ASUStor has announced its AS 3 Series NAS.
Supporting 1080p HD video playback, the devices are the first in its class to come equipped with the Intel Atom 1.6GHz dual-core processors and 1GB of DDR3 memory. Both the 2-bay AS-302T model and 4-bay AS-304T model boast power saving features such as internal and external disk hibernation, Night Mode and System Sleep Mode (S3), where only 0.8W of power is consumed.
Designed with multimedia and home cloud server applications in mind along with its HDMI interface inherited from ASUStor's AS 6 Series, the AS 3 Series comes with an infrared receiver and 3.5mm audio jack offering users added convenience and flexibility for multimedia applications. Upon installation of the XBMC multimedia player app from ASUStor's App Central, users will be able to use the HDMI interface to play audio and video from the NAS directly to any HDMI-ready display.
Further pairing XBMC with the ASUStor remote control (separate purchase) will allow users to freely and conveniently control all multimedia playback from their NAS. Additionally, users are also free to play the music they have stored on their NAS by connecting it to USB speakers, utilizing the audio jack or connecting the NAS to an amplifier via HDMI.
All modes in the series power on the ADM 2.0 (ASUStor Data Master) platform, which features ASUStor’s newly optimized NAS UI that gives users the freedom to customize their desktop background and pin their favorite applications to the taskbar for easy access. Exclusive new features include Searchlight search engine supports fuzzy searches and lets users to instantly find any files, folders, or apps on the NAS. files, folders or Apps on the NAS. Newly added Mission Mode backup ensures that backup jobs will not be disrupted because of any connection problems. It combines with ASUStor’s 2-way backup functionality to provide users flexibility when configuring backup jobs.
With ADM 2.0, ASUStor will also be launching two new mobile apps, AiMaster and AiData, which allows users to manage and access all data on their NAS from the convenience of their mobile devices.