Prime Focus Upgrades Render Manager Deadline

Prime Focus Software has released an upgrade to its administration and rendering application Deadline that is faster, easier to use and supports several new software applications.

New features in Deadline 4.1 include:

‘ Speed improvements: Deadline now handles thousands of active render jobs with ease while Pulse is running. Pulse uses multiple threads to load data from the Repository, which makes the managing of jobs and slaves much faster and more robust.

‘ Increased usability: Intuitive interface that allows you to assign Pools and Groups to slaves from within the Monitor using the improved Manage Pools or Groups option.

‘ Simplified power management configuration: Groups are defined at the top level, and all features apply to all slaves within their respective group, thus making it easier to maintain settings for specific groups of machines.

‘ UAC compliant: Windows users can run all Deadline applications without requiring elevation, even when UAC is set to the highest setting.

‘ New software support: After Effects CS5, Arnold Standalone, Lightwave 10, RVIO, RealFlow 5, and Softimage 2011.

Prime Focus Software also has announced the debut of Deadline Mobile, available as a free download from the iTunes App Store on iPhone or at Deadline Mobile is compatible with Deadline 4.1 and lets users remotely monitor Deadline jobs from anywhere.

Deadline 4.1 is now available through Prime Focus Software. There will be no changes made to current pricing information with the release of Deadline 4.1. Deadline Software is available for a list price starting at $140 per render node for the first 25 licenses, prices drop per unit with increased volume. For more information please contact [email protected] or visit To download the free Deadline Mobile iPhone app, please visit: