QNAP HD Station Receives Gold Award

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Renowned reviewer Andrew Phillips, Andrews Reviews, praised the simplicity and software that comes with the QNAP HD Station, proclaiming QNAP has stolen a lead on the competition.

QNAP Systems, Inc.’s newly launched HD Station has been awarded a Gold Award by respected review site ‘Andrews Reviews.’ The pioneering new HD Station feature allows users to enjoy a full HD experience simply by connecting their QNAP NAS box to their HDTV using an HDMI cable. The new HD Station, in conjunction with the intuitive XBMC media player, allows users to easily enjoy movies, home videos, photos, and music using the Turbo NAS.

QNAP’s new Turbo NAS TS-x69L range is fully equipped to utilise the revolutionary new HD Station feature, which transforms the NAS into a fully functioning media player. The reviewer, Andrew Phillips, observed that ‘installing and setting up the new HD Station is a very simple process,’ as a result of the step-by-step guide laid out in QNAP’s Auto Setup option. In addition to movie and photo playback, additional features of the HD Station include Google Chrome and YouTube access. Andrew was impressed with the additional software, particularly the XBMC media player which he praised as a ‘fantastic feature that really expands the functionality of the NAS.’

Brian Pan, Sales Director of QNAP described the HD Station as ‘a huge leap in integrating the QNAP Turbo NAS into the home. The simplicity and affordability of the new TS-x69L range combined with the free HD station software means that QNAP products will become increasingly central to home entertainment. There is something for everyone with the new HD station, whether you wish to show off holiday pictures to friends and family, surf the internet, entertain the kids or watch films on your big screen TV.’

The HD Station supports various remote control options for controlling playback on the Turbo NAS, including the QNAP IR remote control, USB wireless keyboard and mouse, or MCE-compatible remote controls. In addition, remote control apps are available, including the Qremote app that is available for iOS® mobile devices, and the official XBMC Remote app for iOS® and Android™ devices. Alongside this the HD station also boasts HappyGet, which helps users easily back up YouTube videos to the Turbo NAS and also supports music playlists.

In conclusion, Andrew stated that the ‘HD Station really expands the feature set of an already very powerful NAS, increasing its versatility and dare I say it, stealing a lead on other premium NAS manufacturers. Whilst some streamers do incorporate local storage they lack the capability and finesse of a dedicated premium NAS unit such as QNAP. This is a really exciting development and it will be interesting as to how the competition react.’

The HD Station, available with the TS-x69L Turbo NAS range, was launched in January 2013. Find out more about this product at http://www.qnap.com and Andrew’s review is available here - http://www.andrewsreviews.co.uk/Software/QNAP%20HD%20Station.htm.

Book of the Future gives 5/5 stars to TS-469L:

Respected tech lifestyle blog, Book of the Future, also reviewed the TS-x69L range recently, in this case the four-bay version, giving it 5 out of 5 stars, citing: ‘Loads of cool features combined with great fundamentals make this a truly great piece of kit. If you’re looking for a way to store and serve multimedia around the home, the QNAP TS-469L will prove great value for money in the long term.’ The review also referenced the ability to watch films and TV via the NAS and XMBC, a popular home theatre application. You can read the full review here - http://www.bookofthefuture.co.uk/review/qnap-ts-469l-network-attached-storage.

About QNAP Systems, 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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