QTS 4.3.3 provides greater “intelligence” to NAS operations and applications QNAP Systems, Inc. announces the official release of QTS 4.3.3 – the smart NAS operating system that empowers users to achieve more in their business and home life. Along with a streamlined user interface, QTS 4.3.3 provides greater “intelligence” to NAS operations and applications. “QTS 4.3.3 was designed around the concept of ‘intelligence’ and adds numerous competitive features to realise intelligent and efficient functionality,” said Dylan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “Since the QTS 4.3 Beta release, our development team has constantly refined the usability and functionality of QTS to better fit the needs of users.” Key new apps and features in QTS 4.3.3: Visual and insightful resource monitoring: The re-engineered Resource Monitor features useful graphs and additional metrics to provide better functionality for analysing and managing resource utilisation and storage performance. Intelligent Qtier 2.0: Featuring an intelligent optimisation engine, Qtier now learns from NAS usage, analysing system performance and peak usage hours to determine the best time and optimum transfer speeds for auto tiering. Maximised network accessibility with Network and Virtual Switch: Network & Virtual Switch allows NAS, virtual machines and containers to share the same LAN port. It also supports the T2E (Thunderbolt to Ethernet) Converter and the Thunderbolt virtual switch NAT service that allows Thunderbolt devices to access network resources via QNAP Thunderbolt NAS. Time Machine backup over SMB: QTS 4.3.3 supports seamless functionality with macOS Sierra, including SMB network file sharing protocols for extensive backup scenarios. exFAT compatibility: Users can purchase a license that provides exFAT compatibility for directly accessing and editing files stored on exFAT-based storage using QNAP NAS, creating a seamless workflow for online media editing. Qfiling for automatic file organisation: Qfiling automates file organisation - simply determine filing conditions, set a schedule, and files will be organised and archived based on your settings. File Station adds remote connections: Users can directly browse and transfer files from their QNAP NAS to public cloud services, and mount shared folders from a remote NAS to a local NAS using FTP and CIFS/SMB. QTS 4.3.3 supports Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Box, Yandex Disk, Amazon Drive, Microsoft OneDrive for Business, and HiDrive. QTS 4.3.3 also provides multi-zone multimedia controls for multimedia apps Backup from USB/SATA optical disc drives: Users can connect a compatible USB/SATA optical disc drive to their NAS and directly access/copy the contents of inserted discs to a NAS shared folder using File Station. Refined multimedia experience: All of the multimedia-focused apps have a revamped user interface; Music Station has a new Spotlight mode and supports smart playlists; Video Station allows for tagging scenes, switching audio tracks, and downloading supplementary data from online databases such as TMDb. QTS 4.3.3 also provides multi-zone multimedia controls for multimedia apps. Download Station now features an integrated BT search engine. More productivity apps and utilities: QmailAgent allows for centrally managing multiple email accounts and IMAP servers; Qcontactz helps to centrally manage a growing contacts list from multiple devices and platforms; Qsync is enhanced with a new team folder structure and auto-recovery functionality that greatly improves stability and synchronisation speed; IFTTT Agent allows productive workflow automation for QNAP NAS; QTS Help Centre facilitates customer support and provides an optional remote connection service for QNAP engineers to resolve NAS issues via secure 256-bit SSL encrypted connections. More useful apps and utilities are available from the QTS App Centre.
QNAP® Systems, Inc. recently announced the free Qmedia app available for Roku® players and Roku TV models, allowing users to easily stream photos, music and videos from their QNAP NAS devices to home TV through QNAP’s DLNA Server function. Coupled with the support for video transcoding and hardware acceleration, users can enjoy a better, smooth viewing experience of their rich multimedia collections. “We are glad for Qmedia to be one of the streaming channels in Roku Channel Store,” said Dylan Lin, product manager of QNAP. “The Qmedia channel provides our users an additional option to browse their media collections on TV, no matter if it is DLNA compliant or not.” QNAP NAS supports DLNA Media Server to perform as a powerful streaming machine, and the Qmedia on Roku platform streams media content from QNAP NAS via DLNA protocol, allowing users to enjoy their media collections on TV through HDMI-out. Integrating the Media Library from QTS, the Qmedia leverages the same user interface to provide users with consistent browsing experience. Consumers who use QNAP NAS with support of real-time transcoding can easily enjoy media content without constrains. Coupled with hardware acceleration feature, users can enjoy a significantly improved transcoding performance for a faster and smoother viewing experience.