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PipelineFX’s Qube! Now Available in One-Month Installments

New Subscription Licensing Plan Offers Fully Supported Version of Qube for $15/Month Commercial and $10.90/Month Education

Los Angeles, CA (June 30, 2015) – Today PipelineFX adds a subscription licensing option to Qube!, making the leading render farm management software for visual effects even more cost-effective for studios and schools. This new option can be limited to a single one-month installment, and drops the price of Qube to $15/month.

“Sometimes an upfront investment or a long-term commitment is all that holds companies back from bringing efficiency to their farms,” said Richard Lewis, CEO of PipelineFX. “Subscription licensing is a simple way to get them there, on their own terms and through a package that doesn’t make them give up the power and support that Qube! is known for.”

Render farm management is one of the many ways to promote efficiency and lower costs in extremely competitive fields like visual effects. With a much lower initial cost and the option to add or remove licenses as projects ramp up or wind down, Qube! users can now treat their software expenditures like an operating expense, rather than a long-term capital investment. Any choice, whether it’s monthly or annual, comes with forum, email and telephone technical support.

”With client demand increasing, we are pleased that PipelineFX offers a cost-effective method which enabled us to burst the power of our render farm by utilizing newly available private clouds services,” said John Hickson, Head of Systems Engineering & Rendering at Arc Productions.

"The Qube! subscription model is great," said Rachit Singh, Head of Technology at Atomic Cartoons. "On our new project we have more than 400 nodes and by using subscription, we were able to bring down the licensing cost for rendering. Best part is, you can always update to the latest version.”

Pricing and Availability

Subscription is available now online to existing PipelineFX customers at Pricing is $15/month per worker license for commercial customers and $10.50/month for education customers.

About Qube!™ and Smart Farming™

Qube! is an intelligent, mature and highly scalable render management solution that can be quickly integrated into any production workflow, and is backed by world-class technical support. Smart Farming delivers intelligence to production pipelines by providing business-critical insight into render pipelines, maximizing investment in rendering infrastructure and automating manual processes. Qube! works out of the box with all leading content creation applications and is truly cross-platform with all software components available on Windows®, Linux®, and Mac OS®X operating systems.

About PipelineFX

As the leading provider of intelligent render farm management solutions for digital content creation, PipelineFX provides software, support, consulting and training services worldwide. Qube! runs on more than 30,000 render nodes at over 700 customers in 51 countries and is used to render film and visual effects, post production, broadcast, design, games and education media. Clients include Apple, Arc Productions, Base FX, BBC, Cinesite, Deluxe, Digital District, Dyson, Efilm, Electronic Arts, Google, HBO, Hasbro, L.M.U., Lockheed Martin, Method Studios, MPC, NBC Sports, Next Media Animation, Nvidia, NHK, NYU, Original Force, Pratt Institute, Procter & Gamble, ReelFX, South Park Studios, SVA, Target, Technicolor and many others. PipelineFX is headquartered in Honolulu, HI, and has offices in Los Angeles, London, Portland, Las Vegas, and Vancouver.