• QNAP Adds Mask Detection & Recognition to the QVR Face Smart Facial Recognition Solution

    Posted by Mustafa Yusufali

    Taiwan, Taipei, August 20, 2021 - QNAP® Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator and CyberLink Corp. have teamed up to launch the new QVR Face Link facial recognition solution that integrates the FaceMe® AI facial recognition engine to perform AI-driven face recognition, allowing identification of masked people to solve the issue of non-contact biometric recognition in the post-pandemic era.

    QVR Face can easily leverage RTSP cameras and API integration with third-party systems to analyze standard RTSP format camera streaming images in real-time to achieve rapid automated face recognition and analysis. By integrating the FaceMe® AI facial recognition engine, users only need to provide at least one complete face image to create profiles. While performing face recognition, the person can be recognized from registered profiles even while wearing a mask by QVR Face Link. The solution provides non-contact door access monitoring services, which is ideal for medical institutions and various fields where mask wearing is mandatory.

    "QVR Face Link performs facial recognition and analysis on a NAS without the need to upload data to the cloud for further processing. This greatly enhances user privacy without impacting result accuracy – even if the person is wearing a mask,” said Hanz Sung, product manager of QNAP, adding “The solution is suitable for door access systems or where non-contact identification is required. QVR Face Link can also be combined with services like QNAP QVR Pro for recording content management services or with QVR DoorAccess to become an access control and attendance management systems to effectively reduce the risk of contact infection by having to remove masks for facial identification.”

    “Facial recognition is one of the most transformative technologies of our time, and it is finding its way into a diverse and fast-growing range of applications. FaceMe®, one of the world’s leading engines, which includes mask-wearing detection and can recognize people with 98% accuracy when wearing a mask over their nose and mouth, has been integrated into many security, access control, and health screening solutions that have helped fight COVID-19 and are now part of the new normal,” said CyberLink. “It is our honor to cooperate with QNAP, by integrating FaceMe®, our AI-based facial recognition technology, into QNAP’s QVR Face Link, enabling contactless access control and a range of people detection and recognition features.”

    Other third-party solutions (such as surveillance systems, access control systems, and smart signage) can be integrated using the QVR Face API. Data including names and groups can be used by chaining the QVR Face image recognition and analysis API to flexibly create innovative applications.

    Availability
    The QVR Face Link smart facial recognition solution can be downloaded from the QTS App Center. Users can purchase a license to enable recognition analytics tasks (channels) and flexibly increase the number of facial recognition profiles based on their requirements.

    To learn more about QVR Face, please visit https://www.qnap.com/go/solution/qvr-face/
    For more information regarding other QNAP products, please visit www.qnap.com.

     

    About QNAP Systems, Inc.
    QNAP (Quality Network Appliance Provider) is devoted to providing comprehensive solutions in software development, hardware design and in-house manufacturing. Focusing on storage, networking and smart video innovations, QNAP now introduce a revolutionary Cloud NAS solution that joins our cutting-edge subscription-based software and diversified service channel ecosystem. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than simple storage and has created a cloud-based networking infrastructure for users to host and develop artificial intelligence analysis, edge computing and data integration on their QNAP solutions.

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  • QNAP Extends TS-hx77XU NAS Series with 16 and 24-bay High-Capacity Models Featuring ZFS, 8-Core AMD Ryzen™ 7 3.6 GHz, Dual-port 10GbE, and PCIe Expansion

    Posted by Mustafa Yusufali

    Taipei, Taiwan, July 28, 2021 – Following the release of 9 and 12-bay models of the TS-hx77XU QuTS hero NAS series, QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP) today extends the series lineup by introducing higher capacity 16-bay TS-h1677XU-RP and 24-bay TS-h2477XU-RP rackmount models. Designed for small/medium businesses, these new models feature AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700X 8-core processors, two 10GbE ports, PCIe slots, and a redundant power supply to ensure continuous operations. Using the advanced ZFS-based QuTS hero operating system, both NAS deliver business-critical features and enable up to petabyte capacity per shared folder, providing a highly reliable yet cost-efficient NAS solution.

    “Taking advantage of ZFS integrity and reliability, the high-capacity TS-h2477XU-RP and TS-h1677XU-RP provide the perfect foundations for building mission-critical and Big Data storage,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “They are also ideally matched with QNAP’s managed and unmanaged 10GbE switches to form high-speed, secure and scalable network environments without going over budget.”

    The TS-h1677XU-RP and TS-h2477XU-RP use the powerful AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700X 8 cores/16 threads 3.6 GHz processor (Turbo Core 4.4 GHz), support AES-NI encryption acceleration and up to 128 GB DDR4 RAM for empowering multi-tasking capabilities and virtual machine performance. Both NAS models include two iSER-enabled 10GbE SFP+ SmartNIC ports, which can work with SSD caching to boost IOPS performance and 10GbE potential for optimizing business virtualization, large file sharing, high-speed backup/restoration, and multimedia editing/transfer. Connectivity can also be increased by installing various PCIe cards, including 10/25GbE network cards for adding network I/O ports, QM2 cards for adding M.2 SSD slots, Fibre Channel cards for SAN storage, and QXP storage expansion cards for connecting storage expansion enclosures. 

    QuTS hero focuses on data integrity and features self-healing capabilities. It provides multiple RAID configurations with RAID Triple Parity and Triple Mirror to enhance data protection. Powerful inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction significantly reduce the overall storage footprint while improving both random write performance and SSD lifespan. Supporting up to 65,535 snapshots allows for comprehensive snapshot versioning protection. Additional SSD-optimizing features include Write Coalescing, TRIM, and Pool Over-provisioning to assist in attaining the highest performance and lifespan from SSD investments.

    The inclusive App Center provides various install-on-demand apps to further expand the NAS application potential - such as hosting virtual machines and containers, simplifying local/remote/cloud backups, implementing a backup solution for Google™ Workspace and Microsoft 365®, centralizing VMware® and Hyper-V virtual machine backups, setting up a cloud storage gateway to deploy hybrid cloud applications, and much more.

    Key Specifications

    • TS-h1677XU-RP-3700X-32G: 3U, 16x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s drive bays, 32 GB DDR4 memory (2x 16 GB), 4x PCIe Gen 3 slots, 500W redundant power supplies
    • TS-h2477XU-RP-3700X-32G: 4U, 24x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s drive bays, 32 GB DDR4 memory (2x 16 GB), 4x PCIe Gen 3 slots, 800W redundant power supplies

    Rackmount NAS; AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700X 8 cores/16 threads 3.6 GHz processor (Turbo Core 4.4 GHz), up to 128 GB DDR4 RAM; 2x Gigabit LAN ports, 2x 10GbE SFP+ SmartNIC ports; 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5bps) ports, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) ports (1x Type-A + 1x Type-C)

    Learn more about QuTS hero at https://www.qnap.com/quts-hero/
    To view the full QNAP product lineup, please visit www.qnap.com

     

    About QNAP Systems, Inc.
    QNAP (Quality Network Appliance Provider) is devoted to providing comprehensive solutions in software development, hardware design and in-house manufacturing. Focusing on storage, networking and smart video innovations, QNAP now introduce a revolutionary Cloud NAS solution that joins our cutting-edge subscription-based software and diversified service channel ecosystem. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than simple storage and has created a cloud-based networking infrastructure for users to host and develop artificial intelligence analysis, edge computing and data integration on their QNAP solutions.

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  • QNAP Launches 16-bay TL-R1620Sdc Dual-controller SAS 12Gb/s JBOD, Suited for Dual-controller QNAP NAS and Windows Servers

    Posted by Mustafa Yusufali

    Taiwan, Taipei, July 21, 2021 - QNAP® Systems, Inc., a leading computing, and storage solutions innovator, today released the 3U 16-bay TL-R1620Sdc dual-controller SAS 12Gb/s storage expansion unit. Supporting 12Gbps SAS, Broadcom® SAS DataBolt™ bandwidth optimization technology, and a dual path mini-SAS design with redundant power supply, enterprises can benefit from optimal performance and enhanced system reliability. Up to seven TL-R1620Sdc units can be daisy-chained to expand the capacity of dual-controller QNAP NAS and Windows® Servers, providing scalability and high reliability for mission-critical storage of file servers, virtualization, surveillance, medium-sized data centers, multimedia, and more.

    “For mission-critical enterprise environments, we recommend using a dual-controller NAS with dual-controller TL-R1620Sdc JBOD units to establish a reliable IT base with future-proof scalability”, said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “The dual-path architecture ensures failure resistance to fulfill uninterrupted mission-critical enterprise tasks and continuous business services.”

    The TL-R1620Sdc uses a low-power SAS Expander and both controllers have three Mini-SAS HD (SFF-8644) ports. Each SAS wide port combines four SAS 12Gb/s channels for up to 48Gbps bandwidth. The space-efficient short depth design makes it easy to install in standard or small server racks. The TL-R1620Sdc can accommodate sixteen 12Gb/s or 6Gb/s SAS drives and supports QNAP’s QDA-SA2 adapter for installing 2.5-inch SATA drives that can share SAS dual-port advantages, providing businesses with a cost-effective option for storage expansion in fault-tolerant storage environments.

    The TL-R1620Sdc can be used with QES-based dual-controller QNAP NAS and managed using the Storage Manager for JBOD storage management, such as setting RAID groups, storage pools and snapshots. The host NAS storage capacity can easily grow with business needs to accommodate massive data or backup files.

    Host Windows® servers with SAS HBA PCIe cards can connect to the TL-R1620Sdc and configure S2D (Storage Space Direct) failover clusters to enable scaling compute/workload capabilities. The QNAP JBOD Manager (Available from Q3 2021) allows Windows® users to manage and monitor the TL-R1620Sdc, while advanced users can connect using the RJ45 Console Port and use the command line interface (CLI).

    TL-R1620Sdc Key Specifications
    3U rackmount, 16x hot-swappable 3.5-inch/2.5-inch SAS 12Gbps/6Gbps hard drives or SSDs, 550W redundant power supply, 3x 12 GB/s SAS 3.0 (x4 Lane) Mini-SAS HD (SFF-8644) wide ports for each controller, 2x mini-SAS cables are included in the package

    The dual-controller TL-R1620Sdc expansion unit is backed by a 5-year warranty. For more information and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please visit www.qnap.com.

     

    About QNAP Systems, Inc.

    QNAP (Quality Network Appliance Provider) is devoted to providing comprehensive solutions in software development, hardware design and in-house manufacturing. Focusing on storage, networking and smart video innovations, QNAP now introduce a revolutionary Cloud NAS solution that joins our cutting-edge subscription-based software and diversified service channel ecosystem. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than simple storage and has created a cloud-based networking infrastructure for users to host and develop artificial intelligence analysis, edge computing and data integration on their QNAP solutions.

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  • QNAP Announces The Lifecycle Policy of Surveillance Station

    Posted by Mustafa Yusufali

    Taipei, Taiwan, July 8, 2021 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP) today announced the lifecycle policy of Surveillance Station.

    Surveillance Station’s lifecycle policy is divided into three phases:

    1. QNAP NAS models released from 2021 onwards will not support Surveillance Station.
    2. Surveillance Station licenses will no longer be available from the QNAP Software Store from August 1, 2021.
    3. Future updates and support for Surveillance Station will follow the Product Support Status for individual devices.

    Those looking to upgrade their surveillance solution can consider next-generation solutions from QNAP. These include QVR Pro, which supports up to 128 camera channels and can be integrated with QVR Face smart facial recognition (license purchase required), or the subscription-based QVR Elite to have up to 192 camera channels with subscription fees starting from only US $1.99 per month. Users can centrally manage all QNAP surveillance servers, including Surveillance Station, QVR Pro and QVR Elite servers with QVR Center. (Note: The maximum number of channels supported varies by NAS model, network configuration, and camera settings.)

    To allow a smooth migration to next-generation surveillance applications, QNAP is offering Surveillance Station users with free QVR Elite 3-year licenses. Surveillance Station users can check if they are entitled to these free licenses on the event page:
    http://www.qnap.com/go/event/2021/qvr-elite-redemption.
    To learn more about QVR Pro, visit https://www.qnap.com/go/software/qvr-pro
    To learn more about QVR Elite, visit https://www.qnap.com/go/software/qvr-elite
    To learn more about QVR Center, visit https://www.qnap.com/go/software/qvr-center

    Note: Only the models listed below support and will receive updates for Surveillance Station.

    List of QNAP NAS Models Supporting Surveillance Station (OS: QTS)

    TES-1885U

    TS-1273U-RP

    TVS-872XT

    TBS-453DX

    TS-2888X

    TS-873U

    TVS-672XT

    TS-431X3

    TS-1685

    TS-1263XU-RP

    TVS-472XT

    TS-932PX

    TS-2483XU-RP

    TS-1263XU

    TS-453BT3

    TS-832PX

    TS-1683XU-RP

    TS-863XU-RP

    TVS-872X

    TS-332X

    TS-1283XU-RP

    TS-863XU

    TVS-672X

    TS-431LX

    TS-983XU-RP

    TS-463XU-RP

    TVS-872N

    TS-451D2

    TS-983XU

    TS-463XU

    TVS-672N

    TS-251D

    TS-883XU-RP

    TS-1253D-RP

    TVS-873e

    TS-351

    TS-883XU

    TS-853D-RP

    TVS-673e

    TS-451+

    TS-2477XU-RP

    TS-453D-RP

    TVS-473e

    TS-251+

    TS-1677XU-RP

    TS-453D

    TS-653D

    HS-453DX

    TS-1277XU-RP

    TS-1232PXU-RP

    TS-453D

    TS-431P3

    TS-977XU-RP

    TS-832PXU-RP

    TS-253D

    TS-231P3

    TS-977XU

    TS-832PXU

    TS-873

    TS-431P2

    TS-877XU-RP

    TS-432PXU-RP

    TS-673

    TS-328

    TS-877XU

    TS-432PXU

    TS-473

    TS-231P2

    TVS-972XU-RP

    TS-451DeU

    TS-1635AX

    TS-431K

    TVS-972XU

    TS-431XeU

    TS-453Be

    TS-231K

    TVS-872XU-RP

    TS-873AU

    TS-253Be

    TS-131K

    TS-873AU-RP

    TS-1673AU-RP

    TS-1273AU-RP

     

     

    About QNAP Systems, Inc.

    QNAP (Quality Network Appliance Provider) is devoted to providing comprehensive solutions in software development, hardware design and in-house manufacturing. Focusing on storage, networking and smart video innovations, QNAP now introduce a revolutionary Cloud NAS solution that joins our cutting-edge subscription-based software and diversified service channel ecosystem. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than simple storage and has created a cloud-based networking infrastructure for users to host and develop artificial intelligence analysis, edge computing and data integration on their QNAP solutions.

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  • QNAP Releases QTS 5.0 Beta with Upgraded Kernel, Improved Security, and AI-powered Drive Failure Prediction: Join the Beta Program now to Experience its Intelligent Features

    Posted by Mustafa Yusufali

    Taipei, Taiwan, July 2, 2021 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP) today released the QTS 5.0 Beta, the latest version of the acclaimed NAS operating system. QTS 5.0 has upgraded with Linux Kernel 5.10, improved security, WireGuard VPN support, and enhanced NVMe SSD cache performance. The DA Drive Analyzer, powered by a cloud AI engine, helps predict the expected life of drives. The new QuFTP app helps fulfill personal and business file transfer needs. QNAP now welcomes users to join the Beta Program and provide their feedback so QNAP can further improve QTS and provide a more comprehensive and secure user experience.

    Learn more about the QTS 5.0 Beta Program at https://www.qnap.com/go/qts/5.0

    Key new apps and features in QTS 5.0:

    • Optimized user interface:
      Includes smoother navigation, a comfortable visual design, a notice board for simplifying first-time NAS installation, and the search bar in the main menu for quickly finding apps.
    • Increased security:
      Supports TLS 1.3, automatically updates QTS and apps, and provides SSH keys for authentication to secure NAS access.
    • WireGuard VPN support:
      The new QVPN 2.0 will integrate the lightweight and reliable WireGuard VPN and provides users with an easy-to-use interface for setup and secure connectivity.
    • Boosted NVMe SSD cache performance:
      The new kernel improves NVMe SSD performance and utilization. When cache acceleration is activated, SSD storage can be utilized more efficiently while also offloading memory resources.
    • Enhanced image recognition with Edge TPU:
      By leveraging Edge TPU to QNAP AI Core (the AI-powered engine for image recognition), QuMagie can perform faster face and object recognition while QVR Face strengthens real-time video analytics for instant facial recognition.
    • DA Drive Analyzer with AI-powered diagnostics:
      The DA Drive Analyzer leverages cloud-based AI to predict the expected life of drives, assisting users in planning drive replacement in advance to protect against server downtime and data loss.
    • QuFTP fulfills secure file transfer:
      QNAP NAS can perform as an FTP server featuring encrypted SSL/TLS connection, QoS bandwidth control, setting FTP transfer limitations or speed limitations for users and groups. QuFTP also supports FTP Client.

    Availability
    The QTS 5.0 Beta can be downloaded from https://www.qnap.com/go/qts/5.0
    Check your NAS compatibility with QTS 5.0 Beta
    Note: Features are subject to change and may not be available for all QNAP products.

    About QNAP Systems, Inc.
    QNAP (Quality Network Appliance Provider) is devoted to providing comprehensive solutions in software development, hardware design and in-house manufacturing. Focusing on storage, networking and smart video innovations, QNAP now introduce a revolutionary Cloud NAS solution that joins our cutting-edge subscription-based software and diversified service channel ecosystem. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than simple storage and has created a cloud-based networking infrastructure for users to host and develop artificial intelligence analysis, edge computing and data integration on their QNAP solutions.

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