The Boring Labs has announced that it has achieved the designation of Gold Technology Partner by Milestone Systems. The Boring Toolbox is a series of functional tools that help enterprises and integrators more efficiently manage medium-to-large distributed video surveillance/security networks using Milestone Systems XProtect Express+, Pro+, Expert and Corporate. Managing large, complex systems In March of this year, The Boring Toolbox received accolades from Milestone as the Solution Partner of the Year, North America for being a as a key community member that allows systems integrators and self-maintaining end-users to more efficiently and effectively manage large and complex Milestone installations. “In just over a year, the Boring Lab has been integrated in to key Milestone installations all over the world. Customers include both large enterprise installation and key Milestone Channel Partners who have been able to simplify tedious camera management and reporting that previously took hours out of a system administrator’s time,” said Ronen Isaac, CEO of The Boring Lab. “Our Gold Technology Partner relationship validates our integration and ensures that our customers will get the best possible solutions that have been built and verified to Milestone’s strict standards.” Boring Toolbox, Windows-based application The Boring Toolbox is a Windows-based application that delivers more efficient password, device group, device naming and reporting functions, saving administrators of medium to large scale Milestone Systems and Siemens Building deployments hundreds of hours every year.
The Boring Lab announced that The Boring Toolbox, a set of performance and maintenance tools to help customers more efficiently manage Milestone Systems’ XProtect video surveillance networks, has added key features for enterprise and large-scale sites with 5,000+ cameras and 100,000+ devices. The Boring Toolbox V3 offers a smoother user experience and optimised performance features, both of which were necessary to support larger installations. The Boring Toolbox allows customers to maintain a higher level of security through streamlining management tools (including bulk password changing, camera settings modifications across dissimilar devices, and providing optimised and hassle-free report generation in Excel). The Boring Toolbox assists in data protection regulation compliance, such as GDPR Assists in data protection regulation In addition, The Boring Toolbox assists in data protection regulation compliance, such as GDPR, since customers can manage medium-to-large scale datasets within VMS systems, rather than having to work on each device separately. Enhancements to Boring Toolbox V3 include: Optimised to reduce loading times of the application by 85% Optimised for large data sets of 4000+ device groups, 100,000+ devices Optimised generating camera report by approximately 60% Bulk IP address updating Compatible with Sivelliance VMS The Boring Toolbox can now manage camera deployments from Arecont, Axis, Hanwha, Sony and BoschThe Boring Toolbox is now compatible with new systems and devices. Siemens Building Technology verified that it is compatible with Sivelliance VMS (video management system). The Boring Toolbox can now manage camera deployments from Arecont, Axis, Hanwha, Sony and Bosch. “The initial release of The Boring Toolbox has been applauded by the Milestone community. After coming off of our recent win as Milestone Solution Partner of the year, we’ve delivered Version 3 to support larger enterprise installations tackle surveillance network issues around cybersecurity and GDPR compliance,” said Ronen Isaac, CEO of The Boring Lab. “Additional integrations with Siemens and camera manufacturers further extends the Boring Toolbox’s value and our promise to make Milestone installations less boring to manage.” The Boring Toolbox V3 is available immediately. Visit The Boring Lab at ISC West in the Milestone Partner Pavilion at booth # 18053.
The Boring Labs announces that it was named Solution Partner of the Year-Americas by Milestone Systems. The Boring Toolbox is a series of functional tools that help enterprises and integrators more efficiently manage medium-to-large distributed video surveillance/security networks using Milestone Systems XProtect Express+, Pro+, Expert and Corporate. Managing installations The Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) held its annual Americas event last month to explore the intelligent world of video and other technologies. Every year Milestone recognises partners, solutions and customer installations for their innovations and achievements. Although The Boring Lab debuted less than 6 months ago, Milestone recognised The Boring Lab as a key community member that allows systems integrators and self-maintaining end-users to more efficiently and effectively manage large and complex Milestone installations, and in some cases to go from hours of laborious tasks to just minutes. Tedious operational tasks “It’s an honor to be recognised right out of the gate by Milestone Systems,” said Ronen Isaac, CEO of the The Boring Lab. “As a longtime Milestone Partner who has managed and supported many customer implementations, we knew The Boring Toolbox was a useful solution that addresses tedious operational tasks and makes them quick and painless. This award validates that we were on point.” “As an open platform, Milestone encourages innovative solution providers to develop plug-ins and extensions for the Milestone community of offerings,” said Jeremy Scott, strategic alliance program manager at Milestone Systems, Americas. “Products like the Boring Toolbox provide valuable enhancements to the Milestone experience. Our larger customers will find that it’s the cure for tedious camera management and reporting that previously took hours out of a system administrator’s time.”
The Boring Labs announces its Boring Toolbox, a series of functional tools that help enterprises and integrators more efficiently manage medium-to-large distributed video surveillance/security networks using Milestone XProtect Express+, XProtect Professional+, XProtect Expert and XProtect Corporate. Initial tools include hardware/device name, password and device-group management that reduce the time spent on these manual functions by up to 97%. “While working as a leading Milestone integrator, we found that our customers regularly ignored cybersecurity compliance recommendations for passwords because of XProtect’s inability to change passwords in bulk. Tasks such as camera grouping were arduous and manual and could take system administrators hours or days to complete,” said Ronen Isaac, CEO of The Boring Lab. “We’ve created The Boring Toolbox to make managing Milestone XProtect installations easier and less boring.” Allows bulk camera password changes in Milestone to comply with modern IT cybersecurity policiesImproving application speed The Boring Lab’s newly developed application programming interface (API) is optimised to work with the Milestone software development kit (SDK) to improve application speed and user experience for greater performance and flexibility. Initial functions include: Password Management: Allows bulk camera password changes in Milestone to comply with modern IT cybersecurity policies—showing a reduction from 67 hours of labour for a thousand camera system down to just 20 minutes and 10 clicks. Passwords can also be simultaneously synchronised to Axis cameras, speakers and other devices. Device Group Management: Allows for the automatic grouping of cameras based on models, firmware or recording server storage configuration. Trials show that The Boring Toolbox reduces task time by 97%. Hardware & Device Name Management: Renames hardware and devices in bulk—potentially reducing task time by over 90%. Reporting Function: Quickly exports filterable Excel spreadsheets with information such as point-in-time camera snap shots, recording server hardware type, network information and video stream for at-a-glance system audits that will ensure system compliance to customer or company standards. Managing medium-to-large XProtect systems “The Boring Toolbox is a really exciting verified Milestone Technology Partner product that fine-tunes the operational side of managing medium-to-large XProtect systems,” said Jeremy Scott, Strategic Alliances Program Manager - Americas, Milestone Systems. “With The Boring Toolbox, our customers and system integrators can see an exponential decrease in time spent on management functions. We look forward to seeing more features added by the team at The Boring Lab.”