The computer is now fully part of everyday life. Computers, tablets, smartphones, external hard drives, USB and other devices still key – all designed to meet a specific use and needs
Two trends characterize our current digital uses:
– The amount of data we accumulate is increasingly important. Our whole life is now scanned photos, paperwork, invoices or agendas. Beyond the amount of data, it is also the desire to access it at any time that characterizes our daily lives.
- Our diversified digital entertainment. Consumption and sharing of music and video continues to grow, be it streaming or download. We also pay more and more time to other activities such as video games, creating blogs and websites or graphics.
As part of these uses, we in a race to the equipment, which can be costly to the individual – both financially and in terms of security. Financially, the accumulation of all these new technologies – be it software or hardware – can quickly be very costly to the individual. But security also a danger exists. Some data is stored on external hard drives, others on old USB sticks, others only on the Smartphone or on the computer or tablet. The proliferation of devices entails a de facto increase in local storage of our data. But we do not always think to save them, for lack of knowledge or time.
And if a majority of these needs could be met by a single device? NAS, tools at the forefront of technology, can meet many of these needs. It is therefore possible for the user to acquire an innovative and multi-tasking solution, without committing more fresh.
The first function of the NAS is storage. The apparatus can handle a very large amount of data and adapt to the needs of the user through the establishment of hard drives have a greater or lesser capacity. For added security, it is also possible to store data on the NAS and save them automatically to the cloud, or on a second remote NAS. In case of burglary, theft of NAS, or accidents (fire, flood, etc.), data remains secure and can be retrieved at any time by the user.
In addition to secure data, NAS – via its multiple applications – also can meet many needs related to digital entertainment
To optimize the multimedia experience
Once the unit on and connected to a monitor or a TV via HDMI or DLNA, users can instantly access the entire contents of the media library, but also to various applications of streaming and downloading. For fans of VO, subtitles can also be detected automatically and synchronized with the video. No need to Blu-ray players, or hard drives to connect and disconnect the TV or Internet box. The user can also access all this content through mobile devices. Thus, each family member can, on his smartphone, his tablet or computer, enjoy all the contents of the NAS, whether at home or thousands of kilometers with a simple Internet connection.
Whenever one or more compatible IP cameras are connected to its network, the NAS has an integrated video surveillance and free software. It automatically detects movement and is able to save videos suspect passages. The NAS can also send alerts by email or SMS in case of intrusion suspicion.
Whether for business purposes (freelancers, home-based businesses) or for personal needs, more and more people develop their own website. The NAS allows hosting its own website, but also its own email and FTP servers.
Creating multimedia content
The exponential amount of videos and photos posted on social networks continues to prove it: today we are likely to create our own multimedia content – from passion, or by simply need to keep our memories. The NAS, in addition to secure its data also allows the creation of virtual albums or smart media libraries facilitating the classification and sorting files. Share on social networks and websites is also facilitated with automatic sharing options.
Replace the computer
The NAS can be seen as an improved version and design of our old CPU, simply plug in a mouse, a keyboard and a screen to navigate and use its multiple applications and software – just as one might do on a conventional computer.
This is where some of the most common characteristics of SIN, many other uses are possible. The NAS represents, in a sense, the future of new technologies and high-tech home. Geeks, like the early adopters are already familiar with the product and are familiar with various market players. Although the general public is still not necessarily ready to make this change, the technology, it is already fully functional. It is now more than a matter of time before you see the NAS to settle gradually in all rooms.