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Synology releases DiskStation Manager 4.0

Synology ( has released DiskStation Manager 4.0 (DSM 4.0). According to Rosiel Lee, product manager of Synology, the upgrade sports:

°  Easy-to-use cloud services: Cloud Station offers users a way to keep their files in sync, including the change history for data recovery. QuickConnect allows users to sync without the hassle of port forwarding. Unlike licensed cloud services, Cloud Station can grow with users’ demands and there is no recurring fee.

° Robust business features: users can now add a DiskStation to a VLAN environment, creating segmented networks on the same physical wire. A DiskStation can also work as a DHCP server to distribute IP addresses to different devices. DSM 4.0 supports iSCSI LUN backup, which features point-in-time technology, incremental backup and space reclaim to create instantaneous copies.

° Smart management: DSM 4.0 turns applications, such as Photo Station and Download Station, into packages that can be added in need. Integrated with HTML5 and CSS 2D Transforms, Pilot View and Instant Preview helps users switch between applications. Desktop widgets display a variety of system resources to simplify server management.

° Surveillance solutions: Surveillance Station now supports over 1,000 IP cameras and streams surveillance footages faster. In addition, users can deploy a single fisheye camera to cover all the angles without blind spot. Live-view Analytics carries out real-time analysis on multiple channels to keep them alert with critical events.

Additional new features include application portals, proactive virus scan, hotspot support, configuration backup enhancements, Picasa Web Albums and Twitter support on Photo Station, etc. For more info go to for more information. Synology DSM 4.0 is free to download for users who own a DiskStation x08 series and onward.

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