Nomad Storyboarding System Combines Award-Winning Modbook Tablet Mac Computer with Industry-Leading Storyboard Pro Digital Storyboarding Application — Bundle Now Available Exclusively through Complete Tablet Solutions with Limited-Time Offer of $2,449 EL SEGUNDO, CALIFORNIA and MONTREAL (July 15, 2009) — Axiotron® and Toon Boom Animation today announced the introduction of the Nomad Storyboarding System, combining the speed and portability of Axiotron’s award-winning Modbook® tablet Mac® computer with the creativity and ease-of-use of Toon Boom’s industry-leading Storyboard Pro digital storyboarding application. The Nomad Storyboarding System is available beginning immediately in North America exclusively through Complete Tablet Solutions by calling toll-free (866) 780-7480, ext. 101.
A one-of-a-kind hardware/software bundle, the Nomad Storyboarding System unites the Modbook and Storyboard Pro to create an integrated pre-production system, unrivaled in power, mobility and user-friendliness.
The Axiotron Modbook is the innovative tablet Mac computer that seamlessly merges Axiotron’s tablet hardware and software technology with a Wacom® Penabled® digitizer and an Apple® MacBook® computer. The result: a portable Mac OS® X-based solution that offers powerful graphics processing and highly sensitive pen tablet features.
Storyboard Pro is Emmy® award-winning Toon Boom’s full-featured digital storyboarding application developed in conjunction with expert storyboard artists and studios. With its intuitive interface and rich drawing toolset, Storyboard Pro is the application of choice to create entirely digital storyboards and animatics.
By uniting the Modbook and Storyboard Pro, the Nomad Storyboarding System gives storyboard artists a portable, integrated system for preparing boards for any media project, while enabling production managers, producers and directors to benefit from improved collaboration, project management and production workflow.
“Toon Boom’s storyboarding software is incredibly intuitive and useful. We’re thrilled to partner with them to offer this unique integrated solution for our customers,” said Axiotron CEO Andreas E. Haas.
“Axiotron has created a dynamic product with the Modbook. We think pre-production teams will respond favorably to the compelling value this bundle provides,” said Toon Boom President and CEO Joan Vogelesang.
The Nomad Storyboarding System includes a full-version of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 1.5 and an Axiotron Modbook built from an Apple MacBook base system with a 2.13GHz Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor, an NVIDIA® GeForce® 9400M integrated graphics chipset, 2GB of 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM (custom configurable up to 4GB) and a 160GB 5400-rpm serial ATA hard disk drive (custom configurable up to 500GB).
The standard bundle price for the Nomad Storyboarding System is $2,799, and the combined Modbook/Storyboard Pro full retail list price is $3,049. For a limited time, customers can order the Nomad Storyboarding System for an introductory price of just $2,449 — a savings of $350 from the standard bundle price and a savings of $600 from the combined full retail list price.
Customers can order the Nomad Storyboarding System exclusively from Complete Tablet Solutions (http://www.completetablet.com/ToonBoom.htm) by calling toll-free (866) 780-7480, ext. 101. Complete Tablet Solutions offers several convenient financing options.
More information about the Axiotron Modbook is available at http://www.axiotron.com, and more information about Toon Boom Storyboard Pro is available at http://www.toonboom.com.
A high-tech solution hardware manufacturing company and an Apple Premier Developer, Axiotron produces the Modbook, the award-winning tablet Mac solution. Following its unique vision of Customizing Your World™, Axiotron is dedicated to becoming a leading high-tech innovator through the conception and development of intriguing digital lifestyle products. In addition, Axiotron offers its product development expertise to companies in need of custom hardware solutions. Founded in January 2005, Axiotron is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V: AXO) in Toronto, Canada, with headquarters in El Segundo, California.
About Toon Boom Animation
Toon Boom Animation is the worldwide leader in animation software solutions. Toon Boom carries user-friendly animation applications for all and develops new geographies to make the animation community as global as can be. In that market segment, Toon Boom caters to the needs of children, home users, creative professionals as well as students, educators and schools.
As importantly, Toon Boom is fully dedicated to the needs of independent animators and studios, offering a wide product range from powerful pre-production tools to leading-edge animation production solutions. Relying on its extensive expertise in animation production, Toon Boom provides consulting services in the fields of optimization, pipeline integration, production assistance and custom development.
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Toon Boom Animation Inc.
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