Native Drobo Plex Media Server App

Data Robotics have announced that a new Plex Media Server app is ‘coming soon’ for their Drobo 5N.  So as well as hosting all your media files, the Plex enabled NAS will be able to natively run PMS too, eliminating the need for a computer to be running the server. More details from the PR extract below…

San Jose, CA – March 28, 2013 – Drobo, makers of award-winning data storage products for businesses and professionals, today announced a new software application platform that enables enhanced mobile and cloud-connect capabilities for Drobo 5N customers.

The first two applications to be integrated include Copy™, a cloud-based file storage, syncing and sharing platform where users can easily store, protect and share data, and Plex, the industry’s leading media server for managing and serving digital media (video, music and photos) to nearly any device (TV, PC, or mobile). The company also announced availability of a development kit by which other leading application developers will be able to further extend the power and simplicity of its new networked storage device for remote access/sharing, media streaming, and cloud integration.

“Our customers have been asking for us to help them extend the ease and affordability of Drobo beyond the four walls of their business or home,” said Tom Buiocchi, CEO of Drobo. “Secure mobile and cloud enhancements to Drobo are natural and very valuable extensions, and we are delighted to be working with such industry leaders as Barracuda and Plex.”

Plex is quickly becoming the default media ecosystem for Google TVs, smart TVs, set-top boxes (STBs), game consoles, DLNA-enabled devices, Roku, home theater PCs, and mobile devices that run iOS, Android, and Windows mobile operating systems. In addition, Plex can extend the media experience across all of these devices with features like web video queuing, recommendations, PlexSync (which enables taking content with you on your mobile device) and more. Plex’s user interface has been hailed as the easiest and most intuitive in the industry by reviewers and its several million users worldwide.

“Plex is proud to integrate our media serving and access capabilities to the Drobo 5N for the very knowledgeable, media-savvy Drobo customer base,” said Elan Feingold, CTO and co-founder of Plex. “Given the explosive growth of personal and online rich media content and mobile devices everywhere, we think this will be a very popular solution.” Plex on the Drobo 5N is expected to ship in April, and like the Copy application, will be available for free download from Drobo Apps.   :   :   Drobo 5N

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1 Comment on "Native Drobo Plex Media Server App"

  1. I think I’m still all for devices such as an old PC which would get thrown out, and chucking a load of decent eco hard drives in, and then install FreeNas or Nas4Free (what ever its called now).

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