Published on 18 April, 2012
Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has released XProtect Corporate 5 with XProtect Smart Client 7. XProtect Corporate is premium software for sophisticated, high-risk security installations. XProtect Smart Client, the operator tool for all XProtect VMS, has a new streamlined interface in this latest version. Milestone also announces the availability of the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit (MIP SDK) 3 for Milestone Solution Partners (MSPs) offering applications that can be integrated into XProtect®.
The XProtect Smart Client is an adaptable, easy-to-use client application for the daily operations of surveillance installations. The new streamlined interface helps improve usability, making it easy to monitor installations of all sizes, access live video, investigate security incidents and export recordings. The XProtect Smart Client provides a uniquely efficient working environment that can be optimized for different tasks and operator requirements – and is available in 26 languages. For the first time, the XProtect Smart Client has the option to choose dark or light themes for different working environment needs.
A new easy-to-navigate video timeline and advanced search tools enable even faster and more accurate incident investigation. To improve work flow, the XProtect Smart Client features new tabs for:
- Sequence Explorer - fast searching of video thumbnails
- Alarm Manager - immediate visual verification and response to alarms
- System Monitor - instant view of system performance
The XProtect Smart Client also features a new digital signature to ensure that unauthorized people cannot open secured exports and that any tampering can be detected. A Reporting feature provides detailed configuration results. All of these new capabilities will be popular for managing large installations, whether by partners or end users.
XProtect Corporate supports an unlimited number of cameras, users and sites and is now available with support for 64-bit Recording Servers. For systems demanding complete situational awareness and immediate response time, it offers interactive, multi-layered maps linked to alarms. Built-in support for XProtect® Smart Wall gives a comprehensive overview of installations and seamless command center control.
New in XProtect Corporate 5 is support for Edge Storage with flexible retrieval, which enables scheduled or manually initiated retrieval of video and audio stored in the camera, optimizing bandwidth use. XProtect Corporate 5 also features Remote Camera Connection to easily and securely connect remote cameras over the Internet.
"XProtect Corporate is the most cost-efficient XProtect VMS platform ever," says Christian Bohn, VP Product Management and Marketing for Milestone Systems. "The new version enables better use of available server resources, storage and network bandwidth than any previous XProtect product."
This release includes the MIP SDK 3, which gives Milestone Solution Partners even more capabilities when integrating their offerings with XProtect. Hundreds of value-adding integrated solutions are offered by MSPs today, such as access control, analytics, Point-of-Sale, ERP, RFID, HVAC building systems, and many more. MSPs now have a unique opportunity to use the XProtect Smart Client tab functionality to create their own dedicated tab in the client. This helps streamline operations since all systems are accessible through one common interface.