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QNAP Systems Inc. (Quality Network Appliance Provider Systems Inc.)

Contributor(s): Matthew Haughn

QNAP Systems Inc. is a manufacturer of network appliance and storage solutions; the company was founded in 2004 as a subsidiary of IEI Integration Corporation.

QNAP specializes in hardware systems for file sharing, storage management, virtualization and cloud services, as well as surveillance applications for home and businesses. The company offers a range of products for various environments, from SOHO to enterprise-scale companies.

Many of QNAP's offerings are NAS systems that enable high storage volume and speed. The capacity of the units can make them suitable for powerful media servers that can quickly transcode up to 4K video, and stream to multiple users or to network video recorders managing and recording from multiple cameras in a surveillance system.

QNAP is a Taiwanese company with its headquarters located in Taipei. The QNAP name stands for Quality Network Appliance Provider.

This was last updated in June 2015

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