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News: Axle Video And Cache-A Join Forces To Deliver Affordable Digital Archiving
on Sep 11, 2013 at 6:32:56 pm

Production teams gain radically simple media management with quick, safe, cost-effective LTO-tape storage

(Golden, Colorado--September 11, 2013) Cache-A, a manufacturer of award-winning LTO-tape archiving appliances for media and entertainment, and axle Video, the company redefining media management, and have announced an integrated solution combining media asset management for professional video and digital media workflows. The end-to-end solution leverages Cache-A’s renowned LTO-4, 5, and 6 archive appliances and axle Video’s highly-regarded media management software and appliances. Details of the integration will be presented at IBC 2013, Hall7, at the Cache-A (7.A04) and axle (7.D07) stands.

The new, browser-based axle Video/Cache-A solution automatically catalogs and tracks media content over its lifecycle. Content can be quickly annotated with customizable metadata fields, then archived to, and quickly retrieved from, a network-attached Cache-A LTO-tape appliance, with a storage capacity in the hundreds of Terabytes. The solution leverages Cache-A’s industry-leading support for LTFS LTO storage together with axle’s user-friendly front-end interface. It is notable for its simplicity of installation, ease-of-use, and compatibility with NAS/SAN storage and operating systems.

“Integrating with axle Video’s media asset management software is a natural fit for Cache-A,” said Mark Ostlund, VP Sales and Marketing for Cache-A. “Axle’s affordable digital tools have opened up media asset management for a number of content creators and the integration of Cache-A now provides a complete management and protection solution.”

Sam Bogoch, CEO, axle Video commented: “Over the past two years we’ve seen a change in how media producers think about archiving. Building a digital archive is now a top priority, and this powerful LTO-tape solution provides simple and easily affordable media lifecycle management, coupled with a quick, safe, scalable, and complete archiving capability.”

axle 2013 software starts at $1,295/€1,095 for five users and is available now. The axle Gear appliance is priced at $6,995/€5,925 and is also available now.

Cache-A’s desktop Prime-Cache6, best-selling Pro-Cache and high-performance Power-Cache appliances start at $7,995/€5,995 and are available 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.

About Cache-A Corporation:
Cache-A’s award-winning, archive appliances are employed daily by thousands of users worldwide, in media/entertainment, Fortune 500 corporations, government departments, higher-education and houses of worship, to securely archive, search and retrieve vital digital assets. The company was founded in 2008 with a dedication to make archiving easy, and combines extensive experience in data storage and video media, with a reputation for delivering innovation and excellence to digital media professionals at a reasonable cost. Cache-A’s product range includes desktop and rack-mount appliances that are compatible with Windows, Mac OS and Linux/Unix networking infrastructures. Renowned for their ease-of-use, Cache-A products deliver leading-edge performance in video and digital film workflows, and lead the field in using the secure, portable, interchangeable, industry-standard LTFS and tar formats on LTO-6 media. Cache-A’s Pro-Cache was awarded Creative Cow’s prestigious Blue Ribbon in 2011 for “Best Archiving System”, and Power-Cache won Studio Daily’s 2012 Prime Award for “Best User Interface/User Experience”.


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