Published on 30 September, 2014
|The Husky NVRs offer versions with integrated encoders that make it simple to connect analogue and digital cameras
Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), is announcing an easier and more affordable way to make the transition from analogue to digital technology. There is no need to throw out older cameras that are still working, as users add new network devices to their surveillance solution.
The Milestone Husky™ series of NVRs will now offer versions with integrated encoders that make it simple to connect analogue and digital cameras, which run on IP networks, to the same box. Milestone Husky Hybrid NVRs are preinstalled with Milestone VMS and let end users build on their initial investment. The end users can continue to use existing analogue cameras and add IP cameras over time for better evidence-quality video and surveillance features.
The Milestone Husky Hybrid NVRs are aligned with the new Milestone encoder licensing. In this only one hardware device license is needed for each analogue-to-IP encoder, regardless of the number of analog cameras connected to the encoder. This applies to encoders with no more than one IP license. The Milestone Husky Series also supports the Milestone encoder licensing when external encoders are used on the NVRs. End users can choose from more than 200 encoders.
At launch, two configurations of Milestone Husky Hybrid NVRs will be pre-installed with XProtect 2014:
- Milestone Husky M30 Hybrid with 16 analog channels + 4 IP devices - 4 TB storage / 8 GB RAM / i5 processor
- Milestone Husky M50 Hybrid with 32 analog channels + 16 IP devices - 16 TB storage / 16 GB RAM / i7 processor
- General availability is fall 2014 in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East
"The new Milestone Husky Hybrid series is the perfect stepping stone for customers using analog systems who want to move into the intelligent world of IP," says Lars Nordenlund, VP of Incubation & Ventures at Milestone Systems. "Customers can migrate to network solutions at their own speed while maintaining consistency. The Milestone open platform technology can expand effortlessly over time, so Milestone Husky easily leads the way into the digital future."
The Milestone Husky Hybrid Series will be showcased at the ASIS International trade show in Atlanta, September 29 – October 1 at the Milestone booth 1043. Theater presentations also run September 29 - 30 at 10:30am and 3:30pm and October 1 at 10:30am and 2:30pm.