QNAP VioStor/ NVR Series Video on YouTube

Pictures speak more than words sometimes. Check out this video and you may know better what QNAP VioStor/ NVR series should be.
  1. How to Set up QNAP VioStor/ NVR in 6-steps

  2. How to Use the Monitoring Functions of QNAP VioStor/ NVR

  3. How to Playback Video Files by QNAP VioStor/ NVR

QNAP NVR-1012 reviewed by Exame Informatica (Portugal)

Exame Informatica (Portugal) has published a review on our NVR-1012. The article mentions that "The big advantage about QNAP NVR-1012 is its ability to control up to 4 cameras supporting many models of different brands. The system enables schedule, motion detection and sensor triggering recording, whose alerts can be sent via email. Besides, it is a compact device that supporst one SATA Disk to storage the recordings. All in all, it facilitates the installation of the current IP surveillance cameras."

Click here to read the review and here for more details about the NVR-1012.

QNAP Released New Firmware 2.7.0 for NVR-101/ 1012

New Experience for NVR-101/ 1012
On-server Camera Search, Megapixel Recording, New IP Cameras Support Now Available!

By upgrading the firmware to version 2.7.0 or later, QNAP NVR-101/ NVR-1012 users can now experience these new functions on the NVR, such as on-server camera search and new cameras support etc.

The on-server camera search function is supported on the web-based configuration interface. During the 6-step installation of the NVR, the users can use this function to search and add the IP settings of the network cameras in one click which makes the camera setup on the NVR more convenient. Moreover, a number of new Axis, LevelOne, and Vivotek cameras are now compatible with QNAP NVR series by upgrading the new firmware. The megapixel function of IP cameras is also supported for higher resolution monitoring and enhanced surveillance.

“Two important trends of the security industry today are the proliferation of megapixel cameras and the widespread adoption of surveillance storage for network cameras,” said Andrew Yu, product manager from QNAP. “We hope that by offering the new firmware upgrade, our users can enjoy more features and functionalities with the NVR-101/ 1012 and have more options when selecting the IP cameras to set up their network surveillance system.”

For more information of the NVR new firmware 2.7.0, please visit the QNAP’s Download Center http://www.qnap.com/download.asp. For more information about the compatible IP cameras supported by QNAP NVR series, please visit http://www.qnap.com/NVR/CompatibilityNVR.html.

QNAP NVR-1012 got a review from Svethardware (Czech)

Svethardware (Czech) has published a review on our NVR-1012. The article mentions that "Home surveillance system QNAP NVR-1012 is surely an interesting device which has its qualities. QNAP NVR-101 is able to run up to 4 IP cameras, manage their functions including movement detection system and it also has a neat video viewer. Therefore, it is able to replace an application software and we do not have to run our PC 24/7. The advantage of this solution lies in low power consumption, low noise and I cannot forget about the NAS part."

Click here to read the review and here for more details about the NVR-1012.

What makes QNAP NVR a unique and ideal solution for your business?

Comparing with traditional PC-based solution, QNAP NVR offers more benefits.
  1. Stability
    QNAP NVR is a Linux-embedded system which is more secure and stable and less liable to PC crash.
  2. Setup cost
    QNAP NVR can be set up by simply connecting it to the network. There is no need to install extra software or perimeter devices as PC does.
  3. Ease of setup
    QNAP NVR provides quick setup for users to complete installation in 6 simple steps. Even novices can finish the installation easily.
  4. Ease of operation
    The intuitive and user-friendly administration interface is highly suitable for the users to install and manage the system.
  5. Noise level
    The low-noise fan design of QNAP NVR allows long-term and quiet operation at home or in office.
  6. Power consumption
    The normal power consumption of the QNAP NVR in operation is much less than the power consumption of PC.
  7. Auto power on when power resumes after power loss
    QNAP NVR supports intelligent power-on policy. When enabled, the system is turned on automatically when the power resumes after power outage.
  8. Virus attack and Trojan threats
    QNAP NVR is less liable to virus attack and Trojan threats.

Totally speaking, QNAP NVR supports centralized management of the IP cameras to minimize system setup and maintenance cost. It is an ideal end-to-end network surveillance system, offering simpler, more convenient and stable system with high quality video recording.

QNAP@GITEX Technology Week, Dubai

We’ve recently joined the GITEX in Dubai and exhibited the VioStor-5020 network surveillance system-the high performance Linux OS embedded NVR which supports 20-channel M-JPEG or MPEG4 recording from Axis, Panasonic, Canon, Sony, Sanyo, D-Link, Arecont, Vivotek, GANZ, LevelOne, Mobotix, IQeye, Toshiba, ACTi, and Elmo IP-based security cameras. Check out the pics below!

QNAP NVR-1012 got "Gold Award" from PC Guia (Portugal)

PC Guia (Portugal) has published a review on our NVR-1012. The article mentions that "The QNAP NVR-1012 has a wide and interesting list of functionalities. It is an excellent surveillance system that has a great advantage: storage expansion capacity."

Click here to read the review and here for more details about the NVR-1012.

TS-509 Pro Video on YouTube

Pictures speak more than words sometimes. Check out this video and you may know better what an all-in-one NAS should be.

QNAP NVR-1012 awarded the 'Best Buy' from PC USER Australia

PC USER Australia has published a review on our NVR-1012. The author comments "this all-in-one surveillance package from QNAP is designed to let you setup a video-monitoring system without the need for a complex PC installation..." and it "works very well as a self-contained surveillance system".

here to read the review and here for more details about the NVR-1012.

QNAP NVR-1012 got great review from iThome Taiwan

Here's a review from iThome Taiwan on QNAP NVR-1012 network video surveillance system. The author notes that "as long as you install a hard disk and configure the cameras (max. 4 cameras), you could connect manage and access recordings remotely. It's more convenient than other surveillance solutions in the market..."

QNAP would like to thank iThome. Click here to read the review and here for more details about the NVR-1012.

QRapid - A QNAP mass downloader (RapidShare support!)

Most of you may have visited QNAP forum where a huge number of enthusiastic users share their experience and tips of using our products. Today we wanna introduce you an application QRapid, developed by our forum user Kostas (A.K.A kosdian) for the Download Station of QNAP NAS.

QRapid is a download utility that you can use to download files from RapidShare.com to the QNAP NAS directly with your RapidShare Premium account. It also supports batch HTTP and FTP download. Simply paste the links to QRapid and the files are downloaded to your NAS. You can use QRapid with QGet, the exclusive download management utility developed by QNAP to manage the download tasks of multiple NAS servers. Click here to check it out.

Big thanks to Kostas!

Windows XP, Windows Vista (
32bit & 64bit)
Microsoft .NET Framwork 2.0 or above

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Playing movies saved on QNAP NAS thru' Mac Front Row

Ever thought of playing the movies saved on your QNAP NAS with Apple Remote and Front Row? Follow the tips below:

1. Mount the share folder of the NAS (e.g. Qmedia) to Mac by SMB or AFP.

2. Create a share folder (e.g. My Download Movie Trailers) on Qmedia.

3. Right click the folder (My Download Movie Trailers) and select ‘Make Alias’.

4. Run Finder. Locate the folder in Macintosh HD -> Users -> YourMacLoginName -> Movies. Drag and drop the alias you’ve created in Step 3 to this folder.

That’s it! Now you can pick up your Apple Remote and play the videos saved on the QNAP NAS through Front Row.

Benchmarking Logitech SqueezeCenter

As we know there's no particular way to test how efficient SqueezeCenter can perform on a NAS box but here are some stats from 2 happy QNAP users I'd like to share.

User 1 - Hi-Jack from MPCClub (ref.)
Library Statistics
Total Tracks: 1,013
Total Albums: 81
Total Artists: 106
Total Genres: 17

Total Time: 00:00:58

User 2 - from Stockholm, Sweden (ref.)
Library Statistics
Total Tracks: 17,230
Total Albums: 1263
Total Artists: 2594
Total Genres: 94

Total Time: 00:24:57

The TS-509 Pro awarded the 'Editor's Choice' from MPC Club Europe

Here's a great review from MPC Club Europe on our TS-509 Pro Turbo NAS. It is the first NAS awarded the 'Editor's Choice' from them this year. The author notes 'the TS-509 Pro earned to be called the best NAS server out there at this moment and the most featured in combination with the easiest one to setup...'
QNAP would like to thank MPC Club, esp. Hi-Jack for reviewing the NAS. Click here to read the review and here for more details about the TS-509 Pro.

QNAP@Intel Developer Forum

QNAP's just attended the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) on August 19-21, 2008, San Francisco, California. It is a forum where technologists exhibit and discuss Intel products and the products based on Intel solutions. Our recently launched 5-bay TS-509 Pro Turbo NAS, powered by Intel Celeron CPU with 1GB DDRII memory, was shown in the IDF. You can visit our official website for more details about the TS-509 Pro.

Qnap TS-509 Pro @ IIC Taiwan 2008

QNAP's TS-509 Pro Turbo NAS is exhibited in Intel's booth at IIC Taiwan 2008. Announced in Aug 2008, the TS-509 Pro is a high performance Linux-based NAS designed for SMB and enterprise users. To find out more about the spec and features of the NAS, you may visit our website.

IIC Taiwan Conference & Exhibition 2008
September 9-11, 2008 9:30am - 5:00pm daily
Taipei World Trade Center, Hall 2 Taipei, Taiwan Intel's booth: #2D09, 1F