Users can easily create their own personal cloud storage space and then use ADM’s unique App Central feature to download and install free Apps, to customize functionality on the NAS
ASUSTOR has become well-known for combining powerful hardware with its ADM operating system

ASUSTOR Inc., a provider of network storage solutions, has announced that it will be attending the IFA 2016 consumer electronics exhibition in Berlin, Germany, bringing the latest cloud storage solutions to the European market.

ASUSTOR has become well-known for combining powerful hardware with its ADM operating system, providing consumers with NAS products that offer optimum value. Users can easily create their own personal cloud storage space and then use ADM’s unique App Central feature to download and install free Apps, to customise functionality on the NAS. App Central includes Apps for creating a 4K/1080p multimedia hub, home surveillance station and mobile cloud sharing platform, enhancing users’ digital lifestyle.

We are excited for the opportunity to reach out to European consumers,” said Cindy Wu, European Sales Manager at ASUSTOR. “We will be showcasing the latest ASUSTOR NAS products along with integrated applications with ASUS networking products. We look forward to offering our guests a chance to experience our cutting-edge cloud storage applications firsthand.

At IFA 2016, visitors will be able to take a look at the latest ASUSTOR NAS devices and applications:

Creating a 4K/1080p multimedia hub with ASUSTOR portal

ASUSTOR Portal turns a NAS into an extremely cost effective multimedia player via the NAS’s HDMI port. ASUSTOR Portal includes pre-loaded applications such as the ADM management interface, Chrome Web browser, YouTube TV, and Netflix. Users can also install the Kodi multimedia player with just one click in order to enjoy unparalleled 4K/1080p high definition entertainment. This can be further combined with a surround sound amplifier for the ultimate cinematic experience. The latest version of ASUSTOR Portal (version 2.0) provides users with an entertainment experience similar to digital TV set top boxes and features the new automatic grouping function that organises the user’s installed Apps into groupings such as “All”, “Video website” and “Social website”. This allows users to quickly find the Apps they need.

In addition to HDMI applications, ASUSTOR also provides a variety of applications for additional multimedia enjoyment. The Web-based multimedia player LooksGood features online real-time transcoding support*, and compatibility with Windows Edge, Chrome, FireFox and Safari (Mac) browsers. While the Photo Gallery online photo album App offers users intuitive features such as multi-level folder directory structures, sequential browsing, and auto rotation of uploaded photos. Furthermore, SoundsGood is an online jukebox that lets users stream music from their NAS, while its corresponding AiMusic mobile app lets users stream music from anywhere, taking their entire NAS music collection on the go.

Home surveillance

Surveillance Center provides a
5-step quick installation wizard
that helps most users to complete
recording and camera configurations
within 1 minute

The free Surveillance Center App can instantly turn a NAS into a dedicated NVR. Surveillance Center provides a 5-step quick installation wizard that helps most users to complete recording and camera configurations within 1 minute. 4 free camera channels are provided making it perfect for home users who are on a budget. In addition to using the Web based interface to monitor surveillance feeds, users can also use the NAS’s HDMI local output to view feeds on a TV or monitor while the AiSecure mobile app lets users view feeds while on the go. Surveillance Center also provides automated event action rules which allow administrators to customise alarm handling rules (SOP). When an event occurs, the system can select different measures to handle the situation based on the type of event that occurred or the time the event occurred. These different measures include actively sending out email/SMS notifications to different groups, smartphone push notifications, activating multiple cameras to begin recording, assigning cameras to patrol a specific area or activating other external devices* providing automated and intelligent event handling. Surveillance Center provides users with the optimal home surveillance solution.

Mobile cloud

To take advantage of the convenience of mobile Internet and mobile devices, ASUSTOR provides a variety of mobile apps for users. These apps give users the ability to manage their NAS, access data, stream multimedia files, browse and share photos, and backup files from their mobile devices. With these apps, users effectively have access to terabytes of data in the palm of their hand at all times.

Introduction to ASUSTOR NAS products:

32 series tower models

Immaculately designed, the AS3202T and AS3204T feature a modern diamond plated cover, making them a perfect fit in any living space. The special sliding cover and hand screw design provides a simple toolless installation experience for users. These devices utilise Intel Celeron quad-core processors with the latest graphics engine and also feature built-in dual-channel memory, allowing for outstanding 4K/1080p multimedia streaming performance. Furthermore, HDMI and USB 3.0 connection ports allow them to integrate with users’ existing equipment to easily create home cloud storage and an ideal cinema-quality multimedia hub.

Utilisng Intel Celeron quad-core
processors, these models are
verified as being compatible with
the highest capacity hard disks
on the market

62 series tower models

The 62 series consists of the AS6202T, AS6204T, AS6208T and AS6210T. Utilisng Intel Celeron quad-core processors, these models are verified as being compatible with the highest capacity hard disks on the market (8TB). Equipped with top class hardware I/O, these devices also feature 4 high speed gigabit Ethernet ports that provide read and write speeds of 398 MB/s and 355 MB/s respectively under link aggregation, making them the perfect high capacity storage solution for small to medium sized businesses. These devices provide comprehensive cloud storage that can meet demands for data sharing, storage, backup and more.

AS6004U expansion unit

The AS6004U is ASUSTOR’s first external storage expansion unit designed for use with ASUSTOR NAS devices.It connects to other NAS devices via USB 3.0 and allows for the creation of another storage area, providing flexible storage capacity expansion. Users can create RAID volumes on the AS6004U and access its data from within the ADM interface.

Supported Series:

ASUSTOR 31, 50, 51, 61, 62, 70 series devices can connect a maximum of 2 AS6004U units.

ASUSTOR 10, 2, 3, 6 series devices can connect a maximum of 1 AS6004U unit.

Introduction to ASUSTOR Data Master (ADM)

ADM is the first NAS operating system in the industry to be designed around an App-based concept. Every ASUSTOR NAS comes built-in with ADM which provides an intuitive interface and usage experience. ADM also includes the App Central App repository which offers users a plethora of add-on Apps to increase NAS functionality, allowing each user to customise their NAS according to their needs. The Apps offered include cloud storage services such as Dropbox, hubiC, HiDrive, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive along with VirtualBox, Plex Media Server, iTunes Server, VPN Server, Mail Server and more. ASUSTOR also continues to offer regular online upgrades, providing users with the latest upgrades to core functions such as 2-step authentication for added account security, a certificate manager for SSL connections, and Pushbullet and Pushover push notification support.

Date: September 2nd – September 7th, 2016

Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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