Milestone Video management software

Milestone pre-announces Husky M500A high performance NVR with support for 512 HD cameras and 600Mb/s recording performance
Milestone pre-announces Husky M500A high performance NVR with support for 512 HD cameras and 600Mb/s recording performance

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in networked video management software (VMS), is pre-announcing the Milestone Husky M500A NVR hardware platform with scalable VMS.  The M500A XProtect Expert NVR has been performance-tested to support 512 HD cameras with a guaranteed recording performance of 600Mb/s. Milestone is currently preparing the Milestone Husky M500A for release in Q2 2016 and will be showcasing proof-of-performance at tradeshows in the meantime.  Western Digital Purple hard drives The Milestone Husky M500A is building on the high performance exclusive hardware design of the Milestone Husky M50 chassis right in step with the previous Milestone Husky series. A key contribution to the NVR’s performance is the storage systems use of Western Digital Purple hard drives. These drives are specially designed for video surveillance and utilise write-optimised hard disk drive technology and frame loss protection.  When combined with a video recording optimised RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) Controller supporting either RAID 5 or RAID 10, the industry’s highest performance NVR in its hardware class is achieved. The M500A NVR supports up to 48TB of internal raw storage and has the ability to archive to network-attached storage appliances when additional storage is required.  Milestone XProtect Expert VMS Preinstalled with highly scalable Milestone XProtect Expert video management software, the M500A NVR eliminates the guess work of sizing the recording hardware. This removes the common industry problem of over estimating and sizing IT server-based NVRs as well as saving time on systems design.  The XProtect Expert VMS comes preloaded on the Husky M500A and enables a number of advantages for Milestone partners. These include already being trained and certified on the system software and being able to easily upgrade customers from previous Milestone XProtect products like XProtect Enterprise. Milestone Husky M500A will be sold in a base configuration only, so partners just add camera licences as needed. Three years of Milestone Care Plus plan and hardware warranty are included in all units, enabling both free software upgrades, device licence portability and software trade-in credit. This guarantees that customers get the industry’s lowest possible NVR total cost of ownership.  Key features included are: "The industry’s highest NVRperformance is delivered bythe most scalable and reliableVMS - all packed into ouroptimised NVR at the lowest cost per recorded device" Recorder or all-in-one: The Husky M500A can be utilised as a NVR which is a part of a larger video management software installation or as a stand-alone system. This gives partners and customers with the greatest number of deployment options form a single hardware platform.    Federated NVR support: The Husky M500A XProtect Expert NVR can be easily Federated into existing XProtect Corporate customer deployments at no additional cost. This provides seamless management, configuration, control and viewing of camera devices.   Licence portability: XProtect Expert 2016 base and device licences can be moved between systems just by clicking in the Milestone management console. This enables a customer to have a pool of camera licences and use them as needed. This solves the traditional problem where a system must be upgraded in chunks of licences. It also makes scheduled maintenance easy.    Recorder failover: When using the newest version of XProtect Expert 2016R2 the M500A can utilise the built-in recorder failover capability. This enables the M500A to fail over to a central XProtect Expert system or another M500A if the system is hit by an unforeseen outage. This takes place automatically, without any interruption in system security level.    Simplified installation and setup: The Husky Configurator automates the hardware and software setup and system restore image. This saves valuable installation and setup time.   “The industry’s highest NVR performance is delivered by the most scalable and reliable VMS - all packed into our optimised NVR at the lowest cost per recorded device. It does not get better than this!” says Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, Vice President of Corporate Products Business Unit at Milestone Systems. “The Milestone Husky M500A is yet another proof-point of our commitment to delivering the most valuable solutions for our partners and customers.” The Milestone Husky M500A proof-of-performance was showcased at the ISC West International trade show in Las Vegas, April 6-8, at the Milestone booth 20060 where visitors saw the live performance test of 512 HD cameras being recorded on the new Husky M500A XProtect Expert NVR.

New Milestone XProtect® Express – The fastest way to video enable your business
New Milestone XProtect® Express – The fastest way to video enable your business

XProtect Express-The fastest way to video enable businessesXProtect Express is a new addition to the diverse Milestone XProtect IP video management software (VMS) product line. With support for up to 48 cameras, XProtect Express is affordable VMS for small businesses, especially retail, that want to video enable their surveillance installation. Due to the open platform environment, businesses can seamlessly integrate solutions, building management systems and third-party applications directly into XProtect Express. If you currently have separate solutions that you want to video enable, XProtect Express is an easy way to integrate them and work with one common interface. It can also easily integrate into your current system to create a video-enabled solution. Flexible licensing options and open platform support ensure seamless upgrades and system expansions as security and business needs change. Endless integration possibilities: Customise and add video functionality to new or current installations by integrating third-party applications and business systems Ideal for retail: Optimise store operations with support for add-on products that link transaction data to video Future proof: Using Milestone's unified platform, integrated solutions can be developed and applied to premium XProtect products, making it easy to expand and upgrade your system according to your needs and budget Integration possibilities help solve any challenge  XProtect Express supports analytics and third-party integration through the Milestone Integration Platform (MIP). With a MIP plug-in integration you can directly embed applications such as Milestone Solution Partner (MSP) solutions and third-party business and security systems. Also, if you currently have a solution that you want to video enable, such as an access control system, XProtect easily integrates with your existing system to become the central interface. This enables you to monitor and control all of the unrelated systems in your surveillance installation, such as Physical Security Information Management (PSIM), point-of-sale (POS) and people counting, through the XProtect Smart Client. A unified client application is not only more efficient, it also requires less training for new personnel.MIP plug-ins are also automatically integrated into the XProtect Smart Client - Player. This ensures video evidence has the same features as the software, allowing public authorities and law enforcement to use the benefits of your integrated MIP plug-insApplication integrations are a cost-effective way to add additional functionality to your installation because all premium XProtect products support MIP. As you upgrade and expand your system, all of your plug-in integrations will seamlessly connect to your new system. Ideal for retail, add-on products optimise store operationsXProtect Express is the ideal platform for building flexible and scalable IP video solutions for a wide variety of businesses, including retail. It offers support for XProtect Retail and XProtect Transact, two companion products that efficiently monitor customers, transactions and merchandise to improve your bottom line. Both products link transaction data with corresponding video from relevant cameras, helping to verify transactions and reduce fraud. It is also easy to quickly export and distribute video and transaction evidence to authorities.XProtect Retail is an investigation tool for performing advanced data analysis. With search options, full video documentation and a set of pre-defined performance indicators, it is easy to maintain a comprehensive overview of store operations. XProtect Transact allows you to quickly perform a text-only search and view video sequences of specific transactions such as usage of gift cards, credit cards, coupons or when merchandise is returned.  

Milestone launches XProtect Mobile application for XProtect VMS users
Milestone launches XProtect Mobile application for XProtect VMS users

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has announced the launch of XProtect Mobile, a new mobile application for XProtect VMS users. XProtect Mobile is specially designed for the XProtect VMS portfolio enabling users to effectively monitor their XProtect video from any place, anytime. Security personnel, business owners, residential users or video surveillance installers who need to monitor installations can now view Milestone XProtect video from anywhere on an Android™ smartphone or tablet with the new XProtect Mobile. Developed by Milestone, XProtect Mobile is a free application that works seamlessly with all recent XProtect VMS products.With instantaneous access to Milestone XProtect surveillance from any place around the globe via Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G connections, operators can view and play back video from cameras. XProtect Mobile provides increased flexibility for surveillance through: Setting up multiple servers and connecting to cameras from different sites Views taken directly from the XProtect Smart ClientControlling pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camerasDigital pinch to zoomTaking a snapshot of video and sharing it via email or MMSConstant access to view live video or to play back recorded video from anywhere With the ability to monitor installations on smartphones and tablets, Milestone customers can now view incidents, ensure areas are secure and take immediate action by visually verifying occurrences from any location. Milestone Systems has more than 100,000 customer installations worldwide, many with widespread areas that need monitoring."Let's say you want to maintain a visual of Building A when you are physically at Building D: with XProtect Mobile, you can simultaneously watch live video of both buildings on your phone. Or maybe you need to verify a shipment while you are away on business: XProtect Mobile lets you play back video of the arrival on your tablet. Or maybe you just want to monitor your house while you are on vacation. What's important to Milestone is ensuring you are always able to see what is important to you," says Christian Bohn, VP Marketing and Product Management at Milestone Systems.  Milestone XProtect products are designed with usability in mind. XProtect Mobile's unique, streamlined user interface has been specifically developed to consume a minimum amount of power and to fulfill surveillance needs when on the go.Starting December 1, XProtect Mobile is available for smartphones and tablets running Android 2.2 or higher, and works with all recent versions of XProtect IP VMS. It will be downloadable from the Apple® App Store in spring 2012 for iPhone® and iPad™. Mobile solutions for XProtect IP VMS surveillance platforms are already available now for iPhone, iPad and Blackberry® through Milestone Solution Partners Lextech Labs and MobiDEOS.

Milestone offers Online Test Tool and XProtect Screen Recorder
Milestone offers Online Test Tool and XProtect Screen Recorder

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has released Device Pack 5.4 for partners and customers using Milestone XProtect® surveillance solutions. This release announces the Milestone Online Test Tool for vendors to verify the compatibility of their hardware - including ONVIF standard specifications. In addition, Device Pack 5.4 informs about the Milestone Screen Recorder, which captures screen recordings from any Windows-based PC or point-of-sale terminal to help manage loss and fraud through monitoring the use of business systems and documenting customer transactions.Milestone Online Test Tool and trainingA key parameter of the Milestone VMS open platform is providing the widest choice in hardware for surveillance installations to ensure the right technology for each customer need and to make use of the latest innovations as they become available. The rate of new camera offerings increases continually, and Milestone Systems develops both dedicated drivers with full-featured interoperability and support for the ONVIF and PSIA standard specifications, which are in progress.The Milestone Online Test Tool for manufacturers helps speed up the delivery of XProtect compatible hardware to fulfill customer demand. Milestone Manufacturer Alliance Partners (MAPs) can test the full line of models in a series after Milestone has done an initial device's dedicated driver development and testing, or they may test their products using ONVIF-supported specs that have been developed by Milestone. On the Milestone website, the list of supported devices for XProtect software indicates when the interoperability has been tested by the manufacturer.Training in the Milestone Online Test Tool is also being provided for Manufacturer Alliance Partners, with the first session at the Copenhagen headquarters June 6-10. This training gives camera vendors the opportunity to learn how to best conduct a test and helps increase the quality of product support for customers using Milestone IP video management software.XProtect Screen RecorderThe Milestone XProtect Screen Recorder is a new product that captures screen recordings from any PC or point-of-sale system. It can help improve operational efficiency through auditing staff activities or assisting with training initiatives. It is easily installed, and the view recordings are managed by the XProtect software and fully synchronised with other video data."The XProtect Screen Recorder can be used in a wide range of industries. Users can easily create evidence - captured screen recordings of transactions provide accounts of fraudulent activities. They can increase productivity through monitoring critical activities to ensure operations are running efficiently. The Milestone XProtect Screen Recorder also helps manage staff by supervising multiple computer screens, and training can be improved by using the recordings to educate staff," explains Lars Gudbrandsson, Head of Product Management at Milestone Systems.1,000 compatible modelsA detailed list of the Milestone Device Pack 5.4 newly supported network hardware is available on the Milestone website. Within a total of more than 1,000 models that are now compatible with XProtect software, the new release includes support for devices from the following manufacturers: Axis, Arecont, Black, Canon, CBC, Hikvision, Hunt, Pixor, Toshiba, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, Toshiba Teli, Vivotek and Zylotech.

Connect instantly to surveillance from any computer with XProtect® Web Client
Connect instantly to surveillance from any computer with XProtect® Web Client

In today’s connected world, security operators expect constant access to surveillance and the ability to take immediate action when incidents occur, even when they are away from their desks. Milestone Systems recognises this need and offers the new XProtect Web Client, a streamlined, efficient web-based interface for viewing, playing back and sharing video. Designed by Milestone, XProtect Web Client works with the entire XProtect video management software (VMS) product line. With no need to install additional software on the client computer, XProtect Web Client makes it easy to monitor XProtect systems anywhere from any Internet-enabled computer or device. XProtect Web Client features a landing page with an instant live overview of cameras and access to the most commonly used functions, making it quick to learn and simple to operate for users of all levels. While out of the office, security managers can easily use XProtect Web Client from all of the most common operating systems and web browsers to investigate an incident and tell the officer on duty to take action. If an incident has occurred, users can export a snapshot or video clip directly from the client. XProtect Web Client  is compatible with the following operating systems: Microsoft® Windows®, Linux and OS X® and the following web browser versions and higher: Microsoft Internet Explorer® 9, Safari® 5, Google Chrome™16 and Mozilla® Firefox® 11.