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Imagineer Systems and Lightbeam Systems Demonstrate Specialized, Custom VFX, Compositing Workstation Optimized for mocha Pro at NAB 2011

NAB 2011: Booth #SL3327H (Plug-In Pavilion)
For Immediate Release

Executives to Showcase Lightbeam Systems 12100 Series Professional Film and Television Production Workstation in the Imagineer Systems Booth

GUILDFORD, UK (April 7, 2011)

— Imagineer Systems (

) today announced that Lightbeam Systems Inc. (

) will showcase their powerful computing systems optimized for visual effects and 2k/4k compositing, running mocha Pro™ software in the Imagineer Systems’ booth #SL3327H at NAB 2011in Las Vegas next week.

Lightbeam Systems creates targeted, customized VFX workflow systems and solutions that are used heavily by companies such as IMAX, Autodesk, and Warner Bros. Lightbeam has now added its focused approach in building workstations for Imagineer Systems products, specifically, mocha Pro.

“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 in the Imagineer Systems Booth: What You’ll See
Lightbeam Systems’ will demonstrate for attendees its 12100 Series Professional Film and Television Production Workstation in 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.

Also available are 8-core solutions with 24GB RAM and Quadro (Fermi) graphics starting at only $3,890 USD.

For more information on these systems, please visit


Imagineer Systems mochaâ„¢ and mocha Pro have gained recent notoriety as a result of the significant impact its Planar Trackerâ„¢ has made in the production of the Oscar-winning sensation, The Black Swan, The Chronicles of Narnia; Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2.

About Lightbeam Systems

Lightbeam Systems Inc. develops state-of-the-art, specialized hardware solutions for professionals in the media and entertainment, engineering, financial, academic and scientific communities. The company is renowned for offering customized workstations that provide remarkable levels of performance and optimization in areas such as fluid dynamics, modeling, color management, editing, compositing, stereoscopic film and game production. Numerous award-winning feature films, television shows and top-selling video games are produced with Lightbeam products. In addition, Fortune 1000 companies rely on Lightbeam’s expertise in innovative solutions to help them visualize, simulate and analyze complex tasks in record time. For more information, contact Lightbeam Systems at

, 510-473-7290.

About Imagineer Systems

Imagineer Systems Ltd innovates and markets next-generation visual effects solutions for film, video and broadcast post production markets. Imagineer Systems has made its mark on such marquee Hollywood blockbuster productions as Black Swan, Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 2, Shutter Island, Invictus, G-Force and the Harry Potter series. Imagineer’s desktop product line consists of mocha Proâ„¢ – roto, planar tracking, compositing, and removal utility; mochaâ„¢ – planar tracking and roto utility for all VFX artists; mocha AEâ„¢ – a planar tracking and roto utility designed for After Effects and Final Cut Pro users. Imagineer Systems was founded in 2000 and its headquarters is located in Guildford, United Kingdom.  For more information visit