Press release
QNAP Security Releases QVR 5.0.3 Featuring Qstart, Fixing Bash Vulnerabilities & Adding Compatible Canon IP Cameras

Taipei, Taiwan, November 10, 2014 – QNAP® Security today announced the release of new QVR 5.0.3 firmware for VioStor NVR, which features Qstart for easy system setup, includes a GNU Bash security patch update, and supports six new Canon® IP cameras for compatibility.

“To solve the hassle of complex network settings that many traditional CCTV users encounter when transferring to using NVR systems, Qstart allows auto configuration, auto port detection and comprehensive switch control for easy management,” said Joe Jen, senior product marketing manager of QNAP Security.

Qstart simplifies system initialization and network switch control for users to experience effortless NVR installation and remote maintenance. While providing quick initial setting in few clicks, Qstart integrates major functions of PoE switches and can set up camera IPs automatically. Users can easily manage PoE or network on/off and monitor devices status and network traffic flow. Its intuitive GUI and event notification allow for precise failure detection and efficient troubleshooting.

QVR 5.0.3 further fixes the GNU Bash Environment Variable Command Injection Vulnerability (also known as “Shellshock”) CVE-2014-6277, CVE-2014-6278, CVE-2014-7186 and CVE-2014-7187, though they do not see direct impact to the VioStor NVR system.

Qstart is available for the following VioStor NVR models with specific switch brands and models.

  • VS-6120 Pro+/ 6116 Pro+/ 6112 Pro+
  • VS-4116 Pro/ 4112 Pro/ 4108 Pro+
  • VS-2112 Pro+/ 2108 Pro+/ 2104 Pro+

Newly integrated Canon IP cameras include:

Dome Cameras

  • VB-H630VE: Full HD Outdoor Fixed Dome (Vandal-resistant)
  • VB-M620VE: 1.3MP Outdoor Fixed Dome (Vandal-resistant)

Box Cameras

  • VB-H730F: Full HD Fixed Box
  • VB-M720F: 1.3MP Fixed Box

PTZ Cameras

  • VB-H43: Full HD Pan Tilt Zoom
  • VB-M42: 1.3MP Pan Tilt Zoom


QVR 5.0.3 is available to download from here.

For more information about Qstart, a full list of compatible IP cameras and VioStor NVR products, please visit


About QNAP Security

QNAP Security, headquartered in Taiwan, is the world's first Linux-embedded NVR developer that has leveraged its award-winning storage and RAID technologies to offer the reliable and high performance NVR (VioStor NVR). QNAP Security’s spirit of continuous innovation makes it provide professional surveillance solutions with various market-fresh applications, such as HD local display, browser-based multi-server remote monitoring and Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA).

To fulfill the market’s growing surveillance needs, in 2013 QNAP Security launched its easy turnkey Central Management System solution (VioStor CMS) that is designed for centralized event & device management and flexible central monitoring with large-scale VioStor NVR deployment.

QNAP surveillance solutions are widely applied in various industries such as retail, home offices, banking, hotels, industrial, government and educational institutions. To provide better services globally, QNAP Security has sales representatives, regional offices, support centers and warehouses in more than 10 countries.

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