for recording clean audio tracks.
Whisper Technology is currently available on new NextDimension Pro and Pro HD systems as well as an upgrade kit for existing systems to reduce the computer’s acoustical “footprint.” Intel-based systems enabled with this option are approximately 6 times quieter in low-load and idle conditions and nearly 50% quieter in medium-load conditions. This range provides significant noise reduction for the most common system loads.
Addressing the benefit of Whisper Technology to the Broadcast and Digital Content Creation industries, Aaron Sherman, Business Development Manager of Media & Entertainment at NextComputing, explains, “For any production situation that requires high quality audio, be it a movie set, video recording, multimedia webcast, or an audio only recording, users need as little background noise as possible. Loud computer noise on an audio track is at best a distraction, if not a show-stopper, and can be very difficult to remove in post production. Even idle noise on a standard workstation can be loud enough to break through. The NextDimension Pro HD with Whisper Technology drastically reduces background noise for these and any other acoustically sensitive environments. The NextDimension Pro HD is an ideal portable workstation for demonstrating high-end DCC applications, such as design visualization, 3D animation, or visual effects. Whisper Technology greatly enhances the system’s impact as a visual tool, giving the best possible presentation for your product when first impressions are crucial to your success.”
NextComputing’s family of NextDimension flextop computers also enable sales and marketing professionals routinely utilizing demanding applications in fields like Military Intelligence, Medical Imaging, Energy, and Test and Measurement to enjoy the portability of a laptop without sacrificing performance. For this reason, NextDimension computers are frequently used as demo and/or training machines. Whisper technology further enhances the system’s applicability as a demonstration platform by reducing background noise, allowing the speaker and participants to be heard clearly without audible distraction.
Whisper Technology greatly enhances the system’s impact as a visual tool, giving the best possible presentation for your product when first impressions are crucial to your success. Bob Labadini, President and CTO of NextComputing explains, “Much of today’s ISV business is dependent upon a company’s ability to effectively present complex applications as well as provide training at various client locations. Portability is critical, and the system utilized for these purposes must be able to optimize software just as well as a desktop workstation. A growing subset of our customer base has latched onto our NextDimension family to ideally serve these purposes. The addition of Whisper Technology enhances the experience of demonstrator, trainer, and participants by allowing them to focus on the speaker without distraction from unintended background computer noise.”
The NextDimension Pro and Pro HD with Whisper Technology is fully functional in ambient operating temperatures up to 30°C/86°F. At 40°- 45°C/104°F - 113°F, the option is disabled by an intelligent thermal module cooling subsystem. Available configurations include up to (2) Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® or (2) Dual- or Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processors, up to 24GB RAM, multiple hot-swap removable and fixed internal SATA hard drives (up to 320GB 7200RPM), DVD+/-RW or Blu-Ray BD-R drive, support for professional graphics solutions from NVIDIA or ATI, and Microsoft Windows® XP Professional (32- or 64-bit).
Other configuration options are available. Contact NextComputing for more information.
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