QNAP Systems, Inc. - Network Attached Storage (NAS)




QNAP and axle Video team up for powerful video shared storage solutions at 2013 NAB Show

Taipei, Taiwan, March 25, 2013 – QNAP® System, Inc., a world leader in network attached storage, and axle Video, an award-winning pioneer in radically simple media management software, will showcase two joint hardware/software solutions for video production workgroups at the 2013 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Both solutions are available immediately, at prices that are a fraction of traditional storage/asset management solutions for the video industry. The companies are providing these solutions for use where large amounts of video footage need to be stored and accessed across a network. axle is strongly recommending these solutions for use as Tier 2 (parking, light editing and video nearline) storage.

Desktop solution: Starting at less than US $7,995, this solution combines QNAP's TS-879 Pro Turbo NAS desktop storage system, which supports up to 32 terabytes of storage capacity and high speed Ethernet access capability (up to 10GbE), with axle's radically simple media management solution, axle 2012, powered by Apple’s Mac mini quad core i7 system.

Rackmount solution: Starting at less than US $12,995, this solution combines QNAP's TS-1270U-RP business-class series Turbo NAS ,with support for up to 48 terabytes and high speed Ethernet access capability(up to 10GbE), with axle Gear, a complete appliance for media management and transcoding that fits in 1U of rack space right next to your shared storage.

These solutions support cross-platform file sharing for Windows®, Mac®, and Linux/UNIX users, and provide a centralized storage solution. FTP server software is also included for compatibility with legacy file transfer requirements, directly into the shared storage pool. In addition, 5 user licenses of the axle media management software are included in each solution. The axle software enables easy review and approval workflows, timeline annotation, shot selection and powerful search and collaboration, all through any web browser on iPad, Mac and PC. No client software installation is required.

Both solutions can easily be upgraded through a number of expansion options, including:

  1. the addition of a 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapter on the QNAP NAS solutions, allowing faster access from a larger number of workstations or proxy generation servers.
  2. the addition of one or more separate quad-core Mac Minis running Telestream Episode Pro software for higher speed H.264 proxy generation.

These new QNAP/axle solutions will be displayed at the QNAP booth SL9407 and axle Video booth SL14316, and are available through axle Video’s resellers worldwide.


About axle Video

axle Video, LLC is a Boston-based company aiming to bring radical simplicity to media management for small and midsize workgroups. Its founders, Sam Bogoch, Steve Ryan and Patrice Gouttebel, all have extensive experience in the fields of media asset management, digital asset management and workflows for creative applications. The company’s products take an “appliance” approach, to solve what has previously been the domain of highly complex software configurations and deployments. axle’s first product release received a prestigious Best of IBC award from TVB Europe magazine.  axle 2012 version 8 is now shipping.

About QNAP

QNAP Systems, Inc., as stated in its brand of "Quality Network Appliance Provider", aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity, and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments, as well as enrich entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation and passion.


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