“The TS-119P+ is a single-drive NAS with a wide range of built-in features including centralized backup of all computers on the local network, stand-alone file downloading, cross-platform file sharing, printer sharing, and much more…We were very impressed with the ease of installation and setup of the TS-119P+.” - Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio
Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio is a non-profit radio station located within the Stoke Mandeville Hospital located in Aylesbury, United Kingdom.
In addition to being a full-service hospital, Stoke Mandeville is home to the National Spinal Injury Unit. Since 1978, Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio has been broadcasting music, entertainment, news, chat, and other content to patients staying at the hospital. Receiving no funding from the hospital or the UK government, Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio’s activities are all self funded and the station personnel are unpaid volunteers. Despite several location moves for the radio studio, Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio has continued to provide quality programming, including song requests, for patients and staff at the hospital.
Since Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio is 100% staffed by volunteers, there are times during the day when the station is unmanned, necessitating the need for radio programming to be played and managed remotely using the P-Squared Myriad automated studio play-out software.
Studio management needed an easy to install and use networked storage solution that can back up the 500GB+ programming content stored on computers within the studio, provide backup for other networked computers, and also provide remote access for selected studio staff to manage and upload content remotely. QNAP recognized Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio as a unique NAS opportunity and donated a TS-119P+ for use in the studio.
The TS-119P+ is a single-drive NAS with a wide range of built-in features including centralized backup of all computers on the local network, stand-alone file downloading, cross-platform file sharing, printer sharing, and much more. The studio staff connected the TS-119P+, installed with a 2TB Western Digital hard drive, to a 14-port Netgear Ethernet switch, connecting the NAS to a Windows 2008 Server and 2 computers running the Myriad play-out software. Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio staff were very impressed with the ease of installation and setup of the TS-119P+.
Studio management has restricted user access to the NAS by establishing folder rights to the various users, so that only authorized users can access certain folders and upload content. The centralized backup capabilities of the TS-119P+ are used every day, typically backing up approximately 20GB of content. Being environmentally conscious, studio management also appreciates that the TS-119P+ can enter sleep mode when not in use, yet be ready to go almost instantly when there is a network request.
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