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Synology® Unveils DiskStation Manager 3.1 Beta

Advanced NAS Server OS brings versatile features and is available for free download

Taipei, Taiwan—January 20, 2011—Synology® Inc. today announced the beginning of DiskStation Manager 3.1 (DSM 3.1) beta program. This new NAS server OS brings a collection of new features that boost:

• Management efficiency with multiple volumes on a single RAID, sharing of print/fax/scan on multifunction printers, and enhanced Synology File Browser

• Data availability with shared folder synchronization and dual disks redundancy

• Mobile devices enrichment with AirPrint® support and native apps for iPad®

• Multimedia enjoyment with advanced Download, Audio, and Photo Station

• Surveillance solution with smart search and video analysis in Surveillance Station

“We recognize the ever increasing volume of digital assets is challenging enterprises. IT managers are struggling to feed the expanding capacity and manage enormous storage pools,” said Rosiel Lee, product manager of Synology Inc. “The new Storage Manager precludes the challenges with the flexibility of creating multiple volumes on a single RAID. IT managers can now expand volume size dynamically and set a shared folder's quota by leveraging this unique technology.”

DSM 3.1 evaluates the efficiency of various operations. Synology DiskStation is the very first to support the sharing of print, fax and scan on a multifunction printer. Multiple administrators can now log on the same Synology DiskStation. In addition, File Browser supports preview of photos, videos, PDF, and Office documents, along with various searching criteria, making searches more precise and quickly. Getting the results has become timelier by performing database index to file names.

Enterprises call for data availability and reliability. The DSM 3.1 provides a workaround by allowing users to schedule synchronization of specific shared folders from one Synology DiskStation to another, providing an immediate recovery solution and allowing documents to be shared seamlessly. In addition, the Synology Hybrid RAID technology now supports two disks fault tolerance. Furthermore, users can choose multiple destinations in network backup for stacked layers of protection while the Windows ACL support allows data to be restored along with its complex access permission settings.

Synology is gearing up to meet the ever increasing demand for mobile device support. The industry's first AirPrint support allows users wirelessly print documents from iPhone and iPad to any AirPrint-enabled printer connected to DiskStation. Additionally, the iPad-native DS photo+ and DS audio applications are now available. Their tailor-made UIs bring intuitive hands-on experience. By shaking iPad gently, the playing song will immediately jump to the next. Furthermore, the new DS file application allows the users of iPhone download and upload documents from and to Synology NAS server.

The DSM 3.1 extends users' multimedia experience by offering several overhauled applications. The Download Station automates every process, from searching downloadable files on the Internet to aggregating the latest available BT through the RSS feeds. The Audio Station 3 features an equalizer to facilitate hearing sensation, a mini player to contribute to multitasking, personal playlists and editable ID3 Tags. The Personalized Photo Station allows every account user to host his or her own photo album and blog. Users can easily share the link of a photo album on facebook, twitter, and PlurkTM.

Surveillance Station 5 now runs on Internet Explorer®, Firefox®, and Chrome®, and allows users to detect any motions, missing and foreign objects, camera occlusion and focus lost, and adjust image quality for detailed viewing. The Mail Station 2 supports multiple email domain fetching and multiple SMTP servers to offer centralized management of all emails and protect users' privacy. Additionally, selected Synology DiskStations are VMware® vSphereTMand Citrix® XenServerTMcertified, and compatible with Microsoft Hyper-VTM, providing a seamless storage solution for virtualization servers.

For more details of the DSM 3.1 beta release, please visit

Synology DSM 3.1 Beta Reward Program

Synology will award a DiskStation DS211+ to three beta testers who provide the most valuable assistance and feedback during the program. For more information, please go to


The Synology DSM 3.1 beta is free to download for users who own a DiskStation x07 series and onward. The supported models are:

DS1511+, RS411, DS411+, DS411j, DS211+, DS211, DS211j, DS111, DS1010+, RS810+, RS810RP+, DS410, DS410j, DS710+, DS210+, DS210j, DS110+, DS110j, DS509+, RS409+, RS409RP+, RS409, DS409+, DS409, DS209+II, DS209+, DS209, DS209j, DS109+, DS109, DS109j, DS409slim, RS408, RS408-RP, DS508, DS408, DS108j, DS407, CS407, CS407e, DS207+, DS207, DS107+, DS107, and DS107e

The download is available at

The live demo site is available at

1. By dedicating a volume to a shared folder, the capacity of this folder inherits that of the volume. Thus the multiple volumes on a single RAID provides a workaround to the demand of setting the shared folder quota.

Synology at a Glance

Synology creates network attached storage and IP surveillance solutions that transform the way users manage data and conduct surveillance in the cloud era. By taking full advantage of the latest technologies, Synology aims to help users centralize data storage and backup, share files on-the-go, and implement professional surveillance solutions in reliable and affordable ways. Synology is committed to delivering products with forward-thinking features and the best in class customer services.

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