Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), will be releasing a new series of products called the Milestone Husky Series. These NVR appliances will feature robust, ready-to-use surveillance solutions that provide Milestone’s advanced VMS pre-installed on high-performance hardware.
“Milestone Husky is a new family of unique performance-optimized solutions for out-of-the-box video surveillance. When designing the Husky appliance series, we thought big: creating a range of products to meet a wide variety of needs, with robust products that are plug-and-play yet configurable and scalable,” says Lars Nordenlund, VP of Incubation and Ventures at Milestone Systems. “These are powerful appliances with reliable, high quality components and superior feature sets, all-in-one solutions that drive faster processing and better quality video and analytics.”
The ready-to-use Milestone Husky Series will include a three-year Software Upgrade Plan and hardware warranty, available in three form factors designed for different surveillance requirements:
- the Husky M10, a very sleek and small fanless device
- the Husky M30 high-performance desktop appliance
- the Husky M50 rack-mounted high-power units
The Husky Series will also be offered in custom-build versions with more than 40 individual combinations of pre-matched software and suitable hardware. The boxes provide fast processing power of i3/i5/i7, high storage capacity of 1 to 24TB, RAM options from 4GB to 16GB, and dual network interface cards.
Easy and fast to install, Milestone Husky NVRs have automatic device discovery with wizards for configuring the entire system, and the device license keys are pre-activated. The Milestone open platform supports more than 2,000 camera models from over 100 manufacturers, as well as compatibility with ONVIF and PSIA compliant devices. Third-party integrations with video analytics and access control add even more value.
Customers will get instant and remote access to live and recorded video through a flexible choice of client interfaces: Milestone XProtect® Smart Client, XProtect Web Client or Milestone Mobile – all available in 26 languages.
The Husky M30 and Husky M50 are pre-installed with professional grade, full-featured Milestone VMS. Maps provide overviews of an entire installation and the Alarm Manager gives immediate visual verifications while camera carousels do virtual patrolling. Workloads are minimized through a video timeline, Sequence Explorer and Smart Search - advanced investigation tools with easy evidence sharing and export options.
“We have listened to customers in the video surveillance market – and now match their needs for a pre-configured, integrated solution with reliable Milestone quality. The Milestone Husky series is a serious move from the world VMS leader into the appliance business,” states Nordenlund.
The Milestone Husky series will be available by November and can be pre-ordered from Milestone channel partners, in the U.S. and Canada initially, rolling out in selected world regions throughout 2014. Demonstrations will be shown at the ASIS International trade show in Chicago September 24-27, at Milestone’s booth 2223.