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QNAP Unveils the QXG-10G1T, a 5-Speed 10GBASE-T NIC for NAS or PC
QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP®) today unveiled the QXG-10G1T, a 5-speed PCI Express 10GBASE-T/NBASE-T™ NIC that supports 10GBASE-T/1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX and also 5GBASE-T/2.5GBASE-T (IEEE 802.3bz; NBASE-T) speeds. When used with Cat 6a cables, the QXG-10G1T can greatly improve network connection speeds to maximize transmission performance. The QXG-10G1T is equipped with the Aquantia AQtion AQC107 NIC that supports 10/5/2.5/1Gbps and 100Mbps speeds. The RJ45 connector design also allows users to use their existing cables. By using Cat 5e cables, transmission speeds can reach up to 5Gbps, while using Cat 6a cables can deliver up to 10Gbps connectivity. Joan Hsieh, Product Manager of QNAP, said: "QNAP has leveraged the industry-leading Aquantia NBASE-T solution to deliver the QXG-10G1T, providing users with a flexible solution for adopting high-speed network infrastructure on their QNAP NAS and PCs." The QXG-10G1T utilizes the PCIe 3.0 ×4 physical interface, and can be installed in a Windows/Linux PC or compatible QNAP NAS. The QXG-10G1T is pre-installed with a low-profile bracket while full-height and specialized (for designated QNAP NAS) brackets are included in the package. Users can download Windows and Linux drivers from Aquantia, the NIC maker. QTS 4.3.4.0486 (or later) is required for using the QXG-10G1T with a QNAP NAS. Key specifications PCIe 3.0 ×4, low-profile, Aquantia AQtion AQC107 NIC, 10GBASE-T/5GBASE-T/2.5GBASE-T/1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX (5-speed), one RJ45 port, full-height and specialized brackets (for designated QNAP NAS) included in the package.
QNAP Launches the Quad-core TS-253Be and TS-453Be NAS with M.2 SSD and 10GbE Expandability, Ideal for Professional Storage and Multimedia Applications
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today unveiled the quad-core Intel-based 2-bay TS-253Be and 4-bay TS-453Be. With a PCIe expansion slot, the functionality of both NAS can be expanded to meet application needs, including M.2 SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity. The TS-x53Be also features HDMI output and 4K H.264/H.265 transcoding to provide a greater multimedia experience while its snapshots function helps protect data against potential ransomware threats. "With the PCIe slot, the TS-x53Be series allows for extending NAS functionalities, including adding SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity, which provides great long-term potential for the NAS,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP. “For users who require a professional storage that can help streamline workflows and provide a great multimedia experience, the TS-x53Be series is the ideal choice with a reasonable price,” Hsu added. Powered by an Intel® Celeron® J3455 quad-core 1.5GHz processor (burst up to 2.3 GHz), 2GB/4GB DDR3L RAM (up to 8GB), dual Gigabit LAN ports, and supporting SATA 6Gb/s hard drives and SSDs, the TS-x53Be series provides dependable performance of up to 225 MB/s read/write speeds and maintains the same outstanding performance with AES-NI accelerated encryption. The TS-x53Be supports snapshots, allowing for users to quickly recover data in the event of accidental deletion/modification or ransomware attack. Users can install a QNAP QM2 card to the PCIe slot to add dual M.2 SSDs for enhanced SSD caching performance while also adding 10GbE (10GBASE-T LAN) connectivity. Coupled with the Qtier™ auto-tiering technology, the TS-x53Be helps achieve optimum storage utilization ideal for small and medium business and organizations. Alternatively, users can install a 10GbE 10GBASE-T/ SFP+ card, a USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps card, or a QNAP QW-AC2600 wireless card based on their application requirements. The TS-x53Be series provides five USB Type-A ports (one with one-touch copy) that facilitates the transferring of large files. The series also supports dual-channel 4K H.264/H.265 hardware decoding and transcoding, allowing users to play their media files smoothly via connected devices. The integrated speaker allows for audio alerts and playback while a 3.5mm audio jack allows for the TS-x53Be to be connected to dedicated speakers. The dual HDMI output support up to 4K 30Hz display. Users can use QNAP’s remote control RM-IR004 (sold separately) and use with the QButton app to customize the functions of the buttons for easy navigation. The TS-x53Be provides a variety of useful applications for everyday tasks from the built-in App Center. “IFTTT Agent” and “Qfiling” help automate user workflows for improved efficiency and productivity; “Qsirch” provides full-text search for quickly finding files; “Qsync” and “Hybrid Backup Sync” simplifies file sharing and syncing across devices; “Cinema28” allows for managing multimedia files and connected media devices from a single platform; “Surveillance Station” offers 4 free IP camera channels (up to 40 channels by purchasing additional licenses); “ QVR Pro” integrates video surveillance features into QTS, providing user-defined recording storage space, cross-platform client tools, camera controls, and intelligent IoT-based event management functions. Users can host virtual machines and containers on the TS-x53Be using Virtualization Station and Container Station. Storage space can be flexibly expanded using an 8-bay UX-800P or 5-bay UX-500P expansion unit or with QNAP VJBOD technology that allows the unused space of a QNAP NAS to expand the capacity of other QNAP NAS. Key specifications of new models TS-253Be-2G: supports 2 x 3.5-inch HDD or 2.5-inch HDD/SSD, 2GB DDR3L RAM TS-253Be-4G: supports 2 x 3.5-inch HDD or 2.5-inch HDD/SSD, 4GB DDR3L RAM TS-453Be-2G: supports 4 x 3.5-inch HDD or 2.5-inch HDD/SSD, 2GB DDR3L RAM TS-453Be-4G: supports 4 x 3.5-inch HDD or 2.5-inch HDD/SSD, 4GB DDR3L RAM Tower model; Quad-core Intel® Celeron® J3455 1.5GHz processor (burst up to 2.3GHz), dual-channel DDR3L SODIMM RAM (user upgradable to 8GB); hot-swappable 2.5/3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD; 2 x Gigabit LAN ports; 2 x HDMI v1.4b, up to 4K UHD; 5 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports; 1 x PCIe Gen2 x2 slot; 1 x USB-copy button; 1 x speaker, 2 x 3.5mm microphone jacks (supporting dynamic microphones); 1 x 3.5mm Line Out audio jack. Availability The new TS-x53Be series is now available. For more information and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please visit www.qnap.com
QNAP Introduces Hybrid Architecture IoT and Edge Computing Solution to Enhance IoT Applications
QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP®) today introduced a highly-efficient and cost-effective solution that enhances Internet of Things (IoT) applications by utilizing the powerful features of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud to deliver a hybrid architecture IoT and edge computing solution. With edge computing and IoT quickly emerging as the next wave of cloud computing, QNAP has leveraged its strong hardware and software integration capabilities to incorporate AWS Greengrass as part of its hybrid architecture combining cloud and local devices for an IoT and edge computing solution. AWS Greengrass is software that allows businesses to run local compute, messaging, data caching, sync, and machine learning (ML) inference capabilities for connected devices in a secure way. With AWS Greengrass, connected devices can run AWS Lambda functions, keep device data in sync, and communicate with other devices securely – even when not connected to the Internet. AWS Greengrass seamlessly extends AWS to devices so they can act locally on the data they generate, while still using the cloud for management, analytics, and durable storage. AWS Greengrass authenticates and encrypts device data at all points of connection using the security and access management capabilities of AWS IoT Core. This way, data is never exchanged between devices when they communicate with each other and the cloud, without proven identity. QBoat Sunny is a dedicated single-board IoT mini server made by QNAP to specifically meet demands of various IoT applications and environments. QBoat Sunny allows customers to seamlessly manage and monitor IoT applications, devices, and data for a streamlined and highly-efficient IoT development experience. QBoat Sunny can also be used as an edge computing node, and AWS can be seamlessly extended to on-premises environments with AWS Greengrass installed* on QBoat Sunny. QNAP's QIoT Suite Lite is an IoT application for on-premises environments, that leverages AWS Greengrass to provide numerous benefits in an integrated solution. Users can store the massive data generated by IoT applications on their QNAP NAS for local filtering, and filtered data can be further relayed to AWS for subsequent data analysis to realize a cost-effective and high-performance IoT application. To learn more about AWS Greengrass, visit https://aws.amazon.com/greengrass/ Learn more about QIoT Suite Lite at https://www.qnap.com/solution/qiot-suite/en/ How to obtain You can download relevant developer tools from the QTS App Center. NAS requirements ARM-based NAS: TS-131P, TS-231P, TS-431P, TS-231P2, TS-431P2 with QTS 4.3.4 (or later). x86-based NAS: Any Intel/AMD NAS with at least 1 GB RAM and QTS 4.3.0 (or later). *Relevant developer tools can be installed on QBoat Sunny with an upcoming QTS Lite update.
SK Hynix Inc. Ramps Up Enterprise SSDs with its 72-Layer 512Gb 3D NAND Flash
SK Hynix Inc. (or ‘the Company’, www.skhynix.com) today announced that the Company recently completed developing an enterprise SATA Solid State Drive (or ‘eSSD’). With its 72-Layer 512Gb (Gigabits) 3D NAND Flash chips, the Company is paving the way for its full-fledged entrance to the high value-added eSSD market. SK Hynix combined the 72-Layer 512Gb 3D NAND Flash with its in-house firmware and controller to provide the maximum density of 4TB (Terabytes). SK Hynix makes the most of its 72-Layer 512Gb 3D NAND chips to double the biggest density of the SSD of the same size with 256Gb NAND chips. A single 4TB SSD could contain 200 UHD (Ultra-HD) movies, each of which is generally as large as approximately 20GB (Gigabytes). The new eSSD supports sequential read and write speed of up to 560MB/s (Megabytes per second) and 515MB/s, respectively, and it can perform 98,000 random read IOPS (Input/Output operations per second) and 32,000 random write IOPS. SK Hynix also improved the read latency, which is of the utmost importance in eSSD performance. The Company is sampling the product to server and data center clients in the United States. The Company also finished developing enterprise PCIe (PCI Express) SSD and is shipping samples to server and data center clients. The PCIe SSD will also use the 72-Layer 3D NAND and have a capacity of more than 1TB. The 1TB PCIe SSD operates at 2,700MB/s and 1,100MB/s of sequential read/write speed and runs random read/write performance of 230,000 IOPS and 35,000 IOPS. “SK Hynix started mass-producing Client SSD with its 3D NAND chips and in-house firmware and controller last year. Now we have expanded our SSD business portfolio with the development of eSSD,” said Jin Kang, the Head of NAND Planning and Enabling. “The Company plans to actively meet growing eSSD market demands to contribute to enhancing its profitability in NAND Flash business” he added. According to IHS Markit, the SSD market revenue is expected to total USD 25.1 billion in 2017 and post a continuous annual growth of 5.6% to total 31.2 billion in 2021. Especially, the revenue of the enterprise SSD will lead the market growth by rising from USD 13.4 billion to 17.6 billon at a CAGR of 7% during the same period.
QNAP Integrates Hikvision H.265 Network Cameras and Extends the Compatibility of IP Surveillance Solutions
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced that QNAP NAS are certified compatible with Hikvision H.265 high-resolution network cameras, including the DS-2CD2H25FHWD, DS-2DF8836I5X, DS-2TD2636, and additional camera models. QNAP recently integrated 92 Hikvision H.265 network camera models, laser speed domes, and thermal network cameras, providing audio detection, tampering detection, and tripwire detection for surveillance users. The Hikvision DS-2CD2H25FHWD 2MP WDR Vari-focal Network Turret Camera incorporates a 1/2.8” CMOS sensor, enabling the camera to deliver superior image quality at 1920 x 1080 resolution, providing ultra-low light capabilities, and 120dB Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) to further supplement image details. The DS-2DF8836I5X 8MP 36× Network Laser Speed Dome is designed for large-scale surveillance requirements. The camera features a 2/3” progressive scan CMOS sensor, 4K resolution output, and crystal-clear image capturing even in dim light conditions or in total darkness. The Hikvision DS-2TD2636 Thermal + Visible Bi-spectrum network bullet camera captures vivid, high-resolution videos of moving objects at resolutions up to 384 x 288, unhindered by either darkness or bad weather. It boasts a full range of “smart” features, including line crossing detection and intrusion detection for perimeter protection. “We're glad to expand our product integration with QNAP, especially with our thermal technology included, to provide our mutual users with additional solutions in various environments such as perimeter patrol, ports/harbors, and other critical infrastructure,” said Adler Wu, Technology Partner Program Manager at Hikvision. “With smart detection features supported in our combined solutions, users can benefit from modern video surveillance technologies that provide maximum security efficiency for operations and post-event investigations.” QVR Pro integrates comprehensive video surveillance features into QNAP NAS, ensuring a recording environment separated from QTS with storage expandability and flexible storage space management functions. The integration of QNAP NAS and Hikvision network cameras provides a comprehensive surveillance solution that ensures optimal recording quality, in-time file backup and full-scale RAID protection.
QNAP Introduces vQTS: Initially Available for TS-x77 Ryzen NAS to Run Multiple Virtual QTS Systems
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released the new “vQTS” virtualization technology that enables users to run multiple virtual QTS operating systems on a QNAP NAS. Based on Virtualization Station, vQTS provides benefits for resource segregation, multi-tenant environments, flexible application deployment, and savings on energy, cost and physical space. vQTS is initially available for the AMD Ryzen™-powered TS-x77 NAS series, which delivers high-performance to maximize vQTS utilization for greater business flexibility in management and applications. The TS-x77 series provides virtualization solutions for building multi-OS virtual environments on a single NAS. Besides Windows®, Linux®, UNIX® and Android™ virtual machines, users now can host multiple QTS virtual machines to enjoy greater usage potential. vQTS is especially beneficial for business environments with the following advantages: All-inclusive to save cost and space : Run multiple QTS systems on a single QNAP NAS. Each vQTS is independent and can be used by different departments and teams with their own privilege settings and application environments. Resource segregation for optimal performance : Allocate dedicated hardware resources (CPU, memory, storage, and network) to each vQTS to ensure their services are not mutually interrupted. Application segregation with improved security and flexibility : Use different vQTS for different applications to separate services. For example, teams with their own vQTS can use Hybrid Backup Sync for syncing files to cloud storage without mixing specific cloud services and user accounts with each other. Separate computing from storage : vQTS supports NFS and iSCSI to easily mount the storage space from another QNAP NAS. Users can process data and run applications on a high-performance NAS and then store data on the mounted NAS. Secure and bandwidth-saving : Accessing data on a NAS using vQTS is secure and bandwidth-saving, as data is not transmitted via physical network cables. App Center expands NAS functionality : Every vQTS provides access to the QTS App Center for boosting NAS functionality and adding more features. Learn more about vQTS at https://www.qnap.com/solution/vqts/en/
Rheinauer Druckvorlagen cuts 40-60 % on plate handling time
In April Rheinauer Druckvorlagen chose to replace their old flexo plate processor. They were looking for a new faster machine as their customers always need their plates by the next morning. They contacted Glunz & Jensen to purchase a more modern flexo plate processing system. Werner Frank, Owner of Rheinauer Druckvorlagen said: “The Glunz & Jensen 505 DW-XP flexo plate processor is perfect for our production site. It works perfectly with our new Esko PreMount system. The register is perfect and it delivers very clean plates at a very high speed. It takes only one hour to dry our plates, so this also means that we save money on our electrical bills, as we can shorten our drying times.” Rheinauer utilizes a customer-oriented quality management system whereby during the entire work process, from the data entry check up to the finished cliché, a continuous check takes place. Our comprehensive quality control system guarantees an excellent end product, and the Glunz & Jensen 505 DW-XP is now an integral part of our improved cliché quality and productivity. “Processing our Kodak NX plates in the Glunz & Jensen 505 DW-XP allows us to achieve optimal plate image quality. Our customers achieve excellent print quality and transfer of the ink, richly closed solid surfaces and allows for finest gradients”, says Werner Frank. “Generally the 505 DW-XP is a really big improvement for us. We now save up to 60 % in plate handling time.“
QNAP Officially Releases Cinema28, a Multi-zone Multimedia Application that Provides Entertainment throughout the Home
QNAP® Systems Inc. today officially released Cinema28, a multi-zone multimedia application that allows for single-interface management of multimedia playback, streaming, and more. Cinema28 turns a QNAP NAS into a multimedia hub that provides greater convenience for users to stream media files to connected devices throughout every corner of their home. In addition to continuous development in storage-related applications, QNAP also strives to provide home users with a greater home entertainment experience. The new Cinema28 app integrates the streaming functionalities of QNAP’s existing applications (including Photo Station, Video Station and Music Station) into a single app, allowing users to centrally manage all of the media files on their NAS and linked storage devices. No matter where the playback devices (including PC, smart TV, and mobile devices) are located, users can simply drag-and-drop files or playlists onto them for direct playback. “Cinema28 makes multimedia streaming more intuitive and easy by allowing users to manage and play all their media files from a single interface. With Cinema28’s support for up to 8 streaming methods and combined with the excellent transcoding capabilities of QNAP NAS, we aim to provide users with enhanced multimedia functionality alongside the core NAS experience,” said Bennett Cheng, Product Manager of QNAP. Cinema28 features a simple and easy-to-use interface, allowing users to quickly view the status of each device, including the devices being used, by which NAS user, and currently-playing media. By integrating with QNAP's powerful Qsirch search engine, users can simply enter in keywords, apply filters to quickly find needed media files. Cinema28 can play audio using speakers connected to the NAS line-out, USB ports, and Bluetooth® devices. Video playback is supported using the NAS HDMI port, HD Player, DLNA® devices, Apple TV®, and Chromecast™. Availability : Cinema28 is now available from the QTS App Center. System requirements : The Media Streaming add-on must be installed from the QTS App Center before using Cinema28. Cinema28 requires a QNAP NAS with QTS 4.3.0 (or later).
QNAP Launches TS-x28A Series with Snapshot Support for a Complete Digital Experience for Homes
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today launched the all-new TS-x28A series NAS for entry-level home users, including the TS-128A and TS-228A models. The TS-x28A series provides complete multimedia storage, sharing and streaming functions, and complete file and data protection capabilities (including snapshots) to meet increasing data protection needs for home users. The launch of the TS-x28A series also marks the milestone of all QNAP NAS on the market being able to benefit from snapshot protection. Users can now enjoy more features, stronger protection, and more cost-effective NAS. The TS-x28A series features a Realtek RTD1295 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor with 1 GB RAM, providing abundant performance for home multimedia/data storage needs. The TS-x28A series also comes with QTS 4.3.4, the latest version of QNAP's award-winning operating system. QTS 4.3.4 introduces enhanced snapshot features with lowered hardware resource requirements, allowing NAS with 1 GB RAM to benefit from snapshot protection. Users of the TS-x28A series will enjoy these advanced data protection capabilities alongside other amazing applications for multimedia, sharing, backup and data storage at an attractive price point. Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, said: "We are very proud of the TS-x28A series as we believe it marks the beginning of a new era for entry-level NAS. By supporting snapshots - a feature once reserved for high-end business NAS - home users are empowered with an advanced backup function that can help them mitigate the threat of malware to their files. The TS-x28A series is also packed full of amazing features to empower digital homes, including a full range of applications for multimedia, file sharing, and much more." The TS-x28A series NAS is empowered by the QTS operating system, offering powerful and useful file storage, sharing, backup, synchronization, and data protection features. Windows, macOS and Linux users can all use the TS-x28A series as a file storage platform, and share files with non-NAS users using share links. Qsync can automatically synchronize files across devices for sharing and collaboration, while Hybrid Backup Sync provides a complete multi-layer file backup solution. Newly available for entry-level models, snapshots record the NAS status at a single point of time, allowing users to rapidly restore files and data back to this status in the event of accidental modification/deletion, data loss, or malware attacks. The versatile multimedia features of the TS-x28A series include support for 360 degree photos and videos, and QVHelper assists in streaming media files to desktop media players. There are also a variety of mobile companion apps to make the most of the TS-x28A series NAS, including Qphoto - an app that allows you to take photos and videos and save them directly to the TS-x28A. Key Specifications TS-128A: 1-bay NAS TS-228A: 2-bay NAS Desktop model, Realtek RTD1295 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor, 1 GB DDR4 RAM, 3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps port(s), 1 x RJ45 Gigabit port, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 port (front), 2 x USB 2.0 ports (rear).
QNAP Introduces TVS-x73e 4/6/8-bay NAS, Featuring AMD RX-421BD Quad-core APU, Dual PCIe Slots, M.2 SSD Slots, and Support for 4K Video Transcoding and
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the high-performance TVS-x73e series – an SMB NAS lineup featuring an AMD RX-421BD quad-core APU, up to 64GB DDR4 RAM, two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots (for SSD cache acceleration with Qtier™ auto-tiering), the unique USB QuickAccess port, dual 4K HDMI output, and hardware-assisted 4K video transcoding acceleration. Designed for versatile business needs, the secure and scalable TVS-x73e series provides a pair of PCIe slots for flexibly installing 10GbE NICs, QM2 cards or USB 3.1 10Gbps cards, presenting small and medium businesses with the perfect NAS solution to build a private cloud for applications including high-speed data transfer, backup/recovery, virtualization, media playback and graphics display. “The TVS-x73e NAS series is powered by an AMD quad-core APU with up to 3.4 GHz clock speed and also provides dual PCIe slots that add more value to maximize NAS potential for a wider range of applications, making the TVS-x73e ideal for organizations and professionals who ask for performance and expandability,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP. Housed in a state-of-the-art metal design, the TVS-x73e series includes 4, 6, and 8-drive bay models that feature a high-performance and energy-efficient AMD RX-421BD quad-core 2.1 GHz APU (Turbo Core up to 3.4 GHz) and 4/8GB DDR4 RAM (up to 64GB). With an optional 10GbE NIC installed, it delivers up to 1139 MB/s throughput and up to 1091 MB/s with AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption engine. With SSD caching and two built-in M.2 SSD slots, the TVS-x73e can benefit from Qtier technology to optimize storage efficiency across M.2 SSDs, 2.5-inch SSDs and high-capacity HDDs for balanced cost, performance, and capacity. The TVS-x73e series includes two PCIe slots that allows greater system flexibility; Users can install an optional 10GbE network card for boosting virtualization and high-resolution video editing and sharing; a USB 3.1 Gen.2 (10Gbps) card for transferring large media files to/from USB storage; or QNAP’s innovative QM2 cards that allows for adding up to two M.2 SSDs to configure SSD caching, or to create a RAID 5 tiered storage along with the two M.2 SSDs in the NAS (M.2 SSD sold separately) to increase data protection. There are also QM2 cards that include 10GbE 10GBASE-T connectivity to provide SSD caching with high-speed network connectivity on a single card. The TVS-x73e features AMD 3rd Gen GCN architecture with breakthrough GPU performance to support 4K video decoding and stunning 4K UHD display, and the dual HDMI output with a free remote control makes it easy to enjoy the best audiovisual experience. The business-ready TVS-x73e series is a NAS and iSCSI-SAN unified storage solution that not only supports VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V® and Windows Server® 2012 R2 environments, but can also natively host multiple virtual machines (with Windows®, Linux®, UNIX® and Android™) and containers (LXC and Docker®). Running the intelligent QTS operating system, the TVS-x73e series performs as an integrated storage solution to fulfill file backup, sharing, centralized management, and it supports block-based snapshots to record the state of the system at any time to mitigate the impact of ransomware attacks and to ensure the stability of service operations. The TVS-x73e series is scalable by connecting QNAP expansion enclosures (UX-800P, UX-500P or REXP-1000 Pro). Storage capacity can also be expanded by using VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) that leverages the unused storage capacity of other QNAP NAS for use as virtual disks. Key specifications TVS-473e: supports 4 x 3.5-inch HDD or 2.5-inch HDD/SSD TVS-673e: supports 6 x 3.5-inch HDD or 2.5-inch HDD/SSD TVS-873e: supports 8 x 3.5-inch HDD or 2.5-inch HDD/SSD Tower model; AMD RX-421BD quad-core 2.1 GHz APU (burst up to 3.4 GHz), dual channel 4GB/8GB DDR4 SODIMM RAM (upgradable to 64GB); hot-swappable 2.5"/3.5" SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD; 2x M.2 SATA 6Gb/s 2280/2260 SSD slots; 1x USB QuickAccess port; 2x PCle (Gen.3 x 4) slots; 4x USB 3.0 ports; 4x Gigabit LAN ports; 2 x HDMI 1.4b outputs; 2x 3.5 mm microphone jacks (dynamic microphones only); 1x 3.5 mm Line-out audio jack; 1x built-in speaker
QNAP QTS 4.3.4 Officially Released! Upgrade to Acquire Snapshot Protection, Improved Performance and a Greater Multimedia Experience
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the official release of QTS 4.3.4. Developed with a focus on the "essence of storage", the latest version of QTS empowers QNAP’s comprehensive NAS solutions with higher performance, multifunctional capabilities, and greater security. “QNAP not only resolves current IT needs by increasing the accessibility of snapshot support (now available with only 1GB RAM) to help users effectively mitigate the impact of ransomware attacks, but also realizes future IT trends by going beyond storage to advance in graphics processing, Internet of Things, and various new technologies for multimedia experiences,” said Tony Lu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “The continued development of QTS provides QNAP NAS with great potential to play a core role for current and future IT infrastructure requirements.” Learn more about QTS 4.3.4 at https://www.qnap.com/qts/4.3.4/en Watch the QTS 4.3.4 presentation video at https://www.qnap.com/event/2017/qts434-sneakpreview/en/
QNAP Releases Limited-Time Special Offer of McAfee Antivirus for QNAP NAS
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the limited-time special offer of McAfee® Antivirus for QNAP NAS systems. QNAP users can protect their data using a world-leading antivirus solution that stays up-to-date with the latest virus definitions and can also heal infected files. Customers can sign up for a one year subscription to McAfee Antivirus for $8.99 (normally $25.00), two years for $13.99 (normally $50.00), and three years for $18.99 (All prices are in United States Dollars). A free 30-day trial is also available for QNAP NAS users. This special offer is valid from December 15, 2017 to March 15, 2018. The threat of a virus infecting and corrupting data is a real and all too often harsh reality for both businesses and home users alike. With a subscription to McAfee Antivirus, QNAP users can ensure their data stays protected from viruses, heal currently-infected files and receive the latest definitions to combat present & future virus threats. “With our limited-time special offer, this complete antivirus protection is well within the budget of any user who values the safety of their files & data,” said Meiji Chang, General Manager of QNAP. “McAfee delivers modern cybersecurity solutions to effectively defend against evolving cybercrime,” said Tom Moore, Vice President of Global OME of McAfee, adding “We are glad to work with QNAP to provide their users with a one-stop-shopping, integrated antivirus solution that will help safeguard their files and data from a potential virus infection.” Availability McAfee Antivirus is available from the QTS App Center on QNAP NAS. For more details and to subscribe to the McAfee Antivirus service, users can visit the QNAP License Store website.
QNAP TVS-1282T3 Thunderbolt 3 NAS Honored with Videomaker Magazine's Coveted "Best Products for 2017" Award for Best Storage
Once a year, the editorial staff at Videomaker Magazine get together and decide the "Best Products" for helping their readers create the best possible video productions. QNAP is thrilled to announce that its popular TVS-1282T3 Thunderbolt™ 3 NAS won the "Best Storage" award in Videomaker's Best Products for 2017. The TVS-1282T3 is a uniquely effective storage solution for video content creators that allows local connection to a Mac or PC via Thunderbolt for ultra-fast file transfer alongside simultaneous network connections via 10Gbit or 1Gbit Ethernet. “It is a great honor to receive the coveted "Best Products for 2017" award from Videomaker Magazine” said Meiji Chang, General Manager for QNAP, adding “we take great pride in the continued development and evolution of our Thunderbolt NAS line-up and are happy to have our efforts recognized by the great folks at Videomaker. Our latest Thunderbolt 2 and 3 NAS developments, such as the new TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt™ 3 NAS, cover a wide range of budgets and storage requirements for users to take advantage of the many benefits that Thunderbolt provides." The TVS-1282T3 is a video producer's dream come true that provides up to 104TB raw storage capacity by using eight 3.5-inch and four 2.5-inch HDD/SSD drives. Available with an Intel® Core™ i7 7700 processor, up to 64GB RAM, and with dual M.2 slots for caching (M.2 SSD sold separately), the TVS-1282T3 also provides an abundance of ports (four Thunderbolt 3 ports, two 10GbE and four 1GbE) to empower all aspects of video editing and production. The storage capacity of the TVS-1282T3 can also grow to accommodate data and business growth with QNAP's Expansion units. While Thunderbolt connectivity is important for video production, data-hungry businesses of all sizes benefit from having a QNAP NAS on their network. Whether you need network-wide backup and data replication, cross-platform file sharing, media transcoding or even enterprise-class data tiering, QNAP has you covered with the broadest lineup of NAS solutions. The QNAP NAS operating system QTS also features a variety of apps to greatly boost potential functionality and usage scenarios, providing exceptional value for users. Connect with QNAP at 2017 Government Video Expo Come see the TVS-1282T3 and the rest of the QNAP NAS lineup at the 2017 Government Video Expo in Washington, DC November 29th ~ 30th (booth #300).
'64-Layer 3D NAND-Based Client SSD' Press Conference Sponsored by Western Digital
On the morning of August 29, Western Digital held a press conference at Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, in Gangnam-gu, Seoul. The event was organized to introduce the features of the product ahead of the launch of '64-layer 3D NAND-based client SSD' series of Western Digital, with officials including Shim Young-chul, Director of Western Digital, in attendance. Shim Young-chul, Director of Western Digital, said, "Being launched this time, '64-layer 3D NAND-based client SSD' features improved performance, durability and capacity while reducing power consumption." And, "We are trying to provide our customers with better performance, so please give much of your interest and support." ▲ The press conference of '64-layer 3D NAND-based client SSD' by Western Digital was held. ▲ At the venue, '64-layer 3D NAND-based client SSD'-based products were on display. According to the announcement, Western Digital will release 'WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD' and 'SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD', which correspond to '64-layer 3D NAND-based client SSD'. The new products are consumer SSDs based on Western Digital's 64-layer 3D NAND technology, delivering improved performance, durability and capacity while reducing power consumption. First, 'WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD' provides the industry's highest level of Mean Time To Failure (MTTF) of 1.75 million hours, and through 'WD F.I.T (Functional Integrity Testing)' Lab certification, it ensures reliable high quality. This product is suitable for DIY PC users, resellers, system builders and so on. 'SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD', which is released together, is suitable for gamers and creative professionals expecting PC performance improvement. It offers greater durability and reliability, reduces latency of booting, reduces application loading time, and enables faster data transfers. ▲ The release of '64-layer 3D NAND-based client SSD' product line will be started. ▲ It shows high durability compared to the heavy workload. ▲ '64-layer 3D NAND-based client SSD' product line will be presented with a variety of capacities. Both brands have sequential read and write speeds of up to 560MB/s and 530MB/s, respectively, and capacities can be selected from 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB. WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSDs will be available with two types, 2.5-inch/7-mm case drives and M.2 2280 form factor versions. SanDisk Ultra 3D SSDs will be available in 2.5-inch/7-mm case drives. Both 'WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD' and 'SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD' offer a 3 year limited warranty and MSRPs of WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD and SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD start from 123,000 won. 'SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD' is available for purchase through Auction, G-market and 11Street. 'WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD' will be released in October.
Augmented Reality Market Worth 61.39 Billion USD by 2023
According to the new research report "Augmented Reality Market by Offering (Hardware (Sensor, Displays & Projectors, Cameras), and Software), Device Type (Head-Mounted, Head-Up, Handheld), Application (Enterprise, Consumer, Commercial, Automotive) and Geography - Global forecast to 2023", published by MarketsandMarkets™ , the market is expected to grow from USD 2.39 Billion in 2016 to USD 61.39 Billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 55.71% between 2017 and 2023. The increasing demand for AR devices and applications in healthcare, increase in demand for AR in the retail and e-commerce, and rising investment in the augmented reality market are the major drivers for the augmented reality market. Head-up displays (HUDs) for the augmentation of images are presently used in automotive, and aerospace and defense sectors for training purposes; the HUD market is still in the developing phase and is likely to commercialize in the near future. The recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 has come up with enormous opportunities and variations for head-up displays using the augmented reality. The head-up display with AR was one of the most talked about innovations in the CES 2017. Head-up displays would be used for navigation in airplanes and automotives. The information such as the roadmap and the speed along with the other necessary details in the line of sight would be displayed at the windscreens and would help the driver drive safely. The use of head-up displays in the applications such as automotive, and aerospace and defense would help the market to grow at a higher rate. The augmented reality technology offers remarkable results in terms of visual effects when used in gaming and sports broadcasts. There are some AR gaming applications in which players can create virtual objects and characters and then link those digital creatures to defined locations in the real world. Players can then easily interact with those digital objects in the real world. The demand for software apps is high in the consumer sector because all gaming applications are used in devices such as smartphones and tablets to play the games. Even in the entertainment application, the demand for the development of AR apps is high to enhance the user experience in different areas such as sports broadcasting, gathering information through social networking sites, and so on. The use of head-mounted displays for gaming and entertainment will also be a major boost to the augmented reality market. Asia Pacific comprises China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Rest of APAC. Being an emerging economy, Asia Pacific is witnessing major changes in the adoption of new technologies and advancements. Due to the presence of most of the display panel manufacturers in the region, APAC witnesses an increasing adoption of latest technologies. Major players in the augmented reality market are Google, Inc. (US), PTC Inc. (U.S.), Microsoft Corporation (US), Wikitude GmbH (Austria), DAQRI LLC (US), Zugara, Inc. (US), Blippar (UK), Magic Leap, Inc. (US), and Osterhout Design Group (US).
NVIDIA Deep Learning Day 2017 Media Roundtable
On May 25th, NVIDIA introduced its GPU-based deep learning and state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technology trends on the media roundtable of Deep Learning Day 2017 at El Tower, Seoul. Marc Hamilton, Vice President of NVIDIA Solution Architecture and Engineering, attended and answered questions from domestic reporters. On May 10th, at NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference held at The San Jose McEnery Convention Center, NVIDIA presented various technologies for the future of artificial intelligence including Volta, a new GPU architecture that delivers five times the performance of previous generations. NVIDIA introduced a new Volta-based AI supercomputer lineup, including a new version of the powerful DGX-1 Deep Learning Appliance, along with a new Volta architecture. Announced at this year's event, NVIDIA GPU Cloud, which provides developers with the latest optimized deep learning framework, will be available through public clouds such as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. In addition, the new Isaac robot-training simulator allows robots to be trained in the virtual world before they perform specific tasks in the real world. Besides, Toyota announced that it will utilize NVIDIA's Volta architecture-based Xavier SoC through autonomous vehicles-related cooperation, and SAP announced to utilizing GPU-based acceleration technology for data analysis. ▲ Marc Hamilton, Vice President of NVIDIA Solution Architecture and Engineering Marc Hamilton, vice president of NVIDIA Solution Architecture and Engineering, said he expects the role of artificial intelligence to grow in IoT era. The vast amount of data that is being created even at this moment is divided into data that users create, such as video and photos, and data that the device generates. These data have simply remained in a "stored" state. So far, the code has to be configured by oneself to use the data, but he pointed out that even if all students could use programming, there would not be enough numbers to take advantage of all of the data. Furthermore, in this part, AI can be the existence of software, which "develops software", and based on this, he suggested an opinion that aiming at creating software that can automatically utilize vast amount of data through AI related toolkit with the way to 'Data Scientist' rather than programming education to all students. At the same time, today, all IT companies are studying the integration of artificial intelligence, and the recently announced Google's new TPU is also seen as one of several approaches to deep learning, and NVIDIA is standing at the position of a platform company that enables GPU-based acceleration computing. At the same time, the demand of computing power for AI has increased significantly in recent years, but the increase in performance of processors today is not enough, and the gap between demand and supply is getting bigger. In addition, he emphasized that NVIDIA is an AI computing company with not only a GPU, but also software and platform, and it provides the outcomes of R&D from various products. He also added that the GPU technology is being offered to all users, from PC GPUs, supercomputer DGX-1 to public clouds. About the relationship with Intel, which is being pointed out as a rival, he explained that the position of GPU is "accelerator" and must still be used with traditional processors in a system configuration for AI. Moreover, DGX-1 is still configured as a combination of Intel's processors and NVIDIA's GPUs. Thus, he introduced that Intel's processor needs to continue to improve for NVIDIA to continuously grow and enhance GPU performance. At the same time, he stated that NVIDIA is investing heavily in GPU computing and will continue to focus on R&D. NVIDIA cited three things that provide customers with GPU-based AI capabilities. The most basic thing is that the customer directly purchases the relevant GPU and builds the infrastructure. It is also possible to use 'GPU Cloud', which is provided with the base of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure. Apart from this, NVIDIA's 'DGX-1'-based 'SATURNV' supercomputer is introduced as an option for special cases, and the cancer research project, 'Cancer Moonshot', was selected as a typical project that utilized it. Of course, this offer does not compete with other options, and it may provide computing power directly when high-capacity research is needed until sufficient capabilities are available in other options. The Isaac Robot Training Simulator allows robots to get training in the virtual world before they perform a specific task in the real world. NVIDIA noted that robots are slower than humans in training robots, but they are not fatigued and favorable for long periods of time. He explained that the "Isaac Robot Training Simulator" can easily simulate physical robots with software, and there could be copies of various robots. He pointed out that, of course, robots could not completely replace humans in AI program training, and that both robots and humans would need a role. Meanwhile, as an important momentum to switch from a graphics-centric to the current model, NVIDIA cited the time when first released CUDA and has confirmed the availability of GPUs in general-purpose programs through CUDA. The AI part was a turning point in 2012. The projects that analyze the objects in Google’s YouTube video, GPU, and image-related technologies obtained successful outcomes at the ImageNet Competition. Afterwards, the utilization of GPU technology at the ImageNet Competition has increased. Moreover, recently, Salesforce and SAP announced the integration of GPU computing and deep learning technology into the platform.
[COMPUTEX 2016] Opening Site of HWBOT Overclocking World Tour 2016 Asia
In the morning of May 31, the opening ceremony of ‘HWBOT Overclocking World Tour 2016 Asia’ is held at TWTC Nangang(Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center) in Taipei, Taiwan. The event is the fifth tour event of HWBOT Overclocking World Tour 2016 hosted by overclocking community, HWBOT, and it is prepared for introducing the start of ‘HWBOT Overcloking World Tour Asia,’ which is a unit event of ‘Computex Taipei 2016.’ HWBOT as well as the local partner company, CyberMedia, and officials of sponsor companies, ZADAK511, Intel, AOC and Seasonic, attended. Especially, in the opening, Broadwell-E Intel Core i7 6950X that is 10 cores CPU was shown, and after the opening, overclock demo that uses the project is progressed. In ‘HWBOT Overcloking World Tour Asia,’ through workshops for amateurs and overclocking gathering in bench-party type, as well as a world tour competition for amateur and extreme overclockers, they present pleasure to visitors who are interested in overclocking. Meanwhile, the competition is broadcasted live via Twitch, which is a streaming service for online games. ▲ The opening of ‘HWBOT Overcloking World Tour Asia’ is progressed. ▲ Players on the extreme level are preparing the competition. ▲ Various overclocking products are displayed all over the exhibition. ▲ The place for introducing sponsors’ products are prepared. ▲ The history of World Tour is introduced. ▲ Frank Soqui, a general manager of Intel, introduces Intel Core i7 6950X. ▲ The officials promise for the successful event. ▲ After the event, the demo of overclock that uses Intel Core i7 6950X is progressed.