QNAP Completes its 3-bay NAS Lineup
PortraitPro Body 3 Launched Press Release
Avalue debuts VNS-series multifunctional touch panel PC
QNAP QTS 4.3.5 Officially Released
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QNAP's New Affordable 3-bay 10GbE NAS 'TS-332X'
Lian Li Fuse Classic Brushed Aluminum and Modern RGB Lighting with new LANCOOL ONE Chassis
Telestream Announces Version 8 of ScreenFlow Video Editing & Screen Recording Software
QNAP Upgrades Q’center to Support ARM-based NAS and Windows Active Directory
Plex for QNAP ARMv8/Realtek Platforms Alpha Testing Now in Progress
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
QNAP Releases Affordable 9-bay TS-932X NAS
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released the 10GbE-ready quad-core TS-932X, a budget-friendly NAS designed to accommodate five 3.5-inch hard drives and four 2.5-inch SSDs. It is an ARM-based NAS that supports Qtier™ technology, which automatically tiers files and data based on access frequency to provide optimal storage performance. Taking up less desktop space compared with other models in the same class, the slim TS-932X is ideal for small/medium businesses and small offices. The native dual 10GbE SFP+ ports also provide users with a NAS that is future-proofed for 10GbE network environments. “The TS-932X is a 9-bay NAS that is the physical size of a standard 4-bay/6-bay NAS and strikes a balance between storage capacity and performance,” said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “Coupled with the advanced Qtier technology and 10GbE support, it provides a highly cost-efficient private cloud NAS solution.” The TS-932X uses an AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-324 quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A57 processor, features 2GB/8GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), and supports SSD caching and Qtier for optimizing storage performance and utilization. It comes with two 10GbE SFP+ ports, providing compatibility with high-speed networks to empower large-data applications, fast backup/restoration, and virtualization. The effective airflow and thermal design dissipates heat efficiently, ensuring the NAS performs smoothly even under the heaviest loads. The intelligent QTS NAS operating system simplifies NAS management with greater flexibility and efficiency. Block-based snapshots enable comprehensive data protection and instant restoration, providing a modern way 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-932X 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, Qfiling for automatic file organization, QmailAgent to centralize email account management, and QVR Pro to create a professional video surveillance system. The TS-932X can be expanded to accommodate growing data by connecting up to two QNAP expansion enclosures (UX-800P and UX-500P). Its unused storage capacity can also be used to expand the capacity of other QNAP NAS by using VJBOD (Virtual JBOD). Key specifications TS-932X-8G：8GB DDR4 RAM, expandable to 16GB TS-932X-2G：2GB DDR4 RAM, expandable to 16GB Tower NAS, 5x 3.5-inch hard drive bays and 4x 2.5-inch SSD bays; AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-324 quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A57 processor, 64-bit; hot-swappable 2.5-inch/3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD; 2x 10GbE SFP+ LAN ports, 2x Gigabit RJ45 LAN ports; 3 x USB 3.0 ports; 1x built-in speaker
QNAP launches TS-963X, a 9-bay AMD Quad-Core NAS
QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP®) today unveiled the TS-963X, a 9-bay NAS with an AMD quad-core 2.0 GHz processor, up to 8 GB RAM (upgradeable to 16 GB), and 10GBASE-T connectivity supporting five connection speeds (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M). The compact TS-963X is the size of a 5-bay NAS but accommodates five 3.5-inch HDD bays and four 2.5-inch SSDs bays that deliver high-performance, high-capacity storage potential including automatic file/data tiering based on access frequency (Qtier Technology). The TS-963X is ideal for small businesses and organizations to boost data access efficiency, network transmission speed and to meet demands of mission-critical tasks. "The TS-963X is designed to enhance the everyday workflows of small businesses and organizations at a budget-friendly price," noted Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP. "The 10GBASE-T/NBASE-T port and four 2.5-inch bays for SSDs can all significantly improve performance, allowing the total cost of ownership to remain reasonable and affordable for most businesses," he added. The TS-963X is powered by QTS, the QNAP NAS operating system that supports powerful storage management features such as snapshots, Virtual JBOD (VJBOD), and much more. QTS also offers various apps to provide essential functionality and additional value-added services, including Hybrid Backup Sync for backing up and syncing files with local, remote, and cloud storage; QVR Pro can provide a professional surveillance solution; and Virtualization Station and Linux Station allow users to host virtual machines that run Windows, Linux, or UNIX-like operating systems. Many more apps from QNAP and trusted partners are available to download from the QTS App Center. The TS-963X is also VMware ready, Citrix ready and Windows Server 2016 certified. Key specifications TS-963X-2G: 2 GB DDR3L RAM (1 × 2 GB) TS-963X-8G: 8 GB DDR3L RAM (1 × 8 GB) Tower model; AMD G-Series GX-420MC quad-core 2.0 GHz processor; DDR3L SODIMM RAM (two slots, user upgradable to 16GB); hot-swappable 2.5/3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps bays (five 3.5-inch, four 2.5-inch); 1 × 10GBASE-T port supporting NBASE-T; 1 × Gigabit LAN ports; 2 × USB 3.0 Type-A ports (one front, one back); 2 × USB 2.0 Type-A ports (back); 1 × One Touch Copy button; 1 × speaker; 1 × 3.5mm Line Out audio jack.
QNAP to Showcase BlueGlacier Tiering Archive Storage
QNAP® Systems, Inc. will unleash its pioneering, brand-new BlueGlacier Tiering Archive Storage, a joint storage solution integrating QNAP’s enterprise NAS with Panasonic’s optical disc-based data archive system for long-term data archiving, at the annual Japan IT Week Spring held between May 9-11 at the Tokyo Big Sight center. Facing the IoT/Big Data era when the rising need for long-term storage is becoming a challenge, QNAP’s BlueGlacier Tiering Archive Storage demonstrates a compelling real-world solution to tackle this information “Big Bang”. “While the amount of digital data is expanding exponentially; capacity, performance, reliability, and costs are crucial elements when assessing a storage system”, said Meiji Chang, General Manager of QNAP, adding “BlueGlacier Tiering Archive Storage, incorporating Panasonic’s high-density optical disc technology, delivers a perfect solution to satisfy needs from primary storage to cold data storage and off-line storage as a perfect choice for long-term data archiving.” “Adoption of optical media enables safe storage of critical and valuable data for a longer period of time with ensured data integrity,” said Hiro Hasegawa, General Manager of Panasonic Connected Solutions Company Storage Business Development Center, adding “We are glad to team up with QNAP to leverage our Optical Disc archival technology in their BlueGlacier Tiering Archive Storage, providing the advantages of Archival Discs to meet the enterprise market needs of long-term archived data.” BlueGlacier Tiering Archive Storage is an integrated solution that comprises the powerful QNAP TES-1885U enterprise NAS featuring a 6-core Intel® Xeon® processor, the Panasonic freeze-ray system which uses Archival Discs, and advanced software stacks for performance boost and efficient management. It is designed to fulfill different read/write patterns - SSD for prioritizing access, HDD for general-purpose applications, and optical discs for storing cold data and long-term data archiving. To optimize storage efficiency and utilization, the TES-1885U, the storage gateway of BlueGlacier, features Qtier™ technology which automatically tiers data based on access frequencies and the built-in 10GbE interfaces provide a major speed increase for heavy workloads. BlueGlacier is a cost-effective investment for storing legacy data in a wide range of fields, such as video production, broadcasting, surveillance videos, big data used to develop AI and deep learning, medical and legal information, data centers, and more. By separating cold (rarely-accessed) data from the primary storage and transferring it to the optical discs with longer archival life and greater reliability, organizations can enjoy optimal storage efficiency, higher performance, and lower total cost of ownership of the entire storage system.
QNAP Introduces New TVS-882BR-RDX Models Supporting Portable Rugged RDX Hard Disk Backup
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today unveiled new TVS-882BR RDX models (including the TVS-882BR-RDX and TVS-882BRT3-RDX) that integrates the Tandberg RDX® QuikStor™ internal SATA 5.25-inch docking station (8813-RDX) for installing removable and portable RDX hard disk cartridges. Compared to standard external hard drives, the Tandberg RDX cartridge features a rugged dust-proof design that protects data for a longer period of time and allows users to easily transfer data with the cartridges. “QNAP constantly integrates partner backup solutions to our existing NAS solutions. By supporting RDX hard disk backup, the new TVS-882BR RDX models allows users to enjoy longer data protection and the portable cartridges can easily be shared for data exchanging. Coupled with Media Asset Management (MAM) software and a wide range of backup solutions, the TVS-882BR helps improve work efficiency while also providing highly-scalable storage space and powerful hardware that meets the requirements from modern businesses and organizations” said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP. Users can access and manage files on RDX cartridges using File Station and activate automatic file organization using Qfiling. Hybrid Backup Sync provides a complete backup/recovery solution, allowing users to back up or sync files to another NAS or to cloud storage. QNAP's proprietary search engine Qsirch also allows users to quickly find needed files using various search methods. Powered by 7th-Generation Intel® multi-core processors (Core™ i5, i7), DDR4 2133 MHz RAM (upgradable to 64 GB), four Gigabit Ethernet ports, and SATA 6Gb/s HDD interface, the TVS-882BR series delivers up to 447 MB/s read/write speeds and up to 443 MB/s read/write speeds with Intel® AES-NI encryption. With three PCIe Gen.3 slots (the TVS-882BRT3 features two pre-installed 2-port Thunderbolt 3 expansion cards), the TVS-882BR allows for adding a 10GbE/40GbE network adapter, QM2 expansion card, SAS storage expansion card, or a USB 3.1 10GbE adapter, making it ideal for wide range of storage applications. Users can enjoy improved system performance with Qtier™ auto-tiering technology and SSD caching with two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s slots. Equipped with four Thunderbolt 3 ports, the TVS-882BRT3 provides 40 Gbps bandwidth and Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) 10GbE connectivity, providing media professionals with an ideal collaborative platform for media production. Key specifications TVS-882BR-RDX-i5-16G: with Intel® Core™ i5-7500 3.4 GHz quad-core processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and pre-installed Tandberg Data 8813-RDX 5.25-inch docking station TVS-882BR-RDX-i7-32G: with Intel® Core™ i7-7700 3.6 GHz quad-core processor, 32GB DDR4 RAM, and pre-installed Tandberg Data 8813-RDX 5.25-inch docking station TVS-882BRT3-RDX-i5-16G: Thunderbolt™ NAS, with Intel® Core™ i5-7500 3.4 GHz quad-core processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and pre-installed Tandberg Data 8813-RDX 5.25-inch docking station TVS-882BRT3-RDX-i7-32G: Thunderbolt™ NAS, with Intel® Core™ i7-7700 3.6 GHz quad-core processor, 32GB DDR4 RAM, and pre-installed Tandberg Data 8813-RDX 5.25-inch docking station Tower model; 7th Gen. Intel® Core™ processor (burst up to 4.2GHz), 9th Intel® HD Graphics dual-channel DDR4 2133 MHz RAM (user upgradable to 64GB); hot-swappable 2.5-inch/3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD; 4 x Gigabit RJ45 LAN ports; 3 x HDMI v1.4b, up to 4K UHD; 5 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports; 1 x PCIe Gen.3 x8 slot / 2 x PCIe Gen.3 x4 slot (TVS-882BRT3 pre-installed with 2 x dual-port Thunderbolt 3 cards); 1 x speaker, 2 x 6.33 mm microphone jacks (supporting dynamic microphones); 1 x 3.5mm Line Out audio jack.
LIAN LI Debuts PC-O11 Dynamic Chassis for Elegant yet Expandable Builds
Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd., world’s leading manufacturer of aluminum chassis for enthusiasts and custom OEM/ODM case solutions, proudly introduces the latest addition to their family of enthusiast chassis with the PC-O11 Dynamic. Featuring an innovative multi-chamber box design from Lian Li, the PC-O11 Dynamic chassis step back and focuses on flexibility with plenty of space for watercooling options with support for up to three sets of 360mm radiators. The full view front and side panel tempered glass allows for excellent visibility of internal components while providing ease-of-use with a simple, tool-less design. The Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic also supports USB Type-C out-of-the-box with its Type-C connector in the front panel. Improved Usability Design to Compliment Customizability Lian Li builds upon the theme of the original PC-O11 and created the new PC-O11 Dynamic to focus on key features that system builders need. The PC-O11 Dynamic improves on the original PC-O11 by introducing a redefined layout approach. The PC-O11 Dynamic, as its name suggests, features a dynamic approach to its internal layout with the drive cages evolved with the introduction of the cable bar that serves as both a way to manage and conceal cables as well as function as a drive caddy. Lian Li also introduces a new dual-PSU option together with expanded cooling possibilities with support for up to three sets of 360mm radiators. The Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic is also more compact than its predecessor making it more accessible to everyone and its improved feature set utilizes smart design to make it one of Lian Li's most powerful chassis yet. Maximum Cooling Options Watercooling enthusiast will have incredible options on setting up their custom loops with the Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic capable of supporting up to a maximum of three sets of 360mm long radiators. Plenty of airflow paths from the rear of the chassis and bottom allow for optimal airflow options. The PC-O11 Dynamic features a dual-chamber design with the power supply and drive cage located at the rear, allowing all component heat to be separated. Total of 9 fan mounting options give you the flexibility to precisely place your fans and radiators where it compliments your build. Various fan size options are available including 120mm and 140mm fan options. A total of 4 dust filters line the Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic for easy cleanup and maintenance of your case. The see-through glass panels let colorful LED fans to show through highlighting your creation further. Flexible Design with Excellent Build Quality Lian Li maintains a high-quality standard in our products and the PC-O11 Dynamic continues that legacy with .8mm thick SECC and aluminum serving as the foundation for the chassis making it a sturdy chassis whilst maintaining elegance. The tool-less tempered glass panels round out the presentation of the PC-O11 Dynamic making it a visual centerpiece. Two thumbscrews secure all panels in position which are easily accessible and do not require any tools to remove. The motherboard tray supports most standards including full ATX, microATX and mini ITX as well as modern EATX motherboards. The motherboard tray is extended to fully accommodate longer motherboards allowing the grommeted cutouts to show through and provide plenty of space to route and manage cabling. The cutouts are conveniently placed in an angle so cables pass through cleaner for a more beautiful run to your motherboard. Lian Li provides the PC-011 Dynamic with excellent cable management options including a large cable bar to conceal cables and secure them with the included cable ties. The cable bar helps keep the chassis maintain a clean look while providing extra HDD mounting options for a single 3.5” and a 2.5” drive. Future Ready The front panel of the Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic features two USB3.0 ports and a USB3.1 Type-C interface for high-speed modern devices that require high-bandwidth. This optional feature allows the PC-O11 Dynamic to easily make USB3.1 Type-C accessible without reaching over to the back of the chassis for the motherboard ports. Storage options include support for up to 2x 2.5” SSDs and HDDs on the second chamber with 2 more in the main chamber’s bottom area. Three more 3.5” HDD drives can be placed in the second chamber with two on the removable drive caddy. Dual PSU Option for High-Power Builds Go further than what’s possible with traditional cases with the PC-O11 Dynamic allowing users to create more powerful builds with a secondary power supply mount. Utilize the power of two power supplies running in tandem to power today’s most powerful components for gaming and professional applications. Easily swap-out the drive cage for a secondary power supply with Lian Li’s easy-to-remove thumbscrew in the rear cutout of the secondary PSU mount. Showcase Your Build Further The Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic extends presentation to the next level by including a vertical GPU riser kit that lets you mount your PCI-e graphics card in vertical orientation to show-off the design as well as help in adding flexibility in watercooling loops. The vertical riser kit works with all PCI-e graphics card and guarantees excellent performance. Designed by Enthusiasts for Fellow Enthusiasts The Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic is developed in collaboration with world-famous overclocker DER8AUER of Germany. DER8AUER has been a key developer of excellent cooling solutions and has lent his years of experience in crafting the new PC-O11 Dynamic from Lian Li. With his input, DER8AUER puts his seal of approval in the magnificent box design of the PC-O11 Dynamic with his logo emblazoned in the chassis.
Experience Beauty and Ease with the Lian Li Alpha Series Tempered Glass Chassis
Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd., world’s leading manufacturer of aluminum chassis for enthusiasts and custom OEM/ODM case solutions is thrilled to announce its latest chassis for gamers and enthusiasts with the Alpha Series chassis. Designed to blend the clean aesthetics of a tempered-glass chassis but have the familiarity and ease of a traditional PC chassis, the Lian Li Alpha series is designed to deliver an easy, functional and modern chassis featuring the latest advancements in chassis technology, all in one clean chassis. The Alpha 550 chassis features Lian Li’s Bora RGB fans that deliver excellent and stylish lighting that is sure to make any build pop with its astounding RGB lighting capabilities. - Tempered Glass: Show-Off Your Components With four tempered glass panels, gamers and system builders can express themselves more and show-off their hard-earned investment in their PCs. Full view of the internal components lets you appreciate your build even more and even more if you’re customizing your build. The included vertical GPU riser makes it even easier to show-off your GPU! The 4mm thick tempered glass panel gives a premium feel and adds a unique feel to the panel. Let your build speak for itself and show it off with the Lian Li Alpha series chassis. - Designed for Both Beauty and Ease-of-Use The Alpha series chassis are made to be aesthetically pleasing but Lian Li doesn’t sacrifice usability to achieve its visual appeal. The Alpha Series chassis features a completely tool-less design to allow easy installation and maintenance of your system. Built-in dust filters also help to keep your system clean and free from dust build-up. - Shine Bright with the Lian Li Alpha 550 Lian Li Bora fans are customizable and can be configured to suit any motif you’re going with on your build. Be able to go from 1 color to another with the touch of a button. The aluminum frame of the Bora fans can be painted so you can go further and personalize your build. The Lian Li Bora RGB fans are built-to-last and Lian Li rates the Bora fans with a lifetime of well over 10 years so it definitely outshines other RGB fans. Complimenting the Bora RGB fans are fully integrated RGB LED strips on the Alpha 550 chassis to further add more shine in your build. - Win a Lian Li Alpha 550 Chassis Lian Li is announcing a global giveaway featuring the new Lian Li Alpha 550 chassis as the prize! Be the proud owner of this great and exciting new Lian Li product by joining this giveaway on Facebook. Event starts March 26th and will run for 30 days.
QNAP Ships its First 3-bay TS-328 RAID 5 NAS
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today rolled out the TS-328, the first quad-core 3-bay NAS that allows for building a RAID 5 array using only three drives. Compared with 2-bay NAS that only allow for building RAID 1 arrays, the TS-328 provides the choice of RAID 5 and can optimize available space while providing high data protection. The TS-328 provides feature-rich multimedia applications and video transcoding capabilities, and is an ideal solution for home users to centrally store, backup and manage files and data. 30% of QNAP NAS users prefer using RAID 5 arrays to benefit from optimized storage capacity, higher performance, and data protection. QNAP’s first 3-bay NAS allows entry-level users to build a RAID 5 array on their NAS for a more cost-effective private cloud storage solution. The TS-328 also supports snapshots, allowing for users to quickly recover data in the event of accidental deletion/modification or ransomware attack. “High data security was the primary design concept behind the TS-328. Potential users looking for an entry-level NAS can now benefit from RAID 5 configuration and snapshot protection without breaking their budget, while the transcoding and multimedia applications also provide a fantastic multimedia experience. Coupled with an elegant appearance that merges into home environments, the TS-328 is the most budget-friendly RAID 5 NAS for home users,” said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP. The TS-328 is powered by a Realtek RTD1296 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor with 2GB DDR4 memory and provides two 1GbE ports with SATA 6Gb/s for up to 225 MB/s read/write speeds. Featuring H.264/H.265 hardware decoding and real-time transcoding, the TS-328 can convert videos to universal file formats that can be played smoothly on mobile devices. With the QVHelper, Qmedia and Video HD streaming applications, users can easily stream media files to devices throughout their home and to their mobile devices when on the go. Featuring the latest QTS 4.3.4 operating system, users can easily view and backup the content of their mobile devices to the TS-328 by plugging it into a USB port. The built-in App Center also provides a wide range of applications: “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. Users can also download Qphoto to their mobile devices to take photos and record videos and have them directly saved to their TS-328. Key specifications TS-328: 2GB DDR4 RAM 3-bay tower model; Quad-core Realtek RTD1296 1.4 GHz processor; hot-swappable 2.5/3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD; 2x Gigabit RJ45 LAN ports; 1x USB 3.0 port, 2x USB 2.0 ports; built-in speaker.
[G-Star 2017] Interview with Jeffrey Yen, NVIDIA Director of Technical Marketing, APAC
‘G-Star 2017 (The Game Show and Trade, All Round 2017)’, an international game exhibition hosted by Korea Association of Game Industry (K-GAMES) and co-hosted by the G-Star Organizing Committee and Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency, was held at BEXCO located in Haeundae-gu, Busan. NVIDIA participated in G-STAR 2017, the largest game show in BEXCO from November 16th to 19th, and introduced the latest GeForce GTX 10 series on the theme of “Game Ready”. It also prepared PUBG (Playerunknown’s: Battleground) game match, ShadowPlay Highlights zone, Ansel Capture & View zone, GeForce GTX Gaming PC & Notebook zone, and custom PC zone. Acrofan interviewed Jeffrey Yen, NVIDIA director of technical marketing, APAC. Based on the move to continuously develop new and interesting technologies and functions, such as GeForce GTX updates, Shadowplay, and Ancel, for a better gaming experience from the past to the present, he introduced what technology is for NVIDIA's game experience currently focused and deeply covered, and what the future technology for the game industry is. ▲ Jeffrey Yen, NVIDIA director of technical marketing, APAC Q1 ) What is NVIDIA's expectation of future gaming? In fact, the current game has been much more sophisticated, nice-looking and well expressed as if it is actually physically moving compared to five years ago. People might think that it is nearing the limit, but I think there is still room for further development. In the future, I think that it will go to the level of touching the boundary between human and robot. When thinking about what the game will be like in the future, I believe that the framework of the genre may change fundamentally as well as more realistic and sophisticated expression. Things that cannot be imagined with the present physics engine can be newly appeared. Q2 ) NVIDIA has traditionally been at the forefront of gaming graphics. From this perspective, how do you expect the future gaming display environment to evolve? NVIDIA is already doing a lot of work in VR. In fact, while NVIDIA is widely recognized as a visual-related company, there are a number of technologies for complicated physics engines and scientific calculations behind the beautiful and sophisticated visuals. Of course, the graphics will continue to evolve, but there are many considerations such as various technologies, increasing realism and surrealism, making simulations in different spaces, different display layers and shapes, high refresh rates and frame rates. In addition, we are pursuing various technologies at the same time. AI games are also an important part of the game, so I think we should touch this part as well. Q3 ) Previously, NVIDIA had a lot of influence in the actual implementation of technology at the latest DirectX standard. Does NVIDIA satisfy with DirectX 12, which is the foundation of the current games, in aspects of functions and performance? I cannot assure that we are actually satisfied. NVIDIA is still developing, using, advancing, and making various efforts. We are working closely with Microsoft in this area and I think we are in a relationship. Q4 ) GPUs are now widely used across the industry. But for PCs, the potential of gaming GPUs is not as diverse as the industry. How are you going to expand the use of this area in the future? In addition to games, GPUs are extensively used and are also actively used in AI, autonomous vehicles, and cloud computing. It has been used in a number of ways, including simulation with NASA and computing in the medical sector. On PC, it can be useful for rendering, productivity, work related, etc. Moreover, even at the PC level, the AI-related use of GPUs has significant meaning. That is, the presence of PCs with high-performance gaming GPUs can drastically lower entry barriers to easily start small-scale GPU-based AIs in the early stages of development. In fact, this was an unexpected move for us. Q5 ) The features of GeForce Experience have been continually expanded to extend the gaming experience for gamers. In what direction do you expect to be reinforced in the future? The new features of GeForce Experience will continue to emerge, so I cannot say for sure yet, but look forward to it. Personally, although the expectations are higher since we are accessing the latest technology at the development stage, it would be better to have a higher level of graphics than the specification of the general public. Q6 ) In recent years, GPU has been actively used in connection with cryptocurrency mining in Korea, and consequently there has been confusion in the external graphics card market where gaming has become mainstream. What position does NVIDIA, which might be a stakeholder, have about it? In fact, GPU products have been sold well for this reason, so we are aware that we are the beneficiaries, and paying attention to it. While mining users are also using our products, it is also important that gamers are able to make purchases for their gaming experience, and I think we should balance this part. While there may be a constant demand for mining, we think that it is important to provide a satisfying gaming experience. Q7 ) From the user's point of view, the size of the latest GeForce drivers continues to grow, making it a burden to download in a single package. So, I would like to hear if there is a capacity optimization plan in the future. The current package supports products that are based on the 'Fermi' architecture a few generations ago, as well as the latest products. As a result, the driver package has become inevitably enlarged. The GeForce Experience package also has increased capacity as features are added. But I think it is not right to stop supporting drivers for older products that are still available. Also, I do not think it is burdened in Korea because the internet speed is fast enough. However, we are aware that the package size is large, and are trying various ways to reduce it while maintaining convenience.
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.