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Axle Adds Mobile, Avid support to Radically Simple Workflow

Axle 2014 lets users on laptops, tablets, and smartphones use media and collaborate anywhere

Boston, MA(25 Mar 2014)

Axle Video,the company redefining media management,today announced axle 2014, the newest version of its award-winning media management software, featuring much faster performance, up to 300,000 assets, optimized iPhone and Android support, and support for localized user interfaces. In addition, axle announced availability of the new axle Gear Pro configuration with support for the Avid Media Composer family of editors.

The new mobile interface, included with Axle 2014, lets team members search for assets, navigate the folders on their shared storage, and review and approve video assets.  It complements Axle's existing support for the iPad and nearly all PC/Mac desktop browsers, by providing a tailored mobile experience for quickly finding and checking media.  Axle's lineup of new and upgraded products being demonstrated at NAB 2014 includes:

  • Axle 2014- New: Building on axle's easy-to-use, web-based UI, and compatibility with almost every type of storage and operating system, Axle 2014 is the latest in the award-winning company's core software offerings. Axle 2014 offers much faster UI speed, increased asset scale, iPhone and Android support, and support for localized user interfaces.      
  • Axle Gear Pro - New: An integrated package of Axle Pro media management software with support for Avid media, Telestream Episode Pro software for proxy creation and transcoding, and two Mac Mini server CPUs in a single 1U rack mount chassis. This is the Pro version of Axle's Gear appliance which won DV Magazine's Black Diamond best of show award at NAB 2013.      
  • Axle GearStack - NAB Debut: An integrated package of Axle Gear configurations coupled with baseband and file-based ingest appliances from MOG Technologies, a leader in broadcast ingest systems.  GearStack allows high-volume media ingest and live logging to feed directly into an Axle search, browse, select, review and approve workflow.     
  • Axle Gear for Adobe Anywhere - NAB Debut: The Axle Gear media management solution including Telestream Episode Pro transcoding software and dual Mac Mini servers, with specific integration for Adobe Anywhere users, allowing them tobrowse, annotate, collaborate on, review, and approve media from any location. This is the first turnkey media management solution available for Adobe Anywhere.

"We installed Axle Video software to help our producers and editors manage our extensive archive of 'mood shots', said Daniel Chaput, Creative Director at Knock Knock London, a creative postproduction house in the UK. "Not only has Axle Video made it easier to find content, but it has helped our teams work much faster. They can swiftly find just the right shots to fit our clients' exact requirements, and as Axle integrates seamlessly with our editing software, we've been able to dramatically increase productivity by spending far less time searching for shots and more time working creatively to produce fantastic promos and programmes for our customers."

NAB attendees can learn more at the axle Video booth, SL15516, in the lower South Hall, April 7-10.  NAB 2014 also provides a showcase for Axle's rapidly growing industry partnerships, just 18 months after Axle's original launch at IBC 2012.  Of the more than 25 Axle partners in the South Hall, seven will be demonstrating Axle media management in their booths, including five new strategic partners: Dell (SL16014 and StudioXperience SU621), Harmonic (SU1210), IBM (S115LMR), Promise (SL5329), and Qualstar (SL13016).

Availability and Pricing

Axle 2014 software starts at $1,695/€1395 for five users and is shipping now.

The Axle Gear Pro software-hardware bundle starts at $8,995/€8465 for five users and is shipping now.

Axle GearStack software-hardware bundles start from under $20,000/€15,000, depending on the mix of ingest requirements; shipping now.

The Axle Gear for Adobe Anywhere software-hardware bundle starts at $11,995/€10,160 for five users and is shipping now.

About axle Video

Axle Video LLC is a Boston-based software company dedicated to radically simple digital media management for small and mid-sized workgroups. Founders Sam Bogoch, Steve Ryan, and Patrice Gouttebel have extensive experience in media asset management for creative applications.  Axle's media management software has been recognized with a Best of Show award at its introduction at IBC 2012, and at NAB 2013 received prestigious DV Magazine Black Diamond and Post Picks awards.