New LinkStation™ firmware introduces support for Squeezebox and Android remote access

Middle East, 04 April 2011: Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of storage, wireless networking solutions introduces the new LinkStation™ Quad that features four RAID enabled Hard Drives in one unit. The new LinkStation™ Quad also heralds the introduction of new network access support for the Logitech™ Squeezebox and WebAccess™ support for Android™.

 

The new LinkStation™ Quad comes power-packed with 4 hard drives that can be configured in RAID 0 for performance or RAID 5 for redundant storage; so, if a hard drive fails, your data is safe.

 

With the addition of WebAccess for Android, users can access and share multimedia files from anywhere at any time using Buffalo’s WebAccess. This is a feature that allows users to easily stream digital content stored on any Buffalo network storage solution from anywhere in the world via a Web browser, or using the newly announced free WebAccess app, via an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® and now with support for Android SmartPhone.

 

Another network accessibility feature added is the Logitech Squeezebox support preinstalled in the product. A user can now stream their favourite music and videos directly from the LinkStation™ Quad to a computer or Logitech Squeezebox, PS3®, Xbox 360® or network attached DLNA or UPnP media player or Buffalo LinkTheater.

 

Jasem Al Roomi, Director at Buffalo Advantec FZCO said, “Buffalo are evolving their solutions to include accessibility functions to almost all devices that can or need access to a Network Attached Storage. Our WebAccess feature now covers most of the common platforms being used the world over, and we are working to include all the platforms that can be used to access data being stored on Buffalo network attached devices. In addition, we have given all existing LinkStation™ users to upgrade their firmware to support the new accessibility features of the new LinkStation™ Quad.”

 

Availability

 

The Buffalo LinkStation™ Quad (LS-QVL/R5) will be available from leading retailers and authorized Buffalo business solution partners around the Middle East, backed by a two-year warranty.

 

Official Product ID:

Buffalo Portable USB 8x MultiDrive DVD Reader / Writer: LS-QVL/R5

LS-QV4.0TL/R5-EU – 4TB

LS-QV8.0TL/R5-EU – 8TB

 

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About Buffalo Technology

 

Buffalo is a global manufacturer of innovative storage, multimedia, and wireless networking products for the home and small business. The company is recognised as the Number 1 total PC peripheral manufacturer in Japan, and was the worldwide consumer NAS market leader in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 (In-Stat).

 

The company’s storage products are addressing the needs of the individual and the business, providing cost-effective network attached storage (NAS), portable and desktop hard drives, multimedia players, and Wireless LAN routers, which together offer a complete and integrated solution for the small office and digital home environment.

 

Buffalo’s product portfolio includes its TeraStation™ NAS devices which are specifically designed to bring Enterprise Storage to the SMB.  The LinkStation™ range of NAS products, takes multimedia NAS to the home, and enables you to create a central location to share information, store files, photos and music, and save all your digital content, simply and easily. The AirStation™ range of easy-to-use, high performance wireless networking products for the SMB/SoHo and home user, with industry-leading AOSS™ (AirStation One-Touch Secure System) technology, allows users to build and manage secure wireless networks at home or in the office at the push of a button.

 

Buffalo’s strong international industry alliances with companies such as Intel, Broadcom™, Nintendo and Microsoft have allowed it to lead the industry in the development of the latest technologies into practical tools for the business and the home.

 

Headquartered in Japan, Buffalo Technology has offices in the UK, France, The Netherlands, USA and Taiwan. For more information please visit www.buffalo-technology.com.

© Buffalo Inc. 2010. BUFFALO logo, AirStation, Nfiniti, AOSS, TeraStation, LinkStation, DriveStation, MiniStation, LinkTheater and Dualie are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Melco Holdings Inc. or Buffalo Inc. Microsoft Windows and Microsoft logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft corporation in United States and/or other countries.  The names and logos of other companies mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

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