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QNAP TVS-863+ NAS Software Specifications

The TVS-x63 series is designed for high-end SMB, but home features such as Multimedia Station, Download Station, iTunes server, and UPnP media server are all supported.

Software Specifications

Operating System

  • QTS 4.1 (embedded Linux)

Supported Clients*

  • Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003 onward,
  • Apple Mac OS X onward
  • Linux & UNIX

Supported Browsers

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10+
  • Mozilla Firefox 8+
  • Apple Safari 4+

Multilingual Support

  • Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

File System

  • Internal hard drive: EXT4
  • External hard drive: EXT4, EXT3, NTFS, FAT32,HFS+

Networking

  • TCP/IP: IPv4 & IPv6
  • Dual Gigabit NICs with jumbo frame (failover, multi-IP settings, port trunking/NIC teaming)
  • 10 Gigabit NIC with jumbo frame (failover, multi-IP settings, port trunking/NIC teaming)
  • Service binding based on network interfaces
  • Proxy client, proxy server
  • DHCP client, DHCP server, NTP server
  • Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP (v3.3), NFS(v3), FTP, FTPS, SFTP, TFTP, HTTP(S), Telnet, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP, and SMSC
  • UPnP & Bonjour discovery
  • USB Wi-Fi 802.11ac adapter support

Security

  • Network access protection with auto-blocking: SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, AFP
  • CIFS host access control for shared folders
  • FIPS 140-2 validated AES 256-bit volume-based data encryption
  • AES 256-bit external drive encryption
  • Importable SSL certificate
  • Instant alert via E-mail, SMS, and beep
  • Antivirus protection

Storage Management

  • QNAP flexible Volume/LUN with thin provisioning and space reclaim
  • RAID 0,1, 5, 6, 10, 5/6/10 + hot spares
  • Supports storage pool
  • Online volume expansion
  • Online storage pool expansion
  • Online RAID capacity expansion and online RAID level migration
  • SMART data migration
  • Storage expansion via QNAP UX-500P/UX-800P expansion units
  • Bad block scan and hard drive S.M.A.R.T.
  • Bad block recovery
  • RAID recovery
  • Bitmap support

Power Management

  • Wake on LAN
  • Internal hard drive standby mode
  • Scheduled power on/off
  • Automatic power on after power recovery
  • USB and network UPS support with SNMP management
  • System sleep mode (S3)

Access Right Management

  • Import/export users
  • User quota management
  • Local user access control for CIFS, AFP, FTP, and WebDAV
  • Application access control for Photo Station, Music Station, Video Station, and Multimedia Station
  • Subfolder permissions support for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station

myQNAPcloud Service

  • Private cloud storage and sharing with myQNAPcloud id (QID)
  • Free host name registration (DDNS)
  • Auto router (via UPnP) configuration
  • Web-based file manager with HTTPS 2048-bit encryption
  • Cloudlink for remote access without complicated router setup
  • myQNAPcloud connect for easy VPN connection (Windows VPN utility)

Qsync

  • Syncs files among multiple devices with SSL support
  • Selective synchronization for syncing specific folders only
  • Share team folder as a file center for team collaboration (Maximum sync tasks: 32)
  • Shares files by links via email
  • Policy settings for conflicted files and file type filter support
  • Version control: up to 64 versions.
  • Incremental synchronization for HDD space saving
  • Supports Windows & Mac OS

Web Administration

  • Multi-window, multi-tasking based system management
  • Smart toolbar and dashboard for neat system status display
  • Dynamic DNS (DDNS)
  • SNMP (v2 & v3)
  • Resource monitor
  • Network recycle bin for file deletion via CIFS/SMB, AFP, and File Station Automatic cleanup
  • File type filter
  • Comprehensive logs (events & connection)
  • Syslog client/server
  • System settings backup and restore
  • Mobile app: Qmanager for remote system monitoring & management

 

Domain Authentication Integration

  • Microsoft Active Directory (AD) & Domain Controller support
  • LDAP server, LDAP client
  • Domain users login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station

QPKG

Surveillance Station Pro (QPKG)

  • Supports over 1,400 IP cameras
  • Includes 1 Free Camera License
  • Up to 16 Camera Channels via Additional License Purchase
  • Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) for Advanced Video Search
  • Visual Aid by E-map
  • Surveillance Client for Mac
  • Mobile App: VMobile (iOS and Android)

Video Station (QPKG)

  • Web Video Sharing
  • Video Categorization and Transcoding
    • Supported format: mv,avi,divx,3gp,mov,mpeg,mpg,xvid,flv,asf,rm,dat,mp4
  • Video Upload
    • Up to 2048MB in Size
    • Up to 320 Minutes in Length
    • Batch Upload (Max 50 Files)
  • Publish Videos to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+

TV Station (QPKG)

  • DVB-T Digital TV Live View, Recording, and Playback
  • Supports up to two USB TV Tuners
  • Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) with Scheduled Recording

Note: The availability of DVB-T broadcasting and EPG may vary depending on geological location.

DJ Station (QPKG)

  • Live Broadcast of Music Playlists
  • Music Sharing on Facebook

QPKG Center

  • Adds New Features by Online Installation of Official and Community QPKG Add-ons

Powerful All-in-One Server

File Server

  • File Sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX
  • Windows ACL
  • Advanced Folder Permission for SMB, AFP, FTP
  • Shared Folder Aggregation (CIFS/SMB)

FTP Server

  • FTP over SSL/TLS (Explicit)
  • FXP Supported
  • Passive FTP Port Range Control

File Station

  • Supports ISO Mounting (Up to 256 ISO Files)
  • Supports thumbnail display of multimedia files
  • Supports sharing download links and upload links
  • Drag-n-drop files via Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
  • Photo, music, and video preview and playback with hardware-accelerated transcoding
  • File compression (ZIP or 7z)
  • Create and send download links for sharing public files with expiration time and password protection
  • Support for displaying subtitles (.SRT, UTF-8 format)
  • Video seeking support for video playback during on-the-fly transcoding
  • Support slideshow playback in media viewer
  • Mobile App: Qfile for file browsing and management

Backup Station

  • Supports ISO Mounting (Up to 256 ISO Files)
  • Supports thumbnail display of multimedia files
  • Supports sharing download links and upload links
  • Drag-n-drop files via Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
  • Photo, music, and video preview and playback with hardware-accelerated transcoding
  • File compression (ZIP or 7z)
  • Creation of and sending download links for sharing public files with expiration time and password protection
  • Support for displaying subtitles (.SRT, UTF-8 format)
  • Video seeking support for video playback during on-the-fly transcoding
  • Support slideshow playback in media viewer
  • Mobile App: Qfile for file browsing and management

Cloud Storage Backup

  • Amazon S3
  • Amazon Glacier
  • Webdev-based cloud storage
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Open Stack

Storage Plug & Connect

  • Create and map shared folders using QNAP Windows® Qfinder
  • Create and connect to iSCSI targets/LUN

iSCSI (IP SAN)

  • iSCSI target with multi-LUNs per target (Up to 256 targets/LUNs combined)
  • Support for LUN mapping & masking
  • Online LUN capacity expansion
  • Support for SPC-3 persistent reservation
  • Support for MPIO & MC/S
  • iSCSI LUN backup, one-time snapshot, and restoration
  • iSCSI connection and management by QNAP Windows® Qfinder
  • Virtual disk drive (via iSCSI initiator)
  • Stack chaining master
  • Max No. of virtual disk drives: 8

Virtualization Station

  • Create Virtual Machine (VM) to run a Windows, Linux, Unix, or Android operating system
  • VM import from Virtual Appliances
  • VM export into a virtual appliance in OVF / QVM format
  • VM clone
  • VM snapshot
  • HTML5-based shared remote console

Surveillance Station

  • Supports over 2,700 IP cameras
  • Includes 4 free camera licenses, up to 40 camera channels via additional license purchase
  • Instant playback to check recent events
  • Online editing to change cameras when in live view
  • Visual aid by using e-maps
  • Playback and speed control by shuttle bar
  • Video preview using playback timeline
  • Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) for advanced video search
  • Surveillance client for Mac
  • Mobile surveillance app: Vmobile (iOS and Android)
  • Mobile recording app: Vcam (iOS and Android)

DLNA Server

  • Supports DLNA/UPnP TVs and players such as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Supported audio formats: AIFF, APE, DSD (DSF, DFF), FLAC, M4A, M4A Apple Lossless (ALAC), MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV (PCM, LPCM), WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR*
  • Support CUE indexing files for APE, FLAC audio format.
  • Video and audio on-the-?y transcoding *DRM-protected files are not supported.

VPN Server

  • Secure Remote Access: PPTP & OpenVPN VPN Services
  • Remote Access to Other Resources on Local Network

VPN Client

  • Supported VPN protocols: PPTP & OpenVPN services
  • PPTP authentication: PAP, CHAP, MS-CHAP, MS-CHAPv2
  • PPTP encryption: None, AES 40/128 bit, AES 256 bit
  • OpenVPN encryption: None, AES 40/128 bit, AES 256 bit
  • Transmission package monitor
  • OpenVPN port control
  • OpenVPN link compression

HD (HybridDesk) Station

  • Playback videos, music, photos on yout TV with Kodi via HDMI output
  • Watch various online contents such as YouTube, Flickr, Picasa, Shoutcast, and more.
  • Web browser (Chrome, Firefox)
  • Supports USB keyboard and mouse
  • Supports QNAP Qremote app and the official Kodi remote app
  • Supports user login permissions
  • Note: The playback and quality of some video ?les may be affected due to the CPU and GPU decoding abilities. Up to 7.1 channel audio pass-through is supported. 4K video playback and transcoding are not supported

Transcode Management

  • Transcode 1080p video files to 240p, 360p, 480p, and 720p resolutions
  • Automatic video transcoding for watched folders
  • Hardware-accelerated transcoding support
  • Embed subtitles with videos in background transcoding

Print Server

  • Max. number of printers: 3
  • Support for Internet Printing Protocol
  • Print job display and management
  • IP-based and domain name-based privilege control

Signage Station

  • Supports dynamic content including videos, images, music, and text messages
  • Supports multi-user collaboration
  • Supports searching via keywords
  • Supports sharing via email and social networks
  • Supports design software – iArtist Lite
  • Supports account authority management
  • Supports various web browsers for playback (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari)
  • Supports most-viewed, latest-released and different categories content list

AirPlay & Chromecast

  • Streams videos, photos and music from the NAS to Apple TV via Q?le or QAirPlay&Chromecast’s web-based controller
  • Streams videos, photos and music from the NAS to TV with a Chromecast dongle via Q?le , Qvideo or QAirPlay&Chromecast’s web-based controller

iTunes Server

  • Audio and Video Sharing for Windows & Mac iTunes
  • MP3, AIFF, WAV, MPEG-4, AAC, and M4A

Notes Station

  • Take notes everywhere you go with a handy Note-taking tool on your private cloud.
  • Direct and quick backup from Evernote with re-editing abilities
  • Supports Google Calendar
  • Import/Export PDF files
  • Encrypt/decrypt notes to protect private/confidential information
  • Smart snapshot for version control
  • Multi-user note collaboration
  • Supports a graphical editor for note editing
  • Three-tier Note structure for easy organization
  • Provides Chrome Extension: Notes Station Clipper (Clip web page content to your notes)

App Center

Over 100 official and community software add-ons such as Photo Station, Music Station, Video Station, Download Station, Digital TV Station and HappyGet


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