Leading virtual production consultancy and the developers of the GODBOX® real-time computer platform, On-Set Facilities (OSF) announce their acquisition of ‘PC Builder’ to meet the growing demand for the companies GODBOX real-time computers in the UK and across Europe.
On-Set Facilities acquire pcbuilderuk.com
- PC Builder will be the first official GODBOX® retailer in the UK.
- PC Builder was acquired by OSF in December 2021.
- OSF are developing a global GODBOX® brand website and marketing to support retailers.
- OSF partners in the USA will continue to supply GODBOX computers to US customers.
Starting with PC Builder in the UK, GODBOX® computers are to be made available in more retail stores worldwide, enterprise VARs, and industry channel partners. GODBOX® real-time computers currently power virtual production studios and real-time VFX facilities in Latin America, USA and Europe; that produce content for the likes of Netflix, Disney, and Amazon, as well as an increasing number of brands and advertisers.
The GODBOX real-time computer specification was developed by OSF to provide low-latency, high-throughput, local compute for real-time virtual production, collaboration and real-time 3D visualisation and VFX. Unity technologies and the ARRI Solutions Group already verified and sell GODBOX® computers worldwide.
OSF have now acquired the UK PC Builder business to bring GODBOX® computers to UK and European computer retail markets.
OSF will continue to develop the GODBOX® real-time computer systems at the companies R&D Lab in North Wales. GODBOX® computer specifications will then be built in the UK and Europe by PC Builder and made available to order at pcbuilderuk.com
The PCBuilderUK.com web site plugs in to one of the UK’s largest computer manufacturing businesses, that has the capacity to produce thousands of GODBOX® computers every month.
The move also enables OSF to expand GODBOX® to all areas of compute, from developing the GODBOX® VR Ready PC range through to GODBOX® HPC Solutions.
Joining the NVIDIA Partner Network in 2021, today the OSF team has access to the latest tech hardware, software, and advanced AI developments. The OSF team are currently developing GODBOX® workstations and servers, due for release mid 2022 that use the latest technologies from all the major component makers, (DDR5, PCIe5 etc).
GODBOX® users can take advantage of the latest technologies, from the likes of AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA.
The development of the GODBOX® Real-Time Computer Platform received R&D funding and support from the Welsh Government in March 2020, and it was then verified by real-time engine developers Unity in 2021. In December 2021 OSF joined the NVIDIA Inception Program. NVIDIA Inception helps start-ups during critical stages of product development, prototyping and deployment.
GODBOX® computers can be currently found powering real-time virtual production studios, creative agencies, architects and VFX houses. This move enables OSF to focus on GODBOX® innovation and scale the GODBOX® computer business. GODBOX® is a registered trademark and the property of On-Set Facilities.