Multimedia Station: Home Entertainment Center for Sharing Photos, Music, Movies and Videos
An easy-to-use storage center for new digital home experience
Introducing the QNAP TS-212 NAS server for home use, an easy to use networked storage center for the ultimate digital home entertainment experience. QNAP Turbo NAS servers are a new approach for sharing digital photos, music, and movies/videos, and keeping home computers backed up. You can easily view photos, listen to music, and even watch Full HD 1080p movies on a widescreen TV or projector streamed from the NAS over the network through PS3, Xbox 360, or other network media players. You can share multimedia content with family and friends wherever they are on the Internet by web browsers. iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and Android users can browse shared photos or listen to their music collections anywhere with 3G or Wi-Fi connection by streaming content directly to the device – no sync required. QNAP NAS brings to life the ultimate in digital home theater enjoyment.
View precious photos with slideshows and even background music
Listen to your favorite music using customized playlists
Enjoy HD movies or family videos on TV when streamed through various network players
Anytime, anywhere access to your digital media over the Internet by web browsers or iPhone/iPod touch/iPad, or Android mobile devices
Home Photo Center
Back up and share your digital photos QNAP NAS is an ideal device for photo backup, archiving, and sharing. Simply upload your photos to the NAS, you can create and organize beautiful albums by a web browser and share with your family and friends. You can view the entire albums through UPnP-compatible players. Browsing your pictures on widescreen TV with your family has never been easier!
View photo slideshow with background music
Display photo details from EXIF: date, exposure time, aperture, etc.
Publish photos in a few clicks to social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and more.
Share photos with your friends by email
Browse photos via QMobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices
Home Music Center
Build your own home music library and enjoy it anywhere You can use the QNAP NAS as a music server to easily store music files and share them to your PC or various media players.
Enjoy your stored music on your PC You can listen to your favorite MP3 songs streamed from iTunes Server, or play music by web browsers on your PC.
Play your music on Logitech Squeezebox players With SBS (Squeezebox Server) QPKG plugin, you can efficiently manage and play them with Logitech music players without even turning on the PC.
Experience high-quality music directly on Hi-Fi system Stream music to your UPnP Hi-Fi system and indulge in high-quality sound experience.
Listen to your music on iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and Android devices anywhere you have a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. Put tons of music right in your pocket! You can play the music files via QMobile app on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices remotely without taking up the storage space of the handheld devices.
Home Movie/Video Center
QNAP home Turbo NAS with large storage capacity and high performance for your home theater
QNAP NAS is an ideal video storage center for you to store numerous home videos, movies, and ripped Blu-ray or DVDs. Not only that, you can enjoy Full HD movies on your TV streamed from the NAS through PS3, Xbox 360, and other network media players.
The NAS features high-speed data transfer of exceeding 70MB/s*, fast enough to support multiple 1080p HD streams. The whisper-quiet design brings you the best cinema-grade home theater experience right in your living room.
Home Data Backup Complete Backup Server With QNAP's backup utility NetBak Replicator, you can automatically back up your important files from Windows PC to a QNAP NAS over the network. You can execute real-time synchronization and scheduled backup from multiple PCs to the NAS, and also restore the data to the original location or to a new directory in the event of a PC crash. In addition, QNAP NAS are compatible with many third-party backup software applications including Apple Time Machine.
Home File Server You never have to worry about the PC’s hard drive crashing and data loss, because it is easy for everyone to centrally store, protect, and recover files on the NAS with advanced data protection. You can conveniently share all the photos, music, and movies/videos with your family and friends. Furthermore, different family members can be assigned to access specific share folders for privacy. All the advanced software features are built-in without extra effort and cost.
Home Printer Server You can connect up to 3 USB printers to the QNAP NAS and share the printers with family members for network (LAN or Internet) printing.
Wireless Home Networking Integration Convenient Wi-Fi Connection** Connect the Turbo NAS to the home wireless network through a USB Wi-Fi dongle for convenient access. The NAS is compatible with fast 802.11n and 802.11g dongles for Wi-Fi connection.
Remote Access Anytime, Anywhere MyCloudNAS Service** MyCloudNAS is a service which allows you to connect to your NAS remotely from anywhere. Various NAS services can be easily published and accessed on the Internet. You can download and upload files, back up and share your photos and music instantly, and even back up important files from the NAS to other cloud storage providers.
Web File Manager QNAP Turbo NAS provides Web File Manager for you to access and manage the server data anytime, anywhere by a web browser. Web File Manager supports intelligent data search, batch files upload and download, file extraction, mounting ISO files, file-level permission settings, and more.
FTP Server You can set up QNAP NAS as an FTP server and share large files conveniently with others.
Wireless Data Access by Apple iPhone and Android Phones QMobile is an application dedicated to iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android users. You can view and play Terabytes of photos, music, and video files on the NAS by QMobile from anywhere regardless of the actual storage size of your mobile devices. You can also upload photos to QNAP NAS straightway from your iPhone for instant sharing.
Easy to Install, Easy to Use The easy-to-use wizard is included in the product CD. Just a few clicks to go through the steps, and you can complete the installation in few minutes. The NAS is designed with user-friendly AJAX web interface, you can easily enjoy all the features - No IT expertise required.
Secure Network Access Protection
Auto network attack prevention: To prevent the QNAP NAS succumbing to external malicious attacks, you can create an IP filter policy to allow, deny, or auto-block the IP address or network domain which attempts to connect to the NAS via SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, Samba, and AFP.
Instant SMS and email alert: You can configure the SMTP server and SMSC server settings on the NAS in order to receive instant system warning or error messages by email or SMS.
Comprehensive event logs: Detailed logs of file-level data access to the NAS via Samba, FTP, AFP, HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, and SSH, and networking services accessed by online users are all recorded.
SSL security (HTTPS): The NAS can be accessed and configured by web browser securely.
Remote login to the NAS by SSH (secure shell) or Telnet connection is supported.
Secure FTP: The data can be transmitted with SSL/TLS (explicit) encryption. Passive FTP port range setup is also supported.
Write-only access right on FTP server: The third party partners are allowed to upload data to the NAS but not able to read or edit the data on the NAS via FTP.
Green Design QNAP NAS features the latest green technologies to protect the environment and save your electricity bill. The smart fan monitors the server and hard drive temperature and automatically adjusts the fan speed for quiet 24/7 operation. The hard drives can also also be set to enter sleep mode after a period of idling to reduce power consumption and extend their lifespan. The NAS can also be scheduled for automatic power on and off to save energy when no data access is required.
Class-leading Performance High-speed data sharing for home network With the Gigabit Ethernet interface and advanced processor, the NAS delivers ultra-high-speed home network data transfer. You can quickly store large amount of movies, photos, and music within a short period of time.
Other Applications for Digital Home Download Station QNAP NAS is a perfect download center for high speed BT, eMule, FTP, HTTP download. You can use the Download Station with the QGet utility to manage your download tasks remotely on the local network or the Internet. The NAS also supports continuous NZB download, and eMule download by installed QPKG without turning on a PC.
Surveillance Station Surveillance Station of QNAP NAS enables you to connect to multiple IP-based security cameras for real-time monitoring, recording, and playback. It supports leading network camera brands such as AXIS, D-Link, IPUX, LevelOne, Linksys, Panasonic, and VIVOTEK. By using particular models, you can use two-way video and audio monitoring and recording, and smart PTZ control to control the monitoring direction of the IP cameras by a web browser.
Virtual Host Supported Web Server You can host multiple websites on QNAP NAS with the web server and virtual host feature. The NAS supports PHP, MySQL, HTTPS connection, and SSL authentication. It is the ideal solution for you to create your own websites, e-shops, blogs, content management system (CMS), wiki, and so on.
MySQL Server The NAS can be flexibly applied in various deployments such as a database server of another web server in remote site or as an additional backup database server.
Network UPS This feature allows multiple QNAP NAS servers on the same physical network to be protected by a single UPS via receiving UPS notification about abnormal power supply.
Built-in iSCSI Target Service The TS-212 is both a NAS and an iSCSI target server, ideal for cost-efficient IP-SAN setup. You can make use of the built-in iSCSI target service to add up to 256 iSCSI devices. Different iSCSI Target LUNs (Logical Unit Number) can be defined as storage expansion or backup destination of the existing application servers, such as database servers and mail servers.
Furthermore, the "Virtual Space Allocation" (Thin Provisioning) feature is provided which allows you to flexibly allocate the capacity of iSCSI LUN (Logical Unit Number). When the physical storage capacity of the volume is going to be full, you can easily expand the storage capacity by adjusting/removing the currently unused volume space.
Virtual Disk Drive (VDD) The NAS supports flexible storage expansion by stacking other iSCSI targets on the network via its built-in iSCSI initiator. The connected iSCSI targets are turned into "virtual disk drives" of the NAS to provide more storage capacity.
Windows Active Directory (AD) You can import the user accounts* from a Windows AD domain to the NAS to let the domain users access the domain and the NAS with the same login settings. The NAS also supports setup of large amount of users and user groups. *200,000 domain users and user groups can be imported according to QNAP's lab test.
Software Expansion via QPKG Plugins You can maximize the usage of QNAP NAS by installing additional QPKG software packages developed by the users and community worldwide.
- by David_W @Jan 31, 2011
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This is one amazing little unit for the price. I bought this on a boxing day sale for $149 and have been perfectly happy with it from day one. I have a 1TB WD green (WD10EACS) installed for backups of all my computers, phone and tablet and a 3TB WD green (WD30EZRS) for all of my media storage. The unit acts as a media server, web server, FTP server and BT client on a daily basis and has never let me down. My router (E3000) gives me more trouble under a heavy load due to heat than the NAS ever has. The NAS can even send email system warnings and did for me last week to tell me about my failing 1TB drive (SMART test failed reallocated sectors) allowing me to make a backup of my backup! I must also note that although I haven't used them extensively, the Android apps have gotten much better in the past few months (I'd imagine the iOS apps would be more helpful on that more limited OS.) It works flawlessly with a WDTV Live Plus (use Linux shares for best results) and a PS3 (Twonky works best here) for serving up media. It allows multiple Users with different file permissions and QOS style bandwidth limitations, this is very handy for sharing media via FTP, while keeping personal files safe and your personal services running smoothly. I did a lot of research concerning speed before I decided on this unit and it doesn't disappoint, 50MB/s down 30MB/s up over Gbe (single disk configuration, I believe RAID 1 results in faster speeds). The only small complaint I have is having to fire up Transmission instead of the native BT client for any torrents only available via magnet link, however it wouldn't lower my rating as it is such a small inconvenience. To all those trying to decide between this and the Synology DS212, I give my vote to this unit, same features, little better speed, lower cost.
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