QNAP Systems, Inc.

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QNAP Systems, Inc.
Native name
Industry Network Attached Storage
Network Video Recorder
Founded 2004
Founder Meiji Chang
Headquarters New Taipei City, Taiwan
Area served
Products Turbo NAS, VioStor NVR, Digital Signage, Video Wall Controllers
Subsidiaries QNAP, Inc.
Website QNAP.com

QNAP Systems, Inc. (Chinese: 威聯通科技) is a Taiwanese corporation that specializes in providing networked solutions for file sharing, virtualization, storage management and surveillance applications to address corporate, SMB, SOHO and home user needs.


QNAP, standing for “Quality Network Appliance Provider” was founded in 2004 as a subsidiary of IEI Integration Corporation,[1] an industrial computing service provider in Taiwan.[2] QNAP was formerly Internet Appliance Department under IEI Group focusing on Network Storage, Digital Surveillance, and Message Communication. In 2004, the department was spun off into QNAP System Inc. and became a wholly owned subsidiary under IEI Group.[3] In 2006, QNAP launched its Turbo NAS TS-101 the company's first NAS with SATA interface .

Company overview[edit]

QNAP Qidu Plant in Qidu District, Keelung, Taiwan

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Xizhi District, New Taipei City, Taiwan; QNAP has offices located in Pomona, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Germany. Since July 2011, QNAP has been an Associate Member of Intel’s Intelligent Systems Alliance.[4] QNAP is one of the global NAS vendors and ranked 2nd with its market share of 13.8% by units shipped out in 2011.[5][6] Currently[when?] QNAP has more than 1000 employees around the world.

Product overview[edit]

QNAP Turbo NAS TS-670 Pro

QNAP's main products include Network-Attached Storage (NAS), Network Video Recorders (NVR) and Digital Signage (DS.) The company’s product lineup and services include Turbo NAS, VioStor NVR, digital signage players and video wall controllers.



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