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Today we are delighted to announce the official arrival of the BC1 Mini, a lightweight, toolless benchtable that has been designed specifically for Small Form Factor systems. Co-developed with HWBOT, OverClocking-TV, the BC1 Open Benchtable is a community-developed product that has won awards from Red Dot and iF Design in recognition of its portability, esthetics and design prowess. Available in Q4 2017, the BC1 Mini follows the same design principles of the BC1 Open Benchtable, arriving in choice of three colors to match your preference.

Just one year after we launched the popular BC1, we hope the enthusiast community will again be excited to receive the BC1 Mini, an Open Benchtable that re-defines the rules about small, compact and portable systems” commented commented Isaïe Simonnet, Project Development Manager, VP of OverClocking-TV.

Streacom has always had a keen focus on small form factor design so for us the BC1 Mini is a natural progression from the acclaimed BC1” commented Shimon Simon, Head of Design and Manufacturing at Streacom. “We have taken all the great feature of the BC1 and packed them into an ultra-compact form that is perfect for ITX based platforms.”



The Open Benchtable BC1 Mini: Enjoy Ultimate Portability

The Mini-ITX form factor standard is developed specifically to address the need for more compact systems. Today there is no compromise on performance, as more Mini-ITX motherboards are used by gamers, enthusiasts and overclockers in systems that use the latest high performance hardware. The OBT BC1 Mini redefines the desire for small form factor benchtable, bringing the advantages of the original Open Benchtable in a smaller footprint that offers the ultimate portable system.

BC1-Mini: Features Highlights

Ultra Portability
With only 900 grams packed into the size of a tablet of 8mm thinness, the BC1 Mini feature a carry-handle for an ultimate portability.

All-in-One Integration
Main body integrates the legs, mounting brackets, standoffs and thumbscrews – everything you need to quickly set up an open rig.

Toolless Design
The entire product uses thumbscrews : you won’t even need to bring a screwdriver with you. Motherboard standoffs include traditional and convenient pushpin options.

True Versatility
Integrated extension support brackets accommodate fans and radiators in a variety of configurations.

Native Small Form Factor Support
Supports Mini-ITX form factor motherboards, plus graphic cards up to 3 slots width in all sizes. Supports SFX and SFX-L form factor power supplies.

Tradeshow Secure Lock
An integrated Kensington Lock that makes it ideally suited for showcasing and product demos at tradeshows and other public situations where theft could be an issue.

Open Benchtable: Community Edition – Pre-Order Now, Available in Q4 2017 in Silver, Black and Red
The BC1 Mini HWBOT Community Edition is available now direct from OpenBenchtable.com for US $164:https://openbenchtable.com

BC1 Mini Open Benchtable Retail Edition – Will be available 3-4 weeks after the Community Edition, through existing Streacom retailers.

View full details, specification and pictures on the BC1 Mini product page

BC1 Screw Kit Now Available
In addition to the release of the BC1 Mini, we are also releasing a screw kit for anyone who has misplaced their original screws or perhaps wants to add to their existing table.
The set contains ..
7 x M3 thumbscrew
6 x 6#32 thumbscrew
4 x PCI & motherboard standoff
4 x Motherboard pushpin
2 x PCI screw & PCI hand nut

The kit can be purchases though the OBT website or from the usual Streacom retailers and will be available in Q4. View full details, specification and pictures on the Screw Kit product page



The Open Benchtable Project
Another crucial aspect of the Open Benchtable project is that its design is open to third party developers of additional accessories. Started by HWBOT and OverClocking-TV and later joined by Streacom, the project will allow full access to the blueprints files of this final product revision, allowing third party developers to build accessories for all Open Benchtable products, modify and share their design improvements and more.

Ultimately, community enthusiasts will be able to share their own unique accessory designs and 3D files on the Open Benchtable site for others to use. Blueprints and other design related documentation will be publicly available later in Q3 2016.

To learn more about the Open Benchtable project, visit this website: https://openbenchtable.com/

Streacom
Streacom is a computer hardware manufacturer with a focus on quality and a passion for creating products that break the mould of traditional designs. Established in 2010, it has become a benchmark for unique SFF and fanless cases. With the use of premium materials and minimalist designs, Streacom is the perfect partner for the Open Benchtable project.
https://streacom.com/

OverClocking-TV
OverCocking-TV is a web-TV focussed on the production of video content and live broadcasts exclusively about overclocking. Since 2009, OCTV has been pioneering and innovating to push overclocking to new heights. Projects like the Open Benchtable are a testimony to such commitment to the community.
https://www.overclocking-tv.com/

HWBOT
HWBOT has been involved with maintaining overclocking submission databases and monitoring and regulating overclocking leagues, records and contests since 2006. HWBOT exists to promote overclocking at all levels, abilities and budgets, reshaping something that began as an enthusiast hobby, into a globally respected Esport.
https://hwbot.org/
BC1 Open Benchtable Wins Prestigious Red Dot Design Award

STREACOM, OC-TV and HWBOT, an organization regulating international overclocking competitions rankings, is delighted to announce the BC1 Open Benchtable as winner of the internationally recognized Red Dot Award. The BC1 Open Benchtable was chosen as the winning product in the category of Product Design, underlining the unique design approach of the BC1 which offers a lightweight, portable, toolless and fully integrated benchtable for enthusiasts and professionals.

“This Red Dot Award for Product Design further highlights the hard work and commitment of the Open Benchtable project and the invaluable input of the enthusiast overclocking community who made vital contributions to the design philosophy of the BC1,” commented Pieter-Jan Plaisier, Director at HWBOT.

“We are delighted to receive recognition from such a respected organization as Red Dot,” commented Shimon Simon, Head of Design and Manufacturing at Streacom. “Creating beautiful and functional computer hardware has been our mission from day one, and this industry award inspires us to continue pushing the boundaries of form, function, quality and value.”

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be chosen for this Product Design award from Red Dot,” commented Isaie Simonnet, President of OverClocking-TV. “The award enhances our position as the only benchtable design that offers true portability to the thousands of professionals and enthusiasts who need to test hardware components in the field.”

The Red Dot Award is well established internationally as a seal of quality and outstanding design. The Open Benchtable was selected by a jury of forty independent designers, design professors and specialist journalists. The uniquely portable and integrated design of the BC1 Open Benchtable was selected from a pool of more than 5,500 entries from 54 countries around the world.

As a Red Dot Product Design winner, the BC1 Open Benchtable will be showcased in the special “Design on Stage” exhibition in Essen, Germany. The exhibition forms part of the world’s largest contemporary design exhibitions. The Open Benchtable will also feature in the Red Dot Design Yearbook 2017/2018 and on the Red Dot App – both international references for award-winning design.

About the Red Dot Design Award

In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept.

The Red Dot Award is organized by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought-after Red Dot award has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality.

More information is available at www.red-dot.org




To learn more about the BC1, visit the product page or to know more about the Open Benchtable Project, visit openbenchtable.com

Renowned iF International Design Forum Selects the BC1 Open Benchtable for Computer Product Design Award 2017

STREACOM and HWBOT, an organization regulating international overclocking competitions and rankings, is proud to announce selection of the BC1 Open Benchtable as winner of the prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD. The BC1 Open Benchtable was the winning product in the category of Computer Product, underlining the unique design of the BC1 which offers a lightweight, portable, toolless and fully integrated benchtable for enthusiasts and professionals.

“After more than a year of research and design, followed by months of work with partners Streacom to bring the product to market, it’s an honor to receive industry recognition from a respected group like the iF International Design Forum,” commented Timothée Pineau, VP of OverClocking-TV.

“This award from iF Design underlines the value of leveraging the unique knowledge base and expertise of the PC enthusiast community at HWBOT,” commented Pieter-Jan Plaisier, Director at HWBOT. “The innovative design of the Open Benchtable owes a great deal to the input and feedback of enthusiastic HWBOT members from around the world.”

“It is truly an honour to receive this prestigious award for the BC1, which stands as a testament to the unique and innovative design that has redefined the benchtable market,” commented Shimon Simon, Head of Design and Manufacturing at Streacom. “The award further validates our reputation as a company that pushes the boundaries of form, function, quality and value.”

The BC1 Open Benchtable and its uniquely portable and integrated design clearly made a positive impression on the 58-member iF DESIGN Forum jury which was made up of independent experts from all over the world. The competition was intense with over 5,500 entries submitted from 59 countries – all hopeful of receiving the iF DESIGN seal of approval.

More information about the BC1 Open Benchtable award from iF DESIGN can be found in the “Design Excellence” section of the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

About the iF DESIGN AWARD

For over 60 years the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concepts. All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg.

To learn more about the BC1, visit the product page or to know more about the Open Benchtable Project, visit openbenchtable.com

**update – 20/03/2017**
Here is the official link on IF Design Award Website
Today we are delighted to announce the official arrival of the BC1 Open Benchtable, a lightweight, toolless benchtable that has been designed specifically for portability and ease of use. Co-developed with HWBOT, OverClocking-TV and Streacom, the Open Benchtable is a community-developed product that towers above current offerings in terms of portability, aesthetics, quality and design.

Being only 8mm thick and weighing a mere 1.82kg, the Open Benchtable is uniquely designed for travelling overclockers, enthusiasts and technical professionals who need put together a full open PC while on the road. It uniquely integrates all the components needed to quickly set up a benching or test platform including; standoffs, screws and brackets. Welcome to the next level of convenience and portability.

“The Open Benchtable story starts with a group of community members recognising the need for a wholly more portable benchtable solution,” commented Timothée Pineau, head of Project Development at HWBOT and VP of OverClocking-TV. “The design of the Open Benchtable has continued to evolve and improve with more OC community members contributing to help us finally arrive at the incredible design we have today.”

The Open Benchtable: True portability – Uniquely Designed, Ingeniously Implemented.

The Open Benchtable has been designed from day one with one key question in mind – how we can design a fully functional benchtable that is also 100% portable? Today, Overclocking is a community driven hobby and Esport where overclockers are willing to traverse the globe to bench with and compete against other like-minded people. The project has now developed a benchtable that is highly suited to the needs of a travelling PC enthusiast, overclocker, or any professional who needs to test components in the field.

The main body of the Open Benchtable is made of machined, anodized aluminum which offers fantastic rigidity while also being extremely lightweight. The body also features an integrated carry handle with legs, standoffs, and brackets all seamlessly stowed within. This means no moving (or indeed rattling) parts when in transit.
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Open Benchtable: Key Features

Ultra-Portability
Weights 1.82kg and is 8mm thin. Includes an integrated carry handle.

Full Component Integration
Main body integrates the legs, mounting brackets, standoffs and thumbscrews – everything you need to quickly set up an open rig.

Toolless Design
The entire product uses thumbscrews meaning you won’t even need to bring your screwdriver with you. Motherboard standoffs include traditional and convenient pushpin options.

True Versatility
Supports all form factor motherboards, plus up to four VGA cards. Integrated mounting brackets support system fans and radiators in a variety of configurations.

bc1-asm-ren-045-345 Open Benchtable: Community Edition – Available Now for $149
The HWBOT Community Edition is available now direct from OpenBenchtable.com for US $149 and includes a limited edition travelers sleeve: https://openbenchtable.com

BC1 Open Benchtable Retail Edition – Will be available 3-4 weeks after the Community Edition, through existing Streacom retailers.

View full details, specification and pictures on the BC1 product page

The Open Benchtable Project
Another crucial aspect of the Open Benchtable project is that its design is open to third party developers of additional accessories. Started by HWBOT and OverClocking-TV and later joined by Streacom, the project will allow full access to the blueprints files of this final product revision, allowing third party developers to build accessories for all Open Benchtable products, modify and share their design improvements and more.

Ultimately, community enthusiasts will be able to share their own unique accessory designs and 3D files on the Open Benchtable site for others to use. Blueprints and other design related documentation will be publicly available later in Q3 2016.

To learn more about the Open Benchtable project, visit this website: https://openbenchtable.com/

bc1-psu-ren-045-140 Streacom
Streacom is a computer hardware manufacturer with a focus on quality and a passion for creating products that break the mould of traditional designs. Established in 2010, it has become a benchmark for unique SFF and fanless cases. With the use of premium materials and minimalist designs, Streacom is the perfect partner for the Open Benchtable project.
https://streacom.com/

OverClocking-TV
OverCocking-TV is a web-TV focussed on the production of video content and live broadcasts exclusively about overclocking. Since 2009, OCTV has been pioneering and innovating to push overclocking to new heights. Projects like the Open Benchtable are a testimony to such commitment to the community.
https://www.overclocking-tv.com/

HWBOT
HWBOT has been involved with maintaining overclocking submission databases and monitoring and regulating overclocking leagues, records and contests since 2006. HWBOT exists to promote overclocking at all levels, abilities and budgets, reshaping something that began as an enthusiast hobby, into a globally respected Esport.
https://hwbot.org/
Introducing the Open Benchtable Project: A Community-Developed, Portable Yet Full-Featured Benchtable for Overclockers on the Move

Streacom is delighted to announce its involvement in forming the Open Benchtable Project, joining with OverClocking-TV and HWBOT to create an open, community-developed benchtable that towers above current offerings in terms of portability, esthetics and general design.

The first prototypes of the Open Benchtable design, manufactured by Streacom and referred to as the ‘Special HWBOT World Tour Edition’, will be used by overclockers during OC Workshops and contests throughout the World Tour, including forthcoming events in Europe and North America. “We are excited to bring the HWBOT World Tour Edition benchtable with us on the World Tour, giving us a chance to expose our latest design to the global OC community,” commented Timothée Pineau, head of Project Development at HWBOT and VP of OverClocking-TV. “We are confident that overclockers of all levels and abilities will be impressed and appreciate the portable design and open nature of the Open Benchtable project.”

The Open Benchtable Project : Designed By Overclockers For Overclockers on the Go

The Open Benchtable project is the brain-child of several conversations with Streacom dating back to Computex 2015. Overclocking is a community driven hobby and sport where overclockers are willing to traverse the globe to get benching with like-minded people. Initially the project arose out of a desire to develop a benchtable that would be suited to the needs of an overclocker who tends to travel.

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Streacom, the current prototype, the Special HWBOT World Tour Edition is a solid proof of concept. Subsequent retail models from Streacom will be branded as the BC1 benchtable. Measuring 36 cm x 27cm and with a thickness of only 8mm, the Streacom BC1 is made from a single piece of milled aluminum, making it light (only 2.5kg), portable yet rugged and ideal for carrying on the road. Despite its sleek light design the Open Benchtable is in fact extremely solid and designed to offer overclockers support for a full subzero cooled rig, including a CPU pot plus four LN2 cooled VGA cards.

Central to the design is the ability to neatly store the table’s components within its sleek aluminum base. The legs of the table, plus screws and other components reside within a cavity in the table’s main base which is easily sealed for transportation. The result is elegant, refined, light to carry and utterly effective in an overclocking session, wherever you are.

Perhaps the most crucial aspect of the Open Benchtable project is that its design is open to third party developers of additional accessories. Started by HWBOT and OverClocking-TV and later joined by Streacom, the project will allow full access to the blueprints files of the final product revision allowing third party developers to build accessories for these Open Benchtable products, modify and share their design improvements and more.

Ultimately, community enthusiasts will be able to share their own unique accessory designs via 3D files on the Open Benchtable site for others to use.

To learn more about the Open Benchtable project, visit this website: https://OpenBenchtable.com/