Official Firmware Applications
We’ll now glance over the applications integrated into the official firmware. First of all, the DS209+ comes with such applications as iTunes Server, PHP and MySQL. These don’t need our description, so let’s see what services can be accessed from the Desktop.
The DS209+ offers a file manager called File Station. You can use it to perform basic operations with files and folders on the internal HDDs as well as external disks connected to the DS209+.
The Audio Station link leads to the namesake application that can be used if you connect special speakers or an iPod to one of the NAS’s USB ports.
The Audio Station allows to play music stored on the DS209+ and broadcast Internet-based radio stations via these devices. In the new version of DSM, the USB playback mode and streaming mode are separated, so you can easily see what opportunities are available if you don’t have USB speakers. Besides, there are tools to create an indexed library of music and play-lists.
You can make it even more comfortable for yourself by attaching a remote control with a USB interface.