• QNAP Releases On-Premise QVR Face Smart Facial Recognition Solution

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    Taipei, Taiwan, February 18, 2020 – QNAP® Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking, and storage solution innovator, today launched QVR Face, the new NAS-based smart facial recognition solution that integrates advanced AI imaging technology. The NAS application, QVR Face, integrates RTSP streaming cameras and third-party systems through API enabling users to easily build a cost-efficient high-performing facial recognition system for corporate offices, residential communities, research institutions, and retail stores.

    The QVR Face smart facial recognition solution features real-time video analytics of any RTSP video streams from IP cameras or recordings saved on a NAS. Video analytics provided by QVR Face can then be used for configuring profiles, groups, and event notifications for instant facial recognition. QVR Face is ideal for automatic door access management, attendance management, and smart retail services.

    “The QVR Face smart facial recognition system only requires one NAS for setup and does not require additional cloud computing services or extra computing accelerator cards,” said Jason Tsai, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “QVR Face also provides a comprehensive licensing plan for flexible deployment. QVR Face’s video analytics and registered profiles are saved directly on the NAS with a data protection mechanism to secure facial recognition data’s privacy and security.”

    Third-party partners in industries including surveillance systems, door access systems or digital signage systems can leverage QVR Face’s facial analytics data (including Event, Metadata Notify, and Result) through the application API to automate service management to secure the safety of the premises while creating more flexible smart retail management.

    Availability

    The QVR Face smart facial recognition solution can be downloaded from QTS App Center. The app’s Basic Plan allows users to create an analytics task or purchase the license plan to expand analytics tasks and add facial recognition profiles. (Note: One profile supports up to 10 image entries of the same individual.) For more product information and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please visit www.qnap.com.

     

    About QNAP Systems, Inc.

    QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.

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  • QNAP Listed in Adobe Video & Audio Partner Finder with High Performance Storage for Creative Professionals

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    Taipei, Taiwan, February 12, 2020 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today announced that the brand has been listed in Adobe® Video & Audio Partner Finder for its high performance storage solutions, including NAS, IP-SAN, FC-SAN, and more. With rigorous testing, QNAP NAS is certified to work with major Adobe products including After Effects, Audition, Illustrator, InDesign, Media Encoder, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro.

    "We're happy to work with Adobe for the inclusion of QNAP in the Adobe Video & Audio Partner Finder," said Sam Lin, product manager of QNAP, adding "with this portal, QNAP product visibility is significantly boosted for creative professionals to browse for the solution they need to support their audiovisual workflow."

    QNAP NAS feature high performance storage and advanced ultra-fast connectivity such as Thunderbolt™ 2/3, 40/25/10 Gb & multi-gigabit Ethernet, and Fibre Channel (FC) support. To learn more about the full QNAP solution lineup for creative professionals, please visit https://www.qnap.com/go/solution/adobe/.

     

    About QNAP Systems, Inc.

    QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.

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  • QNAP Rolls Out All-Flash Array Enterprise ZFS NAS, Featuring Intel Xeon D Dual Controllers for Inline Deduplication and Optimized SSD Performance

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    Taipei, Taiwan, February 5, 2020 – To meet growing demands for all-flash storage systems in high-end storage, QNAP® Systems, Inc., has added the new 24-drive bay all-flash storage solution ES2486dc to its Enterprise ZFS NAS series. The ES2486dc is QNAP’s first high-availability NAS with all-flash arrays that feature dual controllers with Intel® Xeon® D-2142IT processors to provide excellent I/O throughputs along with 10GbE connectivity. Driven by the flash-optimized QES 2.1.1 operating system that uses ZFS and includes the support of block-based inline data deduplication and inline compression, the ES2486dc provides future-proof IT architecture with flash storage to fulfill mission-critical file servers, virtualization servers, and commercial cloud applications.

    “The all-flash ES2486dc reduces performance bottleneck, and its dual controllers enhance system reliability for uninterrupted mission-critical enterprise tasks and productivity,” said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “The robust ES2486dc further incorporates the powerful ZFS, making it an excellent integration of hardware and software as a capable, trustworthy, and cost-efficient all-flash storage solution for businesses.”

    Featuring a dual active-active controller architecture, the ES2486dc ensures near-zero downtime high availability. Each controller provides four 10GbE SFP+ LAN ports and eight RDIMM slots for up to 512 GB memory. Battery-protected DRAM write to cache data protection helps reduce data loss risks. Two PCIe slots support 10GbE/25GbE/40GbE network cards to boost virtualization and other bandwidth-demanding applications. Users can also install a SAS expansion card for connecting multiple EJ1600 v2 expansion enclosures to expand potential storage capacity to over 1 PB. Leveraging the optional QDA-SA3 6 Gbps SAS to SATA drive adapter, the ES2486dc allows the usage of a SATA 6 Gbps SSD in the 2.5-inch SAS drive bay, enabling SATA SSDs to share the SAS dual-port advantages for fault-tolerant enterprise storage environment and assisting organizations to establish a high-performance yet cost-effective all-flash storage system.

    The ES2486dc Enterprise ZFS NAS features the QES operating system that is optimized for all-flash storage arrays. It performs efficient data reduction with inline data deduplication and inline data compression, beneficial for reducing I/O and SSD storage consumption and significantly extending SSD lifespan. More advanced business features include self-healing for silent data corruption, near-unlimited snapshot versions, SnapSync for instant remote backups, and Quality of Service to ensure consistent primary storage performance.

    The ES2486dc supports VMware®, Microsoft® and Citrix® virtualization, and SnapSync supports VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) to offer enterprise-class remote backup and disaster recovery solution for virtual applications. The support of iSER optimizes VMware performance, and the compatibility for OpenStack® Cinder and Manila file sharing services provides businesses with a flexible, easy-to-use, and low-cost storage solution for OpenStack environments.

     

    Key specification

    • ES2486dc-2142IT-96G: Intel® Xeon® D-2142IT 8 cores/16 threads 1.9 GHz processor (burst up to 3.0 GHz), 96 GB DDR4 ECC memory (48 GB per controller)
    • ES2486dc-2142IT-128G: Intel® Xeon® D-2142IT 8 cores/16 threads 1.9 GHz processor (burst up to 3.0 GHz), 128 GB DDR4 ECC memory (64 GB per controller)

    Active-Active dual-controller system, 2U rackmount NAS; 24x 2.5-inch SAS 12 Gbps/6 Gbps hard drives or SSDs; 2x PCIe Gen 3 x8 slots; 4x 10GbE SFP+ LAN ports; 3x Gigabit ports; 2x USB 3.0 ports; 770W redundant power supplies

    For more information and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please visit www.qnap.com.

     

    About QNAP Systems, Inc.

    QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.

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  • QNAP Releases Intel Dual-Core TS-251D—A Multimedia NAS with PCIe Expandability

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    Taipei, Taiwan, January 21, 2020 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. today launched the 2-bay TS-251D NAS. Powered by an Intel J4005 dual-core processor, the TS-251D can be used with QNAP’s smart AI photo management application, QuMagie, which integrates AI image recognition to group similar photos together in album “People”, “Things” and “Places”. The 4K media transcoding and streaming capabilities of the TS-251D brings users an excellent and satisfying cross-device multimedia experience. The TS-251D also provides a PCIe slot for expanding its core functionality.

    Powered by an Intel® Celeron® J4005 dual-core 2.0GHz processor (burst up to 2.7 GHz), DDR4 RAM (up to 8GB), one Gigabit LAN port, and supports SATA 6Gbps drives. The TS-251D provides dependable read/write speeds and Intel® AES-NI 256 hardware-accelerated encryption to secure sensitive and confidential data on the NAS. The TS-251D also supports snapshots, allowing users to quickly recover data in the event of accidental deletion/modification or ransomware attack.

    "The TS-251D provides multiple possibilities for users to expand NAS capacity and integrates AI image recognition for home users to store large photo collections,” said Jason Hsu, Project Manager at QNAP. “Additionally, the TS-251D also features 4K transcoding and 4K-capable HDMI output for users to enjoy a comprehensive home multimedia experience.” Hsu added.

    Users can easily expand the TS-251D functionality through the PCIe slot. A QNAP QXG – 10GbE/5GbE network expansion card can be configured with an existing CAT 5e cable for upgrading NAS connectivity to a high-speed network environment. A QM2 card can be installed for adding M.2 SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity, a compatible wireless adapter—QNAP QWA-AC2600 to create a wireless storage and streaming environment, and a USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) card for increasing the number of USB ports.

    The TS-251D’s App Center provides a wide range of productivity tools including the following: QmailAgent for centrally managing multiple email accounts, Notes Station 3 provides higher efficiency for collaborative note-taking and workgroups, Qfiling automates user workflows for improved efficiency and productivity, Qsirch for quick file searches. A variety of streaming applications, including Cinema28 and Qmedia allow users to enjoy a smooth multimedia experience using different streaming protocols, and Multimedia Console consolidates all QTS multimedia applications into one app for users to centrally manage all multimedia apps. Users can also use QNAP’s remote control RM-IR004 (sold separately) with the QButton app to customize button functions for easy navigation.

    Key specifications of new models:

    • TS-251D-2G: Intel® Celeron® J4005 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor (burst up to 2.7 GHz) with 2GB RAM (1 x 2GB)
    • TS-251D-4G: Intel® Celeron® J4005 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor (burst up to 2.7 GHz) with 4GB RAM (1 x 4GB)

    Tower model; dual-channel DDR4 SODIMM RAM slots (user upgradable to 8GB); hot-swappable 2.5/3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD; 1 x PCIe Gen 2.0 x4 slot; 1 x Gigabit LAN ports; 1 x HDMI version 2.0, up to 4K UHD; 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports, 3 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports; 1 x USB-copy button; IR sensor

    About QNAP Systems, Inc.

    QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.

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  • QNAP Integrates Wasabi Cloud Object Storage for High Cost Efficiency and Exceptional Performance

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    Taipei, Taiwan, January 7, 2020 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today announced its collaboration with Wasabi Technologies, Inc. (Wasabi), a US-based cloud object storage company, for the integration of Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage into several QNAP solutions, including HybridMount, VJBOD Cloud, and Hybrid Backup Sync 3 (HBS 3). QNAP NAS users can now enjoy a cloud object storage service that offers simple pricing, great cost efficiency and uncompromising high performance.

    "By supporting the popular Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage service, we're giving QNAP NAS users more choices to freely build a hybrid cloud solution that is fast in response, high in cost efficiency, and flexible in expansion," said Josh Chen, product manager of QNAP.

    HybridMount is QNAP's file-based cloud storage gateway solution for accelerating access to major cloud storage services, such as Wasabi. The VJBOD Cloud block-based cloud storage gateway allows QNAP NAS users to accelerate cloud object storage access with additional local data store, further enhancing availability and reliability. HBS 3 is the latest version of QNAP's data backup/restore/synchronization solution to assist users with disaster recovery plans. HBS 3 can back up and synchronize data to supported cloud storage services. For these solutions, users can now select Wasabi as their cloud storage and enjoy versatile benefits including low cost and high performance.

    Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage is an enterprise class, tier-free, instantly available cloud storage solution that allows storing infinite amounts of data affordably. Wasabi provides an S3-compliant interface to use with storage applications, gateways, and other platforms. Wasabi brings all cloud storage services under one tier to reduce complexity and increase cost predictability for companies and enterprises.

    "The integration of QNAP's backup and cloud storage gateway software with Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage creates an affordable pathway for businesses to create a highly efficient hybrid cloud solution with easy and affordable pricing," said David Friend, co-founder and CEO of Wasabi.

    About Wasabi

    Wasabi is the hot cloud storage company delivering disruptive storage technology that is 1/5th the price of Amazon S3, faster than the competition with no fees for egress or API requests. Unlike first generation cloud vendors, Wasabi is solely focused on providing the world's best cloud object storage service. Created by co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi is on a mission to commoditize the cloud storage industry. Wasabi is a privately held company based in Boston, MA. Follow and connect with Wasabi on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and our blog.

     

    About QNAP Systems, Inc.

    QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.

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