QNAP Systems, Inc. today officially released QTS 4.2, the smart NAS operating system, for the QTS-Android Combo NAS TAS-168 and TAS-268. Now users can enjoy the streamlined UI design and enhanced new features on TAS-168/268 for rich multimedia entertainment and for smarter, smoother and more spectacular cloud experiences with stronger security.
“QTS 4.2 introduces a new interface design for its desktop, Storage Manager, and multiple other applications for an improved user experience. The TAS-168/268 combines QTS 4.2 and Android™ dual systems to further enrich users’ needs for multimedia applications,” said Hanz Sung, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “The system core of QTS 4.2 is more streamlined and efficient compared with previous versions, providing the Android system with additional resources to run apps smoother, bringing better home entertainment experiences.”Add a comment
Synology Inc. today launched the DiskStation DS216+. The high-performance 2-bay NAS server is aimed at home and small office users who want an efficient and secure storage solution to protect and share data, while enjoying on-the-fly video transcoding.
"With a powerful NAS storage solution, small offices gain access to high-speed file sharing, application serving, and online collaboration. Home users can also transcode and stream high quality video to all of their devices. The DS216+ is designed exactly for these functions. Our users have high expectations, and the DS216+ shows our commitment to meeting our users' needs," said Jones Tsai, hardware design director of Synology Inc.Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced that the QTS & Android dual-system TAS-168/268 NAS now supports Netflix. The TAS-168/268 is the first Android-based NAS that supports Netflix, and users can download the free Netflix app from Google Play on Android. Simply connect a TAS-168/268 to an HDMI display to enjoy the numerous programs and multimedia content on Netflix with a smooth and convenient streaming experience.
”Netflix is one of the most popular Internet video streaming services in the world, and we are pleased to announce that it is compatible with our Android-based TAS-168/268 NAS.” said Hanz Sung, Product Manager of QNAP, “with the addition of Netflix, TAS-168/268 users can further maximize their home entertainment options by streaming their favorite movies and TV shows to a big screen in their living room.”Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced their exclusive Qsirch 2.0 has been updated to include file distribution features to enable displaying search results by file categories, including photos, music, videos or documents, and users can customize the display of file distribution in order of date modified, file size or other criteria. The newly-released Qsirch 2.0 now runs file indexing as a background task and allows instant file sharing to enhance the user experience. Qsirch 2.0 also adds support for the ARM-based TS-531P QNAP NAS.
Qsirch 2.0 simplifies and quickens file searching on a QNAP NAS and helps users to find out specific files from a massive data pool by using content keywords. Qsirch 2.0 adds further improvements to optimize the overall experience based on extensive user responses and positive feedback. “Through customer behavior analysis, we learned that searching tasks require detailed and particular settings and display modes. Qsirch 2.0 has been updated with comprehensive searching enhancements to achieve more precise search results, and to enable instant file sharing and smooth downloading.” said Cherry Chen, product manager of QNAP.Add a comment
Synology Inc. today launched the DiskStation DS416j, a budget-friendly 4-bay network attached storage (NAS) server designed for home and personal use to manage data and enjoy multimedia. The new NAS is ideal for viewing and streaming content on TVs, computer monitors, projectors, tablets, cell phone screens, and more.
"People are amassing photos, videos, and digital files faster than ever before, which means we need secure storage to centralize everything in one place, and a convenient way to access and share them," said Jason Fan, product manager at Synology Inc. "The 4-bay DS416j comes with rich applications and large storage capacity, letting users enjoy cloud synchronization and multimedia streaming at a competitive price."Add a comment
QNAP, Inc. is “bringing it” to CES this year, with full-throttle innovations in networked storage that have catapulted the company to a commanding leadership position by offering the broadest lineup of products and solutions for the consumer, SMB, and enterprise market segments that are feature-packed yet affordable. QNAP will be unveiling the new versatile and compact TBS-453A “portable NAS” which will surely make some waves at CES as well as a super-exciting enterprise class product which combines high performance with easy and secured storage access.
When it comes to networked storage, most think of clunky industrial looking sub-systems. QNAP is out to show the industry that its latest NAS offerings continue to shatter the mold of what a NAS can be. At its invitation-only technology suite at the Renaissance Hotel next to the LVCC South Hall, QNAP will showcase compelling real-world network appliance application solutions that are engineered to amaze.Add a comment
PROMISE Technology marked its foray into the consumer electronics market today at CES with the unveiling of Apollo, a personal Cloud appliance and app that gives users and their circles or groups full control over the storage and selective sharing of their digital content. Designed with families, small businesses, and small office / home office in mind, Apollo makes it easy for a group of members to store, access and share selected data from wherever they happen to be.
This week at CES, PROMISE will demonstrate Apollo’s many features at booth #21731, located in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center Tech East. Apollo will be showcased at the Showstoppers media-only event on January 6 at the Wynn Hotel, Table F4.Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. today released the latest CloudLink app that improves the remote access functions of the myQNAPcloud service, making it easy for users to access their QNAP devices anytime through the Internet without complicated domain redirection processes. By installing the CloudLink app, users can timely access the files on a QNAP NAS using myQNAPcloud (www.myqnapcloud.com) or by sharing download links with contacts to track the task status. Users can also simultaneously download and sync files to a remote NAS from shared links without needing to first save them to a PC/Mac.
QNAP is devoted to further developing myQNAPcloud services and in order to provide greater resources to this development, it will unfortunately require the discontinuation of support for MyCloudNAS from January 15, 2016.Add a comment
Just in time for the holidays, QNAP, Inc. has upgraded its mid-level NAS lineup with a bevy of new features and capabilities that will have even Santa envious. The new TS-x53A family includes 2, 4, 6, and 8-drive bay models that feature new Intel® Braswell N3150 1.66GHz (burst 2.08GHz) quad-core processors and a 4K-capable HDMI output. 4GB of DDR3L system RAM is standard and 8GB is optional. Perhaps even more eye-catching though is the new Linux Station, QNAP Snapshot file recovery, high performance hardware-based encryption for added security and an impressive lineup of genuinely useful consumer & business-ready apps. The TS-x53A series are also expandable up to 128TB for added storage needs.
The TS-x53A series features QNAP's embedded QTS 4.2 NAS OS, and QNAP has pioneered exclusive features like new Snapshot file recovery, which "undeletes" a file from a snapshot of the NAS volume, and Qsirch; the first-ever real-time full-text natural search capability on a NAS. QTS 4.2 offers other enhancements for sharing, backing up, and enjoying files including music, videos, movies, and pictures right on its browser-based OS. The TS-x53A series' built-in with virtualization capabilities also allow users to build Container applications (LXC and Docker®) as well as VMs on top of the NAS. Another great new feature is Linux Station, based on LXC which provides a complete Linux environment along with full functionality for both entertainment and development.Add a comment
QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of QTS 4.2.1 Beta – the smart NAS operating system with more new features and improved apps that empower users to achieve more with both data management and office applications.
New apps and features in QTS 4.2.1 Beta:
Network & virtual switch
Network & virtual switch integrates powerful network management functions to provide a comprehensive network topology overview and enhances port trunking connectivity. Virtual switch enables users to build isolated LAN environments with the built-in DHCP server for better data security. An example use case would include restricted access to IP camera surveillance footage.
The Proxy server application fully supports caching to record content accessed from the Internet. This saves bandwidth, and speeds up network transmission. The proxy server application provides an intuitive interface to simplify proxy server settings on your NAS, enabling users to operate a proxy server in just a few clicks. Users are able to further fine tune and customize the proxy server with cache settings, and enabling access without an SSH tool. Proxy server also provides Anti-Virus (SquidClamav) features for online protection from computer viruses, spyware, and other malicious internet threats.