QNAP has launched a new line of storage devices intended for video storage and playback. The TVS-x71 is built for 4K Ultra HD playback with lots of power and HDMI-out. It comes in 4, 6, and 8 bay variants. Power is provided from Intel Pentium Chips all the way up to the big boy Core i7, with between 4GB and 16GB of RAM. It’s not just a video machine though, the TVS-x71 series machines are full-fledged QNAPs capable of performing any task including virtualization.
The QNAP TVS-x71 is now on the market. Pricing depends on configuration.
QNAP Launches TVS-x71 Series Turbo vNAS With 4K Ultra High-Definition Video Playback and Transcoding
Taipei, Taiwan, January 19, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the business-class TVS-x71 series Turbo vNAS that supports 10GbE networks and provides a high-efficiency storage solution for 4K video playback, transcoding and on-the-fly editing.
Besides incorporating comprehensive business-demanding applications and advanced virtualization features, the TVS-x71 series features the exclusive QvPC Technology that allows the NAS to be used as a cost-effective PC by allowing users to directly access stored data, monitor live surveillance feeds, enjoy digital entertainment, and much more.
Available in 4, 6 and 8-bay tower form-factor models, the TVS-x71 series is powered by the latest Intel® Haswell CPU with numerous options including Pentium®, Core™ i3, Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 processors for users to flexibly choose based on their demands. These processors deliver high performance with over 2,300 MB/s throughput and 135,000 IOPS for CPU-consuming tasks such as running Virtualization Station, real-time 4K video playback and transcoding, and serving large numbers of simultaneous connections.
“The high-quality hardware provides the power for users to operate multiple virtual machines using QNAP Virtualization Station, transcode high resolution videos in real-time or offline, and to enhance their business productivity with integrated SMB features,” said David Tsao, product manager of QNAP.
As 4K TV is poised to enter the mainstream, the 4K UHD-ready TVS-x71 series comes at the right time to allow users to enjoy the ultimate multimedia storage and playback experience. Users can enjoy 4K videos via HDMI with minimal impact to other NAS services, and with Intel® HD Graphics the TVS-x71 series delivers superior real-time 4K (H.264) and 1080p video transcoding that convert videos to universal formats for playback on PCs, mobile devices, and Smart TVs. Users can still enjoy smooth videos even with limited bandwidth by selecting a pre-rendered lower resolution video to watch. “4K video playback and powerful transcoding features make the TVS-x71 series perfect for organizations where videos are at the heart of their daily work or digital offerings, allowing for displaying sharper image quality and increasing their work productivity,” added Tsao.
QNAP’s exclusive QvPC Technology incorporates numerous high-end technologies including VM integration, multimedia transcoding, HDMI output, cloud integration and NAS connection technologies. By simply connecting a keyboard, mouse and HDMI display, TVS-x71 series models are transformed into cost-effective PC substitutes for users to directly access stored data, run multiple applications on Windows®/Linux/UNIX/Android-based VMs, surf the web on Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, enjoy 4K videos with up to 7.1 audio with XBMC, monitor live feeds on Surveillance Station, and much more.
The all-in-one TVS-x71 series offers comprehensive support for common business applications. It supports VMware®, Microsoft® and Citrix® virtualization solutions to simplify virtual storage management, and features cross-platform file sharing for Windows, Mac®, and Linux/UNIX users. The support for Windows AD, LDAP directory services and Windows ACL improves the efficiency of permission settings. The TVS-x71 series can also act as a domain controller for Windows, and offers flexible backup solutions for Windows and Mac users and disaster recovery solutions including RTRR, rsync and cloud storage backup.
The new TVS-x71 series Turbo vNAS is now available. For more information on these new products and to see the full QNAP Turbo NAS lineup, including where to buy, please visit www.qnap.com.
QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise “Quality Network Appliance Provider”, aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity, and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments, as well as enrich entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation and passion.