Shuttle adds further dual-bay NAS models to OMNINAS product series

@ 2013/10/09
Three NAS solutions from the mini-PC manufacturer
New KD21 and KD22 models with increased speed and enhanced features


Elmshorn, Germany, 2013-10-09. Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH, the
European subsidiary of Shuttle Inc., one of the leading developers and
manufacturers of compact PC solutions such as the world-renowned XPC
Mini-PC Barebones, is expanding its NAS product family. With two new
network storage solutions, there is now a whole spectrum of models
available for various data backup and storage requirements via Gigabit
Ethernet.

Two new machines are coming onto the market - the OMNINAS KD21 and
KD22 - offering increased transmission speeds and a greater range of
functions. New ARM-based processors with 1.0 to 1.2 GHz and twice the
amount of memory enable data transfer speeds of up to 110 MB/s (read)*
and 75 MB/s (write)*. Thanks to the enhanced performance of the new
processors, all KD21 and KD22 server services can be activated at the
same time.

The new features include a range of functions for increased user
convenience, e.g. a power on/off schedule, online firmware updates and
direct image transfer from an attached digital camera to the NAS.
Initial setup has also again been considerably simplified. Experienced
users will appreciate the Wake-on LAN and integrated FTP server. For
the first time two hard disks can operate in single mode, if desired
– ideal for subsequent expansion of disk capacity. To reduce light
interference in the home environment, the LEDs on the KD21 and KD22
can now be disabled at the press of a button.

A particular feature of the flagship KD22 machine is the integrated
wireless LAN function which allows notebooks, smartphones and tablets
to have wireless access to the NAS server and the network in which it
is located. Since this creates an additional WLAN network, the network
coverage (range) should ideally extend as terminal devices now have
access to more than one network.

"We are grateful for the numerous responses and suggestions we have
received since the launch of our first storage solution. The extended
OMNINAS family benefits from this feedback," says Tom Seiffert, Head
of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH. "Important
features have been added to the KD21 and KD22 so that they work
noticeably more rapidly."

Overview of the technical differences between the different members of
the product family:

Shuttle OMNINAS KD20: 75/55 MB/s (R/W)*, 2x 750 MHz, 256 MB RAM
Shuttle OMNINAS KD21: 100/70 MB/s (R/W)*, 1.0 GHz, 512 MB RAM
Shuttle OMNINAS KD22: 110/75 MB/s (R/W)*, 1.2 GHz, 512 MB RAM, wireless LAN access point

The OMNINAS trio all possess a unique aluminium chassis that enables
quiet and cool operation. The ARM-based processors are extremely
energy-efficient, making Shuttle's NAS solutions the most frugal on
the market.

All OMNINAS models support both 2.5" and 3.5" drive formats. Consumers
can choose almost any HDD or SSD with 3 Gbit/s or 6 Gbit/s SATA
interface. The machines also come with Acronis True Image backup
software. Mac users backup with "Time Machine.

The previous KD20 model continues to be available and is ideal for NAS
novices or as a second machine for regular data backup of content from
an existing NAS.

A short product video presents 360° views of the two new models and
also gives a glance inside:

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