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ultra238a
2005-10-25, 00:28
Hi,

Available from today for pre-order and delivery in November from our retail website (and many other websites throughout the day) www.cooltopia.com

New Squeezebox - I don't think I need to tell you any more about this baby! We will have stock 1st week in November. Prices start from 179.99 inc VAT

Qnap TS-101 NAS - Powerful and Silent
160Gb, 200Gb, 300Gb, 400Gb & 500Gb options
266Mhz PPC CPU
64Mb RAM
10/100/1000 Ethernet Interface
Silent Case Design - no internal fans, the case acts as a radiator
Uses fast sATA hard drives
External sATA interface for extra storage
3x USB 2.0 interfaces for extra storage, USB pen drives, digital cameras and printers
Optional 802.11b/g WiFi interface (available December 2005)
Built-in File Station, Web Station, Photo Station & Download Station software

No have I forgotten any major features, hmmmm let me think?????
Oh yes, it runs Slimserver 6.2 out of the box - plug in and go with auto update when new versions are released.

Prices start from 229.99 inc VAT

Come and see the new products first at Apple Expo London on the 27th - 29th October on the Cooltopia.com stand (we'll be the one with all the people around us whilst Lee does his best Steve Jobs impression :) )

Regards

Paul
Progressive Consumer Electronics Ltd

seanadams
2005-10-25, 00:33
Nice. Available in the colonies?

Fifer
2005-10-25, 00:50
Paul, a discounted package of Qnap NAS with SB3 would be nice ;)

ultra238a
2005-10-25, 00:55
:) Don't worry it will be coming today.

As will the Qnap TS-401T with up to 2TB of storage out of the box and Slimserver 6.2!

Paul
Progressive Consumer Electronics Ltd

Fifer
2005-10-25, 01:03
Mmmm, sounds like I'm just about to buy SB no 3. Does the Nov. 1 ETA apply to the NAS too (I think I'd be after the 200GB)?

ultra238a
2005-10-25, 01:04
We expect our first stock of the TS-101 and TS-401T 1st/2nd week in November.

Nearly there :)

Paul
Progressive Consumer Electronics Ltd

dallan73
2005-10-25, 01:59
Looks very good...

Will 64Mb be enough?? Currently the slim.exe process takes up that itself. Will there be any scope to get them with more memory?

Stuart Cooper
2005-10-25, 02:18
We shall be stocking the new Squeezebox (of course) as well as the Qnap NAS
units. The Qnap units will be added to the store for pre-order today; the
Squeezboxes are already there.

Stuart
www.multitask-computing.co.uk

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Looks very good...

Will 64Mb be enough?? Currently the slim.exe process takes up that itself.
Will there be any scope to get them with more memory?


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ultra238a
2005-10-25, 02:32
With reference to the 64Mb memory in the TS-101. I have had 5x Squeezeboxes streaming different MP3 files from the box without any problems.

Both the web interface and the Squeezebox interface are very responsive and work quickly.

FLAC files play fine also.

If this box flys then there is some potential to get the memory upgraded to 128Mb or even 256Mb or you could just go for a 256Mb 800Mhz TS-401T

Paul
Progressive Consumer Electronics Ltd

bpa
2005-10-25, 02:35
Will it be possible to install plugins on QNAP ?
How accessible is the underlying Linux - is there a documented telnet interface ?
In particular I'd like to try AlienBBC as there are Real libraries for PPC.

ultra238a
2005-10-25, 02:37
The TS-101 runs a flavour of Ubuntu Linux and we are currently getting all of the plugins that we can running on the box as standard.

The TS-401T is x86 based so we should have no problems running any of the plugins on that box.

Paul
Progressive Consumer Electronics Ltd

mherger
2005-10-25, 02:56
I'm sorry, the product isn't for me (I've got already two machines running
24/7) - but I've still got a question:

> No have I forgotten any major features, hmmmm let me think?????
> Oh yes, it runs Slimserver 6.2 out of the box - plug in and go with
> auto update when new versions are released.

Is that auto update script/plugin available for the rest of us? I'm not
very happy with the one I wrote for my SlimCD...

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ultra238a
2005-10-25, 03:17
It won't be no but we can tell you how we are going to do it.

I'll get you some details over as soon as I can but as you can imagine, I am a little maxed out this morning :)

Paul
Progressive Consumer Electronics Ltd

mherger
2005-10-25, 04:19
> It won't be no

This is a pitty. If it worked today, it's really much better than mine...

> but we can tell you how we are going to do it.

This would be nice.

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Mark.Bennett
2005-10-26, 00:22
On Tue, 2005-10-25 at 02:32 -0700, ultra238a wrote:
> With reference to the 64Mb memory in the TS-101. I have had 5x
> Squeezeboxes streaming different MP3 files from the box without any
> problems.
>
> Both the web interface and the Squeezebox interface are very responsive
> and work quickly.
>
> FLAC files play fine also.
>
> Paul
> Progressive Consumer Electronics Ltd

The issue with memory is not rally how many players are streaming
at a time, but the size of the library. (Is this still true with
mySQL, or is the memory usage now independent of library size?)

When you were doing your testing, how many songs were in the
library?

For instance, my library has 6500 songs in it, and slimserver
(under Linux FC2) is using 74MB with no players playing. Adding
three players playing Flac adds only 1.5MB to the memory
usage.

Given that some of the 64MB of memory will be used by general
linux/drivers etc, and presumably some of it acts as a cache
for the NAS, only a part of the memory will be available to
slimserver.


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DrNic
2005-10-26, 12:28
We expect our first stock of the TS-101 and TS-401T 1st/2nd week in November.

Nearly there :)

Paul
Progressive Consumer Electronics Ltd

Paul
Any news on the TS-401T boxes yet??
What sort of price point are we dealing with for these units?
Are these fanless too?

Sorry about all the questions!!

Nic

DrNic
2005-11-01, 04:37
Paul
Any news on the TS-401T boxes yet??
What sort of price point are we dealing with for these units?
Are these fanless too?

Sorry about all the questions!!

Nic

@Paul
No info on your site yet about the TS-401T, will you be stocking this soon?

Nic

ultra238a
2005-11-01, 08:22
Hi,

Sorry about the delay on the info for the TS-401T. It will also be available mid-November.

The unit, due to its power has a fan at the back of the unit.

I think it is pretty safe to say that you wouldn't want your 4x 500Gb HDDs over heating

Fifer
2005-11-01, 11:54
Paul, you have PMs.