QNAP Launches Affordable Smart Edge Managed Switches Featuring NDR Cybersecurity Protection or VM Applications

 QNAP® Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today launched the QGD-1600 16-port Gigabit smart edge switch/cybersecurity switch and QGD-1602 8-port 2.5GbE and 8-port Gigabit smart edge switch/cybersecurity switch. Besides adopting Layer 2 network management and software defined features, the QGD-1600 and QGD-1602 supports running VMs to deploy VPN, firewalls, and network management functions. ADRA NDR software is also supported to provide the widest cybersecurity protection for all the connected LAN devices at the access switch layer.

“Our QGD smart edge switches innovatively integrate the functions of NAS and switches and have received positive feedback from our users,” said Alex Shih, QNAP Product Manager, adding, “the addition of the affordable non-PoE models QGD-1600 and QGD-1602 provides a cost-effective all-in-one network solution with cybersecurity software for enhanced LAN security, or running VMs for more software applications.”

Multi-port L2 managed switches

The QGD series provides Layer 2 management functions via QNAP Switch System (QSS).

QGD-1602: not only has eight 2.5GbE RJ45, eight Gigabit RJ45 ports and two 10GbE SFP+ fiber ports, but also adopts Intel® Atom® C3000 8-core/4-core processors with Intel® QuickAssist technology for high-performance virtualization applications and faster IPsec VPN transmission. Dual PCIe Gen 3 x4 slots and dual M.2 NVMe SSD slots are also supported for SSD caching to increase IOPS performance.

QGD-1600: has fourteen Gigabit RJ45 ports, two Gigabit RJ45/SFP combo ports, Intel® Celeron® J4115 4-core processor and dual PCIe Gen 2 x2 slots. Storage space can be flexibly expanded by connecting to QNAP storage expansion units.

Deploy ADRA NDR cybersecurity software on switches: The most cost-efficient enterprise LAN security solution for all your edge devices.

Deploy a QGD-1600 or QGD-1602 at the access switch layer, then install QNAP’s ADRA Network Detection and Response (NDR) software (license purchase required) for cybersecurity protection for connected edge devices. ADRA NDR proactively pinpoints and auto-blocks suspicious lateral movements on your local network using fast-screening and threat traps, protecting private and confidential data from malicious attacks.

Smart edge switches supporting running VMs

The QGD-1600 and QGD-1602 incorporates QTS operating system for running versatile QNAP software and VM applications, such as: QuWAN – QNAP’s SD-WAN solution – which provides full mesh IPsec VPN topology between QNAP devices based in multiple sites to fulfill enterprise video, VoIP, ERP system data, and filing needs. QuWAN further achieves optimum network connectivity and supports cloud-centric management. With MikroTik RouterOS, OpenWrt, or pfSense firewall, the QGD-1600 and QGD-1602 can provide flexible routing functions, protect local networks, and apply multiple security policies. The QGD-1600 and QGD-1602 also support Zabbix Network Management Platform to help IT staff auto-detect connected SNMP-compliant servers/devices and monitor network status.

For more information, and to view the full QNAP lineup, please visit www.qnap.com.

About QNAP
QNAP (Quality Network Appliance Provider) is devoted to providing comprehensive solutions in software development, hardware design and in-house manufacturing. Focusing on storage, networking and smart video innovations, QNAP now introduce a revolutionary Cloud NAS solution that joins our cutting-edge subscription-based software and diversified service channel ecosystem. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than simple storage and has created a cloud-based networking infrastructure for users to host and develop artificial intelligence analysis, edge computing and data integration on their QNAP solutions.

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  • Technology

Charging more affordable for EV drivers: Elli becomes partner of the &Charge bonus programme

– Volkswagen subsidiary Elli and technology company &Charge have forged a partnership committed to creating continuously better charging experiences

– Evaluating the charging infrastructure or making a purchase in one of 1,500 online partner shops earns users &Charge kilometres

– Vouchers can be redeemed in the Elli, SEAT, CUPRA, ŠKODA AUTO and Volkswagen charging apps


The Volkswagen subsidiary Elli, which oversees all activities involving charging and energy in the Group, has become a partner in the sustainable bonus programme offered by &Charge. The goal is to consistently improve the charging experience with the help of customer feedback and to provide money savings at the charging station. Elli charging-tariff customers as well as users of SEAT and CUPRA Easy Charging, ŠKODA AUTO Powerpass and, in future, Volkswagen We Charge will benefit from the partnership as they will immediately be able to redeem the &Charge kilometres they have collected for Elli charging vouchers.

Users collect the needed &Charge kilometres by completing various activities using the &Charge app, a leading platform that combines smart user engagement with value-added services related to electric car charging. This works by, among other activities, shopping in one of the 1,500 partner shops across Europe &Charge (and-charge.com), evaluating charging stations and enriching charging station data. Drivers of electric cars who provide, for example, live information on the &Charge app about the charging infrastructure and the recently completed charging process itself will receive a reward of at least 10 &Charge kilometres for each contribution. Users can now exchange their collected &Charge kilometres for Elli charging credits worth €4 (50 &Charge kilometres) and €20 (250 &Charge kilometres). Credit can be redeemed in the Elli, SEAT, CUPRA, ŠKODA AUTO and Volkswagen charging apps.

Actively participating in activities and using the &Charge app are also rewarded with points called “enthusiast points”. These points will enable users to obtain additional benefits on the &Charge platform on a step-by-step basis.

Simon Löffler, CCO of Elli, says: “Partnerships like the one with &Charge help to establish and successfully shape a customer-friendly overall ecosystem for electric cars. Active feedback from customers is extremely important, and we at Elli have always been convinced of this. We therefore appreciate &Charge’s innovative approach and look forwardthat in future customers will exchange &Charge kilometres for charging vouchers.”

Simon Vogt, the CSO and co-founder of &Charge, stressed one point: “Working with Elli represents a huge milestone to us. We are working together to make the charging of electric cars more affordable and are contributing to the success of e-mobility. &Charge and Elli are two companies that focus on creating a seamless and holistic charging experience for drivers of electric cars. This partnership represents an important step towards a real charging experience. It will set new standards in the e-mobility eco-system.”

About &Charge

&Charge is a leading platform that combines smart user engagement with value-added services related to electric vehicle charging. The technology company has created unique plug-and-play value-added services (software as a service) within the global e-mobility eco-system that target B2B customers and offers every e-car driver an end-customer app that makes charging cheaper, more reliable and more engaging. The smart reward mechanism from &Charge honours users for their activities by providing &Charge kilometres (1 kilometre = €0.08) and is the incentive for the &Charge Crowd (e-car drivers) and their daily involvement in supplying crowdsourcing data (feedback, evaluations and additional information about charging and charging stations). This intelligent reward mechanism is based on the first sustainable bonus programme for free charging.

&Charge attaches great importance to sustainability and has been a climate-neutral company since its foundation in 2019. The company avoids, reduces and offsets the CO2 emissions produced not only by its own business activities, but also by its users.

About Elli

Elli is a brand of the Volkswagen Group and a provider of energy and charging solutions. With a workforce of more than 250 employees, the company takes care of the things that matter to customers at the touchpoints between energy and mobility. Elli’s aim is to make the benefits of the shift to green

energy accessible to everyone – easy and hassle-free. The company intends to offer a seamless and holistic energy and charging experience for all electric car drivers and fleet managers. Elli was founded in 2018 and has offices in Berlin, Wolfsburg and Munich.

Fast and Affordable Hardwood Floor Refinishing Contractor in Vancouver

 1 DAY Refinishing is a Vancouver refinishing contractor with more than 30 years in the wood floor refinishing business. The company serves Vancouver and surrounding areas with experienced workers and cutting-edge equipment for various types of hardwood flooring tasks.

1 DAY Refinishing, a hardwood floor refinishing contractor, introduces a comprehensive refinishing and new installation service for residents in Greater Vancouver Area. The company provides a quick and affordable hardwood flooring refinishing solution for commercial and residential buildings. 1 DAY Refinishing has a wide range of services and experienced workers. They have been in the hardwood refinishing business for more than 30 years. Other than that, the company can perform various techniques to refinish hardwood floors with state-of-the-art equipment and satisfactory results.

A company representative for 1 DAY Refinishing said, “1 DAY Refinishing is your best partner for hardwood floor refinishing service. Our service is the perfect solution for your worn out and scratched hardwood floors. Let our experts troubleshoot your hardwood flooring and restore your faded and stained flooring like new. We are dedicated to providing affordable solutions with professional refinishing hardwood floors service.”

1 DAY Refinishing is a hardwood flooring refinishing Vancouver contractor with a wide range of services. They specialise in all types of hardwood floor repair, sanding, staining, finishing, hardwood add-ons, and hardwood installation of solid & engineered hardwoods. In addition, their service not only restore worn hardwood floors, but also repair technical problems, like gaps, waves, cracks, subfloors squeaks, separations, etc. 1 DAY Refinishing can also provide new installation and repair services for various types of hardwood flooring which include all types of solid and engineered hardwood flooring.

In addition, the cost to refinish hardwood floors in Vancouver is quite affordable. 1 DAY Refinishing service fee for hardwood refinishing prices starting at $2.60 per sq.ft. This includes sanding the hardwood and finishing with an eco-friendly water-based finish Traffic from BONA. Moreover, 1 DAY Refinishing provides tailored floor sanding services for its Vancouver clients. These services include Hardwood Floor Sanding and Finishing, Sandless Floor Finishing, and Complete Hardwood Floor Restoration. The Sandless Floor Finishing service allows customers to renew up to 800 sq. ft of hardwood flooring in a day. Sandless Floor Finishing is one of the popular services for affordable hardwood floor refinishing cost. Sandless Floor Finishing is faster than traditional hardwood floor refinishing, which takes 2-3 days.

“The 1 DAY Hardwood Refinishing service was excellent from the start to finish. They provide a wide choice of colour variations for our wooden floors, and we didn’t expect them to look this good,” said one of the satisfied customers.

About 1 DAY Refinishing

1 DAY Hardwood Floor Refinishing is a professional hardwood floor refinisher in Vancouver, BC. They provide hardwood floor installation, fixing, and refinishing services. They cater to residents in Greater Vancouver Area, and surrounding areas such as Burnaby, Surrey, Richmond, Coquitlam, Abbotsford, etc. For more information about 1 DAY Hardwood Refinishing service or request on-site inspection and estimation, please visit their official website at 1DAYrefinishing.com https://1dayrefinishing.com/near-me/canada/hardwood-floor-refinishing-vancouver/ or call +1 (604) 337-1117.

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  • Home Improvement

Affordable housing has created huge market potentials for prefabricated buildings

Affordable housing has created huge market potentials for prefabricated and green buildings.

Recently, frequent implementation of affordable housing support policies has created huge market potentials for prefabricated and green buildings. Market analysis pointed out that PC component manufacturers in the prefabricated construction supply chain will be key beneficiaries from these new policies.

As the most preferred brand in the prefabricated construction industry for three consecutive years, Broad Homes (02163.HK) will likely benefit from the recent policy catalysts. To highlight, the Company operates in both to-B and to-C business under its dual mode business model, which gives the Company potential to grasp onto a larger market share in this industry uptrend.

First and second tier cities are actively responding to affordable housing policies.

According to market data, since the beginning of December 2021, the Prefabricated Building Index (931020) rose nearly 10%, driven by discussions during the Politburo meeting in December to further promote construction of affordable housing. Similar discussions also took place during the Central Economic Work Conference, indicating growing interest from high-level officials.

In the past year, affordable housing support policies have been frequently issued. The Politburo meeting mentioned the promotion of affordable housing construction for the first time in April and again in December. In addition, in July, the Politburo discussed the need to accelerate rental housing development and implemented supporting policies surrounding land usage and taxation. During the Central Economic Work Conference in December, discussions surrounding the need to “accelerate the development of the long-term rental housing market, promote the construction of indemnificatory housing, support the commercial housing market and better meet reasonable housing needs of buyers” are highlighted. Huachuang Securities pointed out that both the Politburo meeting and the Central Economic Work Conference have prioritized affordable housing before commercial housing, reiterating high-level officials’ focus on affordable housing.

In terms of specific development goals, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development issued the “Notice on the Monitoring and Evaluation of the Development of Affordable Rental Housing in 2021” in November 2021. The notice monitoring and evaluation of the development of affordable rental housing in 2021 in November. The notice outlined that during the “14th Five-Year Plan” period, the supply of affordable rental housing will be largely increased, and the proportion of new affordable rental housing to total new housing supply is targeted to reach 30% or more.

Meanwhile, key first and second tier cities have responded actively to recent policies and announced relevant targets for affordable housing construction during the “14th Five-Year Plan” period. Among them, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen set targets of over 45% for new affordable housing to total new housing supply.

The affordable housing industry is one of the most important application areas for prefabricated buildings. Therefore, the acceleration and expansion of the affordable housing market will generate growing demand for prefabricated buildings.

According to Huachuang Securities’ estimates, the annual new construction area of 123 million sqm corresponds to RMB 446.3 billion in affordable housing related investments, indicating huge volume growth in the affordable housing sector. Considering part of the growth will be hindered by the impact of fluctuations in real estate regulations, the proportion of prefabricated buildings to new construction buildings will continue to increase, benefiting industry leaders in the prefabricated construction sector.

Prefabricated buildings is the most optimal method of construction under the “dual carbon” targets

Prefabricated building refers to the use of modern manufacturing, transportation, installation and scientific management of production in replacement of traditional production where manufacturing process is more scattered, offers lower quality and efficiency, and requires intensive human labor. The key characteristics of prefabricated construction is standardization of architectural designs, industrialization of component production, mechanization of construction, and scientific organization and management. These include residential buildings produced through prefabricated construction methods.

There are two reasons to support why prefabricated buildings best fit affordable housing demands.

Firstly, prefabricated construction method significantly shortens the construction period. Time-saving is the key advantage of prefabricated buildings because early delivery corresponds to earlier collection of rent. According to Everbright Securities’ estimates, assuming rental price of affordable housing is RMB40 per sqm per month, saving 9 months of construction period would correspond to a total cost savings of RMB360 per sqm.

Secondly, prefabricated buildings help reduce environmental burden throughout the construction process. Different from traditional construction methods, prefabricated construction reduces manual operation and on-site wet construction, and incorporates digitally integrated technologies to support the modernization, intelligence, and other green construction characteristics. Prefabricated buildings also best fit the low-carbon building criteria for affordable housing. The “dual carbon” target acts as an important requirement for construction projects and helps guide the industry towards adopting more green methods of construction.

Founded in 2006, Broad Homes is the largest manufacturer of PC components and PC production equipment in China. In November 2010, Broad Homes was listed on the HKEX and is also the first company to IPO in the prefabricated construction sector.

According to Broad Homes’ 2021 Interim Results, the Company’s PC component revenue increased 12.4% YoY to RMB1.138 billion; PC production equipment business increased 306.6% YoY to RMB221 million. The increase in revenue is driven by market expansion and growing demand of PC components.

As the pioneer and leader of China’s construction industrialization, Broad Homes adheres to green development. Guided by the “14th Five-Year Plan” and 2035 targets, the Company aims to continuously improve the quality and efficiency of industrialized production, better serve the need for green and low-carbon development in rural areas, and explore innovative ways to promote the construction of affordable housing.

Broad Home’s innovative prefabricated product development maximizes time value saved from early delivery.

It is worth noting that, in addition to the PC component business on the to-B end, Broad Homes also launched products on the to-C end in the second half of 2021.The three products from the to-C business are highly standardized and fully assembled buildings, including PC high-rise buildings, B-Homes(fully assembled, low-rise/multi-story buildings), and BOX modules.

These products are characterized by their short construction period. It is reported that the multi-story, fully-assembled B-Homes’ main body can be completed in 8 days and delivered with fine decoration within 100 days. This breakthrough in quality and efficiency truly allows the productization of buildings.

Broad Homes noted that the Company has accumulated years of experience through their B-Home business and will bring positive synergy to the new BOX Module product. The amount of new contracts from BOX Module shows that the product is already gaining market traction with the price of fully-prefabricated buildings being lower than cast-in-place buildings. With many projects in the pipeline, the Company will continue to explore innovate application areas for prefabricated buildings.

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Sectors: Real Estate, Construct, Engineering


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FACEMADE Gua Sha: an affordable alternative to beauty instruments

City of Industry, CA, 30 July 2021, ZEXPRWIRE, Frequent use of FACEMADEGua Sha board for facial scraping can clear the meridians, accelerate facial circulation and improve complexion; it can also speed up skin metabolism and eliminate edema; if it is used for a long time, it can even lift and tighten the skin and improve the condition of fine lines.

Precautions for using scraping board

①Before scraping, you must thoroughly clean your skin, scraper and hands to prevent dirt from being brought into your skin;

②You can put the scraping board in the refrigerator for a few minutes before scraping the face to better constrict the pores;

③Before scraping, you need to use moisturizing oil or cream skin care products as a primer to prevent the scraping board from causing damage to the skin;

④At the beginning of scraping, the pores may be squeezed by the scraping board and there will be obvious metabolites. It is recommended to rinse with warm water after scraping to prevent dirt from clogging the pores;

⑤Not all skins are suitable for scraping, acne-prone skin and sensitive skin should not try it lightly.

⑥ The frequency of facial scraping can be determined according to your skin condition and the strength of scraping: the skin is always tired, you can apply a little intensity, up to twice a week; if you want to focus on massage, you can use gentle techniques to increase the frequency appropriately ;

⑦The simplest method of scraping on the face is outwards and upwards, bringing the lifting effect to the skin; while the method of scraping on the body is toward the heart to promote blood circulation.


FACEMADE is a beauty and personal care product brand that offers high-quality and guaranteed personal care products. It offers to provide a healthy beauty lifestyle to people and provides the best items for personal collection. It offers a wide range of Gua Sha tools for the eyes, face, and body to enhance one’s natural attractiveness.

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