In the newest product update of Milestone XProtect video management software, a 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Winner, Milestone Systems introduces several new features and capabilities.
These new features include Centralized Search, a new Driver Framework, Adaptive Streaming, and enhanced Device Password Management.
Milestone Systems continues to pursue ever higher performing software, with this product update, to fulfill the market’s rising demands for cost-effective video technology solutions.
The video management systems (VMS) today are about a lot more than just video.
Alarms, events, bookmarks, motion – and much more are at the core of security operations. All this data makes it easier to create and identify people and incidents – if you can find it.
For many, the process of searching for data is cumbersome, with each data type having its own search system, tags, categories or keywords. In R3, Milestone is changing all that.
Milestone’s new centralized Search will replace the current Sequence Explorer and will make finding a specific incident or video sequence easier by aggregating all data types registered in the VMS.
That means one search platform for all your data. Quicker, easier, and more efficient investigations.
One of the main features of Milestone XProtect 2019 R3 release is Search, a new centralized search platform in XProtect Smart Client, making it possible for users to search for everything in one location.
Previously, users performed several standalone searches, depending on what data they were searching for, but with the new Search tool, users are able to search for motion, alarms, events, bookmarks and other types of data, in one single location to enable rapid and efficient video investigations.
Moreover, the new Search platform also smoothly embeds partner integrations and their powerful analytic capabilities via dedicated filtering options.
Through specific plug-ins and devices, search criteria such as line-crossing and object-in-field will be enabled directly in Search Tab, saving time and increasing efficiency.
“Search is another testament to the power of our community,” explains Milestone Systems Chief Technology Officer Bjørn Skou Eilertsen.
“The new filtering options demonstrate how combining our partners’ analytics capabilities with XProtect’s native UI, provides a consistent user experience with multiple partner integrations at the same time.”
Milestone’s Driver Framework
As the number of devices and device types grow, Milestone Systems takes pride in providing customers with support of more than 8,000 cameras and devices, the widest device support in the industry.
In order to allow XProtect device support to grow exponentially with the number of devices in the market, Milestone Systems introduces Milestone’s Driver Framework, a framework within the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit (SDK) that allows devices manufacturers, big or small, to develop their own drivers and provide faster device compatibility and deeper integration.
“In R3 we really put the spotlight on our partners,” said Vice President, Products Jesper Just Jensen, Milestone Systems.
The Driver Framework is a fast way for existing partners to keep their customers in touch with the latest technologies and for new partners to introduce new types of devices such as IoT with capabilities that go beyond ONVIF and with shorter time-to-market.”
This new feature will enable users to receive lower resolution streams from the recording server when a high resolution one is not required, for example when displaying video on the smart client or smart wall in window sizes smaller than a full screen.
This will give users smoother viewing and a better user experience, a lower total cost-of-ownership (TCO) due to less hardware needed to decode unnecessary high-resolution video and better use of bandwidth that can then be utilized for other needs in the organization.
New Device Password Management
The new Device Password Management is a continuation of a similar feature introduced in the XProtect 2019 R2 update.
This feature makes it possible for system administrators to manage all devices’ passwords directly from the XProtect Management Client for selected device manufacturers.
In the 2019 R3 update Milestone doubled the number of supported device manufacturers and added the option to schedule future password changes according to the cadence in their organizations and their password policy, making device password management fully automatic.
Visit Milestone’s R3 webpage to learn more about system improvements and new features and what products they are available for.
Milestone System Takes Gold in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
Best VMS IP Video Surveillance Solution
Milestone XProtect Corporate Video Management Software
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