QNAP, Inc. today announced the release of the Qnotes mobile app to enable users to take and share notes anywhere and anytime. In addition to synchronizing content with the Notes Station on a Turbo NAS, Qnotes allows offline note-taking as an easy-to-use tool to help users organize things in their work and personal life.
"Qnotes is perfect for conveniently capturing ideas on the go and to save notes on the secure personal cloud provided by a Turbo NAS,” said Willy Kuo, product manager of QNAP. "Even when there is no access to the Internet, users can still take notes on their mobile devices,” added Kuo.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced a new gaming bundle offer through a partnership with Ubisoft. Available starting on Black Friday and while supplies last, the deal will provide purchasers of a Samsung 840 EVO solid state drive (SSD) with a bonus download of Far Cry 4, the newest action-adventure game in the popular Far Cry Series.
With the 840 EVO, players of the action-packed Far Cry 4 will be able to enjoy superior gaming through Samsung’s best-in-class drive performance. The drive is significantly faster than a standard hard disk drive (HDD), providing users with a better gaming experience through decreased loading times, enhanced responsiveness and overall improved gameplay.
“The 840 EVO SSD offers users with blazing fast speeds, unmatched reliability and overall sustained performance, making it the ideal choice for gamers,” said Ron Gazzola, vice president of marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “Players can renew their Far Cry gaming experience with more visually rich effects and noticeably faster loading times. We’re thrilled to offer this gaming bundle deal to our customers.”
Cloud based video startup SpotCam announces today the first home monitoring Wi-Fi video solution that offers free 24 hour cloud-based HD video playback – SpotCam.
Cloud-Based Video Playback for Free
With SpotCam, users can view live or recorded video of their home or office directly from their smartphone, tablet, or computer, and have the peace of mind that in the event of an incident there is 24 hours of cloud stored video evidence. The real-time alert system allows users to stay aware of motion or audio activity with instant notifications sent via email or the mobile app. Longer loop recording is available at reasonable monthly/annual fees.
High Definition Recording and Clear Night Vision
The 720p High Definition resolution and 110° wide angle view ensures a detailed view of the entire intended area. In low-light conditions 12 automatically-activated IR LEDs provide clear night vision.
Users are able to share SpotCam videos and streams to specific people or even to the general public through the easy to use included software and app.
Synology today launched DiskStation DS215j, a 2-bay NAS server designed for home and personal users to manage data, stream media contents, synchronize files on the cloud, while keeping their digital assets safe and secure.
"The DS215j is packed with advanced technologies to deliver feature-rich applications for users to organize and share their data. Its appealing price tag and intuitive user interface make it a perfect fit for users who are looking to upgrade their NAS or to use NAS for the first time," said Michael Wang, Synology's product manager.
Patriot, a leading manufacturer of computer memory, USB/flash and mobile accessories, added two new additions to its LX Series of SDXC and microSDXC cards reaching new capacities making it easier than ever before to capture images and record in high definition.
Patriot LX Series 256GB UHS-I Class 10 SDXC Flash Card
Compliant with the latest SD Association 3.0 specifications consumers are able to capture images and video in real time without having to worry about delay or storage. The perfect item for an aspiring photographer or a seasoned veteran using the latest equipment, it is fast enough to record in HD 1920 x 1080 and has a read speed of up to 80MB/s and a write speed of up to 20MB/s. Its write protection switch prevents users from accidentally deleting videos or images. The Patriot LX Class 10 SDXC memory cards are available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB and are backed by a 5 year warranty.
OCZ Storage Solutions -- a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced its new enterprise-class Saber 1000 SSD Series designed for read-intensive applications targeting high-volume deployment hyperscale, web-hosting and distributed computing environments. The SATA-based Saber 1000 Series solves demanding key customer business challenges and supported by an enterprise-optimized feature-set, large storage capacities, and low total cost of ownership (TCO).
The new series leverages the latest A19nm NAND flash from Toshiba and is available in 240GB, 480GB and 960GB usable capacities. It utilizes OCZ’s internally developed Barefoot 3 controller and firmware which delivers consistent sustained I/O performance across all capacities to accelerate enterprise applications.
TDK Corporation presents the new SMG4A series of serial ATA II compatible industrial NAND flash memory modules, which enable storage capacities of up to 128 GB and measure only approx. 30 x 50 mm. The product will be available from January 2015.
TDK can meet the requirement of industrial usage by offering a collateral error prevention function, which overcomes the fact that in case of power failure the conventional MLC NAND flash memory products lose the data, which is not written on the disk.
The new SMG4A series does not only feature the power failure tolerance algorithm of TDK’s own GBDriver RS4 controller IC, it also features TDK’s internal power supply protection circuit that reliably prevents any power failure related collateral errors.
Synology today introduced DiskStation DS1515+ and DS1815+, 5-bay and 8-bay NAS servers designed for small and medium-sized businesses to facilitate intensive data exchange, collaboration, and backup among large groups of employees.
“SMBs nowadays need a storage solution that is versatile and powerful at the same time; something that can fulfil diverse tasks with utmost reliability,” said Rosiel Lee, senior sales and marketing manager at Synology. “DS1515+ and DS1815+ are built for exactly such purposes.”
Featuring an Intel Atom processor C2000 family 2.4GHz quad-core processor with Intel AES New Instructions (Intel AES-NI) encryption, as well as a RAM module expandable to 6 GB, both models deliver the robust performance required for businesses’ mission-critical tasks, in particular for encrypted file transfers. The four Gigabit LAN ports supporting Link Aggregation and failover also ensure writing speeds exceeding 410 MB/s for DS1815+ and 390 MB/s for DS1515+ – almost twice as fast as their predecessors – and reading speeds exceeding 450 MB/s, making them capable of handling requests from a great number of users simultaneously. The DS1515+ and DS1815+ can be scaled up to a raw capacity of 90 and 108 TB respectively by connecting DX513 expansion unit.
OCZ Storage Solutions - a Toshiba Group Company and the most awarded solid state drive (SSD) brand of all time, today announced availability of the new Vertex 460A SATA III SSD series for mainstream users. This line includes all the features and performance specifications of the popular Vertex 460 series, with new enhancements including the use of next generation Toshiba A19 MLC NAND flash, and the Company’s innovative ShieldPlus Warranty.
Hitting shelves this week, Vertex 460A SSDs were designed to provide the very best of both worlds for those seeking high-end performance and accessories at a competitive price point. With the proven OCZ Barefoot 3 controller at its core, Vertex 460A provides performance that stands apart from other solutions with focus on real world metrics such as sustained performance and mixed workloads, all designed to provide a faster, more responsive computing experience.