Synology Unveils DiskStation Manager 3.2
Synology America Corp. announced the official release of its latest DiskStation Manager operating system, DSM 3.2, marking the end of a productive beta cycle.
DSM 3.2 has moved beyond the typical NAS operating system by offering a slew of features for data management on PCs and mobile devices. It is packed with features which deliver the following values
Business convergence and management efficiency
Synology’s comprehensive LDAP service incorporates the abilities to create an LDAP directory server and to integrate a DiskStation into users’ existing Mac or Linux environments for easy account & privilege control. Syslog Server gathers all logs aggregated from multiple devices and facilitates troubleshooting with different types of search criteria. CIFS files in different servers can be shared via the same access portal using Remote Folder. Virtual Drive makes it convenient to mount distributed ISO images onto a DiskStation.
DSM mobile realises server management mobility. IT administrators can slide fingers left or right to enable or disable services as well as manage accounts and privileges of DiskStations on their iOS or Android devices. DSM 3.2 supports Google Cloud Print, with which users can print documents from their mobile devices to distantly located printers over the Internet, without installing any drivers.
Rich multimedia experience
The brand new Photo Station 5 features a theme designer for album customisation and accelerates thumbnail generation. Users can strike a balance between their privacy and social life by protecting selected albums with passwords and importing photos to Facebook with support expanded to major file hosting sites, Download Station accelerates file hunting.
Synology is among the first in the NAS industry to support Mac OS X Lion and provides a reliable backup destination for Time Machine. Surveillance Station has taken the lead by operating on the latest Safari browser, delivering an easy to deploy and cost effective NVR solution on Mac. Moreover, camera grouping and batch editing as well as common privilege profile grants rapid large scale deployment.
Enhanced user experience
The revamped Package Centre allows users to discover and install latest applications in a snap. Package Centre also makes it easy to update users’ selected applications after they receive desktop or e-mail notifications. DSM 3.2 incorporates advanced HTML5 capabilities and CSS3 style, engaging users through drag-n-drop support in File Browser and Download Station, and allowing them to upload files from their PC desktop. Synology Hybrid RAID makes volume ready for use 95% faster than before.
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