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QNAP Launches the QMiro-201W & QMiroPlus-201W
QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading computing, networking, and storage solution innovator, today released the QMiro-201W and the QMiroPlus-201W. Both routers provide a Home Cloud and Tri-band Mesh Wi-Fi SD-WAN solution to empower high-coverage Mesh Wi-Fi and storage applications. With QuWAN SD-WAN cloud deployment, Zero Trust security, and a home cloud solution, the QMiro Series enables simple and secure home Wi-Fi, cloud storage with remote networking applications. “As QNAP’s first Mesh Wi-Fi router series, the QMiro-201W and QMiroPlus-201W provide both stable Mesh Wi-Fi in homes and an SD-WAN VPN connection for remote workers”, said Frank Liao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “With the Home Cloud 2.0 solution, QMiroPlus-201W both greatly simplifies home private cloud deployment to offer a user-friendly experience for home users and also provides remote workers with efficient access between company, home and public clouds.” The QMiro-201W and QMiroPlus-201W support tri-band Wi-Fi 5 wireless transmission and Mesh Wi-Fi handover, ensuring stable Wi-Fi connections and greater signal quality via a Mesh Wi-Fi network. The QMiroPlus-201W also includes two 2.5-inch SATA drive bays to provide an integrated Mesh Wi-Fi Router and NAS solution for deploying a secure Home Cloud. The Home Cloud 2.0 solution provides a user-friendly interface and various apps (including QuMagie, File Station, PLEX, and QUSBCam2) for users to enjoy a simplified cloud experience. Along with Qsync, Hybrid Backup Sync (HBS) and HybridMount, users can easily enjoy data syncing, backup or a public cloud storage solution. The smart home cloud network deployment is made even easier with QNAP’s exclusive QuRouter mobile app, where the device connection status, network traffic, wireless users, and other information is always at the user’s fingertips. By utilizing the QMiro-201W and QMiroPlus-201W’s built-in QuWAN SD-WAN solution to set up secure Mesh VPN tunnels with various QNAP devices (including NAS, QGD switches, and QHora routers), remote workers can not only enjoy smooth online meetings and data/voice transmission, but also mount storage from their company’s NAS to their QMiroPlus-201W for quick and convenient access to important files. The QMiro-201W and QMiroPlus-201W follow the Zero Trust security concept which enhances access security between enterprise VPN and edge connections for remote working. With enterprise-level VAP (Virtual AP), IT staff can configure up to four exclusive SSID groups for different departments or application services. Wi-Fi encryption ensures that users can enjoy high-speed wireless transmission with the utmost security. QMiro-201W and QMiroPlus-201W also support Parental Controls to protect kids from inappropriate content. SD-WAN also provides IPsec encryption VPN and Deep Packet Inspection to ensure the security of VPN network transmission. Built for modern homes, the stylish morandi-grey QMiro-201W and QMiroPlus-201W feature a low-noise design to ensure cool, stable, and quiet operations even when under heavy load. Users can flexibly purchase one QMiroPlus-201W and multiple QMiro-201W Mesh Wi-Fi routers to build a complete home Wi-Fi environment and enjoy a high-coverage Mesh Wi-Fi experience*. Note: Up to four QMiroPlus-201W smart routers and QMiro-201W Mesh Wi-Fi routers (1 Router + 3 Satellites) can be deployed in one site. Main Specifications QMiro-201W Qualcomm quad-core processor, 512MB DDR3 Memory, two hidden dual-band (2.4G/5G) antennas, two hidden single-band (5GHz) antennas; Supports Wi-Fi 5 (IEEE 802.11ac, and 802.11a/b/g/n) 2.4GHz/5GHz tri-band Mesh wireless transmission, MU-MIMO, OFDM; 2 x 1GbE RJ45 port (1G/ 100M/ 10M); 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port; Port forwarding, VPN, and Access Control. QMiroPlus-201W Qualcomm quad-core processor, 512MB DDR3 Memory, 2.5-inch SATA drive bays, two hidden dual-band (2.4G/5G) antennas, two hidden single-band (5GHz) antennas; Supports Wi-Fi 5 (IEEE 802.11ac, and 802.11a/b/g/n) 2.4GHz/5GHz tri-band Mesh wireless transmission, MU-MIMO, OFDM; 1 x 2.5GbE host management port, 4 x 1GbE RJ45 port (1G/ 100M/ 10M); 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port; Port forwarding, VPN, and Access Control. Where to buy The QMiro-201W and QMiroPlus-201W are now available. To learn more about QNAP’s products, including where to buy, visit www.qnap.com
QNAP Launches the Multifunctional TVS-x72X 10GbE NAS with 4K HDMI and M.2 NVMe SSD Support
QNAP® Systems, Inc., a leading computing, and storage solutions innovator, today launched the high-performance 6-bay TVS-672X and 8-bay TVS-872X 10GbE NAS with Intel® Core™ i3 processors. With expandable storage capacity and feature-rich apps, both models support M.2 NVMe SSD cache acceleration, PCIe expansion, multi-cloud backup, 4K@60Hz HDMI output, real-time transcoding, support for Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS), and many more features to enhance the workflows and productivity of small and medium businesses. “The 10GbE-ready TVS-x72X is a step up from the TVS-x72N 5GbE NAS. Users can take advantage of the built-in dual M.2 SSD slots for SSD caching or Qtier auto-tiered storage, enjoying optimized storage efficiency and performance while maximizing 10GbE potential,” said Joseph Chiang, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “Secure remote access and comprehensive file management also make the TVS-x72X series ideal for a remote working file center to improve teamwork and productivity.” The TVS-x72X series features an Intel® Core™ i3-8100T quad-core 3.1 GHz processor with dual-channel DDR4 memory (upgradable to 64 GB). It provides two Gigabit and one 10GBASE-T RJ45 (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) port to increase virtual machine performance, intensive file access, high-speed backup/restore, and media file transfer. Four USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) ports also allow compatibility with newer, faster USB drives/expansion enclosures for transferring large media files. The TVS-x72X series is perfectly suited for use with QNAP’s budget-friendly managed and unmanaged 10GbE switches for high-speed, secure, and scalable network environments. Users can configure SSD caching by using either 2.5-inch SSDs or two M.2 NVMe 2280 SSDs (sold separately) in the TVS-x72X. PCIe expandability empowers greater NAS usage potential by installing QNAP’s QM2 cards, 2.5/5/10/25GbE network cards, Fibre Channel cards, and storage expansion cards. The TVS-x72X series provides an HDMI 2.0 output that supports up to 4K (3840 x 2160p) @60Hz, and allows for directly displaying multimedia, virtual machines, or an Ubuntu® desktop on a monitor or TV. The TVS-x72X series meets storage demands for security, backup, file sharing, and central management. Block-based snapshots ensure data protection and instant restoration, helping users protect against ransomware threats. HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync) facilitates local/remote/cloud backup tasks and saves time and storage with the help of QuDedup technology that deduplicates backup files at the source. The TVS-x72X NAS can also act as a business-class backup center by supporting backup/restore of cloud data and VMs (including Google™ Workspace, Microsoft 365®, VMware® and Hyper-V). Team collaboration can be greatly improved with Qsync for file synchronization. The built-in App Center increases NAS application potential, such as hosting multiple virtual machines and containers and deploying a cloud storage gateway. TVS-x72X NAS users can switch the operating system from QTS to QuTS hero - QNAP’s ZFS-based NAS operating system. Providing end-to-end data integrity, data reduction (inline data deduplication, compression and compaction), and much more, QuTS hero uses additional system resources to ensure an optimal environment for protecting business data. Key Specifications TVS-672X-i3-8G: 6 drive bays, 8 GB memory (1 x 8 GB) TVS-872X-i3-8G: 8 drive bays, 8 GB memory (1 x 8 GB) Tower model; Intel® Core™ i3-8100T quad-core 3.1 GHz processor, dual-channel DDR4 SODIMM memory slots for up to 64 GB; hot-swappable 2.5-inch/3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps hard drives or SSDs; 2x M.2 2280 NVMe Gen 3 x2 SSD slots; 1x 10GBASE-T RJ45 port (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M), 2x Gigabit ports; 2 x PCIe Gen 3 slots; 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) port, 4x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) ports (2 x Type-C + 2 x Type-A); 1x HDMI 2.0 4K@60Hz output
Matrox Rapixo CXP Are The First Frame Grabbers Fully Certified For CoaXPress 2.0
Matrox® Imaging is pleased to announce that their lineup of Matrox Rapixo CXP frame grabbers are the first on the market to receive complete CoaXPress® 2.0 certification from the Japan Industrial Imaging Association (JIIA). At the forefront of machine vision standards, CoaXPress 2.0 is the world’s leading interface standard for high-speed imaging, thanks to its ability to support speeds of up to 12.5 Gbps per link. - Designed to fit every high-speed need The Matrox Rapixo CXP series of CoaXPress 2.0 frame grabbers deliver single- to quad-input boards with models for optional data forwarding and FPGA-based image processing offload. Providing right-sized connectivity for any vision installation, Matrox Rapixo CXP Quad, Dual, and Single models support data rates of up to 12.5 Gbps (CXP-12) per connection and offer one, two, or four connections for interfacing to independent or multi-connection cameras. Matrox Rapixo CXP Pro models—based on Xilinx Kintex® UltraScale™ devices—also allow for integration of custom on-board image processing and process control. Matrox Rapixo CXP Quad Data Forwarding combines CoaXPress 2.0 connectivity with a data forwarding option to help distribute image processing across multiple computers. With Power-over-CoaXPress (PoCXP) support on each connection, every frame grabber in the Matrox Rapixo CXP series streamlines system configurations, combining the camera’s power interface with its command- and data-interface onto the same coaxial cable. These frame grabbers also feature enough onboard memory to buffer incoming image data in situations where the host computer is temporarily unable to accept data. Matrox Rapixo CXP series are the backbone of the exceptionally broad lineup of frame grabber boards available from Matrox Imaging. - Developed in collaboration with global standards organizations CoaXPress is the only standard that allows video, camera control, and triggering over a single coaxial cable. Delivering speeds of up to 12.5 Gbps over a coaxial cable, CoaXPress 2.0 pushes the limit of what is achieveable on a copper cable at long distance (up to 40 m). Matrox Imaging worked closely with component manufacturers to ensure the design of the series of Matrox Rapixo CXP frame grabbers met the strict requirements of the CoaXPress 2.0 standard. An active participant in international standardization committees—including CoaXPress—Matrox Imaging is helping to develop standards that serve and protect the best interest of customers worldwide. They champion industry standards in their product offer, designing hardware and software components that work with as many third-party products as possible. “Certification of this nature, and the backing of an international governing body like the JIIA, is extremely important for our customers,” says Mitchell Dumont, Product Manager of Frame Grabbers, Matrox Imaging. “It assures our customers a great experience—in terms of product interoperability and stability—when using our frame grabbers. Our collaboration informs our product designs, and is the key reason we are industry frontrunners in machine vision technology.”
QNAP Launches the Budget-Friendly TS-130 Home NAS
QNAP® Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today launched the snapshot-ready, intelligent, and budget-friendly TS-130. Adorned with a refreshing baby blue hue, the TS-130 is the ideal home NAS, providing centralized storage, backup, multimedia management, and sharing. The contents of a TS-130 are securely protected using Snapshots, a powerful backup feature which is uncommon in Home NAS of this price range. Coupled with a wide range of feature-rich and multimedia apps, the TS-130 can build smarter homes and a personal cloud for greater productivity and boundless entertainment. The TS-130 uses a Realtek RTD1295 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor with built-in 1GB DDR4 RAM for running various personal and home NAS applications. A Gigabit Ethernet port and SATA 6Gbps drive support provides exceptional performance for home usage, while AES-256 encryption support allows users to secure their data without impacting system performance. With an energy-efficient processor and smart cooling, the TS-130 provides dependable performance without any distracting noises or unexpected utility bills. Users unfamiliar with installing a NAS can also take advantage of the TS-130’s simple toolless design, where the system can be set up easily and without even needing a screwdriver. “In today’s world, home users can no longer rely on USB flash drives and portable hard drives – they need a NAS. By supporting Snapshots and other key data protection features, the TS-130 represents QNAP’s commitment to providing home users with features that were once reserved for only high-end storage devices,” said Stanley Huang, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “the TS-130 provides home users with great storage potential, and can be flexibly expanded by connecting QNAP’s USB expansion enclosures (TR-004 or TL-D800C). Cloud storage can even be connected using HybridMount, making the TS-130 an ideal choice for home and first-time NAS users.” The TS-130 uses QNAP’s intelligent app-driven QTS operating system that provides comprehensive file storage, sharing, backup, synchronization, and data protection. Users can regularly back up Windows® or macOS® data to the TS-130 for centralized management and file sharing, while utilizing the Hybrid Backup Sync app to back up NAS data to the cloud. The ability to create multiple snapshot versions is key for protecting data against ransomware, and for quickly restoring data to previously-recorded states. Additional features include Qsync for synchronizing files across multiple devices (such as NAS, mobile devices, computers), and companion mobile apps that enable remote NAS access to increase productivity at work and home. By supporting Plex®, TS-130 users can stream media files to mobile devices, DLNA® devices, and TVs using common media streaming devices including Roku®, Apple TV® (via Qmedia), Google Chromecast™, and Amazon Fire TV®. Combined with its companion app QuMagie Mobile, users can easily browse NAS photos anytime anywhere. - Key specifications TS-130: 1-bay tower model; Realtek RTD1295 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor, 1 GB DDR4 RAM; supports 3.5-inch/2.5-inch SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD; 1x RJ45 Gigabit port, 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x USB 2.0 port; 1x 5cm quiet fan
QNAP Releases QTS 4.4.1 Beta 2 Version
QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP) today released QTS 4.4.1 Beta 2, the latest version of the acclaimed QNAP NAS operating system. QTS 4.4.1 Beta 2 has added many useful features, including a list of improvements and enhancements from the previous version. Starting from today, QNAP NAS users will receive QTS 4.4.1 Beta 2 update. QNAP sincerely invites users to join the Beta Program and provide feedback so QNAP can further improve QTS, and provide a more comprehensive and secure user experience. Learn more about QTS 4.4.1 Beta Program at https://www.qnap.com/qts/qts441-beta/en
Easily Save Webpages to Your NAS Using the Notes Station 3Clipper
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released the Notes Station 3 Clipper, an Extension for Google Chrome that saves web content (including web pages, articles, and images) to a QNAP NAS for quick and easy access. The Notes Station 3 Clipper provides users with an easy way to collate online materials for all their note-taking needs. "The Notes Station 3 Clipper was developed to enhance our users' browsing experience, and it allows them to save web pages, articles and images directly to their NAS without needing to tediously copy-and-paste every web page, article or image" said Anay Badavne, Product Manager of QNAP, adding "Alongside the many other features of QNAP NAS, Notes Station 3 and its new Web-clipper provide great value features and private cloud functionality for multiple users across various devices." The Notes Station 3 Clipper is very easy to use. Simply install the extension in your Chrome browser and start clipping web content to Notes Station 3. You can flexibly save web content in forms of complete web pages, text, or images without the clutter of ads and headlines. With the private cloud features and tagging function, you can easily access and search through your clipped content whenever and wherever you need it. Availability The Notes Station 3 Clipper is now available from the Chrome Web Store. Requirements 1. Notes Station 3 Clipper is only available for Google Chrome. 2. Notes Station 3 Clipper requires Notes Station 3 to be installed on your NAS.
QNAP Unveils the QNA-UC5G1T USB 3.0 to 5GbE Adapter
QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP) today launched the QNA-UC5G1T USB 3.0 to 5GbE adapter, allowing users to add 5GbE/2.5GbE/1GbE/100MbE connectivity to their computers and NAS via USB 3.0. Users can easily upgrade their network speed with the QNA-UC5G1T using an existing CAT 5e cable to increase file transfer speeds and work efficiency. "Both home and business users require higher bandwidth to take advantage of high-performance systems and faster internet speeds. The handy QNA-UC5G1T adapter can be easily paired with QNAP's 10GbE switch to create a high-speed network environment at home or in the office to greatly improve network speed and application performance,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding "the QNA-UC5G1T is also useful for adding Ethernet connectivity to modern laptops that lack in-built network ports." The QNA-UC5G1T can be connected to other devices using a USB Type-A or Type-C cable. It is palm-sized and passively cooled for easy and prolonged use. Note: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 requires a driver. Click here to download the driver. Current versions of macOS do not support the QNA-UC5G1T. Click here to manually install the Aquantia® AQC11U driver. Linux: Supports Linux core 3.10, 3.12, 3.2, 4.2, and 4.4. Requires the Aquantia® AQC11U driver. Click here to download the driver. QNAP NAS: QTS 4.3.6 (or later) is required. Key specifications Controller: AQC111U I/O: 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C; 1 x 5GbE/NBASE-T port 0.2M USB 3.0 Type-C to Type-A cable
QNAP Releases QES 2.1.0 Operating System
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released the QES (QNAP Enterprise Storage) 2.1.0 operating system, which includes new features such as: QNAP’s exclusive Write Coalescing algorithm to optimize all-flash performance in ZFS, software-defined SSD optimization, inline compaction, iSER support, and other advanced technologies. Demonstrating strengths in high performance, data protection, data reduction, virtualization, and the compatibility with OpenStack® cloud environments, QES 2.1.0 delivers a cost-effective, flash-optimized storage solution for enterprise data centers and VDI environments. “Enterprise demand for all-flash storage remains strong due to requirements for maximized IOPS with minimal I/O latency,” said Joe Chao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “QES 2.1.0 is focused on unleashing the performance potential of all-flash storage, and helps organizations tackle performance bottlenecks of mission-critical applications such as data centers, virtualizations, and VDI.” QES is based on the FreeBSD kernel and uses ZFS. In QES 2.1.0 the new Write Coalescing algorithm drives a performance boost, which in QNAP testing led to a 400% random write performance boost for the all-flash TES-3085U NAS. Support for software-defined over-provisioning allows users to allocate additional over-provisioning space to SSDs and Storage Pools to prevent performance degradation caused by write amplification, while also benefiting the lifespan of SSDs. Besides reinforcing QES' existing inline data deduplication and inline data compression, QES 2.1.0 aggressively achieves greater space saving by supporting advanced inline data compaction techniques - which is especially useful when highly-repetitive data or massive small files (such as transaction logs of banks or e-commerce) are generated. QES 2.1.0 not only excels in performance but also supports numerous ZFS-based data protection and disaster recovery features, including end-to-end checksums to detect and correct silent data corruption, near-unlimited snapshots for iSCSI LUN and shared folders, and SnapSync to accelerate remote backups. QES-based QNAP NAS supports VMware®, Microsoft® and Citrix® virtualization, and the SnapSync also supports VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) to offer enterprise-class remote backup & disaster recovery solution for virtual applications. The upgraded QES 2.1.0 adds supports for iSER to optimize VMware performance, and for OpenStack Cinder and Manila file sharing services, providing businesses with a flexible, easy-to-use, and low-cost storage solution for OpenStack environments. Availability & Compatibility QES 2.1.0 is available from the Download Center for the enterprise-class TES-3085U, TES-1885U and ES1640dc v2 NAS systems.
Avalue introduces EMX-KBLU2P, the thin Mini ITX Embedded Industrial motherboard
Avalue Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 3479-TW) is unveiling EMX-KBLU2P, based on Intel® Core™ and Celeron® Processors. EMX-KBLU2P, the Thin Mini ITX Motherboard, supports Intel® 6/7th Generation Core™ i7/i5/i3 and Celeron® BGA Processors, offering three independent display—DP, HDMI, 2 dual-channel LVDS by 2 Chrontel CH7511 in the resolution of 1920*1080, ideal for all-in-one PC, POS, Digital Signage, and kiosk markets. Meanwhile, EMX-KBLU2P features extended temperature tolerance -20°C~+70°C (with heatsink, under 0.5 m/s air flow speed testing) and fanless design, which is suitable for industrial and outdoor applications under harsh operating conditions. EMX-KBLU2P main features: Onboard Intel Gen 6/7th Core™ SoC i7/i5/i3 & Celeron®BGA Processor Thin Mini ITX Two 260-pin DDR4 SO-DIMM socket, supports up to 32GB (non ECC only) 1 x DP++, 1 x HDMI/DP, 2CH LVDS/co-lay eDP 1 x Intel® I219LM, 1 x Intel® I210IT PCI-e Gigabit Ethernet 4 x USB 2.0, 4 x USB 3.0 4x RS232 , 2 x RS422/485,16-bit GPIO Onboard TPM 2.0 & TPM 1.2 (optional) 2 x SATA III, 2 x SATA Power 1 x M.2 Type B 3042/2242/2260/2280 (with 2 x PCI-e x 1 (default) DC in +12~24V Operating Temp -20°C~+70°C (with heatsink, under 0.5 m/s air flow speed testing)
QNAP Unveils the TR-002 - a 2-bay RAID Expansion Enclosure for NAS and PC with USB 3.1 Gen. 2 Connectivity for Smoother Storage and Backup Tasks
QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP) today launched the TR-002, a 2-bay hardware RAID expansion enclosure that can be utilized as a NAS storage expansion solution, and also as hardware RAID storage for Windows/macOS/Linux computers and NAS. The TR-002 connects to a PC/NAS via USB 3.1 Gen.2 Type-C and provides a dependable storage solution for various user requirements. The TR-002 supports individual, JBOD and RAID 0/1 storage configurations. QNAP NAS users can use the TR-002 with their NAS to set RAID parameters and create a storage pool by using the “Storage and Snapshots” app within QTS. Alternatively, the TR-002 can be used as an external storage device for the NAS. Windows, macOS and Linux users with limited storage upgrade options can also use the TR-002 as an expansion unit, and a dedicated QNAP External RAID Manager utility (for Windows and macOS) can help them view disk health, change RAID configurations, check logs, and update the firmware of the TR-002. “QNAP’s first QNAP hardware RAID storage expansion enclosure (the TR-004) has received wide acclaim since its launch. QNAP now introduces a 2-bay version, the TR-002, that comes with UBS 3.1 Gen. 2 connectivity, allowing NAS and PC users to take the advantage of TR-002’s high-speed data transfer with RAID protection,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP. A DIP switch on the rear of the TR-002 can switch the disk configuration. There are also status indicators, a one touch copy button and an eject button to make operations more intuitive. For compatible QNAP NAS models and usage scenarios, visit https://www.qnap.com/go/product/tr-002
Avalue introduces EMX-C246P, the Mini ITX Embedded Industrial motherboard
Avalue Technology Inc. (TAIEX: 3479-TW), a global industrial PC solution provider and an associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, is unveiling EMX-C246P, based on Intel® Core™ and Celeron® Processors. EMX-C246P, an Mini ITX motherboard with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 and Celeron® SoC Processor, it is a Quad Gigabit LAN used Intel® Ethernet Controller I210-AT industrial motherboard suitable application for Network devices, NAS Server, Media Center, Industrial control systems and other embedded applications. There are a few available industrial motherboard designed with Quad Gigabit LAN with multiple USB design for enhance motherboard performance. By using ECC support CPU with this motherboard can extend product stability. EMX-C246P main features: Intel® LGA1151 Socket Supports 8th Gen. Xeon®, Core™ i7/ i5/ i3, Pentium® and Celeron® Processors (Max. TDP at 95W) Two 288-pin DDR4 2400/2666MHz SO-DIMM Socket, Supports Up to 32GB Max (ECC memory supported by CPU) 1 x VGA, 2 x HDMI, 1 x dual-channel LVDS 3 x Intel® i210AT & 1 x Intel® i219LM Gigabit Ethernet 4 x USB 3.0, 6 x USB 3.1 Gen2, 3 x USB 2.0 4 x RS-232, 2 x RS-232/422/485), 16-bit GPIO Onboard Infineon SLB9665 TPM 2.0 1 x PCI-e x16, 1 x M.2 Key M, 1 x M.2 Key E ATX power
DECENT Launches Official Beta Blockchain Explorer
DECENT, today announced the beta launch of DECENT Explorer. The new explorer allows users to search and audit all transactions that have occurred on its proprietary blockchain, DCore, in real time. Aside from the explorer’s search functionality, it also offers a complete overview of the amount of DCT (DECENT’s cryptocurrency) in circulation and other data, such as a DCT currency converter (against USD) and the token’s current market cap. DECENT claims the explorer provides an easily operable and intuitive user interface with simple search functionality. Users may search for transactions by simply entering a transaction ID which subsequently brings up detailed parameters, including block and transaction info as well as account details, block ID, miner or holder details and an itemized list of all transactions concerning the particular block. Peter Matejík, Product Manager at DECENT, elaborates on his company’s latest product release: "With the addition of our new explorer, we are adding yet another great tool to our portfolio. The explorer is stable, fast and offers a complex data overview on our DCore blockchain while not sacrificing the intuitiveness and simplicity of the UI itself. I encourage every new and existing DCT holder to give our new product a try." The launch of DECENT Explorer has been backed by the recent release of DECENT’s Android wallet at the end of 2018, which has been (based on the reviews on Google Play) enjoyed and praised by its many users. The new explorer's intuitive design also makes it compatible with mobile devices. According to the company’s roadmap, DECENT plans to release an Apple iOS version of its wallet in the upcoming months.
QNAP Introduces New 25GbE NIC for NAS and PC, Featuring Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx SmartNIC with iSER Support
QNAP® Systems, Inc. today unveiled the new dual-port 25GbE QXG-25G2SF-CX4 and 10GbE QXG-10G2SF-CX4 network NICs. Featuring Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 Lx SmartNIC controllers, these cards can greatly boost file transfer speeds and also support iSER (iSCSI Extension for RDMA) to optimize VMware virtualization. Both cards are PCIe Gen3 ×8 and can be installed in a Windows®/Linux® PC or compatible QNAP NAS. “Cloud, big data, high-speed storage, virtualization, and AI are strongly pushing 25GbE into the mainstream,” said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “QNAP now provides users with a scalable solution for adopting 25GbE infrastructure by leveraging the industry-leading Mellanox Ethernet solution to deliver a next-gen 25GbE NIC for NAS, servers and workstations." The QXG-25G2SF-CX4 and QXG-10G2SF-CX4 provide flexible 25GbE and 10GbE connectivity and iSER support to meet today's high-speed requirements. When used with high-performance NAS (such as the TS-x83XU, TVS-x72XU, or TS-x77XU) users can benefit from lightning-fast throughput for massive data transmission, fast backup/restoration, maximized SSD-based applications, and optimal VMware performance. The QXG-25G2SF-CX4 and QXG-10G2SF-CX4 can work with server-grade PCs to speed up workflows in offices and homes. Users can download Windows and Linux drivers from Mellanox. QTS 4.3.6 (or later) is required to use the QXG-25G2SF-CX4/ QXG-10G2SF-CX4 with a QNAP NAS. Key specifications QXG-25G2SF-CX4: Dual-port 25GbE SFP28 network expansion card QXG-10G2SF-CX4: Dual-port 10GbE SFP+ network expansion card Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx controller; PCI Express Gen3 x8, low-profile, full-height and specialized brackets (for designated QNAP NAS) included in the package.
LIANLI Celebrates a Glorious 2018 with Giveaway Promo
LIANLI Industrial Co. Ltd. custom OEM/ODM case solutions and case accessories is proud to celebrate a successful year with all its fans across the globe. To celebrate, LIANLI is giving back to the global community with another giveaway to commemorate its 2018 product lines and welcome another year of innovation. LIANLI is inviting fans to choose their favorite 2018 LIANLI products and get the chance to win those items! - A New Dawn for LIANLI LIANLI has always been an innovator in the PC enthusiast scene and 2018 marked a whole new start for LIANLI and its products. Spearheading a new direction towards design and performance which is a hallmark of LIANLI, the previous year saw the arrival of LIANLI’s new vision about PC building. Gamers, power users and watercooling enthusiasts have all remarked on the incredible products that LIANLI has put out in 2018 and the company is more than happy to have received all this positive feedback and is now embracing the challenge of creating more unique, innovative and excellent products for the PC market.
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.