The Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg) market is responding so well to the Milestone Systems Community approach that the new Milestone Systems office in Breda, Netherlands marks the 10th regional office in the EMEA region. The facility is not only an office space for the ever-growing local Milestone Systems organisation, but it is also home to the third Milestone Experience center in this region. According to Country Manager Benelux, Michaël Fontaine, Milestone Systems has a strong foothold in the Benelux market and has seen high growth rates over the last 5 years. Safe Cities, Retail, Logistics and Transportation Due to the continuing growth of Milestone Systems activities in the Benelux region, a regional office was needed" “Due to the continuing growth of Milestone Systems activities in the Benelux region, a regional office was needed. The choice was made for Breda due to its centralised location, from which we can easily serve both the Belgian and Dutch markets,” says Michaël Fontaine. Milestone Systems focuses on selected verticals such as Safe Cities, Retail, Logistics and Transportation, making Michaël Fontaine confident about the future: “We’ve founded a solid basis for Milestone Systems in the Benelux market and looking ahead we intend to keep the growth rate and expect to accelerate further thanks to our community and dedicated channel approach.” Milestone Systems New Experience Center The New Experience Center showcases the power of partner community. The new facility in Breda also hosts the third Milestone Experience center in EMEA: “It is now the right time to take the Benelux region to the next level, and we cement that by investing in an experience & education center in the Netherlands. We welcome the entire partner community to use it as their extended sales and marketing arm, where we can demonstrate future proof solutions to decision makers,” says Raziel Bareket, Director North & South Europe, Milestone Systems.
Milestone Systems, the leading open platform company in networked video management software (VMS), will once again be at IFSEC International 2017 in London, June 20-22. On show at the Milestone booth E750 will be the full Milestone XProtect 2017 portfolio of products and the Milestone Husky Advanced NVRs for enterprise use, in addition to the full range of Milestone Husky NVRs. A number of Milestone partners will be showcasing integrated solutions at the Milestone booth and throughout the showroom. Milestone partner showcases Milestone will have a benchmark setup on its stand to highlight the high performance of Milestone XProtect 2017, a performance made possible by hardware acceleration. This results from a unique collaboration between Milestone and strategic partners NVIDIA and Dell. Milestone will also be present at the NVIDIA Booth D425. Visitors to the Milestone stand will also have the first chance to see Milestone’s two new products, XProtect Express+ and XProtect Professional+. These introduce connectivity, adaptability and extendibility particularly in installations with low to medium camera counts. Keynote about video analytics and IoT Milestone Chief Technical Officer, Bjørn Skou Eilertsen will give a keynote at IFSEC on June 22 at 12:40 PM about hardware-accelerated video content analysis and the Internet of Things, asking how this can be put to work for surveillance. “This IFSEC will be truly great as we are not only showcasing our partners but also the highest performance solutions in the business”, said Raziel Baraket, regional director North and South Europe, Milestone Systems. “I give great thanks to all in our partner community for their contribution to our top market position. We are also thrilled to announce two new products, giving the partner community a whole new range of solution possibilities for installations with lower camera counts.” Milestone community solutions The partner community is essential to the Milestone business strategy and a strong partner presence in the Milestone trade show booth is an illustration of that commitment. A wide array of innovative partner solutions will be shown; from advanced storage solutions to video analytics on the edge. A wide array of innovative partner solutions will be shown; from advanced storage solutions to video analytics on the edge Highlighted Milestone Solution Partners include: Araani: Video Smoke Detection for Critical Environments Araani’s smart video analytics make it possible to detect smoke and other dangers in critical environments at a very early stage. Edesix: Body-worn Camera Solutions Edesix shows their flagship product series, VideoBadge is a Body Worn Video system often styled as an ID card holder with simple operation, footage encryption and wire-free design. Nedap: Access Control with No End of Life With AEOS Access Control, authorisations are allocated to people not cards, making it an easy access control system to manage. Users can configure everyone’s profile centrally and their cards update automatically. Oncam: Experts in 360° and Wide-Angle Video Oncam's sole focus is on 360-degree smart IP video - working with partners to deliver high-value business solutions for customers that leverage Oncam's award-winning technology. Milestone partners at IFSEC Agent VI: Comprehensive Video Analytics Solutions CNL: Complete Integrated Situation Management Digital Barriers: EdgeVis Live Wireless Real-time Video Ipsotek: Intelligent VCA for Challenging Environments Siklu: Millimeter Wave Wireless Connectivity Southwest Microwave Ltd.: Integrated Perimeter Protection since 1971 Venzo Secure: Engineering the next in high performance computing and IoT
Killick will align the company with new and existing partners in a variety of vertical sectors Milestone Systems, an open platform community in internet protocol (IP) video management software (VMS), has announced the appointment of Neil Killick as its new Country Manager for UK and Ireland. As Milestone Systems extends its global reach and influence, Killick will ensure that it remains at the cutting-edge of security technology provision in these important regions. Previous work experience Having enjoyed highly successful roles in distribution, sales, and business development within the security industry, Killick has spent the majority of his career so far with Honeywell, which he initially joined in 2000. Working extensively within distribution with ADI, a Honeywell company, he eventually rose to the position of Europe & Africa Sales Leader at Honeywell Security—a position he held for over three years.“My career has provided me with a great deal of insight into the supply chain and the specific needs of end users, consultants, and systems integrators,” commented Killick. “It’s this experience that has given me an excellent level of commercial awareness and understanding, and I’m looking forward to using these attributes at Milestone Systems. We have a massive opportunity in the UK and Ireland, given the excellence of the technology that we consistently develop.”Spearheading adoption of innovating technology "We have a massive opportunity in the UK and Ireland, given the excellence of the technology that we consistently develop" As part of its stated objective to support the VMS open platform community with the best possible levels of talent, innovation, and service provision, Killick will align the company with new and existing partners in a variety of vertical sectors, and utilise all areas of the value chain to gain greater visibility throughout the UK and Ireland. By strengthening Milestone Systems’ platform and product value propositions, he will spearhead adoption of its technology to further accelerate the platform and implement strategic initiatives that guarantee internal and external scalability. On welcoming Killick to the company, Milestone’s Raziel Baraket, Director of North & South Europe said, “I’m delighted that Neil has joined us. Having someone of his calibre on board is a massive coup and his extensive skills, knowledge and experience will help us in our mission to expand our presence in the security industry, while providing a level of service that is agile, flexible, and always meets our customers’ needs. I’m looking forward to working with him in taking Milestone Systems to the next level of success.”