Synology announces a series of portfolio-wide introductions. C2 receives an object storage service with Amazon S3 compatibility; Synology’s first proprietary wifi 6 router sees the light of day, and DSM 7.1 is on the horizon.
Synology shares the news at the Synology 2022 AND BEYOND conference. In early 2022, the organization will launch a new C2 object storage service. Compatibility with existing Amazon S3 applications is key, which promises to facilitate migrations from Amazon to Synology (and vice versa).
Furthermore, Synology announces the RT600ax tri-band router. Its first wifi 6 model, capable of running on the 5.9GHz spectrum. The organization calls it a flagship. The router will be available starting in early 2022. During the same period, Synology launches Router Manager 1.3, a new version of its router control software. The release adds VLAN support. A noteworthy introduction, as Synology’s VLAN allows users to virtualize LAN networks with a software interface.
The public preview of DSM 7.1 will be released in Q1 2022. The release introduces support for Distributed File System (DFS) and Server Message Block (SMB) multichannel. Collectively, the introductions facilitate fast file transfers. Active Insight, initially released in DSM 7.0 and intended for monitoring NAS devices, has been updated to allow monitoring of backups.
Surveillance Station 9.0
Finally, the launch of a new Surveillance Station version (9.0) underlines Synology’s continued commitment to video surveillance software. A new monitoring dashboard displays multiple camera feeds. The addition of an onboarding wizard allows existing camera configurations to be imported and applied to several or hundreds of other cameras.