Have you been in the market for a new NAS
drive? Can't figure out which
one would suit you best? We know it's a crowded market out there, but QNAP
has just dropped a bomb on the whole place. If you're an iPad, iPod
touch or iPhone user, QNAP has a new offer that may be too good to
refuse. They have developed a new QNAP QMobile app that allows iPad
iPod touch and iPhones to remotely stream music, photos and videos from
their QNAP NAS server, and we're not just talking about in-home, but
anywhere with an Internet connection.
The app is launching alongside the QNAP v3.3 NAS management utility
update, and it enables streaming from NAS-to-iProduct over 3G or Wi-Fi.
This reduces or eliminates the need to have the files synchronized and
stored physically on the device while providing a simple and convenient
way for mobile consumers to access their home content from anywhere.
There's even a My Jukebox feature that enables users to remotely browse
and select playlists created on the NAS to suit their
mood by song title, artist, album, even ID3 tags.This should be a
welcome addition to those who aren't fond of iTunes
This also helps if you've run out of space on your iPhone; so long as
your NAS is online and you have a 3G connection, you can just stream
your entire jukebox library from home. The app is available now in the
App Store as a free download.
New QNAP QMobile App Lets iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch Users Remotely Stream Music, Pictures, and Videos from QNAP NAS Servers Anywhere They Have Internet Access
QMobile App + New V3.3 NAS Update Provides World's First Integrated “All-in-One” Media Player Solution for Today's Mobile Consumers Who Demand Remote Access of Home Content
QNAP QMobileTaipei, Taiwan, July 2010 - QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of world class NAS servers, NVR Video Surveillance Systems, and Network-based Video Players announced today the availability of the highly anticipated QMobile app for Apple® iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch devices and the new V3.3 NAS management utility update. The QMobile app, when used in conjunction with a QNAP Turbo NAS server and the V3.3 update, allows users to stream music, digital pictures, and videos from their home NAS server and play directly on the iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch from anywhere, using Wi-Fi or 3G networks. This reduces or eliminates the need to have the files synchronized and stored physically on the device while providing a simple and convenient way for mobile consumers to access their home content from anywhere.
QMobile's cool My Jukebox feature lets users remotely browse and select playlists created on the NAS to suit their mood by song title, artist, album, even ID3 tags. The QMobile app lets iPhone users upload individual pictures or entire camera rolls to a QNAP Turbo NAS and showcase pictures stored on the NAS on the mobile device. No more wishing you had added additional songs, videos, or pictures before a trip, so long as you have Internet access, you can play it remotely; it's like having a media center in your pocket!
What's more, the QMobile app can remotely select and play terabytes of compatible multimedia files stored on a QNAP NAS using the new Multimedia Station 2.0, which is included with the new V3.3 firmware. Multimedia files can be easily selected to be copied to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch using the QMobile app and the selected files will be placed in “My Favorites”. This allows users to play and watch the content offline when they are disconnected from Internet access. The QMobile app will also inform users should any changes are made to their favorite files on the QNAP NAS and let them select whether or not to synchronize the changes to their Apple devices.
In addition to the new QMobile app, QNAP's new V3.3 NAS management software has many new features and enhancements benefitting Mac users, including new support for connecting Mac HFS+ formatted external drives to a QNAP NAS server for networked access and storage expansion, and enhanced support of Apple Time Machine backups, allowing better backup monitoring and management.
"Today's consumers are more mobile than ever before and they want to be able to access their music, pictures, and videos stored on their home networks when they are on the go" said James Wu, Product Manager of QNAP Systems, Inc. "QNAP's new QMobile app is the world's first media player application that allows this content to be easily streamed remotely from a QNAP NAS server directly to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch anywhere the user has a Wi-Fi or 3G network connection. Users no longer need to be concerned about synching content directly to the device, saving storage space and providing a compelling user experience," Mr. Wu added.
QNAP's QMobile app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch is currently available for free download in the App store (http://itunes.apple.com/tw/app/qmobile/id355826920?mt=8). The new V3.3 NAS management utility update (required to use QMobile) can be downloaded from the QNAP website at www.qnap.com
For more information on the V3.3 update, please visit http:///www.qnap.com/fw_v3/