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Avalue introduces EMX-C246P, the Mini ITX Embedded Industrial motherboard
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QNAP Launches the TR-004, a 4-bay Hardware RAID Storage Expansion Device for both PC and NAS
QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP), today launched the TR-004, a 4-bay hardware RAID storage expansion device that can be attached to PC or NAS via USB 3.0 Type-C. The multipurpose TR-004 can be used to add storage space to a QNAP NAS, and can also serve as hardware-based RAID storage for PCs and NAS. The TR-004 offers convenient cross-platform file sharing and high flexibility for users, acting as a high-efficiency and intuitive storage expansion option. The TR-004 supports individual, JBOD and RAID 0/1/5/10 storage configurations. QNAP NAS users can use the TR-004 with their NAS, including setting RAID parameters and creating a storage pool by using the “Storage and Snapshots” app within QTS. Alternatively, the TR-004 can be used as an external storage device of the NAS. The TR-004 can also be used with computers to facilitate file sharing and exchange, and supports the exFAT file system. Computer users with limited storage upgrade options can also use the TR-004 as an expansion unit, and a specialized QNAP External RAID Manager utility (Windows/macOS) can help them view disk health, change RAID configurations, check logs, and update the firmware of the TR-004. Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, said: “The TR-004 is a new option for NAS and DAS expansion, with a single device being available in two realms. While existing QNAP NAS users can add storage space to their NAS with the TR-004, PC users can purchase the device, acquire a NAS at a later time, and keep using their TR-004 for maximum cost efficiency.” A DIP switch on the rear of the TR-004 can switch the disk configuration of the device. There are also status indicators, a one touch copy button and an eject button to make operations more intuitive. When the host PC/NAS goes to sleep, shuts down, or is disconnected, the TR-004 will go into the sleep mode and save energy. For compatible QNAP NAS models and usage scenarios, please visit https://www.qnap.com/go/product/tr-004
ZADAK and NVIDIA Team up at Taipei Game Show 2019, Showcase Pip-Boy (Fallout 76) Scratch Build by AK
ZADAK, in association with NVIDIA Taiwan, wowed visitors at the opening of the Taipei Game Show 2019, presenting a scratch build from up and coming Taiwanese modder AK. Inspired by the popular Fallout® 76 PC game, the Pip-Boy mod is composed of leather, aluminum and 3D-printed acrylics. It marks the first collaboration between ZADAK and NVIDIA Taiwan, showcasing the flagship MAOB II Water-cooled PC from ZADAK, and the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 Ti gaming graphics card. The scratch build is AK’s take on the Pip-Boy® 2000 Mark VI, with ZADAK hardware taking the place of the screen. Just like the real thing, it features twistable knobs, leather detailing, exposed wiring and vacuum tubing. “I feel honored to be invited by NVIDIA Taiwan and ZADAK to attempt this kind of custom modding project, especially as NVIDIA and ZADAK are two of my favorite brands,” commented AK. “I chose the Fallout 76 theme as Pip-Boy is instantly recognizable to gamers and the MOAB II PC case fits the Mark VI concept perfectly.” The MOAB II is a remarkable piece of craftsmanship from the ZADAK team by a like-minded group of engineers, designers, and modders to offer gaming enthusiasts a custom-built PC experience. Dubbed the Mother of All Bombs, the water-cooled PC cleverly removes the need for pesky hardline tubing by using an inner aluminum structure and water distribution plate to rapidly circulate the coolant, effectively acting as a giant heatsink. Gone are the days of cracked, leaking tubes and fiddly tube-bending with the MOAB II. A built-in, real-time display allows users to keep close tabs on water temperature and voltages - a must when you’re dealing with high-performance hardware like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and Intel® Core™ i7 9900k CPU. Smooth operation is ensured by a specially developed 240mm radiator and the innovative MOAB M.2 RGB heat spreader which combines two types of aluminum finishes to provide fantastic heat dissipation. Combined with the ZADAK SHIELD RGB DDR4 3200MHz 16GB memory modules, this unique build offers blistering performance on hardcore games such as Fallout 76. - PC Modding: Where Passion and Performance Meet Although the compact design of the MOAB II lends itself perfectly to AK’s mission, modding the case was a painstaking and time-intensive process that presented him with several new challenges. “It was my first time using 3D printing to make key elements of the Pip-Boy mod. Each of the 20 3D components took between 15 to 23 hours to print, plus the long time it takes to smooth out the prints using epoxy resin. Polishing required an additional two weeks, the painting took several layers, then finishing off with an oxidized metal finish to create a special ageing effect. I had to be incredibly patient. I also created the accessories with iron netting, leather and vacuumed lightbulbs, which I custom-made, which took a further week or so. Taking into account UV printing and acrylic laser cutting, the project took me around 6 weeks to accomplish in total.” AK’s efforts certainly paid off and his scratch build was warmly received by both NVIDIA Taiwan and ZADAK. “We are very thrilled that we invited AK and ZADAK to join the scratch build project for TGS 2019,” commented Stanley Chen, NVIDIA Senior Sales Manager (Taiwan). “We spare no efforts to make PC modding more popular here in Taiwan so that we can all join this kind of modding feast." Erin Chou, Marketing Manager at ZADAK added, "We are honored to be invited by NVIDIA Taiwan to participate at the Taipei Game Show. It is a privilege to work with this leading brand, and talented local modder AK. As a high-end water cooling PC brand, here at ZADAK we pride ourselves on to making products modding, PC enthusiasts can enjoy. We really feel that AK has encapsulated the spirit of our brand with this fantastically on-the-mark scratch build." Interview with AK took place in Taipei, June 22nd, 2019.
QNAP Introduces the TBS-453DX NASbook Featuring Four M.2 SATA SSDs, 10GbE, and Cloud Mounting with Local Cache
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today launched the compact and versatile TBS-453DX NASbook which is designed for small working spaces and mobile workers. Using four M.2 SATA SSDs for storage, the TBS-453DX can also have 20 cloud storage spaces mapped and local caching enabled, providing the ability to work with online files as quickly as local files. The multi-functional and near-silent TBS-453DX provides HDMI 2.0 4K 60Hz output, hardware transcoding and streaming, and features 10GbE N-BASET connectivity based on Aquantia®'s Multi-Gig controller, making it perfect for creating a seamless high-speed network environment for improved teamwork and smooth multimedia applications. “The TBS-453DX NASbook packs serious performance and complete business applications into a tiny, portable frame. By seamlessly integrating cloud storage spaces, the TBS-453DX provides the combined advantages of portability and storage flexibility to boost the abilities of modern offices and studios,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “With the ability to locally cache cloud-based files on the TBS-453DX, no matter if users are working remotely or in the office, they can enjoy access speeds as if they were working within a LAN environment.” The TBS-453DX is powered by an Intel® Celeron® J4105 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz) with 4 GB/ 8 GB DDR4 memory. It supports four M.2 2280 SATA 6Gb/s SSDs (purchased separately), and the RAM and SSDs are easily accessible for installation and maintenance. With QNAP’s new Cloud Gateway service (including the file-level gateway “CacheMount” and the block-level gateway “VJBOD Cloud”), users can mount over 20 cloud storage services for seamless file storage, backup, and recovery. By enabling caching for CacheMount and VJBOD Cloud, files on the cloud can be locally cached in TBS-453DX’s CacheMount Cache Volume, and users can reach frequently-accessed files with the lowest latency and work with them as they were stored on the NAS. Users can further utilize SSD extra over-provisioning (OP) to allocate SSD additional OP space (from 1% to 60%) for optimized SSD random write speeds and lifespan, enjoying faster file backups and smoother multimedia experiences. The TBS-453DX supports media playback on a TV/monitor via HDMI 2.0 output (up to 4K @60Hz) and converts 4K videos to universal file formats that can be smoothly played on multiple devices. It is also perfect for media streaming using Plex® and Roon Server. With its 10GbE NBASE-T (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) connectivity, the TBS-453DX creates a seamless high-speed network environment for smooth multimedia applications and sharing large files. Running the intelligent QTS NAS operating system, the TBS-453DX performs as a unified solution for 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 App Center with hundreds of install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality. Key specification TBS-453DX-4G: 4 GB DDR4 RAM (2 x 2 GB), upgradable to 8 GB TBS-453DX-8G: 8 GB DDR4 RAM (2 x 4 GB) Intel® Celeron® J4105 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz) with AES-NI support; 4 GB/ 8 GB DDR4 dual-channel memory (upgradable to 8 GB); 4x M.2 2280 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots; 1x 10GbE RJ45 port, 1x 1GbE RJ45 port; 1x HDMI 2.0 (4K @60Hz) output; 3x USB 3.0 Type-A ports, 4x USB 2.0 Type-A ports; 2x 3.5mm microphone jacks (dynamic microphones only), 1x Line Out audio jack; 2x speakers; IR sensor (IR remote control sold separately) Availability The TBS-453DX M.2 SSD NASbook is now available. The Cloud Gateway service will be available from Q1 2019.
Dimenco Releases Teaser Video for Upcoming SR Technology Launch at CES 2019
Dimenco, today announced it will launch a new product at CES 2019 that will be a significant step forward in the future of XR without wearables through simulated reality (SR). The company released a preview image and teaser video revealing a first-look of its next generation user interface and platform for SR that visualizes a 3D image and changes perspective of this image depending on your own position, adding sight, spatial sound and a fully natural user experience without wearables. Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/DimencoTeaser You can also access assets here: http://bit.ly/DimencoEPK Dimenco is at the forefront of creating multi-sensory immersive experiences for gaming and interactive entertainment with 3D SR, which creates an experience that you cannot distinguish from reality by enabling all the senses. Based in the Netherlands, Dimenco is a subsidiary of KDX with origins in Royal Philips Electronics. If you are attending CES 2019 from January 8-10 in Las Vegas, please contact email@example.com to schedule an appointment for a hands-on demo.
QNAP Introduces New 10GbE and Thunderbolt 3 NAS TVS-x72XT Series
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released the new TVS-x72XT NAS series, powered by 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with both 10GBASE-T and Thunderbolt™ 3 high-bandwidth connectivity for tackling heavy workloads and smoothly transferring, displaying and editing 4K videos in real-time. By supporting M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs and graphics cards, the TVS-x72XT series provides the ability to boost performance and create a scalable working environment for high-speed file sharing and collaboration. “The TVS-x72XT series features quality hardware and excellent performance with multiple 10GBASE-T and Thunderbolt 3 ports to provide workstations with high-capacity and high-throughput storage,” said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “the TVS-x72XT series is also an exceptional storage base for iMac Pro® users as they can flexibly choose between Thunderbolt™ 3 and 10GbE connections to suit their application and device needs.” The TVS-x72XT series includes models with 4, 6, and 8 drive bays, and features powerful 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with AES-NI encryption and Intel® UHD Graphics 630 that enables triple-channel 4K H.264 hardware decoding and real-time transcoding. Flexible PCIe expandability allows users to install an entry-level graphics card to accelerate NAS video processing and GPU computing, or a QNAP QM2 card to add M.2 SSD caching or additional 10GbE (10GBASE-T) connectivity to the NAS. Featuring a 5-speed 10GBASE-T Multi-Gig port (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) and two Thunderbolt 3 ports, the TVS-x72XT series presents an ideal collaborative 4K media editing platform for both Mac® and Windows® users, allowing easy sharing of large media files to improve productivity. The TVS-x72XT series also provides HDMI 2.0 output, supporting 4K (3840 x 2160) at 60Hz, providing great benefits for applications that demand on-image resolution and color realism, and allowing the direct playback of NAS-based multimedia content. The TVS-x72XT series supports SSD caching, and provides two M.2 SSD slots for installing PCIe (Gen 3 x2) NVMe SSDs with 2280 form factors (M.2 SSDs are sold separately) for boosting IOPS-demanding applications. Users can also take advantage of software-defined SSD extra over-provisioning (between 1% and 60%) to attain optimal SSD performance and maximized SSD lifespan. 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 reliable, scalable TVS-x72XT series is an all-in-one NAS solution for file storage, backup, sharing, synchronization and centralized management. It also provides block-based snapshot protection to help users effectively mitigate the impact of ransomware, the ability to host multiple virtual machines and containerized applications, and the QVR Pro app for deploying a professional yet affordable video surveillance system (with 8 free IP camera channels, and expandable up to 128 channels with optional licenses). Key specifications TVS-472XT-PT-4G: 4-bay, Intel® Pentium® Gold G5400T dual-core 3.1 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM (2 GB x2) TVS-672XT-i3-8G: 6-bay, Intel® Core™ i3 8100T quad-core 3.1. GHz processor, 8 GB RAM (4 GB x2) TVS-872XT-i5-16G: 8-bay, Intel® Core™ i5 8400T 6-core 1.7 GHz processor (burst up to 3.3 GHz), 16 GB RAM (8 GB x2) Tower model; dual-channel SODIMM DDR4 RAM (upgradable to 32 GB); hot-swappable 3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps bays; 2x M.2 2280 PCIe (Gen 3 x2, 2 GB/s) NVMe SSD slots; 2x Thunderbolt™ 3 ports; 1x 10GBASE-T RJ45 (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) LAN port, 2x Gigabit LAN ports; 2x PCle slots (Slot 1 is pre-installed with a Thunderbolt 3 adapter); 1x HDMI 2.0 (4K@60Hz) output; 1x Type-A USB 3.0 port, 2x Type-C USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps ports, 2 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps ports; 1x 3.5 mm dynamic microphone jack, 1x 3.5mm line-out audio jack; 1x built-in speaker
Phase One releases Capture One 12
Phase One, today released Capture One 12, the next major milestone in the evolution of the industry’s premier RAW conversion, image editing, and asset management software. This release takes a top-down approach to streamline, modernizing, and improving the user interface to continue the program’s tradition of providing powerful features in a customizable, uniquely-configurable interface. New masking tools and improved workflow features continue Capture One’s tradition of providing the most powerful image editing tools available, while a new plug-in ecosystem will allow third-party developers to connect their services and applications to Capture One. Capture One 12 furthers Phase One’s commitment to providing unparalleled RAW editing, with unmatched tethering, color handling and precise editing on images captured with any of more than 500 different camera models. Capture One 11.3 introduced support for all Fujifilm cameras and their unique sensors. Capture One 12 now enhances that support with the ability to correctly read and interpret Fujifilm’s legendary Film Simulations. “Capture One has long been recognized as the industry standard for RAW image editing and image management,” says Jan Hyldebrandt-Larsen, VP Software Business at Phase One. “With this update, we focused on creative control — updating and improving the user interface, adding powerful new masking tools, and extending the Capture One ecosystem through plug-in support. These updates further our commitment to ensuring that Capture One continues to be the industry’s recognized leader in accuracy, performance, and customizability.” Download Capture One 12, as well as find resources and tutorials at: www.captureone.com/12
New QNAP HS-453DX Silent NAS: The Ultimate Home NAS with an Intel Quad-core Processor
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today launched the HS-453DX, a silent NAS that features an Intel® Celeron® quad-core processor, HDMI 2.0 (4K 60Hz) output, 4K real-time transcoding, and 10GbE high-speed connectivity. Contained within a stylish set-top design, the HS-453DX features a fanless cooling solution that makes it the perfect addition to living rooms and existing home theater setups. The HS-453DX has also won the CES 2019 Innovation Award and Computex d&i Award for high-quality product design. Powered by an Intel® Celeron® J4105 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz) with 4GB/8GB DDR4 memory and two 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s drive bays, the HS-453DX delivers up to 677 MB/s read/write speeds. With two M.2 2280 SATA SSD slots (M.2 SSDs sold separately) the HS-453DX also provides a hybrid storage structure with SSD caching reinforcing traditional hard drives, helping to optimize the performance of demanding applications (including media streaming applications such as Roon Server). 10GbE connectivity is also provided with a built-in 10GBASE-T five-speed port (supports 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) to provide users with a future-proofed storage solution. "From TVs to game consoles to mobile devices, 4K enjoys full-spectrum support throughout modern digital homes. With the larger file sizes and higher bitrates of 4K media files, home users require a suitable storage solution to deliver a smooth multimedia experience. The HS-453DX not only features an HDMI 2.0 port for direct 4K 60Hz output, but also supports M.2 SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity to empower smooth streaming and fast file transfers. With its set-top-box design and fanless cooling, the silent HS-453DX is a perfect fit for modern living rooms," said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP. The HS-453DX provides a wide range of multimedia applications, including: dual-channel 4K real-time transcoding (converts videos to universal file formats for playback on different devices); Plex® Media Server streams media to DLNA® devices, Roku®, Apple TV®, Amazon Fire TV® and Google Chromecast™; Cinema28 turns the HS-453DX into a centralized home multimedia hub; and OceanKTV allows the HS-453DX to be used a karaoke machine. With support for software-defined SSD RAID extra over-provisioning (OP), the HS-453DX enables users to allocate additional OP space (1% to 60%) to optimize SSD random write speeds and to extend SSD lifespan. The HS-453DX also provides a wide range of applications in the App Center: "IFTTT Agent" and "Qfiling" automates user workflows for improved efficiency and productivity; "Qsirch" provides full-text search for quickly finding files; and "Qsync" simplifies file sharing and syncing across devices. Support for block-based Snapshot can also help users to mitigate the potential impact of ransomware and malware. Key specifications HS-453DX-8G: 8 GB DDR4 RAM (2 x 4 GB) HS-453DX-4G: 4 GB DDR4 RAM (2 x 2 GB) Set-top form factor, 2 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s drive bays and 2 x M.2 2280 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots; Intel® Celeron® J4105 1.5 GHz quad-core processor (burst up to 2.5 GHz), dual-channel DDR4 SODIMM RAM (upgradable to 8GB); 1x 10GBASE-T (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) LAN port, 1x Gigabit RJ45 LAN port, 1x HDMI v2.0 and 1x HDMI v1.4b output; 1 x Type-C USB 3.0 ports, 2 x Type-A USB 3.0 ports and 2 x USB 2.0 ports; 1x 3.5 mm Line-out audio jack; 2 x 3.5 mm dynamic microphone jacks; 1x built-in speaker Availability The new HS-453DX Silent NAS is now available. For more information, and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please visit www.qnap.com
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)