Paris, France and Boston, MA, 3rd September, 2013. LaCie, leader in direct-attached and NAS-based storage, and axle Video, the company redefining media management, have teamed up to provide smaller production groups and independent producers with an efficient solution to their growing storage and management challenges. The two companies will be demonstrating their joint solution at IBC 2013 Hall 7, on the LaCie (7.G17) and axle Video (7.D07) stands.
Comprised of axle Video’s easy to use browser-based media management software and LaCie’s 5big NAS Pro storage which offers a cloud-based storage option, users can now start with a scalable investment and gain exceptional flexibility, performance, security, and ease of use. The solution is compatible with virtually any folder organization, and search, review, collaboration and storage management are all accomplished through straightforward browser-based user interfaces.
“Smaller media producers face the same challenges of managing expanding quantities of media, locating material, collaborating more easily, and reducing complexity as larger facilities”, said Sam Bogoch, CEO of axle Video, “but the management and storage options available to them have often been much too complex or expensive for their operations. By teaming with LaCie, we’re helping to change that.”
axle Video media management lets users browse, select, log, collaborate, and approve using transparently created media proxies. The original media can reside on LaCie 5big NAS Pro as networked hard disk storage, cloud-based storage, or both. The option of cloud storage means that users can start with a very reasonable investment, and instantly scale storage up or down as needed. In addition, recent optimizations to LaCie’s NAS OS 3 mean that network write and read speeds to and from RAID5 can exceed 100 Mbytes per second, making 1080p editing possible.
“There is real synergy between our companies and we think this joint solution is an important development for anyone working with digital media. It addresses a very real, widespread need with a new approach that offers quality tools, ease of use, and accessibility at a new level of affordability that provides a faster return on investment,” said Clement Barberis, LaCie Channel Marketing Specialist. “And, in addition to the benefits of having both NAS and cloud storage, media is better protected with LaCie SimplyRAID, as well as the extra measure of security of backing up media to the cloud and retrieving through a simple UI.”
axle 2013 software starts at $1,295/€1095 for five users and is available now.
The LaCie 5big NAS Pro storage starts at $529/€509 and is available now