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1/4/2017

Las Vegas, Nevada, January 4th, 2017 – AVADirect is proud to announce that the AVA Z270 Scorpio is on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Gigabyte suite in Caesars Palace, Palace Ballroom I & II.

AVADirect Custom Computers and Gigabyte have enhanced their partnership by developing the AVA Z270 Scorpio, to showcase the new Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake processor, Gigabyte’s powerful Aorus GA-Z270X-GAMING 7 motherboard, and the hardline liquid cooling, cable management, and attention to detail that AVADirect is known for.

The AVA Z270 Scorpio features an Intel Core Kaby Lake processor and Z270 Chipset. This latest Intel technology not only increases clock speed, but includes thermal improvements and new features like Speed Shift. Together these advancements boost the performance of both CPU and graphics-heavy workloads. On display at the Gigabyte suite at CES 2017, the AVA Z270 Scorpio showcases the Gigabyte Aorus GA-Z270X-GAMING 7 motherboard. Combining the latest Intel Kaby Lake microarchitecture and Gigabyte gaming hardware with custom hardline liquid cooling and overclocking from AVADirect, the AVA Z270 Scorpio represents the pinnacle of gaming performance.

As well as presenting the AVA Z270 Scorpio, the AVADirect team will be attending CES for the eleventh time, meeting with industry executives to enhance our business relationships for the betterment of our customers.

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11/30/2016

Twinsburg, OH – November 30, 2016 - AVADirect, a leading manufacturer of custom computers, servers and image generators, is displaying its systems at the 2016 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC).

AVADirect is celebrating the 50th anniversary of I/ITSEC, the world's largest modeling, simulation, and training conference. I/ITSEC brings together all of the large defense contractors, accessory makers, global mapping and several other companies that feed into the real world of simulation and is organized by the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), which promotes international and interdisciplinary cooperation within the fields of modeling and simulation (M&S), training, education, analysis.

The AVADirect systems on display power simulation demonstrations including those at the AECOM, Diamond Visionics, Lockheed Martin, 3D Perception, Digital Projection, and RPA Electronics booths. At booth #849 an AVADirect custom image generator powers the latest version of Lockheed Martin’s flight simulator.

For the past eleven years, AVADirect has been attending this event. AVADirect builds specialized hardware for simulation and modeling systems for fellow I/ITSEC exhibitors including but not limited to Lockheed Martin, L-3 Communications, Boeing, and Northrop Grumman.


About I/ITSEC

The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) is the world's largest modeling, simulation, and training conference, consisting of peer-reviewed paper presentations, tutorials, special events, professional workshops, a commercial exhibit hall, a serious games competition, and STEM events for teachers and secondary students. I/ITSEC is organized by the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA), an affiliate subsidiary of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). Hence, I/ITSEC also emphasizes themes related to defense and security. For more information, visit http://www.iitsec.org/

Q&A with CPU Magazine, Travis Bortz and Shannon Robb
11/18/2016
CPU Magazine Catches Up With AVADirect’s Travis Bortz & Shannon Robb, discussing what's changed so far and what's in store for 2017.
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9/13/2016
AVADirect PAX West

AVADirect Finishes Strong in the Intel Extreme Rig Challenge

AVADirect placed 4th out of 12 in the Intel Extreme Rig Challenge, which concluded at PAX West 2016. The competition, which began in early June, featured the 12 top custom computer builders in North America. Each builder was given the task of designing, configuring and building the most extreme gaming rig possible, valued at $10,000.

The top 7 systems, including AVADirect’s, were featured in Intel’s PAX booth where famous Twitch streamers, including Bluejay and AustenMarie, streamed with their followers.

Take a look at AVADirect’s build, the AVA Aurora, here.

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6/16/2016
AVADirect in Intel Rig Challenge

AVADirect is competiting in the Intel Extreme Rig Challenge... and we need your help!

Throughout the summer, AVADirect will be competing in the Intel Extreme Rig Challenge – where 12 builders will compete to create the most extreme gaming rig, featuring the new Intel Broadwell–E processor and Intel 750 Series SSD, ending with the final top 7 rigs to be unveiled at PAX Prime – and you decide the winners!

Over the next three months, we will be working meticulously to create the most impressive and remarkable handcrafted ‪True Custom‬ PC that we have ever built. As the build comes together, we will share the progress with all of our fans using ‪#‎IntelRigChallenge‬ on Facebook and Twitter.

Here’s where you, the fans, come in! In order for us to make it to the finals at PAX Prime in September, we need everyone’s votes. Cast your vote by tweeting our Twitter handle (@AVADirect) and use the hashtag #IntelRigChallenge. Oh by the way, you’ll also be entered to win one of the final 7 rigs, and trust us, you’ll want to win ours! You’re eligible to vote once a day through September 3rd, so don’t stop the support!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE AND ENTER TO WIN.

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6/7/2016
AVA wins Boeing Performance Award

The AVADirect is honored and humbled to have received the 2015 Boeing Performance Excellence Award – Silver Level.

Out of 18,000 global suppliers, roughly only 442 achieved “Silver” status by maintaining our strong commitment to quality, performance, and continued innovation for each month of the October 2014 – September 2015 period.

We would like to attribute our success to our world class engineering and production team, in conjunction with bleeding edge technology, allowing us to continue to meet and exceed Boeing’s , as well as all of our industry partners, expectations.

For the full list of award winners and more information regarding Boeing’s Supplier Recognition Programs, take a look at the following link.

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4/29/2016
AVADirect attends SVVR

The AVADirect team is excited to be walking around the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Expo this week, checking out some of the latest and greatest developments within the Virtual Reality industry. The Expo, in it's third year, takes place in San Jose, California and runs from April 27th - April 29th. Major sponsors include NVIDIA, Oculus, Vive, Google, and many more. Sixense is demoing the AVA Sixense VR PC at their booth, if you're at the show be sure to check it out!

Notable take-a-ways from the event include NVIDIA’s Iray rendering technology, Noitom’s Project Alice VR program, SpaceVR’s first virtual reality camera satellite, and VirZoom’s smart stationary bike system. For a more complete recap of the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality expo, take a look at this blog and let us know what you think!

The AVADirect team is already looking forward to next year's expo and seeing the developments made in virtual reality over the next year.

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3/30/2016
AVADirect attends Intel Solutions Summit

The AVADirect team is thrilled to be attending the Intel Solutions Summit this week in Orlando, Florida. ISS is Intel’s top channel event of the year, reserved exclusively for Intel Technology Provider Platinum partners. This prestigious event gives AVADirect, and other Platinum partners, a unique opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and insights into upcoming products and technologies to help us best provide for the industry. Through networking events, keynote speakers, and focus sessions, ISS is a great experience and we are honored to be an Intel Technology Provider Platinum for the 8th year in a row.

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3/14/2016
AVADirect Attends GDC 2016

Enter to Win an AVA Sixense Ultimate VR Desktop and Sixense STEM System!

To celebrate the Game Developers Conference, AVADirect and Sixense have joined forces to giveaway a VR bundle with an AVA Sixense Ultimate VR Desktop and Sixense STEM System. The Sixense STEM System is a wireless motion tracking platform that enables gamers to interact naturally and intuitively by tracking full positions and orientation at all times. The AVA Sixense VR Desktop was designed and engineered to accompany the Sixense STEM System, giving VR users optimal graphics capabilities.

Enter now at http://www.avadirect.com/giveaway


Take $100 off the purchase of any of our VR systems with promo code GDC 2016

To continue our celebration of GDC, we’re offering a limited time promo on our VR systems. This week only, take $100 off the purchase of the AVA Omni VR Desktop, AVA Sixense VR Desktop, or AVA Exemplar by Road to VR.

Click here to explore our virtual reality computers


AVADirect is at GDC!

If you’re in San Francisco for the Game Developer’s Conference, stop by and take a look at the AVADirect computers running virtual reality demonstrations! The AVA Omni VR Desktop is powering the Omni VR eSports competition at booth #410. Meanwhile, the AVA Sixense VR Desktop is being used to demonstrate the Sixense STEM System at booth # 502.

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1/5/2016
AVADirect CES

Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6, 2016 – AVADirect is proud to announce that the AVA Omni VR Desktop is on display and powering demonstrations at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at the Virtuix Omni booth #26015.

AVADirect Custom Computers and Virtuix Omni initiated their partnership in 2014 to enhance the virtual reality experience by combining their core competencies. The Virtuix Omni is an immersive, first-of-its-kind gaming system that supports a full virtual reality experience. The AVA Omni VR Desktop Series is built using the industry’s top hardware components, coupled with our standard testing to meet the most rigorous VR hardware demands.

At the Consumer Electronic Show, the AVA Omni VR desktop is powering the Omni Arena eSports Tournament, the first VR eSports tournament featuring four Omnis on stage and live commentators calling the action. Players will compete in Omni Arena, an arena-style first-person shooter demo experience made specifically for VR and the Omni.

As well as presenting the AVA Omni VR Desktop, the AVADirect team will be attending CES for the tenth time, meeting with industry executives to enhance our business relationships for the betterment of our customers.

About Virtuix

Founded by CEO Jan Goetgeluk in April 2013 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Virtuix is the pioneer of the Active VR category and is the developer of the Omni – the first-of-its-kind motion platform that enables 360-degree mobility in virtual environments. Virtuix raised $1.1M via Kickstarter during the summer of 2013, raised an additional $8MM from private and institutional investors, and has pre-sold more than 4,000 Omni units to date.