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2011-03-31

QNAP Expands Exclusive QPKG Application Offerings for Turbo NAS Customers

New Applications Include pyLoad, Transmission, Gallery and Piwik. Updates Include PS3 Media Server, WordPress, OpenLDAP and Others Available for Immediate Free Download; Enabling Users to Get More Value from Their QNAP NAS Servers

Taipei, Taiwan, March 31, 2011 - QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of world class NAS servers announced today 4 new QPKG add-on applications and 3 updates to the original QPKGs for its NAS customers. These QPKGs give users a versatile NAS covering their need from web applications such as Gallery, to media servers and download utilities consisting of PS3 Media Server, pyLoad, and Transmission. These applications improve a QNAP NAS by enabling it not only as a pure storage server, but also a powerful yet energy-efficient downloading machine, multimedia sharing center to game consoles with transcoding capability, IP TV streaming, online photo sharing server, and an all purposed web server with advanced manageability.

QNAP's QPKG applications are free to download and convenient for end users to install. "The QPKG platform is a great feature for users to explore unlimited possibilities of what a QNAP NAS is capable of," said James Wu, Product Manager of QNAP. "With over 20 QPKG apps now available to help create and manage databases, run websites, implement ecommerce, enjoy multimedia files, and much more". QNAP strives to stay ahead of consumer needs by providing innovated add-ons to make today's data-heavy society a more user friendly world.

The newly announced QPKG applications include:

  • pyLoad, a fast, lightweight and full-featured download manager for servers like a QNAP NAS to download files from common one-clicking websites such as RapidShare or Megaupoload, video sites (e.g. YouTube), or plain HTTP/FTP links.
  • Transmission, a BitTorrent client which features a simple interface on top of a cross-platform back-end.
  • Gallery, a popular photo album organizer enabling complete management and publication of digital photographs via an intuitive web interface.
  • Piwik, a real-time web analytics software program providing detailed reports on your website visitors, the search engines and keywords they used, the language they speak, and etc.

The updated QPKG applications include: PS3 Media Server, a DLNA compliant UPnP Media Server for the PS3, with the purpose of streaming or transcoding media files stored on the NAS; WordPress, a free, open-source personal publishing system that allows you to easily create a complex blog, or web log, on your site; OpenLDAP, an open source implementation of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and is packaged with phpLDAPadmin to provide the web-based administration functionality

Availability
The new QPKG applications are currently available. All currently available QPKG applications can be viewed and downloaded from within the QNAP NAS management software. QNAP recently released V3.4 update to the NAS management software and users are encouraged to download and install this important update.

For more information of QPKG applications, please visit /app_center/
For more information on the V3.4 firmware, please visit /download/

About QPKG
QPKG is a convenient platform developed by QNAP to enable users to install many different and useful software applications, including IPKG software developed from the users and community worldwide, e.g. MLDonkey, Squeezebox Server, and Joomla! With a few simple clicks and uploading on the user-friendly GUI, all these applications can be installed. There is no need to go through the hassles of any complicated programming. With this fascinating feature, users can explore infinite possibilities and exciting applications on their QNAP Turbo NAS.

QNAP offers the broadest lineup of NAS server enclosures currently available. QNAP Turbo NAS servers are available in 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8-bay tower and rack mount configurations to fit consumer's needs, including small/medium business, workgroups, and entry-level enterprise networks. Most QNAP NAS servers feature hot-swap removable cartridge drives with 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive support, and offer unique features including virtual disk, and dual Gigabit LAN ports with failover, load balancing, and multi-IP setting capabilities for all Intel-based models. QNAP NAS servers are ideal for simple website hosting, ultra-high performance RAID storage supporting RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 10+hot spare, 5+hot spare and 6+hot spare (5-drive and higher models), standalone file downloading, network-wide backups, printer sharing, video surveillance, and a whole lot more. QNAP NAS servers are fully compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and UNIX networks and incorporate green power management technologies.