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Tonido Personal Cloud App Revamped for iOS 7

New app release includes a redesigned interface, AirPrint support and improved video playback

AUSTIN, Texas, October 03, 2013 – CodeLathe, the leader in personal cloud products and services, announced today that the company has updated Tonido Mobile to take advantage of the best new features in iOS 7.  The new iPhone and iPad app features a complete overhaul of the user interface, mobile printing via AirPrint and optimized video playback with closed caption support.

“When Apple, Google and Windows make significant updates to their operating systems and hardware, we ensure that Tonido users can take full advantage of new functionality,” said Anis Abdul, CTO of CodeLathe. “In that spirit, we have taken significant steps to optimize Tonido Mobile for iOS 7.”

Tonido Mobile allows iOS, Android and Windows users to access documents, photos, music and videos stored on their home computer from anywhere in the world. The free service provides the accessibility of the cloud without running into the storage limits, costs and security flaws of public cloud storage.

The latest version of iOS app includes three key improvements:

  • Interface Redesign The Tonido user interface was rebuilt from scratch to complement the iOS 7 flat design paradigm.
  • AirPrint Support – iOS users can now print documents directly from the Tonido app using AirPrint, a technology that enables instant printing from Apple devices without the need to download and install drives.
  • Video Optimization – User can now enjoy smoother video playback along with subtitles and text made available through closed caption support.

“iOS users are our top demography and ardent supporters of Tonido Personal Cloud,” said Madhan Kanagavel, founder and CEO of CodeLathe. “Our team has done an excellent job in this redesign to bring the best possible user experience. With this new app launch, we are confident that we will maintain the best personal cloud software in the Apple ecosystem.”

Tonido Personal Cloud may be downloaded for free at www.tonido.com.

The Tonido iOS app is available here in the iTunes Store

For more information on the Tonido iOS app, visit www.tonido.com/ios/

 

 

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Launching Tonido FileCloud 3.0 – Enterprise File Sharing, Sync and Mobile Access Made Easy

We are happy to announce the release of FileCloud version 3.0.  This FileCloud release offers a stunning array of new features  and addresses pretty much all the pain points of enterprise file sharing.

The following are some of the most prominent features/enhancements:

Admin Portal Enhancements

Number of upgrades from UI enhancements to new feature support have been added to FileCloud admin system. Following are the highlights of admin system upgrades:

Admin UI Redesign: The admin UI was given a major facelift that gives a better visual appeal. The admin UI is now in tune and aligned more along the lines of FileCloud Users’ interface elements such as menus, fonts and layouts etc.

 

Upgrade support in admin UI: Now, updating your FileCloud is a breeze. Just click a button and you get the latest FileCloud updates. You can check for updates and update as needed.

User Group Support for Network shares: In the older version of the FileCloud, administrators were able to share the file system to certain users. With the recent updates, administrators can classify users into groups and share the file system to the groups. No more pain of picking users every time to do a network share.

AD Group Import: If you are integrating your Active Directory with FileCloud, you can now import a AD Group and its users directly into FileCloud.

Smart Mount of Network Shares:  Smart mounts are paths with user variables, when assigned to a group will translate into different paths for different users of the group. Through this powerful feature, you can enable a users’ home directory display only for user. Following are the supported path patterns:

%USERID% – User id as a variable in path
%EMAILID% – Email id as a variable in path
%DISPLAYNAME% – User display name as a variable in path

Fore more detail information on how to set up smart mounts,  click here

Multi-site management in a single machine install: The system supports multiple instances of FileCloud running under the same Apache server. This  gives administrators the ability to spawn new instances with ease and reduce maintenance tasks.

Downloadable audit logs in CSV format: We have added the ability to download the log files in CSV. And, import the file into Microsoft Excel and run all your fancy reports.

Allow Mixed mode authentications In case you are using LDAP/Active Directory authentication, you are no longer limited by your Active Directory or LDAP Authentication. Now,  the system will allow you to add users to FileCloud that are not part of your Active Directory or LDAP Authentication.

 Updated Statistics in Dashboard: Additional statistics such as Log Folder size, Groups, Network Shares, User Shares are included in the admin UI dashboard to reflect the new upgrades.

 

File Sharing Enhancements:

Network Shares: Public and Private Sharing Support: If you are one of the users that has Network Shares, now you can share your network share as a public/private share. The feature will give your more usability and flexibility to share some files/folders on the file system.

Anonymous file upload to public shares: When you create a public share, you have the ability to allow any user accessing your public share be able to upload files into the share. This feature will help you extend your public share feature.

 

Support to Re-share a file or folder: We have added a feature to give the users that you have shared a file/folder to re-share. When you create a share, give the folder Read/Write access and check the Share Access. Now, the user you have shared your files/folders can re-share.


When the user to whom you shared logs in, he/she will have the ability to re-share.

 

 

Support to share a file or folder to a Group:  If the admin has enabled groups, you can now share a file a folder to a group and all users within the group.  You can even share to “everyone” if the admin has enabled the everyone group.

Other End User System Enhancements:

 Antivirus Integration Support:  FileCloud now uses ClamAV an open source antivirus engine to detect viruses when files are uploaded into FileCloud. During uploads,  if a virus threat is detected, the file is promptly removed and a note is made in the audit system for admin review.

WebDAV support:  FileCloud supports access to shared files using WebDAV protocol. For more information and supported WebDAV clients, click here

Directory download support: We have added support to download folders. The folder will be zipped and will be downloaded to the location you pick.

Multiple file download support: You can not only download a folder in zip, but also download a bunch of selected files. The selected files will be zipped and downloaded to the location you pick.

Recycle Bin support: Like any OS, we have added Recycle Bin support to FileCloud. When you delete a file/folder, we just move it to the Recycle Bin. In case, you need to recover, all you have to do is recover it from the Recycle Bin. To give Administrators more control, the Recycle Bin feature can be turned on/off.

Support for PNG Images: We have added support to include PNG image format. More image support will be added in future releases.

For more information on features, you can see our release notes

As you can see a major overhaul of FileCloud has been done that meets the important features requested by our users.  You can always send us additional feature requests and enhancements that would improve the product and user experience and we will always be happy to accommodate your request depending on the feasibility.

Tonido iOS App Brings Ultra Fast Indexing to Help Families Organize Personal Media

–  New app auto magically organizes photos, music, videos and makes it accessible via iPhone/iPad from anywhere –

Austin, TX — May 14, 2013 — CodeLathe, the leader in Personal Cloud software and services, today launches a major update to its Tonido personal cloud server and iPhone/iPad app that will help families to automatically organize and catalog their personal photos, music and videos. Tonido lets individuals watch videos, listen to music, see photos and open documents that are stored on their computer right from their mobile iOS device. Users can now share their personal media without worrying about the privacy and security of their data.

 

 

“Media indexing and organization is one of the most requested features by our user community. When we set out to build this feature, our aim was to achieve a new benchmark in media indexing performance. We are extremely pleased with what we have achieved. For instance, our test results show Tonido takes only a few minutes to index a collection of 31714 photos, 11259 songs, 1734 videos using a Quad Core 2 GHz Intel Core i7, 4 GB RAM Mac OSX 10.7.5 computer. Furthermore, subsequent reindexing of this large media collection takes only 5 seconds. With Tonido’s superior media indexing performance, users can now catalog their large media collection in a few minutes. ” said Anis Abdul, CTO of CodeLathe.

Tonido offers users secure access to their home computer’s entire collection of documents, photos, music and videos from anywhere without uploading it to a public cloud service. Individuals begin by downloading the free Tonido server app on their desktop and the free mobile app onto their iOS device. Employing smart LAN switching technology to use gigabit access speed within home LAN networks, the app safely connects users to the documents stored on their desktop in seconds. Users can also access their files via Wi-Fi or 3G mobile networks, backup their photos and videos from their iPhone/iPad to their Tonido personal cloud, and download files for offline viewing.

“Today, households store terabytes of personal data in the form of photos, music and home videos on their PCs or NAS devices. Organizing this large personal media collection manually is an onerous task. Also, uploading terabytes of personal media to multiple online services for organization is not a practical solution. Tonido’s automatic media indexing and management technology solves this problem elegantly. It automatically catalogues photos, music and videos and makes it accessible from anywhere using one’s iPhone and iPad. Tonido is an extremely useful app for anybody with a large collection of personal media. Management of personal media has never been this easier,” said Madhan Kanagavel, CEO of CodeLathe.

 

Tonido Features

– Automatic organization of photos by year and month based on EXIF Meta data

– Automatic indexing of music and organize it based on Song, Artist, Genre and Album names

– Automatic, multi-format live video transcoding and streaming (including MOV, MP4, M4V, MPG, MPEG, AVI, VOB, MKV, WMV, XVID, FLV, SWF, OGG, GP3, MTS, M2TS). Requires no manual conversion of video files for playback.

– Automatic multi-format music streaming and playlist support (including FLAC, OGG, WMA, MP3, and more)

– Tonido companion server apps are available for all computer platforms: Windows, Mac OSX and Linux

– Plug-and-Play remote access. No fiddling with router settings

– Easy to remember web URL access to one’s personal computer

– Stream Music and Videos to Apple TV using Airplay

– Listen to an iTunes Playlist from anywhere

 

The Tonido server app is available for free download at http://www.tonido.com.

The Tonido iOS app is available for free on the iTunes App Store at:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tonido-file-access-music-video/id388726418?mt=8.

For more information on the Tonido iPhone/iPad app, visit:http://www.tonido.com/ios/

 

Screenshots:

http://www.tonido.com/ios/docs/tonido_ios_media_kit.zip

Factsheet:

http://img.appular.com/Tonido/TonidoiOSFlyer.pdf

Trailer:

http://youtu.be/YRO5Xs8-yC8

 

About CodeLathe:

CodeLathe, founded in 2008, is a pioneer in personal cloud products and services, offering turnkey personal/private cloud storage and sync solutions to leading mobile carriers, enterprises, network and external storage device makers to create value-added products and services. CodeLathe also offers personal cloud software and services directly to customers under its own brand, Tonido. CodeLathe’s mission is to enable customers to run their own personal/private clouds and provide a compelling alternative to public online services. Over half a million devices run Tonido (http://www.tonido.com) personal cloud software and a quarter million users use it daily. CodeLathe is also a maker of the popular portable network attached storage device, TonidoPlug (http://www.tonidoplug.com). Tonido™ and TonidoPlug™ are registered trademarks of CodeLathe LLC.

 

 

 

Tonido Debuts Tablet Ready Android App to Access, Share and Stream Personal Media

– New app optimized for Android tablets makes documents, videos, and music available across desktop and mobile devices –

Austin, TX – April 2, 2013 – Access media files from any location while enjoying the security, privacy and unlimited storage of a personal server with Tonido. Developed by CodeLathe, the leader in personal cloud software and services, Tonido lets individuals watch videos, listen to music, see photos and open documents that are stored on their computer right from their mobile Android device. Users can now share their personal media without worrying about the privacy and security of their data.

“When compared to the iTunes App Store, Google Play lacks high quality, tablet ready apps to stream personal media. Tonido for Android fills that void and allows the user to access their media collection, even their iTunes playlists, from anywhere. The Tonido Android app brings users an enhanced experience through pleasing aesthetics, effortless remote access and sharing. It is extremely simple to use and is perhaps one of the most functional and beautiful apps on the Google Play Store. It is a must have for anybody who has a large digital media collection,” said Anis Abdul, CTO of CodeLathe.

Tonido offers users secure access to their home computer’s entire collection of documents, photos, music and videos from anywhere without having to upload it to a public cloud service. Individuals begin by downloading the free Tonido server app on their desktop and the free mobile app onto their Android device. Employing smart LAN switching technology to use gigabit access speed within home LAN networks, the app safely connects users to the documents stored on their desktop in seconds. Tonido also supports a wide range of video and audio formats including MKV and FLAC. Users can also access their files via Wi-Fi or 3G mobile networks, backup their photos and videos from their Android device to their Tonido personal cloud and download files for offline viewing.

“As Android devices set to overtake the iPad in market share, there is a clear need for Android apps optimized for tablets. Tonido’s new Android app is primarily designed for the personal consumption of media on a tablet. In some cases it is even better than our iPad app. More than ever, customers are realizing that their personal data is no longer safe in popular online services and they’re turning towards personal cloud services like Tonido for their remote access and sharing needs. The new Android app gives users one more reason to use Tonido Personal Cloud, where their personal data is safe and users hold complete ownership of their personal data,” said Madhan Kanagavel, CEO of CodeLathe.

Tonido Features
● Automatic, multi-format live video transcoding and http live streaming (including MOV, MP4, M4V, MPG, MPEG, AVI, VOB, MKV, WMV, XVID, FLV, SWF, OGG, GP3, MTS, M2TS). Requires no manual conversion of video files for playback
● Automatic multi-format music streaming and playlist support (including FLAC, OGG, WMA, MP3, and more)
● Access personal iTunes Playlist from Android devices
● Tonido companion server apps are available for all computer platforms: Windows, Mac OSX and Linux
● Plug- and-Play remote access. No fiddling with router settings
● Easy to remember web URL access to a personal computer

The Tonido server app is available for free download at http://www.tonido.com.

The Tonido Android app is available for free on the Google Play Store at:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tonido.android&hl=en

For more information on the Tonido Android app, visit: http://www.tonido.com/android/.

Screenshots
http://www.tonido.com/android/docs/tonido_android_media_kit.zip

Trailer
http://youtu.be/0fs61JhUchE

 

CodeLathe announces Tonido on Freecom Silverstore 2-Drive NAS product

We are happy to announce that Tonido will now be available on Freecom’s Silverstore 2-Drive NAS Product.

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CodeLathe’s Press Release follows:

Dallas, Texas (September 27, 2011) — CodeLathe today announced that the Tonido Personal Cloud software and service is now available on Freecom’s Silverstore 2-Drive NAS. The Tonido Personal Cloud service connects users to their NAS storage remotely and allows them to freely access and share their files anywhere in the world. Tonido Personal cloud will offer remote access via the web browser and mobile clients including iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7 platforms.

Freecom, a Mitsubishi Kagaku Media company, headquartered in Netherlands launched the ‘Silverstore 2-Drive NAS’ which is a simple to use network storage center featuring two separate, removable hard drives. The multi-configuration dual-drive design NAS product reliably stores up to 6TB of data from an entire home network in one central location and features the latest Gigabit and USB 3.0 host interface standard.

“Keeping true to our mission — to empower customers in an increasingly connected world, Tonido offers universal access to users’ favorite applications, files, music, photos, and media from anywhere without sacrificing privacy and ownership of their data,” said Madhan Kanagavel, CEO, CodeLathe. “And today, we are pleased to offer the Tonido software running on this powerful and flexible NAS product from Freecom.”

Tonido Personal Cloud is a compelling solution for consumers and small-business in an era when people are more mobile and connected than ever before. The popular Tonido service which has been available before as a standalone software package on the desktop and on CodeLathe’s own products now expands to other products bringing the same ease of use, functionality and availability.

Freecom’s Press Release follows:

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FREECOM LAUNCHES ‘SILVER STORE 2-DRIVE NAS’ TO ENABLE USERS TO EASILY ACCESS THEIR HOME NETWORK FROM ANY LOCATION

London, 27/09/11 | Freecom, a Mitsubishi Kagaku Media company, today launched the ‘SilverStore 2-Drive NAS’, a simple to use network storage center featuring two separate, removable hard drives encased in a sleek silver-colored enclosure. The multi-configuration dual-drive design reliably stores up to 6TB of data from an entire home network in one central location and features the latest Gigabit and USB 3.0 host interface standard. The NAS drive makes it easy for multiple users to download large files, store and access documents, and share everything from videos and music to photos and presentations.

Many people rely on hard drives to store all kinds of information, but if their drive crashes these important files can be lost forever. With the SilverStore 2-Drive NAS, users can protect their data from this danger by programming it so that one drive automatically makes an exact copy of the other, giving them peace of mind that comes from knowing everything is safely backed up.

The SilverStore 2-Drive NAS can also be configured so that the two drives can be used as one single volume to maximize the amount of storage space on the network. Alternatively, the drives can be used for separate purposes – for example, they could be assigned to different family members so that data is kept segregated, or they could simply be used to store different types of files. Users can also organize and control access to their data by assigning individual usernames and passwords to ensure that their individual content remains secure at all times.

Furthermore, a secure private home cloud option enables users to access information remotely through their smartphones or tablets, even while they are out of the house. This functionality without additional end-user fees (i.e. subscriptions) is enabled by the free embedded Tonido Software on the SilverStore 2-Drive NAS “The growing popularity of smartphones and tablets is changing the way we access data,” said Dennis Slagers, technical product manager HDD at Freecom. “For many people, who own mobile devices, it’s not enough to be able to access files from networked computers – they also want to share information with friends and family when they’re on the move. With the SilverStore 2-Drive NAS, we have made it as easy as possible for people to share files wherever they are by incorporating a private home cloud option into the functionality of the drive. Flexibility is a key driving factor behind the design of the drive. That’s why we’ve enabled users to set up a system that works best for them – whether it’s to safely backup important files or maximize the amount of storage capacity they have for photos, videos and music.”

The SilverStore 2-Drive NAS connects directly to a network router or switch, and simple installation software makes it easy for any user to set up in minutes. The product is DLNA-compliant to allow for seamless video and audio streaming to playback devices such as the Xbox 360, PS3 and networked media players. Apple computers are supported by “Transmission backup” and an included iTunes server. It also comes complete with a built-in FTP server and BitTorrent client so that users can download large multimedia files directly to the drives quickly and easily – even while their computer switched off.

While this NAS drive features USB 3.0 technology on the front, which is backwards-compatible with USB 2.0, there is a second USB 2.0 port conveniently positioned at the back for extra storage devices. The high-performance unit contains a 1 GHz Marvell 6283 processor that runs with low power consumption.

Additional features of the drive include:

· Latest Gigabit LAN, RAID and iSCSI technology

· One or two hard disk drives (HDD) in RAID0, RAID1, Single DISK, JBOD

· Windows File Sharing (CIFS/Samba), Linux File Sharing (NFS) and Apple File Sharing (AFP & Time Machine) compatible

About Freecom

Founded in 1989, Freecom designs, manufacturers and markets innovative desktop and mobile HDD storage solutions, network attached storage devices, flash drives, DVD burners, Professional RDX & tape drives and services. Freecom serves both PC and Mac users. Established in Germany, Freecom is headquartered in the Netherlands, with offices in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and United Kingdom. For more information, visit Freecom’s website at www.freecom.com and select the country of your location.

About CodeLathe

CodeLathe is a privately-held software startup based out of Dallas, Texas, USA. A pioneer in Personal Cloud products and services, CodeLathe offers turnkey Personal Cloud Solutions to leading ISPs, network and external storage device makers to create value added products and services.  CodeLathe was founded in 2008 and over 200,000 users use the company’s hardware and software products around the world to share and sync files, music and photos. For more information about CodeLathe and its products, please visit www.tonido.com.