This guide serves as a point of reference for documentation and contains an introduction to the different ways of making integrations.
There’s multiple ways of integrating data from a camera, sensor or other kinds of devices into XProtect. If you have an ONVIF compliant device, you can connect it using our ONVIF Driver.
If you are not sure, or would like to explore other ways of connecting a device, feel free to use our Driver Framework – part of our MIP SDK.
The MIP SDK’s three major resources are available online:
Get access to all three packages, extra tools, and the Developer Update Newsletter sign up and download them here:
MIP SDK training available:
Free self-paced eLearning courses available that cover how to get started with the MIP SDK and the tools to create integrations to the XProtect VMS suite. These courses include:
1. Getting Started with the MIP SDK
2. Developing MIP SDK Integrations
3. Developing MIP SDK Plug-in Integrations
XProtect Essential+ supports the Milestone Integration Platform (MIP), meaning you can directly integrate and embed third-party applications, hardware and services developed by our community of technology partners.
Download XProtect Essential+ and get started. The free license supports up to 8 devices, an unlimited number of users and unlimited video retention time.
Create powerful solutions: Use the MIP SDK to build on Milestone's rich VMS capabilities to deliver new and innovative solutions, such as integrating business management systems directly into the software
Open and flexible integration architecture: MIP SDK supports three types of integration: basic protocol integration, component-based integration via .NET library and plug-in integration to embed plug-ins directly into the software
The MIP SDK Mobile: provides an easy way for creating new Mobile or Web applications or extend an existing one by wrapping the existing Milestone Mobile Server communication protocol. It is available for four different platforms: iOS, Android, Web, and Windows.
Video access: Milestone Technology partners can easily make applications that access the video for either viewing or processing purposes and even show metadata based overlays on top of the video using build-in tools.
Configuration: The MIP SDK provide access to not only appending your own data types to the VMS, but also accessing and modifying the configuration of the VMS itself
Events: Use the APIs or MIP SDK not only to send your own events into the VMS, but also to monitor and react to events coming from the VMS
Easy-to-use development toolkit: Contains application and code samples, proven Milestone library and code components and Microsoft® Visual Studio project templates to help create new integrations
Developer support: Comprehensive developer tools, training and dedicated support ensure you have the help you need to get your integration to the market quickly
Broad market reach: Get access to the well-known Milestone brand and broad channel network to distribute your integration to our large, worldwide customer base
Milestone Technology Partner program: A structured program that gives access to joint marketing activities to increase awareness of your application, hardware or service
Wide compatibility: Integrations developed using the MIP SDK work seamlessly with Milestone products so you can deliver applications, hardware or services to various market segments
Did you know that as a developer working on our software, you can join our Technology Partner Program? By becoming a Milestone Technology Partner, you join the Open Platform Community, which gives you a great opportunity to grow your business together with other Community Members.