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April 15, 2016

Abekas Taps axle Video to Deliver Multi-Server Media Management

Broadcasters gain complete picture of all server assets in simple browser-based view

Menlo Park, CA, and Boston, MA – April 14, 2016 — NAB 2016 Abekas Booth SL5713; axle Video Booth SL15416.

Abekas Inc., an industry leader in digital video production servers and equipment, and axle Video LLC, pioneer in media management systems that are easy to use, install, and afford, today announced integration of axle Video media management software with the Abekas Mira and Tria video server family.

With this integration Abekas customers can now search and preview every asset on any Abekas Mira or Tria server on their network in a single, unified browser-based view.  axle 2016 software has a new extension to handle the native Abekas media file format.  With it, axle 2016 automatically discovers and catalogs all video, audio and still image media on Abekas servers, imports all metadata, and creates low-res MPEG H264 proxies which appear in the clean and simple axle user interface.  axle media management is unobtrusive, as it leaves customer folder structures, storage file systems, and original media untouched.

In applications such as live studio productions, where Abekas servers handle the ingest and playback of graphics and video clips, asset counts can easily run into many thousands across the networked servers. This is a significant management challenge that axle Video addresses as an easily referenceable central library with a simple browser view of media inventory across all servers.

“Abekas servers deliver superior capability, flexibility and per-channel value,” commented Junaid Sheikh, President and CEO of Abekas “and we’re excited that our customers now gain even greater capability and value with the integration of axle Video’s easy to use, yet powerful media management.”

“Partnering with Abekas is a great opportunity given the respect they have in the industry,” said Sam Bogoch, CEO of axle Video, “and is also further validation of the wide range of applications for our radically simple approach to managing media.”

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About Abekas

Abekas, Inc. (www.abekas.com) is a privately-held company headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Abekas designs, manufactures, sells, and supports a complete line of digital video products for the worldwide professional television marketplace.  Abekas products include profanity delay devices, Instant replay and slow motion servers, production and clip servers for use in live production, post production and broadcast markets.

About axle Video
axle Video (www.axlevideo.com) is the pioneer in developing radically simple software for media management and capture. Its solutions help media organizations improve the way they gather, share and archive digital video content, with solutions that are easy to install, use and afford. Its radically simple media software uniquely addresses a burgeoning need and has caught on rapidly among video professionals in post-production, education, broadcast, corporate, sports, house of worship, non-profit, advertising-marketing, and government organizations worldwide. At its introduction, axle Video’s software was recognized with the IBC 2012 Best of Show award and at NAB 2013 with the prestigious DV Magazine Black Diamond and Post Picks awards. axle Video is a privately held company; its founders have extensive industry experience in media asset management for creative applications. Learn more at www.axlevideo.com.