Today Synology had a few announcements about new products – the second of which introduces the DiskStation DS211j NAS Server and Remote Enrich Multimedia Enjoyments for Home Users.
You can remind yourself about the first announcement which introduced the Synology DiskStation DS211 and DS111 here.
Synology DiskStation DS211j is designed to provide a cost-effective file storage and backup solution with RAID protection for your home environments. The operating system, Synology DiskStation Manager, delivers rich features for multimedia enjoyments, worry-free backup, Internet sharing, and energy-saving options.
- 24/7 PC-Less Download Server
- DLNA Certified Media Server
- 3.5” and 2.5” HDD Support
- Secure RAID Data Protection
- Cool and Quiet
Synology Remote is designed for enjoying music playback of Audio Station at the comfort of your couch. It further enhances your music listening experience with its customizable hotkeys and the audio dock that connects DiskDtation’s audio with your home stereo and speakers. With the direction-free audio control, now you can enjoy the digital music collection freely in the house with the Synology Remote.
- True Plug & Play Experience
- Direction-Free RF Signal
- 4 Hotkeys for Customization
- Flexible Audio Output Options
Take a look at the list of which USB speakers are supported.
Here is the full press release:
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom — 9th November 2010—Synology Inc. today introduced DiskStation DS211j, a 2-bay full-featured NAS server dedicated to data sharing and backup for home and small office. Together with the new Synology Remote, a direction-free audio control, and DS audio smart phones application, DS211j acts as an ideal and budget-friendly entertainment center to deliver ubiquitous music enjoyment for home users.
Installed with the award-winning DiskStation Manager 3.0 (DSM 3.0), the Synology DS211j provides comprehensive multimedia applications through the intuitive user interface. Audio Station application enables easy sharing of music over the Internet, streaming of Internet radio stations, and iPod playback. The new plug-and-play Synology Remote further enhances the comfortable and convenient listening experience. With direction-free RF signal, users can control the Audio Station even from another room. Moreover, four customizable hotkeys map users directly to their favorite playlists, smart playlists, and Internet radio stations. The Synology Remote is compatible with a variety of home stereo and speakers since it comes with 3 audio outputs, ranging from 3.5 mm Stereo Audio Jack, USB interface and even Optical S/PDIF.
“The Synology DS211j can be easily integrated in the home entertainment system, and serves as the heart of the whole system,” said Chad Chiang, product manager of Synology Inc. By activating the Download Station application, users can download without a PC for 24 hours, supporting BitTorrent, FTP, HTTP, eMule, and NZB. After downloading multimedia files, users can stream with UPnP Digital Media Adapter to a DLNA compliant TV-set or a stereo.
Other multimedia applications include Photo Station, Web Station, and access with mobile devices. The Photo Station simplifies photo, video, and blog sharing with privilege setting over the Internet. The Web Station with built-in PHP+MySOL allows users to set up personal websites. Furthermore, with two smart phones’ applications, DS audio and DS photo+, users of iPhone® and Android phone can stream music and access multimedia files on the DS211j wherever Internet access is available. Chad added, “Synology has been dedicated to providing a satisfactory user experience through its intuitive web interface and rich multimedia applications. Once users start to use the Synology DS211j, they will find that they spend most of their leisure time using it.”
All of personal precious data on the Synology DS211j can be protected by various backup solutions. Other than desktop backup to DiskStation, users can secure data in DS211j with Synology Hybrid RAID, an innovative technology that can protect data by data mirroring and grow storage capacity. Even with limited RAID knowledge, the backup can be completed with just a few clicks. In order to protect data on USB storage devices, users can back up data by simply touching the copy button on the panel. The Synology DS211j is powered by 1.2GHz CPU that is more powerful than its predecessors, 128MB RAM, one Gigabit LAN port, and three USB ports.
The Synology DS211j and Remote are now shipping globally.
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.
Watch out for the UWHS hands-on review soon.