ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that it has added Chromecast streaming playback support to its products. ASUSTOR NAS users can now use AiVideos to stream multimedia from their NAS devices to Chromecast, enjoying their videos on a bigger screen. Once AiVideos links with Chromecast, AiVideos turns into a remote control allowing users to pause, fast-forward, adjust the volume and even configure subtitles at the touch of a finger. ASUSTOR, Product Manager comments “Although consumers are relying on their mobile device more than ever before, many are still not satisfied with watching videos on a small screen,” said Steve Huang, Product Manager at ASUSTOR. “We are very excited to be adding Chromecast support to ASUSTOR NAS, allowing videos on our devices to be streamed and played on bigger screens and bringing our users a more satisfying digital entertainment experience.” The newest version of AiVideos is first available for Android and can be downloaded or updated from Google Play. Users should use the newest version of LooksGood ( 1.0.0.r1220 ) in conjunction with the newest version of AiVideos ( 1.2.0 ) in order to enjoy Chromecast support.
ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that it is releasing the ASUSTOR Data Master (ADM) 2.3 operating system for all of its NAS devices (6, 3 and 2 Series). All ASUSTOR NAS users will be able to upgrade online to ADM 2.3, in order to enjoy a newly redesigned user interface along with brand new applications for both multimedia and business use. ADM 2.3’s new crisp and modern user interface optimises loading times and provides users with a smoother multitasking experience. Support for SMB 2.0 increases overall transfer performance by 30%-50%. After upgrading to ADM 2.3, users will be able to enjoy a variety of new business applications and features including TFTP support and seamless integration with Windows AD infrastructure. With regards to new multimedia functionality, ASUSTOR is also releasing beta versions for the LooksGood NAS App and AiVideo mobile app for Android. “ADM 2.3 was extremely well received upon its launch with our AS70 series devices,” said Steve Huang, Product Manager at ASUSTOR. “We are now very excited to release ADM 2.3 for all of our NAS products. Along with the powerful new business functionality in ADM 2.3, we are also releasing beta versions of LooksGood and AiVideo, extending the multimedia capabilities of ASUSTOR NAS and allowing our users to create customised cloud storage with limitless possibilities.” New Functions in ADM 2.3 Refreshed and modernised user interface featuring enhanced browsing smoothness and speed New sign in page featuring customisable styles for the creation of a unique NAS experience Support for TFTP server Support for proxy server connections ACL advanced permissions management provides added convenience for IT professionals Smart sleep mode allows the hard disks to automatically enter into hibernation when idle for a specified period of time allowing for effective power saving SMB 2.0 support increases Windows networking performance by 30%-50% New Apps LooksGood and AiVideo Beta LooksGood is a powerful Web-based multimedia player application that features two major functions: Media Explorer and TV Recordings. Media Explorer provides a folder browsing mode which allows users to view all the photos and videos stored on their NAS and gives them the ability to play them online. The TV Recordings function allows users to use supported USB digital TV dongles to directly receive DVB-T/ DTMB digital TV signals for high definition streaming and recording. Additionally, LooksGood provides a 7 day TV program guide, manual and repeat recording settings along with the ability to start recordings earlier or later for flexible scheduling. LooksGood can also be combined with the AiVideo mobile app that lets users take their digital TV and videos on the go. No matter if it is high definition 1080p streaming videos or favourite TV shows, users will have complete access in the palm of their hands. LooksGood and AiVideo also both feature fast and intuitive user interfaces, with recorded programs neatly organised as thumbnails making them easy to find and access. Built-in Media Explorer and TV Recordings functions Supports viewing of jpg, jpeg, bmp, png, gif, tif image files and video playback View all TV dongle information at a glance Provides a 7 day TV listings guide with 1-click recording Intuitive scheduled recordings including repeat and manual recording functions Search for recorded programs via Recently Added, Recently Watched and Favorite categories Supported external subtitle file formats: srt, ass, srt AS-302T and AS-304T models support real-time transcoding AiVideo is available first for Android devices, giving users access to all videos on their NAS in the palm of their hand. Mail Server Official Version: Features a concise interface and complete functionality that provides enterprise users with a comprehensive and cost-effective mail server. Each ADM Account can become an Independent Email Account Provides IMAP and POP3 Mail Protocols Email activity monitor Backup mechanism protects critical emails Built-in antivirus mechanism Spam filter Sender authentication protects against inappropriate usage