QNAP is expanding its rackmount NAS product line with two new entry-level models.
The 12-bay TS-1270U-RP and the 8-bay TS-870U-RP come in a 2U form factor and are based on a dual-core Intel processor running at 2.4 GHz, and 4 GB memory with support for up to 16 GB. Both models include two Gigabit Ethernet ports with the option to expand connectivity to 6 x 1 Gb LAN or 4 x 10 Gb + 2 x 1 Gb LAN by installing a dual-port 10 Gb and 1 Gb network card, which is sold separately. The TS-870U-RP is rated at 155.2 watts power consumption under load, while the TS-1270U-RP is rated at 188.7 watts.
Both NASes are shipping now. There was no information on pricing.
QNAP also announced its version 3.8 NAS firmware, which now supports more than 1,400 IP camera models, and includes flexible camera access control, multi-server monitoring and support for the VMobile app for iOS and Android.
Also new is the company's tower VS-x100 Pro+ series network video recorder (NVR) with 2, 4 and 6 bays. According to QNAP, the NVRs provide "high megapixel recording as well as built in full-HD decoders." QNAP did not release information on when the VS-x100 Pro+ series will become available.
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