Synology ® Introduces DiskStation DS413j

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 Full-fledged and budget-friendly private cloud powered by DSM 4.1

Synology® Inc. today launched the DiskStation DS413j, a 4-bay NAS server designed to address home and small office’s need for an advanced network and storage solution, yet remains as an affordable selection. Accompanied by recently debuted DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.1, the operating system of every Synology NAS, users can safeguard their data and enjoy multimedia content seamlessly.

“Synology continues to surpass all obstacles to achieve a budget-friendly private cloud,” said Chad Jiang, product manager at Synology Inc. The DS413j features Web Assistant that guides users to complete the system installation in a few clicks with no disc installation or patch download required. With QuickConnect, users can easily extend the coverage of DS413j to the Internet without router configuration. "When you factor in the built-in versatile features and mobile apps, the DS413j is truly a simple setup and economical private cloud for users," added Jiang.

The DS413j features an upgraded platform with 1.6 GHz CPU and DDR3 512MB RAM that boost multitasking performance. Designed with energy efficient in mind, the DS413j consumes only 31.56 watts and 7.68 watts during full operation and HDD hibernation respectively, making it an ideal alternative to traditional power-demanding file and download server. The support of multiple scheduled power on/off and wake-on-LAN features further minimize carbon footprint. Its hardware design contributes to an ultra-quiet operation at 18.9 dB (A) that makesa quality living room and small office environment.

The DS413j runs on DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.1, which provides rich features to boost user-productivity and simplify their tasks, all on a sleek user interface optimised for
multitasking. DS411j, the predecessor of DS413j, has received numerous media recognitions worldwide, including "Best Buy" awards with full score from Computer Shopper, U.K.

For more information, please visit
http://www.synology.com/products/product.php?product_name=DS413j&;lang=enu

Availability

Synology DiskStation DS413j is now shipping globally.

Synology at a Glance

Synology is dedicated to taking full advantage of the latest technologies to bring businesses and home users reliable and affordable ways to centralize data storage, simplify data backup, share and sync files across different platforms, and access data on-the-go. Synology aims to deliver products with forward-thinking features and the best in class customer services.

SPB TV delivers new monetisation tool for multi-screen TV services

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New server-side technology will allow broadcasters and network operators to replace existing advertisements with personalised ads on SPB TV‘s Media Platform 3.0

SPB TV, a provider of technology solutions for ‘over the top’ television, announces the release of upgrades for the latest version of its powerful SPB TV Media Platform 3.0. The enhancements include new monetising tools, which allow TV providers, network operators and content owners to offer brands targeted advertisements on multi-screen TV services. The technology seamlessly replaces original in-stream TV commercials with targeted video advertisements, allowing broadcasters and operators to gain additional advertising revenues. The upgrade is part of a series of enhancements to SPB TV Media platform 3.0, which include a comprehensive content management system, push notifications support and new video-on-demand features, and will be demonstrated at IBC 2012 (Hall 14, booth 462 /463).

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SPB TV Media Platform is a core content delivery element of SPB TV’s slick cloud-oriented solutions for multi-screen TV. Together with SPB TV middleware technologies and client software, the platform forms a complete TV service that can be simultaneously delivered to all video-enabled devices, including smartphones, tablets, PCs and set-top boxes. SPB TV solutions have modular architecture and can either be hosted and managed by SPB TV or by the broadcaster or TV provider themselves using their own servers.

Now with the added enhancements for its 3.0 rollout, the SPB TV Platform allows accurate substitution of the commercial broadcast based on location, gender and age on all connected screens, including mobile, desktop and TV. The ad replacement is carried out on the streaming server and ensures uninterrupted TV viewing experience to the users. The 3.0 update also breaks down analytics on behaviour patterns and interests, offering targeting so accurate it can pin point a small group of people – even one individual user.

‘There’s no such thing as a typical TV viewer, so traditionally broadcasters struggle to draw additional revenues from advertisers looking to target specific niches,’ said Kirill Philippov, CEO, SPB TV.

‘These days advertisers really value options that allow them to address people individually through highly relevant and timely messages. With SPB TV on board, TV providers can use knowledge about individual users to accurately target their audience, generating another revenue stream via highly-customised and relevant ads,’ he added.

Other SPB TV 3.0 updates include:

  • Push notifications support – helping content owners to attract the attention of viewers when new content or appealing promos is added
  • Comprehensive content management system for live and VoD content
  • New VOD components

 

About SPB TV

SPB TV is one of the world’s leading providers of end-to-end mobile and IP TV solutions video content delivery to multiscreen devices. SPB TV solutions are integrated by the largest mobile operators, including StarHub, MTS, MegaFon, BSNL; and have been recognised through a variety of awards, including CSI Awards, Google Developer Challenge, BlackBerry Super Apps Challenge and more. The SPB TV client is available on all main devices and operating systems, such as iOS, Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry, Maemo, bada, WebOS, Windows PC and Mac OS X.

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The Beauty is Now the Beast

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The new Razer Blade unveiled at PAX Prime features extreme performance, ultra-portable form factor, and all-new features and application

Razer™, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, unveiled the next generation of the world’s first true gaming laptop, the Razer Blade. The Razer Blade raised the bar on portable gaming laptops, pushing performance limits without compromising on its ultra-thin form factor. The new Razer Blade will be available for pre-order for $2,499 on Sept. 2 and begin shipping to consumers in North America on Sept. 30, 2012.

 
“The all-new Razer Blade is built to defy all conventions; it is has extreme levels of performance and yet amazingly thin,” said Min-Liang Tan, Razer Chief Executive Officer. “The Blade features the next generation of Intel® quad core processors combined with powerful NVIDIA® GTX class graphics chips and the fastest RAM available, resulting in a machine that is insanely powerful.”
 
The original Razer Blade’s thermal system was completely re-engineered and built from custom-crafted parts with larger vents and specially designed heat pipes that allow more airflow to the unit’s extreme components. With one of the most innovative thermal solutions in the industry, the newRazer Blade incorporates a tremendous amount of power and performance in an ultra-thin form factor.
 
The new Razer Blade is only 0.88 inches thick, less than half the thickness of traditional gaming laptops of comparable performance. Combined with an ultra-slim power supply, the entire system weighs less than seven pounds, less than half the weight of other gaming laptops, making it the lowest profile, lightest gaming laptop of its class.
 
In short – the Razer Blade has equivalent performance to some of the most powerful traditional gaming laptops, but at a fraction of their size and weight.
 
PC gamers will now be able to experience today’s most graphics-intensive games at phenomenal frame rates on the new Razer Blade’s remarkable 17.3-in. high-definition display. The machine’s new hybrid drive solution delivers data up to three times faster than traditional hard drives, with double the storage space. Additional features include quieter fans, optimized speakers, and three USB 3.0 ports with charging capabilities even when the system is switched off.
 
The most striking and innovative feature of the Razer Blade remains its multi-award-winningSwitchblade User Interface (UI). The unique integrated LCD display/multi-touch panel and 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys put commands and control functions within fingertip reach. The Switchblade UIfeatures a growing list of applications designed specifically for gaming by Razer’s in-house software engineers as well as by Razer’s active community of users. These apps allow users to browse the web for in-game guides, watch online videos, stay connected within their social networks, and take advantage of an expanding list of dedicated gaming apps without ever having to leave a game.
 
“With the new Razer Blade, we set out to design something truly phenomenal with extreme performance for gamers in an ultra-thin form factor,” said Min. “The design and hardware advancements, combined with our revolutionary user interface, makes the new Razer Blade, without doubt, the very best gaming laptop we’ve ever designed. The Beauty is now the Beast.”
 
Watch the “Razer Blade: The Beauty is Now the Beast” video at:
www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/razer-blade
 
About the Razer Blade Gaming Laptop
The new Razer Blade is a 17-in. gaming laptop that delivers extreme performance and all-new features and applications in a ultra-portable form factor. It features a fast Intel® Core™ i7 processor and a high-performance NVIDIA GeForce® graphics processor within in a lightweight aluminum chassis. The revolutionary Switchblade User Interface, located next to the Blade’s full-size keyboard, was designed by Razer from the ground up to enhance gaming experiences and provide more control at the gamer’s fingertips. The Switchblade features 10 adaptive tactile keys and a multi-touch LCD panel that can also display in-game information. And at just 0.88 inches thin and weighing a mere 6.6lbs, the Razer Blade is the world’s first true gaming laptop.
 
Price: US $ 2,499.99
 
Availability, USA: September 2012
 
Product Specifications:

  • Future platform with 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 660M with NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology
    2GB Dedicated GDDR5 Video Memory
  • 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Memory
  • 17.3-in. LED Backlit Display (1920x1080)
  • Built-in HD Webcam
  • Integrated 60Wh Battery
  • 500GB 7200RPM HDD (Primary Storage)
  • 64GB SATA III SSD with NVELO Dataplex™ Software (Cache Acceleration)
  • Wireless Network 802.11 A/G/N + BT4.0
  • 16.81" (Width) x 10.9" (Depth) x 0.88" (Height); 6.6lbs (Weight)

For more information, please visit www.razerzone.com/gaming-systems/razer-blade