ToolsOnAir and axle Video Deliver Workflow Breakthrough


Last Updated: September 6, 2016 1:24 am GMT
(Amsterdam, The Netherlands--September 6, 2016) Austria-based ToolsOnAir, an innovative provider of ingest, playout and workflow solutions for broadcast and media production, has just launched OnCore, a powerful new component and automation environment for video featuring a graphical user interface that makes it easy to create and configure custom workflows. And the upcoming IBC 2016 Show will mark the public debut of onCore's integration with axle Video's pioneering axle 2016.2 media management system.

Now, ToolsOnAir broadcast and media production customers can not only take advantage of axle's radically simple media management - they can also create a wide range of customized workflows, all made possible through integration with axle's 2016.2 filesystem architecture and built-in REST API.

The platform is available in two formats: preconfigured deployments offering fixed functionality at a fixed price, and an enterprise license with nearly unlimited configurability. The fixed user price of $990 for a 5-user license, combined with a $2,995 base 5-user license for axle 2016.2 provides the basis of a complete publishing solution at pricing that is truly unprecedented in the media management and transcode workflow space. An enterprise version of onCore is also available, including full deployment assistance for larger broadcasters wishing to use onCore's extensible toolset to create custom workflows and integrations across their facility.

At IBC, ToolsOnAir will be showing the first two preconfigured deployments. onCore® connect axle social automatically publishes video posts to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter based on dates in metadata fields, and onCore® transcode MXF transcodes media into the standard MXF XDCAM HD422 broadcast container format.

"It's excellent to be partnering with axle Video since our approaches to the market and customers' needs are so complementary," remarked Walter Kuntner, CEO of ToolsOnAir. "We believe the combination of the two products provides a powerful platform for a great many video production teams currently looking for more powerful solutions at affordable prices."

"ToolsOnAir has developed an outstanding approach to some of today's most pressing video production and postproduction needs," added Sam Bogoch, CEO, axle Video. "We're flattered that they have chosen axle 2016.2 as their first integrated platform for joint deployments. This is a great example of the kind of integration that becomes so easy and powerful with our filesystem-based architecture, open database, and REST API. We look forward to many future developments with ToolsOnAir and helping bring these solutions to the market, starting with IBC 2016."


onCore connect axle social ($990), onCore transcode MXF ($990) and onCore enterprise ($25,000) are all available as of November 2016 from ToolsOnAir and its resellers worldwide.

Come and see us at IBC 2016 in Amsterdam. Tools On Air: hall 7 - Booth G45, axle Video: hall 7 - Booth D07.

About ToolsOnAir

ToolsOnAir Broadcast Engineering has redefined the TV station of tomorrow, providing broadcast professionals with powerful, intuitive Mac and Linux based solutions that integrate storage, ingest, playout and real-time graphics into a professional streamlined workflow. ToolsOnAir's onCore®, a revolutionary new component architecture for multipurpose broadcast and workflow solutions, has redefined the way we develop and define solutions for the fast changing media industry.

Find out why more than 500 networks around the globe share our vision of cost effective and efficient TV broadcasting for now and tomorrow.

About axle Video
axle Video ( is the pioneer in developing radically simple software for media management and capture. Its solutions help small to mid-size organizations improve the way they gather, share and archive digital video content, with media management 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


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