Synology has announced the beta availability of its DiskStation Manager (DSM) 4.0. The new Cloud Station synchronizes users’ files automatically across their DiskStation, RackStation, desktops, and laptops, using a secured private cloud dedicated to its owner. The files stay intact for retrieval offline. In addition to this, QuickConnect keeps users away from complicated port forwarding, while DDNS service powered by Synology offers users free domain names. DSM 4.0 also pushes notifications triggered by users’ self-defined events to Skype, Microsoft Messenger and DS finder.

DiskStation Manager 4.0 Beta arrives!

DiskStation Manager 4.0 Beta arrives!

Users can now perform iSCSI LUN backup on DiskStation or RackStation locally or across networks. With point-in-time copy technology, incremental backup and space reclaim, Synology’s backup solutions are more solid. IT administrators can edit Windows ACL directly on DSM as well. Synology’s VPN support allows businesses to use the DiskStation as a VPN client to build a secure private network at no additional cost. Moreover, DSM 4.0 is compliant with industry standards to extend productivity, including the VMware vSphere 5.

Most applications such as Photo Station, Download Station, Surveillance Station are now packages, which not only make installation and upgrade easier, but also allow the user to adapt their DiskStation and RackStation according to their needs in a business or home environment. The Surveillance Station extends its compatibility to support over 1,000 IP camera models and fisheye IP camera de-warping helps users view multiple video angles from a single camera whilst reducing the cost of camera deployment. Image analysis in Live View helps users spot critical movements in multiple channels. 

The new OS additionally brings DS file and DS photo+ to Android tablets along with support for the Kindle Fire. Other features include, application portal, proactive virus scan, hotspot support, configuration backup, plus Picasa and Twitter support on Photo Station. More details on the DM are available here

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