QNAP Systems’s TS-x31 series is a Turbo NAS for SOHO and home users. Powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, it provides a solution for file storage, sharing, and data backup coupled with a cloud-based, note-taking application and a range of multimedia functions.

Available in 1, 2, and 4-bay models, the TS-x31 series is designed as a network storage center for backup, synchronization, remote access, and home entertainment. With the Notes Station, the TS-x31 series allows users to create digital notes on their private cloud and share with friends and colleagues without paying monthly fees and knowing that sensitive information is fully under their control and not stored on a third party’s server.

Users can edit their notes with the web-based editor, take screenshots with a Google Chrome extension or desktop Qsnap application, and create to-do lists & calendar alerts that can be synchronized to Google Calendar. Users can also enrich their notes with media files stored on the TS-x31, and enjoy convenient access to their notes by using the Qnotes mobile app.

The TS-x31 series boasts an energy-efficient Freescale ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 512MB DDR3 RAM, delivering up to 110MB/s read & 80MB/s write speeds. Equipped with dual LAN ports, the TS-231 and TS-431 support dual IP settings, port-trunking modes and enables users to set up fault tolerance or link aggregation for increased data throughput.

With offline HD video transcoding, if you can only connect to a slow, limited or restricted Internet connection you can still enjoy smooth video streaming by playing a pre-rendered, device-optimized version of the video. The TS-x31 series is fine for serving as a home multimedia hub with a wide range of multimedia applications. With DLNA and AirPlay support, the TS-x31 series allows users to view photos, listen to music, and watch HD-quality videos stored on the TS-x31 throughout their home on compatible Smart TVs, game consoles and media players.

By using the Photo Station, Music Station, and Video Station apps, users can centralize their media collection, sync files across various devices, and easily share with family & friends. Remotely accessing & managing files stored on the TS-x31 is extremely easy with the Qphoto, Qmusic, Qfile, and Qmanager mobile apps.

The TS-x31 series features three SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports. Users can back up files to USB drives, access data stored on SD cards via USB card readers, and connect to a USB-based UPS to ensure a continuous power supply.

Go to the QNAP website (www.qnap.com) for more info and pricing.