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Milestone Systems highlights “world-leading performance” and Partner Community at IFSEC International

At IFSEC International 2017, Milestone Systems will be showcasing high-performance security solutions based on open platform technology, strategic partnerships and value propositions from the Milestone Partner Community.

On show at Milestone’s Stand E750 will be the full Milestone XProtect 2017 portfolio of products in addition to the full range of Milestone Husky NVRs. For their part, Milestone’s technology partners (more of whom anon) will be showcasing integrated solutions.

Visitors to ExCeL will have the first chance to see Milestone’s two new products, namely XProtect Express+ and XProtect Professional+. These solutions introduce connectivity, adaptability and extendability, and particularly so for those installations in the small and medium-sized arenas.

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“Milestone Systems is much more than a VMS manufacturer,” stated said Raziel Bareket, director for North and South Europe at Milestone Systems. “We’re a business enabler thanks to our community approach. At IFSEC 2017, we’re not only showcasing our 12 technology partners, but also the highest-performing solutions in the industry.”

Milestone Partner Community

The Partner Community is essential to Milestone’s business strategy. A strong partner presence on Milestone’s booth at the show is an illustration of that commitment.

A wide array of innovative partner solutions will be shown, encompassing everything from advanced storage solutions right through to video analytics on the edge.

  • Araani: Video Smoke Detection for Critical Environments
    Araani’s smart video analytics make it possible to detect smoke and other dangers in critical environments at a very early stage.
  • Edesix: Body-Worn Video Solutions
    Edesix is set to shows its flagship product series VideoBadge, a body-worn video system often styled as an ID card holder and characterised by simple operation, footage encryption and wire-free design.
  • Nedap: Access Control with No End of Life
    With AEOS Access Control, authorisations are allocated to individuals not cards, in turn rendering this an easy access control system to manage. End users can configure everyone’s profile centrally, while their cards update automatically.
  • Oncam: Experts in 360° and Wide-Angle Video
    Oncam’s sole focus is on 360-degree smart IP video, all the while working with partners to deliver high-value business solutions for end user customers that leverage Oncam’s award-winning technology.

Other Milestone Community Partners present at IFSEC 2017 will include:

  • Agent VI: Comprehensive video analytics solutions
  • CNL: Complete integrated situation management
  • Digital Barriers: EdgeVis live wireless real-time video
  • Ipsotek: Intelligent video content analytics for challenging environments
  • Siklu: Millimeter wave wireless connectivity
  • Southwest Microwave: Integrated perimeter protection solutions
  • Venzo Secure: Next generation of high-performance computing and IoT
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Bosch Security Systems’ Access Control integration with Milestone Systems XProtect VMS now certified

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” while installing partners may 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. The certification process was 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.

Milestone's XProtect Smart Client

Milestone’s XProtect Smart Client

The XProtect Access Control Module is part of the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit. 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 and 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 evidential documentation that may be easily shared for analysis, rectification or prosecution.

The seamless integration of Bosch Access Control with the XProtect Smart Client means that Milestone customers can keep their easy-to-use video interface while adding access control but 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. End users may also choose to work with the Bosch interface. 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,” explained Trine Voss, head of the 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.”

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 Control Professional Edition is a powerful and scalable access control application that’s a perfect contributor to the Milestone Solution Partner ecosystem,” stated 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 common open platform solutions for our end user customers.”

The Bosch-Milestone integrations will be on display at IFSEC from 16-18 June.

The certification documentation is available at: http://www.milestonesys.com/solution-finder/bosch/bosch-access-professional-edition-xprotect-access-control-module-plug-in/

The Bosch Security Systems division is a leading global supplier of security, safety and communications products, solutions and services. The company’s product portfolio includes video surveillance, intrusion detection, fire detection and voice evacuation systems as well as access control and management systems.

Additional information can be accessed at: www.boschsecurity.com

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Milestone Systems expands device support with launch of Pack 7.9 for partners and customers

Milestone Systems – the open platform company specialising in IP video management software (VMS) – has released Device Pack 7.9 for partners and customers using Milestone XProtect security solutions. Device Pack 7.9 has support for 1,012 tested ONVIF devices, all using the same optimised driver.  

The XProtect Device Packs include tested and certified drivers optimised to enable the relevant capabilities of a camera or other hardware device to be managed by the XProtect software. Testing the drivers ensures the highest quality for a video surveillance solution, which is obviously important for total system operability, efficiency and stability.

Milestone works closely with the device manufacturers in the Camera Partner Program (CaPP) to achieve the optimal interaction between their devices and the XProtect VMS. The company has always promoted driver standards like ONVIF and remains dedicated to supporting the broadest range of cameras and devices on the market.

In the case of ONVIF-supported devices, it’s often assumed that a device which has passed the ONVIF test tool will just work in a given infrastructure. This isn’t always the case as there are marked idiosyncrasies that need to be taken into account to insure proper interoperability and leverage the full feature use of a device with a VMS.

Before ONVIF supported devices are listed on the supported hardware list on milestonesys.com, they’ve been tested to ensure 100% functionality with the XProtect open platform technology.

In the Milestone CaPP, this ONVIF functionality test can be done by Milestone or vendors can conduct the testing procedures in their own facility after they’ve completed a four-day Milestone training course. The ability to do the complete Milestone certification test can save time and costs for camera manufacturers in their go-to-market strategy.

Advanced compression support

Device Pack 7.9 also includes support for the Axis Zipstream technology, an advanced mode enabling variable compression as well as variable bit rate. According to Axis Communications, this can reduce the bandwidth requirement by up to 50% without major loss in picture quality.

This technology increases compression when less movement is detected in the video. Beyond reducing the bandwidth, the use of advanced compression technologies like Zipstream can also save disk space on the recording servers in a system.

The Milestone VMS has been supporting advanced compression technologies since 2012.

Extended support for Vivotek cameras has been added, so too 64 new devices from Dahua all based on ONVIF where the compliance test was conducted by Dahua.

Other vendors with new device support in this release include Pelco by Schneider, Vicon’s IQEye and Canon.

*Milestone Device Pack 7.2 is available now for download from the following link: www.milestonesys.com/solution-partners/supported-hardware/

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