The TS-251 is consumer-grade NAS that supports Intel VT-x and virtual machine applications. Just download the Virtualization Station App from App Center, and you can install & operate multiple operating systems with Windows, Linux, and UNIX. The virtual machines can be used in a variety of different ways to boost the functionality of your Turbo NAS. Virtualization technology is normally solely used in enterprise environments, but with the growing needs of a digital household, virtualization is slowly becoming part of your everyday applications. Many households have printers, and when users want to print out the photos stored on their Turbo NAS, but have a printer with Windows only drivers, they would need to startup their PC just for this simple task.
- User-based permissions settings
The Virtualization Station administrator can assign VMs to users and set different permissions to them such as power control, snapshot, advanced VM settings and the VM's view-only console. According to the purpose of VMs and the user demands, administrators can easily and efficiently allocate VM's resources to users.
- Direct access to files & data via VM
Speciﬁc ﬁle formats cannot be opened directly by the Turbo NAS, but the Virtualization Station makes it possible. Administrators can install Windows, Linux, and UNIX on the Turbo NAS to run any supported application or ﬁle.
- Enhance security and save bandwidth
When accessing ﬁles and data on a virtual machine they are not transmitted outside of the Turbo NAS. This provides a secure environment that prevents sensitive data from being intercepted and also saves bandwidth & network resources when you need to access large ﬁles.
- Background hardware accelerated transcoding
You can add videos to a transcoding list and use the Turbo NAS to convert the original high resolution video for use with multiple resolutions. Then you can select an appropriate resolution to match your environment when sharing or watching.
- Auto transcoding
When you set a Turbo NAS folder as an auto transcoding folder, the Turbo NAS will automatically convert the videos in this folder to the resolution you have set. For example, if you set the folder to 360P, the video will auto transcode to this resolution when you upload to this folder as a background task.
- On-the-fly transcoding
If you have many high-resolution videos, but did not transcode in advance, you can use on-the-ﬂy transcoding. This will adapt to meet bandwidth limits, with the Turbo
NAS transcoding in real time for watching the video directly. For this hardware based transcoding technology, up to users can watch videos streamed simultaneously from the same Turbo NAS.
- Hardware-accelerated transcoding technology
With Intel HD Graphics video creation & conversion is faster, easier and can signiﬁcantly reduce transcoding time while handling multiple on-the-ﬂy transcode tasks.