Synology has launched its new DiskStation DS216, an update to its previous DiskStation DS214 model. In addition, the company has also unveiled its new NVR216, a network video recorder with 1080p HDMI output, support for up to nine IP cameras, and more. Both products are available now with the exception of the 4 channel NVR216, which will be available by the end of this month.
The DiskStation DS216 is a 2-bay NAS server designed for small-sized workgroups and offices, bringing with it a Marvell Armada 38X dual-core 1.3GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and an integrated Floating-Point Unit. The NAS includes an encryption engine designed to take the load off the main CPU resulting, ultimately, in improved transfer speeds. Other features include a USB copy button and a USB 3.0 port. The unit boasts an average reading speed of 111.18 MB/s and writing speed of 112.79 MB/s.
This particular DiskStation runs Synology’s DiskStation Manager operating system. The model is now shipping to buyers across the globe.
In addition to the new DiskStation model, Synology has also launched a new network video recorder for retailers and small businesses that need to control a relatively small number of security cameras. The NVR216 comes in two models, one with support for 4 IP camera channels and another with support for 9.
Via an HDMI port, the NVR216 can be hooked up to a monitor that receives feeds from each camera at 720p/30fps. The system features numerous ports, including USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, for directly connecting peripherals. The system allows for video playback from select times and dates, as well as multi-video playback. So-called ‘smart’ tools like Motion Detection also help pick out sections of video that may be important.