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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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