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News: XenData and axle Video To Provide Affordable, Easy To Use Digital Video Archive Solutions
on Aug 1, 2013 at 7:52:41 pm

axle Gear Adds Support for XenData LTO Network Archive Range

(Walnut Creek, California--August 1, 2013) XenData, the leading provider of LTO archive solutions to the media and entertainment industry, announced today that axle Video’s Gear appliance now supports its SX-10 and SX-520 Series of video archive solutions. This combined offering will provide customers with a complementary archive system that enables users to easily search, annotate, review and approve their media files across several tiers of storage.

axle Video’s software treats XenData archives as a standard network volume, allowing the user to move media to and from LTO cartridges. In addition, users can collaborate on files located in the XenData archives via proxy workflows and axle Gear’ ;s browser interface. This configuration makes the entire contents of the LTO archive searchable from any PC, Mac or iPad, and allows users to contribute shot selects, annotations and metadata for those media, creating a radically simple process. Users do not need direct or real-time access to the high-resolution video files, which can be migrated off to any tier of storage connected to the axle system.

The XenData archive writes all files to LTO cartridges using the open standard LTFS or TAR format, allowing files to be restored for decades to come. Furthermore, there is no special integration needed as both the axle and XenData technologies are built to work with standard file systems. Both the high speed work-in-progress storage and volumes controlled by the XenData archive appear as folders in the file system, and assets are moved freely between these folders.

“As Media Asset Management Systems (MAMs) have traditionally been expensive, complex , and difficult to deploy, we have partnered with axle Video to offer a simple, open standard archiving solution for the cost-conscious market,” said Phil Storey, XenData CEO. “Our solutions are designed with similar principles - industry standards, affordability and with emphasis on ease of use – and are quite complementary.”

XenData and axle Video combined solutions are available immediately; complete installations including services start at under $20,000. They will be demonstrated at IBC, September 12-17, 2013 in Amsterdam on the XenData booth 7-H47, and the axle booth, 7-D07.

About XenData
XenData is a leading provider of digital video archiving solutions tailored specifically to serve the media and entertainment industry – with typical customers being TV stations, global broadcasters, media service providers, video production and post-production organizations. XenData’s solutions range from co st-effective LTO workstation archives to multiple petabyte server systems. XenData archive servers have a network attached storage (NAS) architecture and are compatible with a broad range of third party media applications. They can be accessed via a standard file-folder structure or by using an API, providing the high-performance and functionality required to meet today and tomorrow’s demanding digital video applications. With over 500 digital video archive servers managing robotic LTO libraries installed in over 50 countries worldwide, XenData is trusted by some of the largest media companies. For more information visit:

About axle
axle Video is a Boston-based company that is bringing radical simplicity to media management for small- and midsized workgroups. axle systems are designed to be installed and configured in less than an hour, and work with nearly all file systems and storage vendors. axle 2012 and axle Gear have received Best-of-Show awards at IBC 2012 (from TVB Europe) and NAB 2013 (from DV Magazine) as well as a Post Pick from Post magazine. The company sells its products worldwide through a network of expert resellers and system integrators. For more information visit:

Trademarks, axle, axle 2012 and axle Gear are trademarks of axle Video. XenData is a registered trademark of XenData Limited.


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