Synology ® Announces Official Release of DiskStation Manager 4.1

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 Leaner, more agile and productive NAS OS

Synology® today released the official version of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.1. In just 50 days DSM 4.1 beta drew in more than 80,000 downloads, which made it another
successful operating system in Synology’s history.“The popularity has shown customers’ recognition of our unremitting endeavor to add innovative and enhanced capabilities to DSM,” said Vic Hsu, CEO of Synology Inc. “Continuing the evolution, DSM 4.1 is driving business productivity and delivering a gratifying user experience.” DSM 4.1 offers:

 Agile storage for virtual infrastructure: DSM 4.1 fully supports VMware® vSphere 5 vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) features. By integrating Full Copy, Zero Blocks, and Atomic Test and Set (ATS) features, Synology DiskStation and RackStation boost the performance of ESXi servers and optimize storage utilisation to empower business with an efficient virtualised data centre.

 Dynamic business applications: The revamped Syslog server features real-time log overview, extensive notification service, and customizable log archive, making it easy for IT managers to manage logs collected over the network. Cloud Station syncs individual files as large as 5GB, allows for two folders in sync, and complies with business IT policy by supporting HTTPS tunneling and proxy to establish secure connection.Mail server is re-designed with an intuitive interface where users can clearly view e-mail activities and data bandwidth at first glance. It also provides SMTP/SMTPS relay services, email alias, multiple domains, spam filter, and auto-reply to meet business’ needs for a sophisticated mail service.

 Robust resource sharing solutions: DSM 4.1 boasts streamlined data consolidation by enabling users to sync shared folders from multiple DiskStation and RackStation to a single destination. File sharing becomes not only more efficient with FXP support, but also more secure with SFTP server support to meet enterprise security standards. Moreover, Traffic Control and Speed Limit can prioritize or throttle bandwidth for different users, groups or services, and thus ensuring quality of services.

 Unleashing multimedia sensation: The brand-new Video Station has a sleek interface that presents the entire video information gathered automatically, providing a convenient way to organise users’ video collections. With a USB DTV tuner, users can live stream TV shows or set a recording schedule. DS video extends their multimedia enjoyment to iOS devices and supports streaming H.264 videos of selected formats in HD quality for finest viewing experience. Timeline is built into Photo Station and allows users to display photos chronologically with geotags. Featuring a redesigned interface with an elegant appeal, Audio Station lets every user host a personal library and shows live lyrics with highlight of the current line. Even without Internet access, iOS users can enjoy music stored in cache. Additionally, DS audio and DS photo+are brought to Windows Phone®. The new DS download allows iOS users to manage download tasks on-the-go.

 Elevating surveillance intelligence: Architected to enhance usability, Surveillance Station 6 features a refreshed, intuitive interface, making video playback more efficient with four time-sliders that correspond to their respective channels. New object tracking features, including Tally Counter, Virtual Fence and No-idle Zone, help users detect intruders easily. Furthermore, web API offers system integrators an immense opportunity to add more functionality to their surveillance system.


Synology DSM 4.1 is free to download for users who own a DiskStation or RackStation x09 series and onward.

Supported models include:

DS213+, DS213, DS712+, DS212, DS212+, DS212j, RS212, RS812, DS1512+, DS1812+, DS3612xs, RS3412xs, RS3412RPxs, DS112j, DS112, DS412+, RS812+, RS812RP+, RS2212+, RS2212RP+, DS112+, RS3411xs, RS3411RPxs, RS2211+, RS2211RP+, RS411, DS3611xs, DS2411+, DS1511+, DS411+II, DS411+, DS411, DS411j, DS411slim, DS211+, DS211, DS211j, DS111, RS810+, RS810RP+, DS1010+, DS410, DS410j, DS710+, DS210+, DS210j, DS110+, DS110j, RS409+, RS409RP+, RS409, DS509+, DS409+, DS409, DS209+II, DS209+, DS209, DS209j, DS109+, DS109, DS109j, DS409slim

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The live demo site is available at

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.

SteelSeries Mists of Pandaria QcK Mousepads Coming Soon

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Just in time for the race (or leisurely stroll) to level 90, SteelSeries introduces a series of new QcK mousepads with artwork from Mists of Pandaria, the upcoming fourth expansion to World of Warcraft. These high-quality cloth mousepads feature images of pandaren heroes amidst the lush forests and cloud-ringed mountains of Pandaria rendered with stunning color fidelity, and they’re crafted with a smooth-glide surface and a rubberized bottom to keep the mousepad in place as you explore. The SteelSeries QcK Mists of Pandaria edition mousepads will be available soon at a suggested retail price of $14.99 / €14.99 each. Visit for more information.


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 Razer BlackShark is Locked, Loaded and Ready for Take-off

Razer­TM, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware and software, today announced the addition of the Razer BlackShark Stereo Gaming Headset. Inspired by tactical aviator headsets and armed with total audio immersion, Razer’s newest piece of audio hardware comes as a Razer-branded version of the popular Battlefield 3Razer BlackShark, a headset that the company developed from the ground up for the Battlefieldfranchise and released earlier this year at E3.
Designed to look and feel like the headsets worn by attack helicopter pilots, the Razer-green accented BlackShark is your battle-ready solution for powerful, immersive PC gaming audio. The Razer BlackShark delivers superior sound isolation, with full circumaural ear cups. The headset is built with memory foam ear cushions that mold to the shape of your ears for maximum comfort over extended use, making the Razer BlackShark the most vital weapon for your total PC gaming and music enjoyment.
Whether blocking out the loud noise made by a deadly attack helicopter, the construction work just outside the home or any other ambient sounds, gamers will hear nothing but the sweet, immersive sounds of ownage, destruction and victory.
Gamers interested in a versatile headset on-the-go need look no further. Detach the microphone boom and take the lightweight headphones with you for a stylish audio solution. The BlackShark plugs directly into any device with a 3.5mm audio jack, offering compatibility with nearly every audio device on the market today.
“Soldiers in intense combat situations need to be fully focused with minimal distractions to take the objectives successfully and come out alive.  The same goes for gamers seeking the win – and that’s what the Razer BlackShark gaming headset was built to deliver,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, president of Razer USA. “When you stop gaming to get out and about, detach the boom microphone and you’ve got the perfect sound-isolating headphones for your audio on-the-go.”
About the Razer BlackShark Gaming Headset:
With a sleek aluminum design and green accents, the Razer BlackShark brings forth extreme comfort for long, extended missions and top-notch sound isolation. The circumaural design and leatherette sealant of the headset’s ear cups, block out all unwanted, ambient noise and allows players to only hear the awesome, intense audio of their games and music.
The Razer BlackShark’s detachable boom microphone and audio / mic splitter adapter cable make this a highly versatile headset, at home both at a gaming setup and out on the streets for music playback.  Go from immersive gaming audio and smack-talking foes at your desktop to listening to your music out and about in seconds. 
Price:€ 119,99
Availability: – September 2012
Worldwide – September 2012
Product features: 

  • Stereo sound with enhanced bass
  • Sound-isolating circumaural ear cup design
  • Detachable boom microphone for voice chat or added mobility
  • Audio / mic splitter adapter cable
  • Memory foam leatherette ear cushions for maximum comfort
  • 40mm neodymium magnet stereo drivers

Technical Specifications:

  • Drivers: 40mm neodymium magnets with copper-clad aluminum voice coil
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 KHz
  • Impedance: 29 Ω
  • Sensitivity @ 1 KHz: 105 dB ± 3 dB
  • Input power: 50 mW
  • Cable:  1.3 m rubber sheathed
  • Connector: 3.5 mm gold-plated audio + mic combined jack


  • Frequency response:  50Hz – 16KHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio:  50dB
  • Sensitivity @ 1KHz:  -37 dB +/- 4dB
  • Pick-up pattern:  Unidirectional

Audio Usage

  • Devices with 3.5mm audio jack

Audio + Microphone Usage

  • Devices with 3.5mm audio + mic combined jack OR separate 3.5mm jacks for audio and line-in.

          (Works with all portable audio/mobile/computing devices         including the iPod, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android phones,               Razer Blade, Macbook Pro, and today’s newer Ultrabooks.)

Audio / Mic Splitter Adapter Usage

  • Devices with separate 3.5mm audio and microphone jacks

                (Works with most laptop and desktop computers)
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