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Surveillance partnership advantages demonstrated at IFSEC

Milestone Systems : 08 July, 2014  (New Product)
Milestone Systems drew significant attention at the recent IFSEC event by demonstrating the advantages of a partnership centred approach to the surveillance industry
Surveillance partnership advantages demonstrated at IFSEC
Milestone Systems showcased the newly announced XProtect 2014 suite of products, the XProtect Access Control Module 2014 and the Milestone Husky range of NVR systems at IFSEC International 2014 held in London.
A full range of camera partners and solution partners presented at the Milestone booth, showcasing the continuing power of open platform technology and the ever-expanding partner ecosystem. This lead to the most successful IFSEC International event ever for Milestone and its partners.
"Our partners are an essential part of our success, now and in the future. I believe that the great response we received from the visitors at IFSEC is a clear message about the value of our open business model. It is a strategy we are dedicated to enhancing going forward: We are 100% committed to driving open platform technology into the future," says Thomas Lausten, Milestone Systems VP for EMEA Sales. "We are also thrilled about the response to our partners’ integrated solutions shown at our stand, making this the most successful IFSEC for us ever."
A wide array of innovative partner solutions was shown at the Milestone booth, from advanced storage solutions to forward-looking video analytics, pulling attention from the crowds.
* HP Autonomy  – storage solutions
* Agent Vi – video analytics
* Ipsotek Ltd – video analytics
* Pivot3 – storage solutions for video
* ISONAS, Inc. – IP access control
* Oracle – database solutions
* Veracity UK Ltd – IT infrastructure 
* Ganetec Global Solutions – video analytics
* CNL Software Ltd – PSIM
* Allied Telesis International Ltd  – IT infrastructure
The new metadata capabilities in XProtect 2014 were shown in live demos using Sony and Bosch Security Systems cameras. Another special demo highlighted how a smartphone with Milestone Mobile client could push video and GPS-coordinates to XProtect, enabling the VMS to show the phone’s position on a map: visitors to the stand were treated to a free virtual tour of London displayed on the Milestone XProtect Smart Wall as two Milestone staff broadcast live video from a tourist bus.
Another showcase area included the integrations of both AXIS A1001 and Bosch Access Professional Edition with XProtect Access Control Module 2014 in the XProtect Smart Client. The ability to integrate multiple access control systems at the same time in a user friendly way with the elegant Milestone video interface was a big crowd puller at the stand.
The Milestone XProtect Access Control Module 2014 is an add-on product for XProtect VMS. It enables easy and fast integration of third-party access control systems with Milestone video surveillance solutions.
The new licensing concept for analogue cameras used with XProtect 2014 family of VMS products also attracted considerable interest at the stand. In the new licensing concept, only one hardware device license is needed per analogue-to-IP encoder unit, regardless of the number of analogue cameras connected to the encoder unit, thus facilitating a smooth and cost effective transition to digital video for customers using analog cameras.
Milestone also exhibited the Milestone Husky Series of network video recorder (NVR) appliances. These NVR appliances – preinstalled with Milestone XProtect VMS – are available now in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The Milestone Husky appliances are ready to use, featuring automatic device discovery with wizards for configuring the entire system, and the device license keys are pre-activated. A fun competition was held each day for visitors to install a Milestone Husky NVR in the fastest time: the winning record that week was 17 seconds!
Based on appearances alone, the Milestone Husky NVRs are different from others in the market. The appliances are sleek and sophisticated – designed to fit any environment, even on the shelf at a small retail shop.  Ensuring reliability and durability, the hardware is industrial-grade, working seamlessly with the Milestone VMS. 
Customers get instant and remote access to live and recorded video through a flexible choice of client interfaces: Milestone XProtect Smart Client (available with the Milestone Husky M30 and Milestone Husky M50 models), XProtect Web Client or Milestone Mobile – all available in 27 languages.
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