Today Synology is further improving their products with an updated release to their operating system. DiskStation Manager (DSM) can now be freely upgraded to version 4.1, and it includes several cool new features, both for business as well as home users. Some of the features include prioritizing and throttling disk access based on user, secure FTP, streaming video to the iPhone/iPad, and personal audio libraries. The XS line, targeted at businesses, now includes vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) allowing Full Copy, Thin Provisioning, and Atomic Test and Set.
The one tool that we wish we had the ability to test is the Surveillance Station. It allows users to connect multiple cameras to the Synology device and view/record the various feeds. This has been updated with the release of version 4.1 and now has interesting features such as object counting and a “virtual trip wire.” We assume the trip wire feature can be used to create a line in the frame that, when something crosses, begins recording and could be useful to avoid wasting space recording your pets walking around the house.
We hope to be able to do a full review of this release and report back on the upgrades at some point in the future.