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QNAP Encourages Users to Extend Turbo NAS Capabilities with the QDK Version 2.0.1

Taipei, Taiwan, August 17, 2011 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today confirmed the availability of QDK (QPKG Development Kit) version 2.0.1, and encouraged Turbo NAS users to extend the capabilities by developing software packages with the easy-to-use tool.

QDK is developed by Michael Nordström, one of QNAP community’s active users. It is used to build QNAP QPKG files and applications for the Turbo NAS. A QPKG file makes it easy for anyone to install and remove packages. It also gives a package maintainer good control on how the package is installed on the Turbo NAS.

“The major design goal of QDK is to make it easy for the package maintainer to create simple QPKG files and at the same time also support more advanced packages,” said Michael Nordström.

QNAP QPKG packages are developed and widely shared in the QNAP community. “The ones that have been verified by QNAP are available for download at QNAP’s website,” said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. “Thanks to Mr. Michael Nordström’s effort, we encourage our users to leverage the newly available QDK version 2.0.1 to create more creative and productive applications for their Turbo NAS.”


QDK is distributed under the GPL making it completely open and available for anyone to use.



About QNAP System, Inc.

QNAP Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 2004 and is dedicated to bringing world class NAS storage, professional NVR video surveillance, and network video players to consumer, small/medium business, and entry level enterprise market segments. QNAP leverages not only hardware design but also a growing core competency in software engineering that is precisely focused on bringing to market products that offer the highest available performance coupled with outstanding reliability, scalability, and ease of installation and use. QNAP is a multi-national company with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, and subsidiary offices in China and the United States.

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