QNAP Pioneers in NAS Installation over HDMI and Adds Google Chromecast Streaming in QTS 4.1.2
Taipei, Taiwan, January 29, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released the Turbo NAS QTS 4.1.2 operating system, introducing NAS Installation over HDMI – a pioneering function in the NAS market that allows installing a NAS without a network connection, and adds several new features including VPN Server support, VPN Client support, block-based LUN backup, subtitle (*.SRT) support for Video Station and File Station, embedding subtitles into transcoded videos, Chromecast streaming, and more.
“We have made many enhancements to the business and home features in QTS 4.1.2 to provide a better user experience and to make the Turbo NAS a great companion in the workplace and for home entertainment,” said Willy Kuo, product manager of QNAP.
QNAP is the first NAS provider to provide NAS installation over HDMI. Users can now enjoy extreme convenience by setting up their Turbo NAS locally without a network connection: just connect a keyboard, mouse and HDMI monitor to the Turbo NAS, and the NAS installation process can be completed effortlessly. “NAS installation over HDMI is a breakthrough innovation that eliminates many difficulties that users may encounter when initially setting up their NAS. No complicated procedures are necessary, no network expertise is required, and it helps users to quickly finish installing their NAS just like operating a PC,” added Kuo.
VPN options have also been added, with the Turbo NAS now being able to act as a VPN Server or to support a VPN Client for PPTP and OpenVPN protocols. This is especially useful for companies who need secure inter-office networking or to protect user privacy when the Turbo NAS is downloading data. Through the Storage Manager, administrators can replicate content in both file-based LUN and block-based LUN to various storage destinations to recover data.
New features for home entertainment include supporting subtitles (.SRT files) in Video Station and File Station, and transcoding videos with embedded subtitles. The QAirplay&Chromecast app, available in the App Center, can stream media content directly on TV via AirPlay-enabled or Chromecast devices, providing users with flexible options for their multimedia experience. Users can also install Qfile & Qvideo on their mobile devices to flexibly stream media stored on their Turbo NAS via Apple TV or Chromecast.
QNAP has also released Qfinder 5.0 for Windows, adding a smart installation guide to improve the initial startup process and to allow Windows users to directly create storage pools and multiple volumes with Qfinder.
QTS 4.1.2 is now available in the download center, and support for the following Turbo NAS：
TS-EC880 Pro, TS-EC1080 Pro, TVS-EC880, TVS-EC1080, TVS-EC1080+, TS-EC880U-RP, TS-EC1280U-RP, TS-EC1680U-RP, TS-EC2480U-RP, TS-879 Pro, TS-1079 Pro, TS-879U-RP/EC879U-RP, TS-1279U-RP/EC1279U-RP, TS-1679U-RP/EC1679U-RP, SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP, SS-EC1879U-SAS-RP, SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP, TVS-871U-RP, TVS-1271U-RP,TVS-471, TVS-671, TVS-871, TS-470, TS-670, TS-870, TS-470 Pro, TS-670 Pro, TS-870 Pro, TS-1270U-RP, TS-870U-RP, TS-470U-RP, TS-1269U-RP, TS-869U-RP, TS-269 Pro/269L, TS-469 Pro/469L, TS-469U-RP/SP, TS-569 Pro/569L, TS-669 Pro/669L, TS-869 Pro/869L, TVS-463, TVS-663, TVS-863, TVS-863+, TS-453S Pro (Formerly the SS-453 Pro ), TS-853S Pro (Formerly the SS-853 Pro), TS-253 Pro, TS-453 Pro, TS-653 Pro, TS-853 Pro, TS-251, TS-451, TS-451S, TS-651, TS-851, HS-210, HS-251, IS-400 Pro, TS-131, TS-231, TS-431, TS-231+, TS-431+, TS-121, TS-221, TS-421, TS-421U, TS-120, TS-220, TS-420, TS-420U, TS-119/119P+/119P II, TS-219/219P/219P+/219P II, TS-419P/419P+/419P II, TS-419U/419U+/419U II, TS-259 Pro/259 Pro+, TS-459 Pro/459 Pro+/459 Pro II, TS-459U-RP/SP, TS-459U-RP+/SP+, TS-559 Pro/559 Pro+/559 Pro II, TS-659 Pro/659 Pro+/659 Pro II, TS-859 Pro/859 Pro+, TS-859U/859U+, SS-439 Pro, SS-839 Pro, TS-239 Pro, TS-239 Pro II, TS-239 Pro II+, TS-439 Pro, TS-439 Pro II, TS-439 Pro II+, TS-439U RP/SP, TS-639 Pro, TS-110, TS-210, TS-410, TS-410U, TS-112/112P, TS-212/212P/212-E, TS-412, TS-412U, TS-509 Pro, TS-809 Pro, TS-809U-RP
For more information and to learn more about QNAP Turbo NAS, please visit www.qnap.com.
QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise “Quality Network Appliance Provider”, aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity, and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments, as well as enrich entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation and passion.