The Milestone certification process ensured that integrators & end users of the surveillance systems which incorporate Vess A-Series NVRs & XProtect VMS can have confidence that the system will record & archive video reliably Promise Technology announced that its Vess A2330 and Vess A3340 network video recorders (NVRs) have been certified by Milestone Systems for use with the whole range of XProtect video management software (VMS) products. Both the Vess A2330 and A3340 easily supported the benchmark video data throughput levels as recommended by the Milestone Server and Storage Calculator. In maximum performance testing, it was further determined that the Vess A2330 and A3340 NVRs can support twice the number of cameras as recommended by the calculator. Promise was one of the first hardware vendors to be certified in 2014 by Milestone, the number one global VMS provider according to IHS, and by qualifying the new Vess A2330 and A3340 NVRs with XProtect VMS it provides customers with more possibilities to solve their security challenges. The Milestone certification process tested the solution’s functionality, performance impact and usability. The test results ensure that integrators and end users designing, installing and operating surveillance systems which incorporate Vess A-Series NVRs and XProtect VMS can have confidence that the system will record and archive video reliably. Strategic collaboration for value and performance of surveillance system "The joint efforts between Promise Technology and Milestone Systems to deliver surveillance solutions to the market that are validated and optimised for integrators and end users is a result of a strong strategic collaboration between our companies" “Promise Technology has certified their complete range of Vess A-Series NVRs through the Milestone Systems certification program. The system performs at a high level of data throughput, and with good read/write latency when using the optimal logical disk configuration. Customers who wish to gain the maximum value and performance out of their surveillance system can also refer to the best practices and performance limitations outlined in the certification documents provided by Promise Technology and Milestone Systems to help design a system,” said Trine Voss, Head of the Solution Partner Program at Milestone Systems. “The joint efforts between Promise Technology and Milestone Systems to deliver surveillance solutions to the market that are validated and optimised for integrators and end users is a result of a strong strategic collaboration between our companies.” Preloaded solution available exclusively from ADI Global Distribution Promise Vess A2330 is now available from ADI Global Distribution with XProtect VMS preloaded and optimised for entry-level video surveillance deployments. Cost-effective, scalable and reliable, the Vess A2330 NVR with XProtect VMS solution offers superior performance for banking, retail, gas stations or any business where security is a concern. Promise is releasing the Vess A2330 and XProtect VMS solution exclusively for ADI, a leading global wholesale distributor of the latest security technologies and brands. “We are excited about the brand and look forward to working closely with Promise Technology,” said Gordon Moore, Country Manager, ADI Global Distribution. “We believe this is the affordable server/storage solution the market has been looking for to complement our VMS and camera offerings.” “We believe it is very important to work closely with our ecosystem partners and our extensive network of Promise qualified distribution partners so we can validate, qualify and document the performance of our solutions to minimise risk and optimise performance,” said John van den Elzen, General Manager, Surveillance Business Unit, Promise Technology. “It’s really exciting to collaborate with Milestone and ADI to provide our shared customers with a solution that offers an outstanding combination of price, performance and service.”
Integration was achieved with user interface via the Bosch system & upgraded with XProtect ACM in 2014 Milestone Systems open platform IP video management software (VMS) is integrated with Bosch Access Control – and has been certified with full documentation of testing results and best practice for optimal configurations. This means that Bosch and Milestone customers can count on a reliable, interoperable solution, and installing partners can take advantage of the practical information in the certification documents for better implementations. The integration between the Bosch Access Control system and the Milestone XProtect® VMS was achieved earlier with the user interface via the Bosch system, and subsequently upgraded with the XProtect® Access Control Module in 2014, with the certification process completed by the end of the year. The combined solution now displays real-time access control events and alarms in the Milestone XProtect® Smart Client, also providing control of doors, gates and barriers from within the video interface. Live video and views of recordings are synchronised with all the access control events. Provides unified interface The XProtect Access Control Module is part of the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit (MIP SDK). The XProtect Smart Client provides a unified interface to the Bosch Access Control system with such dedicated functions as monitoring access events with video verification, manually assisting passage (controlling doors, gates, etc.), conducting investigations of specific access points or cardholders, easily exporting video evidence and generating reports. Video of the Bosch access incidents visually confirms and informs on situations as they happen for verified decision-making and efficient response. The video also provides easily shareable evidential documentation for analysis, rectification or prosecution. Easy-to-use video interface The seamless integration of Bosch Access Control with the XProtect Smart Client means Milestone customers can keep their easy-to-use video interface while adding access control - without having to re-train. The integration delivers real-time monitoring with video verification for fast response to incidents, including locking, unlocking or triggering a system lockdown. Users may also choose to work with the Bosch interface, and the access control main system administration remains within the Bosch system. “Bosch is one of the first Milestone Solution Partners to integrate via the XProtect Access Control Module, which shows a strong commitment to our open platform,” says Trine Voss, Head of Solution Partner Program at Milestone Systems. “Flexibility and reliability are two of Milestone’s core business values; these are both demonstrated in the certification of the Bosch Access Control system with our XProtect Smart Client interface. The freedom of choice lets operators use the features that are most efficient for their security needs.” Strong partnership between two companies The certification of the Bosch Access Control integration via the XProtect Access Control Module is another stamp of the strong partnership in the long-standing relationship between these two companies. Milestone Systems already supports the full line of Bosch IP video network cameras, including the comprehensive Bosch analytics offerings. “Bosch’s Access Professional Edition (APE 3.0) is a powerful and scalable access control application, and by that a perfect contribution to the Milestone Solution Partner ecosystem,” states Rudolf Spielberger, Head of the Integration Partner Program at Bosch. “With the fulfilled integration via Milestone’s XProtect Access Control Module, we validate Bosch’s openness strategy by providing - in the uncompromising interest of our customers - common open platform solutions for this demanding market.” Look for the Bosch-Milestone integrations at the upcoming IFSEC 2015 trade show in London in June, and other industry conferences in the future.