Taipei, Taiwan, March 2, 2009 - QNAP Security today announces the new firmware version 2.8 for the entire VioStor NVR series (VioStor-101/ 201/ 5020) to support the world’s first innovative multi-server monitoring. By the firmware update, the VioStor NVR is turned to be a high expansibility network surveillance system which is capable of monitoring up to 120 channels simultaneously.
"We are more than excited to unveil the new firmware for our VioStor NVR series. The multi-server monitoring function is a significant technology breakthrough in the network surveillance industry. By upgrading the firmware on one single VioStor NVR, our users can add other QNAP NVR servers regardless of their physical locations and monitor the channels. There is no need to install any other software and no complicated configuration is required," remarked by Jacky Cheng, Senior Product Manager from QNAP. "More importantly, a maximum of 120 IP-based cameras can be monitored on a standalone server with this embedded feature. The scale of the network surveillance is boundlessly expanded by grouping the multiple NVR servers together for simultaneous monitoring."
The new VioStor NVR firmware also brings other stunning features including the support for 15 alarm recording schedules, new IP camera models, and localized web-based interface in Polish, Korean, and Portuguese. For the firmware download and further information, please visit
About QNAP VioStor-5020 NVR
The VioStor-5020 NVR is the 5-bay standalone network video surveillance system for high-end, convenient, and reliable IP-based real-time monitoring and video recording. Powered by Intel 1.6GHz CPU and 1GB DDRII memory, the VioStor-5020 supports 20-channel monitoring, M-JPEG or MPEG4 recording, megapixel recording (max 8 megapixels) respectively. The NVR houses five hot-swappable SATA hard drives accommodating up to 7.5TB storage capacity for long-term recording. Advanced RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 5+ Hot Spare/ 6/ 6+ Hot Spare/ JBOD disk configurations are provided. The supported IP camera brands include M-JPEG/ MPEG4 recording from AXIS, ACTi, Arecont, Canon, D-Link, EDiMAX, ELMO, EtroVision, GANZ, iPUX, IQeye, LevelOne, MOBOTIX, Panasonic BB/ BL/ i-Pro, SANYO, SONY, TOSHIBA, TRENDnet, VIVOTEK, and Y-CAM.