Infrant Technologies Releases ReadyNAS Operating System Upgrade; Infrant RAIDiator Version 2.0 With Media Server and Integrated Backup Manager.FREMONT, Calif. -- Infrant Technologies today announced an updated operating system for its ReadyNAS and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and partner NAS (1) See network access server.
(2) (Network Attached Storage) A specialized file server that connects to the network. A NAS device contains a slimmed-down operating system and a file system and processes only I/O requests by supporting the popular appliances. The RAIDiator OS is an embedded Linux-based operating system designed to work specifically with the Infrant NSP (1) (Network Service Provider) An organization that provides a high-speed Internet backbone to ISPs and other service providers. Sprint, MCI and UUNET are examples of NSPs. See Internet backbones. . The OS is embedded on flash memory for additional reliability and is completely administered via a browser-based GUI for simplicity.
Building upon its leading edge performance and award winning features, RAIDiator 2.0 now includes the following enhancements:
--Home Media Streaming Server for streaming personal videos, music, and pictures to network DVD players
--UPnP AV support for multimedia streaming to Digital Media Adapters
--Integrated Backup Manager supporting backups between remote CIFS (Common Internet File System) The file sharing protocol used in Windows. It evolved out of the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol in DOS, which is why the terms CIFS/SMB and SMB/CIFS are sometimes seen. The word "Internet" in the CIFS name has little relevance. , NFS, FTP, HTTP HTTP
in full HyperText Transfer Protocol
Standard application-level protocol used for exchanging files on the World Wide Web. HTTP runs on top of the TCP/IP protocol. , and Rsync shares and ReadyNAS data and USB USB
in full Universal Serial Bus
Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer. storage shares
--USB Hard disk and flash device support, with file system support for Ext2, Ext3, FAT32, and NTFS (NT File System) An optional file system for Windows NT, 2000 and XP operating systems. NTFS is the more advanced file system, compared to FAT32. It improves performance and is required in order to implement numerous security and administrative features in the OS.
--Recycle Bin for Windows users
--FTP port designation and user login support for secure access from outside the firewall
--SMTP port designation and login allow for enhanced compatibility with external email systems
--Automatic firmware update checking and download options
--Auto power-off on disk failure option
Paul Tien, president of Infrant, says, "By working closely with ReadyNAS users, Infrant is able to quickly respond to market and OEM partner needs. Our engineering team has developed an efficient, secure, and full featured operating system based on the Infrant high performance NSP that will enable us to become the leader in the new and emerging NAS markets."
The ReadyNAS family provides the perfect solution for budget-conscious applications yet offers a multi-disk, full-featured NAS solution supporting the most advanced technologies including Serial ATA, hardware-accelerated RAID5, and Gigabit Ethernet.
In addition to backup, the ReadyNAS devices are perfect for all data storage applications, such as Digital Video Surveillance, Digital Video Editing (DVE), High Definition Personal Video Recorder See DVR. (HD-PVR) and Home Media Center.
Pricing and Availability
The updated OS is available now to existing ReadyNAS users and OEM partners via automatic update or manual download from the Infrant Web Site.
About Infrant Technologies
Infrant Technologies is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. that provides the best solutions in network-based storage to channels and OEM partners. With the industry's most innovative storage solutions for home and SMB markets, Infrant Technologies supplies the best full-featured and price-efficient NAS platforms at the chip, board and system level to OEM partners. The ReadyNAS family of products offers rich feature sets, previously only available to enterprise-level users, at an entry-level price.
More information is available at www.infrant.com.
ReadyNAS, RAIDiator and RAIDar are trademarks of Infrant Technologies. All other trademarks are the marks of their respective owners.