SMC Networks has announced the availability of its TigerStore Soho NAS Storage Server – a complete storage solution that incorporates a built-in iTunes music server for home and small office environments.

The solution is now available to local consumers via SMC Networks South Africa’s extensive reseller and distributor base.
The SMCNAS02 storage server has high-speed networking capabilities, along with a music server to allow easy access and sharing of data files, music, photos and videos.
With approximately 1.2-billion songs downloaded in 2007, there is a significant increase in the number of people replacing their CD collections with digital music files stored on their computers.
Precious family photographs and videos are also being stored digitally. Easy to install and maintain, the TigerStore SOHO NAS storage server is an ideal central network data resource for homes and small offices, offering common shared and protected storage, with user defined access rights.
The SMCNAS02’s incorporated card reader (compatible with SD, MMC, MS cards) enables the user to easily upload files directly from a digital camera.
The SOHO storage server comes with two slots for 3.5” SATA II hard disks supporting up to 2TB (Terabytes) of storage using the latest 1TB hard disk drives and includes three USB 2.0 ports to connect and share a printer or add additional USB storage. The one-touch backup button means the internal card reader and any external USB storage devices are backed-up effortlessly.
Olaf Olinger, product manager at SMC Networks, commented on the new solution: “This is the age of the Digital Home and as a responsible vendor SMC Networks has produced solutions that give end users the confidence that their valuable data is safe. With the TigerStore SOHO NAS storage server, the whole family can safely store and share data from any computer on the home network.”
Paul Luff, country manager at SMC Networks South Africa, says there is certainly a market in the country for products that facilitate high-speed, reliable storage on the network.
“The TigerStore product range is ideal as a cost-effective, high performance storage solution for the small-to-medium segment of the market. There is certainly the offer of peace of mind for the consumer who now has a fast, straightforward and easily connected means of storage of multimedia material. If one puts this in a local perspective, consumer concern over issues like data loss, power supply, connectivity and storage capacity is certainly addressed."