Synology invites you to the UK launch of DSM 5.0 beta in London

Synology will unveil the DSM 5.0 beta and showcase their latest products Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – October 2013. Synology UK Ltd invites you to join them at the DSM 5.0 beta launch event on 16th January 2014 in the Millbank Cinema and Media Centre, London.

The event will feature an exciting, first-look at the new DSM 5.0 beta and also promises some big changes to the popular NAS operating system. Guests will have an opportunity to have hands on experience with the new DSM as well as the complete range of Synology NAS products and be in with a chance to win a Synology DiskStation. This event is open to all Synology lovers so whether you are a distributor, reseller, media or end user; there will be something for you and a lot to see and learn.

To register for your free place, visit We look forward to seeing you there!


Synology Launch USB Station 2

Synology® Inc. today launched the new USB Station 2, an affordable and easy to use NAS server, featuring plug-and-play file sharing, multimedia content streaming, download without a PC and low power consumption of only 4W in operation, making it prefect for home to small office networks running multiplatform.
“USB Station 2 is the most affordable Synology’s NAS server ever. Almost everyone can afford it and experience the rich features of file sharing and multimedia enjoyment that delivered by its legendary Synology DiskStation Manager 3.0 (DSM 3.0) operating system,” said Chad Cheng, product specialist of Synology Inc.
By simply plugging in any USB storage devices, USB Station 2 is ready to share files and multimedia content among Windows®, Mac and Linux, vastly increasing users’ work efficiency, yet decreasing IT administration cost. Synology’s groundbreaking File Browser feature delivers effortless and intuitive file sharing with the ease of file navigation in a web browser. The USB printer sharing capability further minimizes users’ expenses by sharing printing resources throughout the working environment.
USB Station 2 boasts versatile multimedia features that are available right out of the box. One of them is Audio Station 2 application that supports music, Internet radio stations, and iPod® playback with optional speakers. Streaming mode allows music to be shared with multiple users over the Intranet or Internet. Furthermore, DS audio smartphone application allows users to stream terabyte of music stored on USB Station 2 to iPhone®, iPod touch® or Andriod phone whenever Internet access is available.
Other key multimedia applications are Download Station 2 that functions as a 24/7 download center without a PC; iTunes Server that allows users to share music and video with other iTunes clients over the network; and the DLNA certified media server that allows users to stream multimedia files to a DLNA/UPnP compatible devices, including DMA, TV-set, Sony® PS3 or Microsoft® Xbox360.
“USB Station 2 lives up to our principle of being environmental friendly. It consumes only 4W in operation and enables the connected external hard drives hibernate,” added Cheng. “Together with its fan-less design, USB Station 2 not only reduces users’ carbon footprints but also brings them noiseless environments.”
This product interests me a great deal, expect to see a review on the Geekanoids Channel very soon.