Among QNAP's CES 2014 announcements is a fanless "silent" NAS.
QNAP's HS-210 Silent NAS has a "modern set-top design" with a compact brushed metal aluminum case designed to blend in with other media equipment. It's a two-bay design based on a 1.6 GHz Marvell SoC with 512 MB of RAM, 16 MB flash and a single Gigabit Ethernet port for LAN connection.
Two each USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports support external drives and printers and an SD card slot allows easy media transfer. The two bays accept 2.5" and 3.5" hard or solid state drives, but aren't hot-swappable. It's available now at around $290 street.
The company announced that it is now "certified and fully integrated" with home automation and control provider Control4. Control4 system owners can now control QNAP NASes and NVRs from Control4's software platform.
QNAP will also be debuting a NAS family designed for running virtual machines. The TVS-x70 family are the first NASes with a built-in hypervisor enabling creation and management of multiple virtualized PC or server virtual machines.
The company will also demonstrate its latest QTS 4.1 NAS OS that includes new Virtualization Station, Notes Station and Signage Station apps and the latest QVR 5.0 OS for its VioStor NVR products.