Media & Press Updates
We want to keep customers and followers well informed with the latest Axzez LLC news. Read our updates below to find out what we’ve been up to recently, and if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
July 7, 2022
Demos and Acquiring CM4 Boards
Are you interested in our Interceptor Systems but worried you can't find Raspberry Pi CM4 boards? If you are considering buying in larger numbers, we have your CM4 needs covered! We also have some sample CM4 boards available if you wish to purchase a system for evaluation. Just reach out to us at email@example.com and let us know what you are looking for. We can even setup a demo if you're interested!
April 25, 2022
Introducing Interceptor PoE Board
Axzez LLC is proud to introduce our next exciting hardware product, the Interceptor PoE Board. The Interceptor PoE Board is an expansion for our original CM4-based Interceptor Carrier Board, adding an 8 port PoE+ switch. Each Interceptor Carrier Board can support up to two of our new Interceptor PoE Boards.
Some of the features of the new Interceptor PoE Board include:
Eight fast PoE+ ethernet ports
IEEE 802.3AF-2003 and 802.3AT-2009 compliance
Each port has activity/link and status LEDs
Input voltage range of 44-57V
Optional 48V power boost that can support up to two Interceptor PoE+ boards (Power from ATX 12V)
Thermal, current, voltage, short circuit monitoring and protection
Linux drivers for VLAN configuration and PoE monitoring and control
Our Axzez provided Debian 11 “bullseye” operating system includes the drivers needed for the new PoE board, and can be downloaded for free here. With our installer image, you will be up and running in minutes. No drivers to install or configuration to figure out. Just install and go! With Axzez, setup is EZ!
April 15, 2022
Over Half of 2nd Production Run Boards Have Shipped
We are working hard to test and ship the 2nd production run boards as quickly as possible. We have shipped over half of the boards now and should be finished either Saturday or Monday. We thank everyone for their patience and understanding. You have all been great!
April 8, 2022
Second Production Run Update #2
We have been notified that the boards have arrived in the United States, but are stuck in U.S. Customs. We've provided the information they requested, but haven't been notified about a release yet. I will post the next update here when the boards have arrived at our facility for testing. Right now that is looking like April 12, 2022.
January 9, 2022
First Production Run Sold Out!
Wow! Our entire first production run of the Interceptor Carrier Board has sold out!
Thank you all for an amazing first week! The response from our family, friends, and colleagues was so supportive. The response from our new customers was even more awe-inspiring as they put their trust in our vision of doing things differently. We want to be different and excite customers with functional, beautiful, and easy to use products. People responded to our vision by buying out all of the first round production boards in less than a week! This is both amazing and humbling.
As we focus on getting those purchased boards to customers, we will also start work on the next round of board production.
July 6, 2022
Interceptor 1U Case Pre-Order
We are excited to announce that our new custom Interceptor 1U Case is now available for pre-order, with an arrival expected in early September 2022. A limited production run started today!
We are also happy to share that Axzez has validated three high-quality Flex PSUs, specifically customized for the new case and our Interceptor Carrier and PoE Boards. These PSUs provide exactly what you need: 5 x SATA, 1 x 24-pin ATX, and 12Vdc for a PoE VOITA Power Converter.
Next, we have a new VOITA Power Converter that works with all of our new PSUs, having less power input requirements than the previous WMX power converter. This VOITA Power Converter will eventually replace the WMX Power Converter, which we are phasing out.
Axzez will assemble, at no cost to you, your Interceptor 1U Case along with any parts you purchase in your order(s), including our circuit boards. We will do this before shipping, so you will only need to install HDDs/SSDs (data cables not included) and boot it up! We can still ship all parts unassembled if you want to set it up yourself (we understand the fun in that). Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number(s) and let us know that you want us to put it together.
Finally, we have eliminated shipping costs for all U.S. domestic shipping and reduced costs for international shipping. This is something we have been working on over the past couple of weeks and we think we are getting close to stabilizing. If something does not look right with shipping, please let us know.
We are so thankful to all of our wonderful customers out there. The excited emails we received always brighten our day and we appreciate all of you. See you in the forums!
April 27, 2022
Interceptor Carrier Boards in Stock!
We have a smaller production run of 80 Interceptor Carrier Boards in stock. We have already started a larger production run and expect those to be here in late May. Unfortunately, we have quite a few people waiting for stock and once we put these 80 boards up in the store they will be gone quickly. Customers will need to put in a new "back in stock" request to be notified when boards are back in stock in late May. We thank you for your patience. We are building the boards as quickly as possible and doing our best to keep up with demand.
April 16, 2022
Interceptor OS Update
We have just released an update to our provided Interceptor OS on the Axzez Software Downloads Page. This update includes:
Enhancement - if you change the board backup battery and see that the RTC is no longer keeping your system time/timezone after powering off, you can now apply our RTC RV3028 update (to work around a kernel bug) from desktop system-settings.
Fix - we fixed some errors in ntp.conf.
The new version of the OS Installer is 22.04.16.26.
The new version of the kernel patch is 18.104.22.168.
April 11, 2022
Second Production Run Interceptor Boards Are In!
The boards just arrived at our offices and we have begun testing. We will ship daily all tested boards, so some of you will receive shipping notification tonight. We thank you all for your patience.
April 1, 2022
Second Production Run Update
For those of you waiting on boards to arrive in the 2nd production run, we have an update. There was an outbreak of COVID in Shenzhen, China where our boards are manufactured. They closed down our manufacturing for 1.5 weeks. We were not initially sure how this would impact this production run. We received word last night that the boards have now shipped. Based on this information, we would expect our dates to be the following:
Boards received in the US: April 8 with testing beginning immediately
First boards sent out: April 8
Final boards sent out: April 13
Sometimes DHL gets our boards to us in 5 days. Sometimes they take 7-8 days. The dates above can fluctuate based on that.
We are very sorry about this delay, but as you know these days COVID makes everything so unpredictable. If you have any questions or concerns about your order, please reach out to us at email@example.com. We thank you for being a customer!
January 4, 2022
Introducing Interceptor Carrier Board
Axzez LLC is proud to introduce our first of many products, the Interceptor Carrier Board. The Interceptor is a Raspberry Pi CM4 Carrier Board for NAS, NVR, IoT, and Managed Switch applications. This carrier board is a building block for more to come.
Some of the features of the Interceptor Carrier Board include: dual HDMI ports (4Kp60), 5 SATA ports, 4 RJ-45 gigabit ports (via gigabit switch), 4 USB 2.0 ports, RJ-485, and an RTC clock with battery backup. There are also two FFC connectors for future expansion (coming soon). The board is powered via an ATX-24 connector, and a Mini-ITX adapter will be available soon. Plus, this board is designed for NDAA compliance.
Axzez conveniently provides a Raspbian 11 "bullseye" operating system, drivers, and setup image, which can be downloaded for free here. With our installer image, you will be up and running in minutes. No drivers to install or configuration to figure out. Just install and go! With Axzez, setup is EZ!