DECENT Launches Official Beta Blockchain Explorer
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LIANLI Celebrates a Glorious 2018 with Giveaway Promo
QNAP Launches the TR-004, a 4-bay Hardware RAID Storage Expansion Device for both PC and NAS
ZADAK and NVIDIA Team up at Taipei Game Show 2019, Showcase Pip-Boy (Fallout 76) Scratch Build by AK
QNAP Introduces the TBS-453DX NASbook Featuring Four M.2 SATA SSDs, 10GbE, and Cloud Mounting with Local Cache
Dimenco Releases Teaser Video for Upcoming SR Technology Launch at CES 2019
QNAP Introduces New 10GbE and Thunderbolt 3 NAS TVS-x72XT Series
Phase One releases Capture One 12
New QNAP HS-453DX Silent NAS: The Ultimate Home NAS with an Intel Quad-core Processor
Avalue introduces ATX industrial motherboards, EAX-H81P and EAX-H110KP, based on Intel Core family processors
Avalue Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 3479-TW), global embedded solution provider, associate member of Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. Avalue Technology, the world-leading industrial computer company, has debuted the ATX industrial motherboards, EAX-H81P and EAX-H110KP. The EAX-H81P and EAX-H110KP are designed with the similar I/O layout, making it easy for customers to upgrade to the next generation. If you need a 4th-gen processor product, choose EAX-H81P; if you need 6th-gen or 7th-gen processor product, you can choose EAX-H110KP; Furthermore, if you need high-end products, you can choose EAX-Q170KP or EAX-C236KP. In addition, Avalue's industrial motherboards are designed to achieve maximum power consumption of 95W TDP to accommodate applications in different environments. Avalue always dedicated to customer’s success, put customer need in the first priority. EAX-H81P, the ATX Motherboard with Intel® H81 Chipset, supports 4th generation Core™ i7/i5/i3, Pentium®, and Celeron® Processors, which is a cost-effective industrial motherboard, suitable for wide application markets including factory automation, ATM, electronic manufacturing, smart transportation, kiosk, etc. It is ideal choice for entry-level performance solution by offering sufficient power with less expansion demands. Also, EAX-H81P OS supports Windows 7, Windows 10, with testing Windows XP by customer request, as a solution for customers who may still use Windows XP operating system in some specific applications.
QNAP Completes its 3-bay NAS Lineup
Following the releases of the TS-328 (powered by a Realtek CPU) and the TS-332X (powered by an AnnapurnaLabs CPU), QNAP® Systems, Inc. today completes the 3-bay RAID 5 NAS lineup with the introduction of the high-end home NAS TS-351. The TS-351 is powered by an Intel® Celeron® J1800 processor, and includes a wide range of features for media streaming, instant sharing, HDMI-output, and auto-tiering for optimal storage efficiency. The TS-351 provides homes and home offices with an excellent file management and multimedia entertainment center. The high-performance TS-351 uses an Intel® Celeron® J1800 dual-core 2.41 GHz processor (burst up to 2.58 GHz), features 2 GB/4 GB DDR3L memory (upgradable to 8 GB), supports SATA 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s disks, and enables AES 256-bit encryption for both full volumes and shared folders. Featuring a minimalist design with effective airflow and cooling, the TS-351 can easily fit home space. Its tool-less 3.5-inch hard drive installation allows easy system setup and maintenance. “The multi-functional TS-351 NAS features media streaming and real-time transcoding, along with dual-core performance and expandable memory to fulfill the versatile needs of home users,” said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “users can also install M.2 NVMe SSDs into the TS-351 to optimize storage efficiency and to enhance application performance.” The TS-351 provides two M.2 slots that support M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs with the 2280 form factor (M.2 SSDs are sold separately) for boosting the overall workflow of intensive, IOPS-demanding applications. With the latest QTS 4.3.5 operating system, users can utilize software-defined SSD extra over-provisioning (between 1% and 60%) to attain optimal SSD performance and maximized SSD lifespan with higher endurance. Coupled with QNAP’s Qtier technology that empowers the NAS with auto tiering, storage efficiency is optimized constantly across M.2 SSDs, 2.5-inch SSDs, and high-capacity HDDs with improved overall system performance and cost effectiveness. The TS-351 is also a brilliant multimedia center that eases the management of a large collection of photos, videos, and music files. Smooth multimedia playback is provided by H.264 hardware decoding, real-time transcoding, and Full HD 1080p HDMI output. With the support of Plex® Media Server and various streaming protocols, the TS-351 can stream media files to computers, TVs, mobile devices, Apple TV®, Google Chromecast™ or DLNA™ compatible devices. Running the intelligent QTS operation system, the TS-351 performs as an all-in-one NAS solution for file storage, backup, sharing, synchronization and centralized management. QTS provides block-based snapshot protection to help users effectively mitigate the threat of ransomware, the ability to host multiple virtual machines and containerized applications, and the QVR Pro app also allows users to create a professional yet affordable video surveillance system (with 8 free IP camera channels, and expandable up to 128 channels with optional licenses). Key specifications TS-351-4G: 4 GB DDR3L RAM, upgradable to 8 GB TS-351-2G: 2 GB DDR3L RAM, upgradable to 8 GB 3-bay tower model, hot-swappable 3x 3.5-inch/2.5-inch SATA HDD/SSD (HDD 1-2 supports SATA 3Gb/s, HDD3 supports SATA 6Gb/s); Intel® Celeron® J1800 dual-core 2.41 GHz processor (burst up to 2.58 GHz); dual-channel SODIMM DDR3L RAM; 2x M.2 2280 PCIe (Gen2 x1, 5Gb/s) NVMe SSD slots; 1 x 1080p HDMI v1.4a output; 1x Gigabit RJ45 LAN port; 1x USB 3.0 port, 2x USB 2.0 ports; 1x 3.5mm line-out audio jack; 1x built-in speaker
PortraitPro Body 3 Launched Press Release
Anthropics Technology announced today the launch of PortraitPro Body 3 photo editing software. The intelligent full-length portrait editor includes automatic body selection, advanced tools for fixing warps, and intelligent tutorials among the main new features. Designed to save photographers hours of time, it works as standalone software as well as a smart filter for Adobe Photoshop and a regular plugin for Photoshop Elements and Lightroom. - KEY NEW FEATURES Automatic body selection Work faster and smarter with powerful new image processing algorithms that use deep learning to automatically detect even complex and unusual poses accurately. Advanced Warp Fixer The Warp Fixer allows you to have fine-grained controls over the way the background changes in edited portraits. The Warp Fixer in version 3 has been significantly improved and offers increased flexibility and control, allowing you to easily repair the warped features and background. Intelligent tutorial system Track your progress with a variety of tutorials that guide you through the features of the software. With fine-grained tracking of your progress, you can easily see which parts of the software you have mastered. - WHAT CAN PORTRAITPRO BODY 3 DO? Professional full-length photo editing in minutes. Automatic body selection — advanced image processing algorithms lets you start editing right away. Body contouring — specialized shape tools designed for full body portraits. Adjust build and height — intelligent controls with extensive sliders for fine tuning. Correct posture — natural fixes for camera distortions and unflattering posing. Smooth skin and remove blemishes — using ClearSkin™ technology. Face editing controls — adjust expression, smooth skin and relight the face. - EDITIONS PortraitPro Body Standard — standalone, dedicated software for professional full body retouching. PortraitPro Body Studio — works as standalone software, a smart filter for Adobe Photoshop and a regular plugin for Photoshop Elements and Lightroom. Studio Edition handles camera RAW files, supports conversion between different color spaces and provides JPEG/TIFF embedded color profile support. Compare the different editions: www.portraitprobody.com/editions - AVAILABILITY, FREE TRIAL AND PRICING PortraitPro Body is available to purchase or for a free trial from www.portraitprobody.com
Avalue debuts VNS-series multifunctional touch panel PC
Avalue Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 3479-TW), global embedded solution provider, associate member of Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. With the continuous push for smart connected devices, Avalue Technology has launched the VNS series of multifunctional touch panel computers, which integrates system interface, transmission, storage, and communication functions. The highly interactive touch panel PC meets the requirements for home automation, conference room management system, and door access control in institutions, schools, clinics and hotels. Thin and light with an elegant design emphasized by clean lines, its multi-touch operation boosts improved agility, and it also features programmable LED indicator lights on both sides of the frame. Avalue VNS-series multifunctional touch panel computers redefine traditional touch panel PC. Available in 10-inch and 15-inch panels, Avalue VNS series achieves automated management by combining IoT technology with cloud platform. Advanced communication technology, built-in camera, speaker and microphone, and near-field communication (NFC), enable video communication at any time, guest ID verification, and data transmission with other NFC devices, realizing peer-to-peer communication. The VNS series uses multi-touch projected capacitive (PCAP) touch technology for highly responsive sensing and easy operation, improving the ease and efficiency of data and information processing, and preference settings. Built-in programmable LED indicator lights on both sides of the frame improve better-informed visual management, smart alert function is a useful feature in conference rooms, postnatal care centers and hospital examination rooms, and can be used to indicate door access card status in hotels. The VNS-series 10-inch is a modest touchscreen with a light, uncomplicated design. Converging real-time information, the highly integrative and interactive platform is a refreshing new experience for users. The 15-inch advanced version in the VNS series, on the other hand, provides more customized options, e.g. microphone, card reader, reading light, etc. The VNS series supports Windows 10 IoT (64 bit) and Android 5.1 (64 bit) operating systems, making it highly suitable for large institutions and businesses, conference rooms and mobile applications, improving user experience, and enabling the deployment of a smart management system anytime, anywhere.
QNAP QTS 4.3.5 Officially Released
QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading storage, network and computing solution provider, today officially released QTS 4.3.5. Designed to unleash the full advantages of SSDs to meet the demands of the high-speed networking era, QTS 4.3.5 marks a highly-anticipated milestone for NAS operating systems. Alongside the software-defined network architecture and additional functionality, the feature-rich QTS 4.3.5 delivers an exceptional performance-driven and streamlined user experience. “During the QTS 4.3.5 beta testing, we gathered valuable user feedback that helped us put the finishing touches to the official release,” said Cherry Chen, Product Manager of QNAP. QTS 4.3.5 now packs numerous detailed improvements and enhancement, including, but not limited to, the following: QNAP NAS with AnnapurnaLabs processors now support Virtual & Network Switch. The SSD Profiling Tool adds more viewing modes for test results. Mac® users with macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 (or later) can use Time Machine for backing up Mac data to QNAP NAS via SAMBA shared folders. Microsoft Networking Advanced Options for ABE (access-based enumeration) and ABSE (access-based share enumeration) is added. After installing Qsirch, Mac users can use Spotlight to search for files in their mounted QNAP NAS. File Station supports SMBv2 and SMBv3 with the remote mount service, and Image2PDF has been optimized. CPU utilization has been reduced when operating Qsync Central. HD Station can be installed and managed directly through the QTS App Center. Users of certain NAS models can assign discrete graphics card resources to Container Station (QuAI). Selected NAS models now support multiple discrete graphics cards. Learn more about QTS 4.3.5 at https://www.qnap.com/qts/4.3.5/en. Watch QTS 4.3.5 video introductions at https://live.qnap.com/en. Key features and benefits of QTS 4.3.5: Storage – Unleash the full advantages of SSD, streamline storage management and data recovery [ Watch presentation video] Software-defined SSD extra over-provisioning: Users can allocate additional SSD over-provisioning space (from 1% to 60%) to help optimize SSD random write speeds and lifespan/endurance. A unique SSD Profiling Tool helps evaluate the best over-provisioning ratio based on the target IOPS performance of users. Restoring from remotely-stored snapshots: Snapshot restoration from a remote snapshot replica can now be directly written back to the local NAS through the network without manually restoring all folders and files at the backup destination then copying them back to local NAS. This saves time and effort by streamlining operations. Flexible volume configuration and conversion: Volumes can now be converted between thin- and thick-provisioning, providing maximum flexibility of storage space allocation. Volumes sizes can be shrunk as well, ensuring the NAS can adapt to changing needs of storage allocation. Boosting VJBOD performance with iSER: QNAP’s proprietary Virtual JBOD (VJBOD) technology is boosted by iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) support from Mellanox compatible network cards, enhancing transmission speeds for a more efficient storage expansion. Network – Supercharge workflows with high-speed connectivity and flexibility [ Watch presentation video] Software-defined Network & Virtual Switch app: Revamped with many new features including network topology, device diagram to identify physical ports, customizable multiple DDNS, NCSI service, static route, software-defined switch mode, IPv6 complete function, and DHCPv4 reserved IP addresses, the app greatly streamlines operations and improves performances at the center of the user experience. UI improvements for Thunderbolt™ and wireless settings make their statuses more straightforward and settings more convenient. Advanced support for SmartNICs: QTS now supports powerful features that are built into advanced network interface controllers (NICs), such as the Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 for iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER). QBelt virtual private network (VPN) protocol: QNAP's proprietary QBelt VPN protocol added into the QVPN Services app increases network security by encrypting traffic and decreasing chances of being detected. Geo-blocked web content and/or enterprise intranet resources can also be accessed by using QBelt to circumvent such restrictions. More new features include: Notification Center – Never miss another system notification The brand-new Notification Center consolidates system logs and notifications for all NAS apps into a single app with flexible rule settings, facilitating smooth and easy NAS managements. There are also more notification methods, including email, SMS, instant message, and push notification. Security Counselor – A security portal for QNAP NAS Security Counselor checks for weaknesses and offers recommendations to enhance NAS security and to protect data against multiple attack methods. It also integrates anti-virus and anti-malware scanning software to ensure the complete protection of QNAP NAS. Features and functionality are subject to change and may not be available for all QNAP NAS models.
Back-to-school Savings: QNAP Announces Limited-Time Special Offer of McAfee Antivirus for QNAP NAS
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced a limited-time special offer of McAfee® Antivirus for QNAP NAS systems to help QNAP users get back-to-school ready. With a subscription to McAfee Antivirus, QNAP users can ensure their data stays protected from viruses, heal currently-infected files, prevent viruses spreading through file sharing, and receive the latest definitions to combat present & future virus threats. A one-year subscription to McAfee Antivirus is now available 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 between September 1st and October 31st, 2018. “QNAP's long-term partnership with McAfee provides our users with a powerful and dependable antivirus solution,” said Meiji Chang, General Manager of QNAP, continuing “our limited-time back-to-school sale offers our users an affordable way to safeguard their files, data, and coursework with McAfee Antivirus.” “McAfee delivers modern cybersecurity solutions to effectively defend against evolving cybercrime,” said Tom Moore, Vice President of Global OEM of McAfee, adding “We encourage QNAP users to take this chance to plan their cybersecurity solution to combat recurring malware and keep data secure.” Availability McAfee Antivirus is available from the QTS App Center on QNAP NAS. For more information and to subscribe to the McAfee Antivirus service, users can visit the QNAP License Store website. To take advantage of our limited-time McAfee Antivirus back-to-school offer, the QNAP NAS must be running QTS 4.3.4 0483 (or later).
QNAP's New Affordable 3-bay 10GbE NAS 'TS-332X'
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released a new quad-core 3-bay NAS – the TS-332X – that allows for building a RAID 5 array for balancing capacity and protection with the fewest disks. The TS-332X also provides a 10GbE SFP+ port, three M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots, and supports SSD caching and Qtier™ auto-tiering technology to help tackle performance-demanding business operations. Featuring a minimalist design, the affordable 10GbE-ready TS-332X can easily fit any commercial space. “The TS-332X is a small NAS, but it is packed full of competitive features,“ said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, continuing “It allows for RAID 5 protection in a budget configuration, supports M.2 SATA SSDs, and performs efficient tiered storage. It is a cost-effective 10GbE NAS that empowers even the most budget-conscious small offices to upgrade their entire IT infrastructure.” The TS-332X uses an AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-324 quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A57 processor, features 2GB/4GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), and comes with a 10GbE SFP+ port to provide compatibility with high-speed networks to empower large-data applications, fast backup/restoration, and containerized applications. The TS-332X sports a stylish and elegant look with an industrial design concept to provide effective airflow and cooling, and its tool-less 3.5-inch hard drive installation allows easier system setup and maintenance. The TS-332X supports up to three SATA 6Gb/s M.2 SSDs with 2280 form factors (sold separately), allowing users to create a high-capacity SSD cache for boosting IOPS-demanding applications, or RAID 5 tiered storage with balanced performance and redundancy protection. Coupled with QNAP’s Qtier technology that empowers the NAS with auto tiering, storage efficiency is optimized constantly across M.2 SSDs, 2.5-inch SSDs, and high-capacity HDDs with improved overall system performance. The TS-332X runs the intelligent QTS operation system that simplifies NAS management with greater flexibility and efficiency. Block-based snapshots enable comprehensive data protection and instant restoration, providing a modern way for users to effectively mitigate the threat of ransomware. As an all-in-one NAS solution for file storage, backup, sharing, synchronization and centralized management, the TS-332X is a productivity boost for daily tasks. Users can install various apps from the App Center to extend NAS functionalities, such as Container Station for LXC and Docker® containerized applications, QmailAgent to centralize email account management, and QVR Pro to create a professional video surveillance system (with 8 free IP camera channels, and expandable up to 16 channels with optional licenses). With VJBOD (Virtual JBOD), the unused storage capacity of TS-332X can be mounted using iSCSI as a virtual disk of other QNAP NAS. It is a great benefit for organizations with multiple QNAP NAS and helps achieve optimal capacity utilization in a cost-effective way. Key specifications TS-332X-4G: 4GB DDR4 RAM, upgradable to 16GB TS-332X-2G: 2GB DDR4 RAM, upgradable to 16GB 3-bay tower model; AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-324 quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A57 processor, 64-bit; hot-swappable 2.5/3.5-inch SATA 6 Gbps HDD/SSD; 3x M.2 2280 SATA 6Gbps SSD slots; 1x 10GbE SFP+ LAN port; 2x Gigabit RJ45 LAN ports; 3x USB 3.0 ports; 1x 3.5mm line-out audio jack; built-in speaker.
Lian Li Fuse Classic Brushed Aluminum and Modern RGB Lighting with new LANCOOL ONE Chassis
Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd., world’s leading manufacturer of aluminum chassis for enthusiasts, custom OEM/ODM case solutions and case accessories is pleased to announce the official launch of the LANCOOL ONE chassis. Featuring Lian Li’s signature brushed aluminum finish and quality combined with modern RGB lighting, the LANCOOL ONE brings a new twist to a classic Lian Li design. Debuted in the recent COMPUTEX 2018 expo, the LANCOOL ONE has already managed to wow consumers due to its unique design and incredible value offering. Classic Look with Modern RGB Nobody in the business does aluminum better than Lian Li and the LANCOOL ONE continues that legacy with its stylish aluminum front panel which exudes a timeless, elegant vibe but is given a modern touch with impressive RGB lighting. The RGB lighting serves as both an accent piece for the front panel as well an ambient lighting for the internal chamber giving it a two-in-one function that provides a lot of value. The LEDs also illuminate front fans directly so users not using RGB fans on the front can get the illusion of using RGB fans on the front thanks to the front panel lighting. Lian Li has worked with all leading motherboard brands to provide the LANCOOL ONE with RGB sync support with most popular lighting control software like ASUS AURA Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion, ASRock Polychrome and MSI Mystic Light. Optimized Airflow for Great Cooling Both top and front panels of the Lian Li LANCOOL ONE offer great airflow. Lian Li has designed the LANCOOL ONE to have optimized airflow so users who want to maximize cooling can do so thanks to plenty of fan mounting locations. Integrated removable dust filters allow ease-of-cleaning and reduced dust inside the chassis. The front panel of the LANCOOL ONE features an open front slit and side vents maintain looks while still providing high airflow for a great balance of looks and function. The LANCOOL One supports up 360mm radiators on the top or front (only one at a time) or users can also mount a single 280mm radiator on the front. A total of nine 120mm fans can be installed on the LANCOOL One for incredible airflow possibilities. Multifunction PSU Shroud Increase cooling in your case or add more storage with the Lian Li’s innovative dual-function PSU shroud. The shroud includes removable drive trays to house two additional 2.5” drives like SSDs or mount additional two 120mm fans for improved cooling that helps in cooling PCIe devices like the GPU. Underneath the PSU shroud, user can install up to two 3.5” drives like HDDs for further storage. The drive cage is removable and you can move it so you can have more space underneath the shroud for other airflow or modifications. Cable Management Made Easy The modular drive cage caddy can be removed for easier cable routing and the LANCOOL ONE also features plenty of tie down points for easier cable management. This enables a cleaner look and an easier time when doing maintenance. Modern Meets Classic with More Features The LANCOOL ONE features a full tempered glass side panel which is locked in place with LIAN LI’s signature mounting system, which allows for a seamless look yet still secure and easy to use. This makes it easier to remove your tempered glass panel and do maintenance and cleaning as well as installation of new components on your system. Support for modern systems is given attention as the LANCOOL ONE supports up to larger EATX motherboards and the tilted tray design compliments the cable management feature of the LANCOOL ONE making it easier to route cables on the front. Motherboards following the E-ATX standard with dimensions of 12” x 10.9” can fit in the LANCOOL ONE. Furthermore, The LANCOOL ONE can accommodate motherboards with width of up to 280mm. For greater presentation possibilities, the LANCOOL ONE can accommodate vertical GPU mounting.
Telestream Announces Version 8 of ScreenFlow Video Editing & Screen Recording Software
Telestream®, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced ScreenFlow 8.0 – the latest version of the company’s award-winning video editing and screen recording software for the Mac. ScreenFlow’s intuitive design makes it easy for educators, vloggers/bloggers, marketers, online trainers, app developers, gamers or any aspiring video producer to create high-quality video content. ScreenFlow version 8.0 adds a variety of new features including new Styles and Templates to increase editing productivity and streamline editing workflows, as well as an all new integrated Stock Media Library. The new Templates allow users to pre-create ScreenFlow projects with placeholder clips in the timeline for important recorded media, as well as external media. Once a template is saved, future ScreenFlow recordings are opened directly in the template project, reducing the amount of editing required to complete jobs. For users creating software tutorials, serialized videos, or even videos with similar formats, the new Templates in version 8.0 allow for quicker video production and less tedious editing, resulting in more time spent on the creative aspects of video production. The new Styles feature offers customized media configurations that streamline individual asset editing, saving time in the editing process. With Styles, ScreenFlow users can now easily copy/paste video parameters (like scale, positioning, filters, axis rotation and more) and apply them to individual pieces of media. For example, should users want to create a style for their webcam recordings, they can now apply their “webcam style,” positioning it within their project exactly where they want it, without additional editing. A new Stock Media Library is available in ScreenFlow version 8.0 and offers users unlimited access to 500,000+ pieces of unique media, giving users easily accessible content to elevate the quality of videos they create with ScreenFlow. At only $60 a year, the Stock Media Library offers a very cost-effective alternative to other stock media options that often charge by the download or hundreds of dollars for yearly subscriptions. ScreenFlow 8.0 is available immediately from the Telestream store for just $129.00. Customers who have purchased previous versions of ScreenFlow on telestream.net can upgrade for as little as $39.00 (pricing will vary according to the version previously purchased). ScreenFlow is also available for purchase through a network of Telestream resellers and affiliates, as well as on the Mac App Store.
QNAP Upgrades Q’center to Support ARM-based NAS and Windows Active Directory
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released Q’center v1.8, an upgraded version that not only extends the host server capability to ARM-based NAS models but also adds more functions to enhance privilege and security management. As a central management platform that consolidates the management of multiple QNAP NAS, Q’center provides immediate and complete information to assist IT administrators in making crucial decisions with greater efficiency. “The new Q’center focuses more on strengthening security management in business storage environments, while also making Q’center host servers available for ARM-based NAS to lower the threshold for small and medium businesses to deploy a NAS central management system,” said Ripple Wu, Product Manager of QNAP. With Q’center v1.8, QNAP’s new 64-bit ARM-based NAS models can perform as host servers to deliver higher cost-efficiency. Besides managing physical QNAP NAS systems, Q’center host servers can now manage vQTS - virtual QTS operating systems. By centrally deploying and monitoring multiple vQTS, IT administrators can easily manage integrated NAS experiences including aspects from vQTS. Q'center v1.8 adds integration with Windows® Active Directory, allowing multiple NAS to be easily joined to Windows AD and allows the domain users to use the same Windows AD account name and password to connect to different QNAP NAS on the local network. IT administrators can also efficiently create shared folders with access rights verification for different AD accounts, allowing them to save precious time for other more important tasks. IT administrators can use Q’center to set alerts for unauthorized access. If unauthorized access is detected, they can quickly change the username and password for multiple NAS systems at once using Q’center and centrally collect all the access logs for a greater control of NAS data security. Q'center delivers a total solution for business storage environments. It provides reports for current and previous NAS statistics, and the ability to create universal and unified NAS settings for managing multiple NAS units efficiently, including firmware updates, app installation, shared folder creation, and privilege settings for multiple client NAS. Availability Q’center v1.8 is now available from the QTS App Center. Q’center host server requirements: QNAP NAS with QTS 4.3.3 (or later). Supported models: x86-based NAS (Intel or AMD processor), and 64-bit ARM-based NAS (TS-932X, TS-832X, TS-1635AX and TS-x32XU series)
Plex for QNAP ARMv8/Realtek Platforms Alpha Testing Now in Progress
QNAP® Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce that Plex® will be supported by QNAP’s new ARMv8 64-bit NAS models. Alpha testing is currently in process and we invite passionate QNAP users who are Plex Pass holders to take part: https://forums.plex.tv/t/armv8-platform-alpha-testing-synology-and-qnap/275940. By providing official support for Plex on ARMv8 64-bit QNAP NAS, users of these NAS (especially the multimedia-focused TS-128A, TS-228A and TS-328) will enjoy a one-stop entertainment portal alongside complete file storage and multimedia applications. Learn more about Plex for QNAP NAS at https://www.qnap.com/solution/plex-best-nas/en/. With the Plex Media Server app (available from the QTS App Center), setting up QNAP NAS as a Plex Media Server is easy, and allows users to stream media files from their NAS to mobile devices, DLNA-compatible devices, and TV by using common streaming devices (including Roku®, Apple TV®, Google Chromecast™, and Amazon Fire TV®). QNAP NAS with the ARMv8 64-bit platform: Realtek processor: TS-128A, TS-228A, TS-328 Marvell ARMADA 8040 processor: TS-1635AX Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-324 processor: TS-832X, TS-932X, TS-432XU, TS-432XU-RP, TS-832XU, TS-832XU-RP, TS-1232XU, and TS-1232XU-RP
GAMDIAS Unveiled New Products at COMPUTEX 2018
GAMDIAS, the leading gaming brand, revealed its latest components, gaming gears, and gaming chair at 2018 COMPUTEX TAIPEI. As many brands showed their own style, GAMDIAS showed the power in game through Greek Gods style and names. This year, GAMDIAS booth came with Greek temple style to present the spirit of GAMDIAS, the god of gaming. GAMDIAS is known as richness of Greek Gods’ power in gaming by names. This year, the booth was designed to Greek temple to reveal Gods’ spirit and to stand out among all the brands. The creative temple-like booth has attracted visitors and guests all over the world to take a glimpse of the latest products. In 2018, GAMDIAS focusing on PC components and brand new PC case, the CYCLOPS and ASTRAPE RGB power supply series and TALOS PC cases. - CYCLOPS and ASTRAPE RGB Power Supply full series From 550w brown to 1200w platinum, GAMDIAS launched the full series of power supply and other corresponded components for gamers to choose and mod their own PC case easily. - TALOS PC case series TALOS PC case comes with E1 and M1. TALOS series features the latest tempered glass technology, for users to open the case easily and smoothly to modify the interior. With RGB lighting fans, liquid cooler and power supply. Especially with switchable IO port, user can swap the position of the IO port with GAMDIAS LOGO plate. - CHIONE Liquid Cooler and AEOLUS PC fan packs Depending on different sizes of PC case the users have, GAMDIAS offers users more choices in gaming components. For all series of AEOLUS fans, the remote control has been included for users to change the lighting effects and fans speed very easily. Not only focusing on PC components, GAMDIAS also released new gaming gears with the latest wireless technology and “QI” charging system. - HADES P1 RGB wired/ wireless gaming mouse and NYX P2 RGB mouse mat To play the game freely, HADES P1 wired/wireless gaming mouse can make the gaming experience freer and easier. With two side panels, user could change the gripping style freely. Supplied with “QI” charging, playing the game with NYX P2 RGB mouse mat can fast charge in the wireless charging zone. For different games, NYX P2 RGB mouse mat supplies two sides of mouse mat, Speed texture and Control texture, to play in different scenarios. Also, the latest wired/wireless gaming keyboard, HERMES P4; and new version of one of the best-seller of GAMDIAS, HEBE gaming headset series. - HERMES P4 RGB wired/ wireless mechanical gaming keyboard HERMES P4 RGB gaming keyboard comes with wired/wireless playing modes, gamers can unplug the keyboard and play games freely. RGB lighting supported by HERA software, over100 types of lighting effects to customize the style by gamers themselves. - HEBE P1A RGB gaming headset HEBE P1A comes with HEBE series’ popular oversized ear cup, to block the noise and focus on gaming and music sounds. 7.1 surrounded sound and vibration mode keeps gamer feeling the reality in games. Control panel has been added RGB lighting changing click for gamers to change style anytime. Last but not least, the new series of GAMDIAS gaming chair, the APHRODITE P1. - APHRODITE P1 gaming chair The conceptual design of APHRODITE gaming chair features racing car style, apply new PU leather makes gaming chair more comfortable, available for long-time gaming. In 2018, GAMDIAS revealed the latest gaming gears and components for more and more worldwide fans at 2018 COMPUTEX TAIPEI and will be available worldwide in last-half of the year. New product lines availability: 2018 Q4
Lian Li Wows with Successful Showcase at COMPUTEX 2018
Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd., is thankful to everyone that visited and helped made Lian Li’s presence this year in COMPUTEX a memorable one. Lian Li is pleased with the overwhelming positive feedback that they have received. Lian Li’s booth at COMPUTEX 2018 was headlined with the best that Lian Li’s has to offer and show off what they have in store for the upcoming months for everyone. Gamers, enthusiasts and industry professionals were treated to exciting new products and concepts from Lian Li including the Lancool One and PC-O11 Air chassis, as well as the innovative Strimer cable LED. Lian Li also unveiled its collaboration with gaming brand Razer, the PC-O11 Dynamic Razer Edition featuring unique touches by the Razer Team. Also making its worldwide debut is Lian Li’s first AIO liquid cooler. The Lancool One is a callback to the glory days of aluminum monolith chassis and the Lancool One was a testament to Lian Li’s dedication in providing original yet modern designs for its chassis. Many long-time enthusiasts remarked the idea of Lian Li remaining true to their roots and the Lancool One was a certified eye-catcher during COMPUTEX with its brushed aluminum finish, accented by a touch of RGB lighting. The PC-O11 Air also made a statement, stepping up side-by-side with its more contemporary brother the PC-O11 Dynamic, showcasing Lian Li’s daring approach to chassis design. With its high-airflow design, the PC-O11 Air provides a chassis that is tuned more for the high-performance cooling crowd, promising plenty of airflow allowing for a much more flexible chassis that can please those that require high-level of cooling in a more stylish chassis. The Lian Li Strimer LED cable made its debut during COMPUTEX 2018 ushering in a new trend in PC accessories by introducing illuminated cables for your power supply which improves build aesthetics than traditional flat cables and braided ones. With the RGB lighting from the Lian Li Strimer, you can add a touch of bling to your dull PSU cable and light up your rig with a bright array of colors. The Lian Li Strimer is capable of syncing with modern motherboards with RGB support as well as working by itself with a built-in mode selector. The Strimer features 10 lighting effects so users have a wide range of selection on how they want their LED cable to look. The O11-Air and O11-Air RGB will be available for pre-order starting at the end of June. The O11-Air will have an MSRP of $129 while the O11-Air RGB will be at $149. The Lancool One will have an MSRP of $89 and the Lancool One Digital will be set at $99. Both will be available by the end of July. The Lian Li Strimer Cable 24-pin will have an estimated MSRP of $45 and expected to be available by mid-July. The O11-Dynamic Designed by Razer will be available during the last quarter of 2018. Price is TBD. The Lian Li DK-06 desk chassis will be available in Q4 2018 and will have an MSRP of $999.
Lian Li Debuts World’s First RGB Power Connector Cable
Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd., world’s leading manufacturer of aluminum chassis for enthusiasts, custom OEM/ODM case solutions and case accessories is proud to announce the world’s most innovative cable extension with the Lian Li Strimer. Traditional PSU cables are either dull or look messy and becomes a challenge to builders and gamers, becoming a task to manage and keep the cables tidy. Sleeved cables have become a trend and allowed a cleaner, more stylish solution into managing and presenting cables, coupled with cable combs, they made a good option until now. Lian Li is revolutionizing the cable management game with the Strimer cable LED. Highly Compatible with Every PSU and Motherboard The Lian Li Strimer cable is a lighting module with integrated PSU extension cable. This makes Strimer work with every PSU for seamless integration allowing for maximum compatibility with many of the available power supplies in the market right now. Lian Li has designed a patented mounting mechanism for the Strimer so it fits securely and easily with your existing cables. Customize it Your Way and Sync with Your Motherboard The Lian Li Strimer Cable LED can be customized via your motherboard software via an addressable header pin. Motherboards with addressable RGB capable connection can easily control, customize and configure their Strimer lighting. It can also be controlled via the built-in program controls. Lian Li has integrated various lighting options on the Strimer so users can freely select on any of the lighting effects. The Strimer has 10 built-in lighting options that can be selected with the built-in controls so even those without new motherboards can experience the brilliant allure of Lian Li’s Strimer RGB cable. D&I Award Winning Design Lian Li is pleased to receive the d&i award for the Strimer cable LED. It’s a significant achievement to be recognized as one of the leaders in design and innovation and greatly shows how much Lian Li has put into the product. Co-Developed with Der8auer Lian Li once again teams up world-famous overclocker DER8AUER of Germany in developing the Strimer. DER8AUER has been a key developer of excellent cooling solutions as well as innovations in the enthusiast PC industry and his insights have proven vital in creating the Strimer cable LED. Special Media Invitation Lian Li would like to invite members of the press for a special celebration during June 6, 2018, Wednesday at 7PM. The event will be held at the popular INHOUSE DJ Lounge near Taipei 101. Attendees will be able to receive an exclusive first-access sample of the Lian Li Strimer cable.
QNAP TS-328 3-bay NAS Receives 2018 COMPUTEX Best Choice Award
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced its first 3-bay NAS - the TS-328 - has received the 2018 Computex Best Choice Award in the Computer & System category. The TS-328 features a unique 3-bay design, allowing users to build a RAID 5 array with the fewest disks, while providing optimal storage capacity and data protection. “We are honored that the TS-328 was recognized at the Computex Best Choice Award in the Computer & System category. The primary design concept behind the TS-328 was high data security. Potential users looking for a budget-friendly NAS can benefit from the RAID 5 configuration and snapshot protection provided by the TS-328,” said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP. The TS-328 sports an elegant look that easily fits home environments. Powered by a Realtek RTD1296 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor with 2GB DDR4 memory, two 1GbE ports with SATA 6Gb/s, the TS-328 delivers up to 225 MB/s read/write speeds. The model also features H.264/H.265 hardware decoding and real-time transcoding that can convert videos to universal file formats that can be played smoothly on multiple devices. The QNAP QVHelper, Qmedia, and Video HD streaming applications also provide users with greater choice in multimedia entertainment throughout their home and on their mobile devices when on the go. All of the award-winning entries of the Best Choice Award 2018 are exhibited at the Best Choice Award Pavilion during COMPUTEX TAIPEI. COMPUTEX 2018 is held in Taipei, Taiwan from June 5-9, 2018. (Nangang Exhibition Center 1st Floor, Booth # I0307) QNAP booth at COMPUTEX: The QNAP technology suite is located at the TICC (Meeting Room 201E). The suite will be open during June 5 - 6 by appointment only and open to the public during June 7 - 8 from 9:30 am through 6:00 pm.
QNAP Unveils the QWA-AC2600 Wireless Adapter to Turn NAS/Ubuntu PC
QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP) today released the new QWA-AC2600 wireless adapter that can provide increased flexibility in NAS deployment and potential NAS applications. The QWA-AC2600 is a 2.4/5 GHz dual band dual concurrent (DBDC), 4 x 4 multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) PCI Express (PCIe) wireless adapter, equipped with two Qualcomm QCA9984 NICs, that supports speeds up to 2533 Mbps. Joan Hsieh, Product Manager of QNAP, said, "The QWA-AC2600 wireless adapter can turn Ubuntu/Linux PCs or compatible QNAP NAS into wireless access points or base stations, providing more flexibility in usage and more potential applications. Multiple QWA-AC2600 adapters can be installed into a single Ubuntu/Linux PC or QNAP NAS for flexible deployments and performance expansions without the clutter of network cables." The QWA-AC2600 can be used with Ubuntu/Linux PCs or QNAP NAS to set up wireless access points or base stations for other wireless devices to directly access data inside it, while offloading traffic from the primary wireless base station. Ideal scenarios include IoT (Internet of Things) developments, video surveillance and more. The QWA-AC2600 can be used on QNAP NAS with the WirelessAP Station app and the Network and Virtual Switch app can be used to enable advanced features such as DHCP and NAT. Key specifications QWA-AC2600: PCIe 2.0 x1 interface, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5 GHz DBDC, 4 x 4 MU-MIMO, max. 2533 Mbps, antennas detachable, with magnetic stand base and full-height & specialized (for selected QNAP NAS) brackets included
Case Mod World Series 2018 Welcomes AMD as Main Sponsor to the Biggest PC Innovation and Design Event
There has been a sharp rise in gamers and DIY builders pushing the performance and customization of PCs to new heights, thanks in large part to modding competitions and manufacturers taking advantage of crowd sourcing to innovate desktop computing design. AMD has now joined Cooler Master and ViewSonic in spurring this phenomenon on as a main sponsor of the Case Mod World Series 2018 (#CMWS18), the biggest annual PC innovation and design event. PC enthusiasts have revived the art of PC building with their creative take on designing PCs and have inspired many to follow, including manufacturers! The Case Mod World Series 2018 (#CMWS18) continues to grow the interest in desktop computing and to push the boundaries of PC design. The winners of Tower Mods, Scratch Builds and Cooling Solutions category will not only win up to $3000 in cash prize, but will also be invited to join a co-development project. AMD have upped the ante with an additional $3000 cash prize and will be providing Ryzen 7 upgrades for some of the best entries using AMD Ryzen platforms. Similarly, ViewSonic are also encouraging participants to get creative with designing and modifying monitors, with $2000 cash prize for 2 winners in this category. “We are extremely pleased to have AMD join us to support the modding community and continue to help PCs innovate with crazy ideas.” Raymen Wu, Cooler Master. “We are seeing more projects with AMD Ryzen platforms, so not only will we have great designs but systems with huge processing power.” Built on award-winning ‘Zen’ core architecture, AMD’s Ryzen™ processors including Ryzen™ Threadripper™ platforms have generated huge excitement in recent months in giving PC enthusiasts and modders more performance for their PCs than ever before. "The overwhelmingly positive response and excitement built-up around AMD Ryzen processors has been incredible to watch from last year, and we are not stopping. AMD is committed to delivering a multi-generational roadmap of leadership high-performance processors that will drive innovation and competition into the industry," said Travis Kirsch, director, client computing, AMD. "We are thrilled to participate in the Case Mod World Series 2018, supporting the modders around the world with the most creativity and the craftsmanship to transform AMD Ryzen powered case mods." Currently there are over 200+ projects entered by the world’s top modders. With AMD and ViewSonic awards being added, the deadlines have been extended until July 15, 2018. Progress of the worklogs can be seen on the platform: https://www.cmws.global/blog and also on the Case Modders Database Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/casemodderdatabase