JMR & Axle partner to demo ingest-to-delivery workflow
April 19, 2017

JMR & Axle partner to demo ingest-to-delivery workflow

CHATSWORTH, CA & BOSTON — JMR Electronics, Inc. ( and Axle Video ( have partnered to demonstrate an end-to-end workflow solution highlighting JMR’s latest Lightning product offerings for the Mac Pro and Share file server integrated with Axle 2017, the latest edition of Axle Video’s media management software. The demo is taking place in the JMR booth (SL9027) at this year's NAB.

The joint ingest-to-post-to-delivery demo features Axle 2017 media management software loaded onto a Mac Pro residing inside the JMR Lightning LTNG-XQ Tower; cataloging media files stored in a high-performance networked JMR Share unit. The software, which includes Axle's media management browser interface and ingest clients, can quickly find, organize (comment, mark, approve and annotate) and share media assets from any location. The browser interface is running on Mac and PC laptops and workstations as well as an iPad via Wifi.

Using Axle 2017 installed on the Mac clients and GbE or 10GbE network connections to the JMR Share file server (3U rackmount, up to 160TB native capacity per unit) allows an unlimited number of users to share files and work on them simultaneously or sequentially with a host of features the company reports, rivaling more costly solutions.

“Providing Axle 2017 in turnkey packages for video editing along with JMR’s successful line of Mac Pro/Thunderbolt-certified products provides customers with award-winning media management at very low user cost,” says Josef Rabinovitz, president and CEO of JMR. “Combined with JMR’s line of Thunderbolt-attached and Network-attached RAID storage systems offers users unparalleled performance-to-cost ratio with browser-based ease of use. Axle 2017 also offers integration with Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Apple Final Cut Pro X, two of the leading NLE software packages on the market.”

The JMR Lightning family of Thunderbolt products includes six models that contain the user’s Mac Pro (Gen 6) computer, providing all I/Os from the Mac as well as four PCIe x16 (physical) expansion slots for peripheral cards — along with an easy integration process of any Mac Pro expansion product. Using two (or optionally, three) Thunderbolt-2 bus connections to the Mac provides dual 20 Gb/s I/O connections to four internal PCIe expansion slots and offers three-drive (3.5-inch HDD) or 8-drive (2.5-inch SSD) RAID mass storage with onboard native storage capacity up to 32TB. The products are available in free-standing and rackmount versions, and offer a number of storage, I/O and network configurations to maximize the expandability of the Mac Pro platform.

The Lightning LTNG-XQ family is available without onboard mass storage or with the three-drive or eight-drive RAID storage systems, and all are available in quiet desktop/tower or 4U rackmount configurations

The Axle 2017 is the latest edition of Axle's media management software, now optimized for media libraries with up to two million-plus assets. Point Axle at the media files you want to manage and it automatically creates low-bandwidth proxies you can then access from any Web browser. Using the browser interface, it's designed to be easy to search, comment, mark, approve and annotate assets from any location. Storage can be a SAN, a NAS or just a local RAID, and can be running in a Mac, Windows or Linux environment — all Axle needs is to be able to read the file system.