Why VS

Why Visuality Systems?

Since establishment in 1998, Visuality Systems has been continuously developing and updating the SMB protocol. The list of customers includes over 150 global Blue Chip companies, and apart from that Visuality Systems also maintains a close partner relationship with Microsoft for future compatibility of Visuality Systems software, thus ensuring that customers receive the latest SMB solutions to interact with Windows-based systems.

Here are some of the reasons why the NQ family of products is the industry’s first choice.

Commercial license - NQ is THE alternative to Samba with a non-GPL license

Samba integration is not always possible for embedded Linux/Unix due to the SAMBA support pattern, large footprint and licensing restraints. Samba requires a GPL license, thus a legal and business concern for all entities.

Customers can save valuable R&D expenses with Visuality Systems’ off-the-shelf and commercially licensed NQ solutions, and stay focused on the core technology.

24/7 support

Customers receive full backing and technical support 24/7 from a professional SMB team, via email, phone or Skype. Visuality Systems engineering experts are always at hand to troubleshoot and answer any question, query or request.

Stable – 20 years of development, experienced team

Since its inception, Visuality Systems has pioneered the SMB protocol for commercial deployment. NQ products are utilized in all possible areas from storage, consumer devices, aerospace & defense, medical, industrial automation, smart devices and more.

Ongoing development and full compatibility with Windows SMB, Apple SMB and the open source Samba

Visuality Systems is continuously developing and maintaining the NQ SMB family to ensure security in the face of threats such as the WannaCry ransomware attack.

The three flagship solutions, YNQ™, jNQ™ and NQ™ Storage are compatible with and meet all relevant specifications found in Microsoft’s SMB versions.

NQ™ supports all SMB dialects up to version 3.1.1 and is compatible with all the latest versions of Microsoft, Apple Macintosh and Samba.

Both SMB client and server solutions

YNQ™ is a portable client and server solution that can be integrated to any embedded device with any OS, a CPU or compiler.

jNQ™ is the only viable Java SMB client solution that supports SMB 3.1.1.

NQ™ Storage is a highly portable and scalable SMB server solution that offers performance boost across standalone NAS and high-end data centers.

Flexibility - Develop features on demand

Visuality Systems offers services ranging from integration of NQ solutions to specific customer requirements, and services such as porting to various operating systems and performance tuning. Visuality Systems customers have preferred shifting SMB development, maintenance and upgrades to Visuality Systems in order to concentrate on core technology.

NQ products are used in hundreds of millions of products around the world

When scanning a document or a picture and sending it to a PC, it is most likely that the file sharing takes place through the Visuality Systems’ SMB stack. This is just an example.

Millions of printers, scanners and many, many other products run the Visuality Systems’ NQ library, and it is more than likely that most homes or offices around the world have at least one embedded NQ product.

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May 06, 2019

Visuality Systems has announced the release of the new generation Embedded NQ product - YNQ™. Developed under Agile methodology YNQ™ offers customers a shorter time to Market with an upgraded modular design allowing for straight-forward integration to any embedded device.


 March 08, 2019

Visuality Systems Visuality Systems announces the release of the latest version of jNQ, the Java SMB client library, version 1.0.2-br-5.  This version includes a number of new features: internal packet capture including IPv6, DNS and Netbios traffic, an enhanced mount command, and an enhanced directory lookup with pattern matching. In addition, many bugs have been fixed.


 November 26, 2018

Visuality Systems announces the transition to the Agile Development System which part of the many advantages include delivery of fully tested Visuality updates in a very short time cycle. Furthermore, Visuality Systems has established an online Help Desk that offers a simple and efficient customer interaction with the Visuality Systems technical support team

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 November 06, 2018

Visuality Systems will be a sponsor at the SDC EMEA conference to be held at the Sheraton hotel, Tel-Aviv, Israel on January 30. The event will be co-located with an SMB3 testing Plugfest held on January 28-31.

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   August 12, 2018

Windows XP and Server 2003 users can now seamlessly upgrade from the now-defunct SMB1 stack to the encrypted up to date SMB3 protocol with the latest NQE Server. 


  July 31, 2018

Visuality Systems has released jNQ™ 1.0.1 adding security features and performance improvements to the SMB3.1.1 NQ Java library.