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QNAP announces TX-x31+ Turbo NAS series

QNAP Systems (www.qnap.com) has announced the TS-x31+ series Turbo NAS for small and home offices. Embedded with a dual-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex®-A15 CPU, the TS-x31+ series provides a powerful yet energy-efficient solution for file storage, sharing and data backup with hardware-accelerated encryption, coupled with the easy-to-use cloud-based Notes Station 2.0, various multimedia applications and more, says Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. ]

Powered by an energy-efficient ARM Cortex-A15 dual-core 1.4GHz processor, new VFPv4 floating point unit, and 1GB DDR3 RAM with native support for SATA 6Gb/s drives, the TS-x31+ series purportedly delivers transfer and multitasking performance of up to 200MB/s throughput. The enhanced hardware encryption engine provides transfer speeds of over 150 MB/s with AES-256 bit Full NAS Volume Encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive data Hsu says. Equipped with dual Gigabit LAN ports, the TS-x31+ series supports dual IP settings, port-trunking modes and enables users to set up fault tolerance or link aggregation for increased data throughput.

With the new Notes Station 2.0, the TS-x31+ series allows users to create digital notes on their private cloud and collaborate and share with friends and colleagues. Users can edit their notes with a web-based editor, take screenshots with a Google Chrome extension or desktop Qsnap application, enrich their notes with media files stored on the TS-x31+, and enjoy access to their notes by using the Qnotes mobile app. Notes Station 2.0 also supports PDF file import/export, RSS live feeds, snapshots for version control, online preview for attached multimedia files, AES 256-bit encryption for notes, and the ability to back up and modify Evernote notes.

The TS-x31+ series is perfect for serving as a home multimedia hub with a wide range of multimedia applications. With DLNA, AirPlay & Chromecast 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 for sharing with coworkers and friends. The Qsync utility further helps sync files across various devices with the most updated copy stored on the NAS.

Users can also increase the functionalities of the TS-x31+ series with the QTS App Center that provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including apps for backup/sync, productivity tools, content management, communications, downloading, entertainment and more. The new TS-x31+ series Turbo NAS is scheduled to be available starting inFebruary.

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