The Patriot Javelin looks just like a NAS box and I think it is really, but they’re calling it a media server?! I don’t know what the difference is though really, any NAS can be a media server right? At least everyone that I’ve ever encountered can be.
Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage and enthusiast computer products, today debuts the Javelin Media Server – the perfect central hub for all your digital media storage needs. The Patriot Memory Javelin delivers form and function with stylish aesthetics and world-class network connectivity.
Equipped with four drive bays that support standard 3.5-inch drives, the Patriot Memory Javelin is a media server that is customizable to your storage requirements — up to 12TB of storage capacity is achievable when equipped with four 3TB SATA or SAS drives. The Patriot Javelin supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 10 and a hot-spare drive for enhanced storage efficiency whether performance or redundancy is needed.
When the Patriot Javelin is maximized internally, additional hard drives can be added externally via the available eSATA and USB ports – the USB ports serve double duty and support USB printers for print server duty. A lightning-fast gigabit network interface ensures the Patriot Javelin connects to home networks at the fastest speeds achievable with home networks for smooth digital media streaming to all systems and devices.
“Media servers are gaining popularity in households with multiple computers and streaming audio and video devices. With the popularity of digital music and video downloads, a central hub for all digital downloads is the perfect way to distribute media to multiple systems and devices over your home network and the Internet,” says Patriot Memory Vice President of Engineering Les Henry.
A customized operating system powers the Patriot Javelin for superior media serving capabilities. The Patriot Javelin is PC, Mac and DLNA® compatible and features integrated Apple® iTunes® server to store all iTunes Store®purchases in a single location and use a single account, Squeezebox Server to stream to Logitech® Squeezebox™ devices and UPnP™ compatibility for seamless connectivity to home electronics devices such as the Patriot Box Office and network-connected televisions and Blu-ray players.
On-the-go users will benefit from the Internet sharing capabilities of the Patriot Javelin. A web browser interface enables users to stream audio, video and images from the Patriot Javelin to any Internet-connected device in the world via a web browser of mobile phone application for Android and iOS devices – media can also be shared to family and friends too.
“We live in a connected world where it is vital to always have your data. With the Patriot Javelin, you can have access to your digital media anytime or anywhere and even share it with anyone,” says Mr. Henry.
Beyond the media sharing capabilities, the Patriot Javelin contains an integrated BitTorrent client capable of downloading and managing torrent files. The Patriot Javelin can also function as an automatic system backup device for PCs and Mac – Mac OS® users can use the Javelin as a TimeMachine® backup device.
Take your digital media with you anywhere, anytime and share it with anyone with the stylish and functional Patriot Javelin media server.
- 4 x 3.5-inch drive bays
- Supports SATA & SAS HDDs
- eSATA external expansion
- 2 x USB 2.0 ports
- 256MB DDR2-800 ram
- 128MB flash memory (for OS)
- Print server capable
- iTunes® server capable
- Logitech® Squeezebox™ Server capable
- TimeMachine® compatible
- Integrated BitTorrent client
- UPnP™ compatible
- DLNA® compatible
- Remote media playback (via browser or Android/iOS app)
- Share your media with anyone in the world
- Automatic backup
- Multiple user management
Expect the Javelin S4 to ship to customers in late February 2011. For more information about Patriot Memory’s products and solutions, please contact your Patriot Sales Representative or visit http://www.patriotmemory.com.