Axle Adds AI ToolSet

Support from storage, cloud and workflow partners is promoted at IBC all running axle AI, a software which “makes it possible to automatically index and search vast amounts of video, image and audio content”.

axle ai is available either as software, starting at $1,995, which runs on standard Mac hardware, or a self-contained software/hardware appliance, starting at $6,995. Both options provide integrations with leading cloud AI engines; the appliance also includes embedded processing power that supports direct visual search for thousands of hours of footage with no cloud connectivity required.

“The open architecture of axle ai means that new third-party capabilities can be added at any time, a key capability in the rapidly evolving technology of artificial intelligence. This is consistent with axle’s open approach to local and cloud storage of not modifying stored media in any way, which reduces investment risk and extends customers return on investment as they add this key capability,” says the firm.

In addition to the new axle ai configurations, axle is also announcing a number of key new product/partner initiatives at the show. The first of these is with Wasabi with which it is launching axle Media Cloud. The offering is available immediately and is priced at $400/month (330 Euros/month) for 10 terabytes of managed storage, 10 user accounts, and up to 10 terabytes of downloaded media per month.

axle Embedded is a new version of axle software that can be run directly on storage solutions from a range of industry partners. The first announced partners for this solution are G-Technology and Panasas. Pricing begins at $3,995 (3,295 Euros) retail for a 5-user license. As with axle Media Cloud, all of axle ai’s automated tagging and search capabilities are simple add-ons to this system.

Extending its ongoing partnership with Avid, axle is launching axle MXF, a software module that supports Avid MXF Op-Atom media directly. The product is available immediately for axle ai, axle Media Cloud, and axle Embedded. The axle MXF solution can export subclips selected in axle’s browser interface to Avid Media Composer. Axle MXF is priced at $2,000 (1,650 Euros).

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