updated 09:15 pm EDT, Tue September 8, 2009
Disk Station Manager 2.2 improves performance
Synology has released Disk Station Manager 2.2, an update to its cross platform file-sharing and data storing app that was previously available as a beta program. The upgrade delivers new Surveillance Station 3 software, iPhone and Time Machine support along with a DLNA compliant media server for streaming multimedia digital content between a Disk station and DLNA home-compliant devices. System enhancements include improved HDD driver quality and compatibility, and a dynamic bad sector remapping and recovery function.
With the upgraded Surveillance Station 3 users receive 54 additional camera models which brings the total up-to 193, and includes both support for VIVOTEK video server VS7100 and SMS notification's for administrators to help warn of critical occurrences. The added Time Machine support enables simpler back-up of data to Disk Stations, while the two new iPhone apps, DS photo and DS audio, allow users to stream music and upload photos from a Dist Station with an iPhone or iPod touch.
Other enhancements provide both auto-block support for extending FTP coverage and iSCSI support for creating up to 10 iSCSI targets per single Disk Station. A built-in firewall enables users to block specific IP addresses or services, and the enhanced iTunes server now supports video playback and music album artwork. Users can also expect to see increased support for domain users and domain groups in Windows ADS, which increases the numbers up to 100,000 each, as well new sub-folder privileges set-up in File Station 2.
The software comes with all newly shipped Disk Stations or can be downloaded for FREE from the company's support page.