Synology? Announces the Official Release of Disk Station Manager 2.2

Synology? Inc. today announced the official release of Disk Station Manager 2.2, ending its successful beta program started in July 2009 that attracted over 10,000 enthusiastic users to participate. The Disk Station Manager 2.2 introduces new Surveillance Station 3, DLNA compliant media server, Apple? Time Machine? and iPhoneTM support, improved system reliability.

Surveillance Station 3 includes the brand new features Synchronized Multi-Event Player (SMEP) and Centralized Management. SMEP allows users to simultaneously watch events recorded at the same time from up to four different cameras. Centralized Management allows users to simultaneously watch the camera live-views installed on multiple Disk Stations, or watch the event timeline of a single camera installed on another Disk Station.

DLNA compliant media sever ensures interoperability between a Disk Station and a wide range of DLNA-compliant home devices, providing hassle-free digital content sharing.

?Apple Time Machine and iPhone support extend the capabilities of Disk Station to Apple users,? said Edward Lin, marketing director of Synology. ?Time Machine support allows Mac OS X users to back up desktop data to their Disk Stations without complicated setup. Two new iPhone applications, DS photo and DS audio, allow users to use an iPhone or iPod touch? to upload photos to and stream music from a Disk Station respectively.?

System reliability is also improved by providing transparent bad sector remapping, dynamic bad sector remapping and recovery, and improved HDD driver quality and compatibility.

Highlights of the enhancements include: iSCSI support allows for the creation up to 10 iSCSI targets on a single Disk Station; auto-block support extends its original FTP coverage to the management UI, File Station, SSH/Telnet, rsync and mobile devices; built-in firewall allows users to decide which services or IP addresses are allowed to access the Disk Stations; and iTunes? Server now supports video playback.

To summarize the key enhancements of the DSM 2.2:

1. Surveillance Station 3: 54 additional camera models from 10 renowned brands, bumping the total up to 193. VIVOTEK video server VS7100 is supported, providing a reliable and user-friendly transition from CCTV to IP-Based surveillance. SMS notification allows administrator to receive an immediate notice upon the occurrence of designated critical events. Live view, event player and live view layout management are also enhanced.

2. DLNA Compliant Media Server: Streaming media files from the Disk Station using DLNA complaint devices allows easy enjoyment of music, photos and videos. In addition, support for Windows? Media Player streaming on Vista and predefining an image to be displayed as the album cover for music files are provided. Customization of the MIME type mapping helps DMA correctly identify the file formats.

3. Apple Time Machine: Mac OS X users can easily back up their desktop data by simply choosing a destination folder on the Disk Station.

4. iPhone Support: ?DS photo? allows users to upload photos stored on their iPhone/iPod Touch to Disk Station easily while instantly sharing it with anyone online. ?DS audio? allows users to stream music stored on Disk Station with their iPhone/iPod Touch where Internet access is available.

5. New Reliability: Transparent bad sector remapping, dynamic bad sector remapping and recovery, and improved HDD driver quality and compatibility further enhance the system reliability.

6. Mobile Photo Station and File Station: Remote Mobile Users can access their Synology Disk Stations on Windows Mobile? 6.0 (Internet Explorer? Mobile or Opera? 9.0 and onward), iPhone OS 2.2.1 and onward, or Symbian OS 9.1, S60 3rd Edition and onward to view photos and read supported file formats where Internet access is available.

7. iSCSI: Up to 10 iSCSI targets can be created on the Synology Disk Station, allowing the Virtual Storage Expansion for computers on the network. The iSCSI target can also grow on demand, as storage needs increase for the iSCSI Virtual Storage.

8. Auto Block: Blocking an IP address after a pre-defined number of failed attempts further aids in the security of the Disk Station against unauthorized access. The Auto-block function is available on the management UI, File Station, FTP Access, SSH, Telnet, rsync, and mobile devices.

9. Firewall: The built-in firewall function allows the administrator to decide which services or IP addresses are allowed to access the Disk Station to prevent unwanted connections.

10. SNMP: SNMP protocol support allows the administrator to monitor the Disk Station with existing network management software.

11. Resource Monitor: Resource monitor allows the administrator to easily monitor Disk Station?s CPU usage, memory usage, network flow and volume usage.

12. SMS Notification: By setting up SMS notification, users will be notified immediately if any critical event occurs on their Disk Stations and take appropriate action as needed.

13. Windows ADS Support Enhancements: With DSM 2.2, Windows ADS can now support 100,000 Domain Users and 100,000 Domain Groups as well as sub-folder privileges setup for domain users/groups in File Station 2. Individual ?User Home? Folders can now be created with Windows ADS Users; these enhancements amount to further support for growing business environments, and for easy private folder storage for all ADS users.

14. Download Station Enhancements: Creating multiple download tasks by entering more than one HTTP, FTP or ed2k links at a time is now supported. Also, RSS and RapidShare download is supported. Users can assign the download service location to an external hard drive. An email notification will be sent to admin upon completion of a download task.

15. iTunes Server: iTunes Server now supports video player and music album artwork.

Synology Disk Station Manager 2.2 firmware applies to the following models:
RS409+, RS409RP+, RS409, DS509+, DS409+, DS409, DS209+II, DS209+, DS209, DS209j, DS109+, DS109, DS109j, DS409slim, RS408, RS408-RP, DS508, DS408, DS108j, RS407, CS407, CS407e, DS207+, DS207, DS107+, DS107 and DS107e

It comes with all newly shipped Disk Stations. The free download is also available at

Synology at a Glance
Founded in 2000, Synology is a young and energetic company dedicated to developing high-performance, reliable, versatile, and environmentally-friendly Network Attached Storage (NAS) products. Our goal is to deliver user-friendly solutions and solid customer service to satisfy the needs of businesses, home offices, individual users and families.

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