Drobo, the maker of award winning storage solutions for businesses, professionals and consumers, today launched a mobile photo and video upload app, DroboPix, as part of the company's continuing efforts to bring simple, safe and secure solutions to its customers.

DroboPix is part of the myDrobo suite of software applications that makes managing important data effortless. The DroboPix app allows 5N and B810n owners the ability to automatically upload and organize photos and videos seamlessly within their local Wi-Fi network. Using DroboPix is simple. Users walk into their home or office where the app recognizes the network, verified by the geolocation, and new photos and videos are uploaded automatically. The geolocation verification and usage of the user's Wi-Fi adds two layers of security, while the transfer over Wi-Fi conserves battery power and cellular data usage.

Customers can access uploaded pictures and videos on their Drobo via NAS shares, from a web browser or directly from a mobile device using DroboAccess, another app available on the myDrobo Platform.

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the official release of the Enterprise ZFS NAS ES1640dc – a whole-new product line for mission-critical tasks and intensive virtualization applications. Representing a milestone for QNAP’s step into the enterprise storage market, the ES1640dc delivers business-class cloud computing data storage with Intel® Xeon® E5 processors, dual active controllers, and full support for virtualization environments. The ES1640dc runs the new FreeBSD-based QES operating system that assists businesses in building the most cost-efficient VDI platform and storage for critical data with near-limitless snapshots, block-level data deduplication, and thin provisioning with reclaim.

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The ES1640dc is powered by Intel® Xeon® E5-2420 v2 processors with 32GB RAM and features dual active-active controllers, providing businesses with near-zero downtime high availability. Other features include battery-protected DRAM write cache, dual 10GbE ports, optional 40GbE NIC, redundant power supplies, and a field-replaceable design for easier maintenance. The new FreeBSD-based QES operating system also provides advanced features including flexible storage pools, simplified management, high-performance SSD cache, near-limitless snapshots, SnapSync, block-based data deduplication, in-line compression and thin provisioning with reclaim for optimized utilization in virtual machine storage.

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today released the Qmedia App for tvOS, allowing QNAP NAS users to enjoy the videos, photos, and music files stored on their NAS via Apple TV.

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QNAP NAS is more than a secure and reliable storage center. With an abundance of entertainment and multimedia apps, QNAP NAS can easily perform as the cornerstone of digital home and share media across a wide range of devices and services. With the Qmedia app, users can enjoy their media directly using Apple TV without needing to log into their NAS.

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Drobo, the maker of award winning storage arrays for businesses, professionals and consumers, today announced the launch of the Drobo 5D Turbo (5Dt). The 5Dt, is built on Drobo’s patented BeyondRAID™ technology to meet the demanding data storage requirements of professionals and media creators providing them with simplicity, flexibility and performance. The 5Dt reinforces Drobo’s commitment to innovation.

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The 5Dt offers both High Speed Thunderbolt™ 2 and USB 3.0, providing the ultimate in flexibility. The 5D Turbo is a complete solution that also supports 4k Thunderbolt connected displays. Included with the 5Dt is an mSATA card for increased performance, Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 cables and DroboCare for 3 years at no additional charge.

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Thecus today announced the release of the N2810PRO, an upgraded version of the N2810 that will come equipped with 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and the new Intel Celeron N3160 quad-core processor, allowing users to get improved speed and processing power. This high-performance 2-bay NAS server fulfills the demand for home and small office users who are eager for impregnable protection of their data, while enjoying enhanced Multimedia Playback with 4K video resolution.

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Providing the ideal environment for immersive multimedia entertainment, the N2810PRO debuts a new arsenal of output alternatives to fulfill user’s visual and audio desires. This NAS delivers superbly detailed images, with spectacular colour contrasts in 4K resolution playback, accessed through the HDMI output or the newly added DisplayPort output. To further cater to your multimedia setup, the option exists of connecting the audio via a SPDIF output to provide expansive sound through your sound system.

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Synology Inc. today launched DiskStation DS416play. The consumer-centric four-bay NAS server, equipped with a 1.6 GHz dual-core processor with a burst frequency up to 2.48 GHz, is a high-performance storage and application server built for home users and creative professionals to store an entire library of content in one place.

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"With accelerated performance, DS416play lets you accomplish more tasks in one day," said Jason Fan, product manager at Synology Inc. "The add-on software packages allow users to organize and access files with ease, extending the capability of NAS and taking it further beyond just data storage."

Synology DS416play features single channel 4K Ultra HD or triple-channel full HD video transcoding on the fly, allowing users to effortlessly convert media files to the right formats for playback on different devices. DS416play supports a wider selection of file formats, making it easier for users to enjoy their favorite movies via Apple TV, DLNA devices, mobile devices, and computers.

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today released the comprehensive Hybrid Backup Sync which integrates backup, restoration and synchronization functions into one QTS app to enhance the efficiency of data backup and disaster recovery in local, remote and cloud storage. Featuring multi-version backup, flexible job scheduling, smart data reduction, speedy data transfer and upgraded encryption, Hybrid Backup Sync provides versatile, efficient, and convenient management functions.

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“We are happy to announce Hybrid Backup Sync, our multifunctional app that consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions for our users. With a highly-flexible graphical user interface, users can accomplish multiple backup tasks and customize several job schedules to fulfill various work and personal requirements.” said Fiona Hsieh, product manager of QNAP, adding “with Hybrid Backup Sync, users can easily reserve their data in local, remote and cloud storage to provide a complete data storage and disaster recovery plan.”

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QNAP Systems, Inc. has announced today a partnership with Canonical. The partnership will provide an advanced platform for the development of services and applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) using both Ubuntu and QTS operating systems. Canonical and QNAP will cooperate to provide, promote, and enable the creation of an ecosystem of IoT applications across home, SMB, and enterprises.

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QNAP leverages its NAS operating system, QTS, with its built-in, mature, and comprehensive virtualization platform and further, integrates the Ubuntu operating system to provide a complete and familiar software development platform for software developers. Users are able to enjoy simultaneously the wide variety of apps from the QTS App Center, and diversified services available on Ubuntu.

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Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the release of its brand new StoreJet Cloud 110 and StoreJet Cloud 210 Personal Cloud Storage products. Featuring anywhere access and sharing, automatic data backup, and media streaming, Transcend’s StoreJet Cloud offers a centralized 4TB and 8TB storage capacity and fast transfer speeds for users to access and share their files whenever and wherever they are. The 2-bay StoreJet Cloud 210 additionally offers data mirroring (RAID 1) to protect users’ data with greater redundancy.

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Transcend’s StoreJet Cloud allows users to access all of their data-wherever they might be-while storing it all at home. With a stable Internet connection, users can freely access all personal files stored on their StoreJet Cloud through Transcend’s exclusive StoreJet Cloud web link and iOS or Android app. Transcend’s StoreJet Cloud also allows multiple personal accounts to be created by family members and friends. Each account is individually maintained and securely protected. Users can also easily share digital files via the public folder, instead of spending hours transferring files with traditional sharing schemes.

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Thecus Technology Corp. today announced the launch of the latest addition to its Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 NAS series, the W12850 and W16850. These 12-bay and 16-bay network-attached storage solutions offer massive scalability, exceptional performance and resilient data integrity.

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“Our latest Windows enterprise-class rackmounts, the W12850 and W16850, provide superior performance and stauncher security to service the high storage workload of big business.” said Florence Shih, General Manager of Thecus Technology Corp, adding “They are the ideal choice for any enterprise seeking to rapidly expand their network storage capacity while reliably managing their business critical data on a Windows platform.”

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