Synology® Launches Beta for New Synology Assistant, Introducing Linux Version, Multiple Disk Station Installation, Resource Monitor and More

Synology® Inc. today announced the beta version of its new Synology Assistant, introducing Linux version, multiple Disk Station installation, resource monitor, and several enhancements of the management UI.

Taipei, Taiwan, August 23, 2009 --( The Linux version of Synology Assistant is designed for Ubuntu distribution. In addition to the existing Windows and Mac version, users can now install Synology Assistant on Linux environment. "The Linux version completes our commitment in providing convenience of Disk Station setup on different platforms," said Edward Lin, marketing director of Synology.

Installing system firmware for a batch of Disk Stations simultaneously is now possible. The batch installation function makes it easier and more time-saving for deploying multiple Disk Stations in a network. Installation process for each Disk Station is clearly displayed during the process to ensure a successful installation.

The new Synology Assistant can now monitor CPU usage, memory usage, network flow and volume usage of multiple Disk Stations. Without logging into DSM 2.2 management UI, all statistics are displayed on a well-organized panel for easy access, greatly eliminating administrative efforts.

The new Synology Assistant also includes several UI enhancements. The application window is now resizable, and the Disk Stations listed can now be sorted by different attributes such as server name, or IP address. The configurable language setting now allows users to use the new Synology Assistant in the language they are familiar with.

Synology Assistant beta applies to all Disk Station models and is available for free download at:

The official release is expected to be available in September 2009 and will be a free download for Disk Station's users.

Synology at a Glance
Founded in 2000, Synology is a young and energetic company dedicated to developing high-performance, reliable, versatile, and environmentally-friendly Network Attached Storage (NAS) products. Our goal is to deliver user-friendly solutions and solid customer service to satisfy the needs of businesses, home offices, individual users and families.

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