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QNAP TVS-x73 Series NAS Churns out Impressive Video Transcoding Performance

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Plex's Internal Testing Confirms the QNAP TVS-x73 Series NAS Transcodes Video at the Equivalent Performance of two Simultaneous 1080p High Quality Transcodes

POMONA, Calif, Aug. 15, 2017- QNAP, Inc. has always been known as a top-performer in the Network Attached Storage (NAS) category, and some new performance data from Plex shows the remarkable video transcoding capability of QNAP's mid-range TVS-x73 series NAS. In Plex's testing, Plex Media Server on the TVS-473 NAS delivered an average transcoding speed greater than 2.3x realtime when playing high-bitrate remuxed Blu-ray Disc content. This, combined with a CPU Passmark score of 4,800 in benchmark testing, equates to two simultaneous 1080p transcodes. The TVS-x473 series NAS is an affordable yet equally powered alternative to the popular TVS-x71 series which enjoys a strong reputation as a video transcoding powerhouse.

"When testing the performance of the Plex Media Server on the QNAP TVS-473, we saw an impressive performance for both high and low bitrate media," said Shawn Eldridge, Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Plex. "With this high powered NAS, our users will be able to enjoy two simultaneous, high quality, 1080p video transcodes."

Plex is like Mission Control for your personal media collections, allowing you to enjoy your content from the next room, or around the world when you're on the go. With a NAS like the QNAP TVS-x73 series connected to your network and running the Plex Media Server, all your media is ingested and stored in a central, secure place with ease of access. With Plex's mobile apps powering just about any Internet-connected device you may have, you can stream your media anywhere you have an Internet connection.

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About QNAP

QNAP Inc., as its brand promise "Quality Network Appliance Provider," aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity, and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments, as well as enrich entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation and passion.