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Synology® Released Disk Station Manager 2.0 September Beta, Targeting Brand New Business Features and Polished Application Enhancements

Packed along with IP camera MPEG-4 support, RAID 6 data protection, HDD S.M.A.R.T. alert function, Link Aggregation, built-in NFS, Virtual Host, and many more authentic yet pragmatic features, the Disk Station Manager 2.0 September Beta takes over the task and furthers the new NAS experience mission road.

Taipei, Taiwan, August 13, 2008 --( Synology® Inc. today officially released the Disk Station Manager 2.0 September Beta. Resuming earlier success, the Disk Station Manager 2.0 September Beta highlights a wide range of newly added business features, including RAID 6 volume type, built-in NFS, Link Aggregation, Virtual Host, as well as an extensive scope of function enhancements covering Download Station 2, File Station, Audio Station, Photo Station, Surveillance Station, and many more.

"Synology never relents on perfecting our firmware upgrades," says Edward Lin, marketing director of Synology, "we aim to ceaselessly refine all existent applications while at the same time continuously develop and blend in more useful functions with their forerunners." Holding users as the center of all upgrade thresholds, the launch of Disk Station Manager 2.0 September Beta is the embodiment of such principle.

Browsing through the new business features, RAID 6 volume type is now supported for advanced data protection elevating security level. In the meantime, apart from supporting S.M.A.R.T. function of the hard drives, the Disk Station Manager 2.0 also runs S.M.A.R.T. test which helps to monitor, detect, and report hard disk status on an automatic basis alerting possible hard drive failures and avoiding probable data loss.

Large amount of manual costs are saved by the Beta version. The built-in NFS can now be easily enabled on management UI along with privileges setup, sparing all previous manual procedures. And creating large amount of new users will no longer be a time-consuming process by applying the Batch User function.

Under the premise that the Web Station is activated, the Virtual Host settings give users the access to host multiple websites on one single server by taking economic interests of the corporate into thoughtful deliberation. Moreover, the dual-port Link Aggregation offers users load sharing and failover supports to ensure a working environment free from interruption.

Enhancement wise, Local Backup can now perform multiple backup tasks with friendly Wizard guiding users along the way. Software Development Director of Synology Derren Lu comments, "the enhanced FTP server presents the advanced privileges of ‘write-only’ and limits the maximum connection from each IP. Furthermore, by supporting UTF-8, users will no longer face disordered coding issue and the language barrier is torn down." And a whole new Download Station 2 offers new channels like eMule and NZB while allowing partial file download from BitTorrent.

"With a huge step forward," continues Derren, "the Surveillance Station now fully supports MPEG-4 and megapixel IP cameras, includes the new alarm recording mode for external input triggering, and comes together with real-time basis mode to be watched on full screen. Amazingly, the list of IP camera models supported by our September Beta is almost 70."

Tired from work and want to lay back but cannot find USB speakers to play your stored data base music? Audio Station with its new web streaming capability makes it possible by streaming music to the client PC while watching photos is now enjoyed in a 3 dimensional way and the dazzling PicLens support is also available from the Photo Station 3.

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