XProtect 2023 R1 release brings user experience, collaboration, and pre-check efficiencies

March 07, 2023

Milestone Systems advances its enterprise-level video technology with the latest product update, Milestone XProtect® 2023 R1. This update enhances previous XProtect VMS innovations to provide an easy-to-use, integrated, and powerful user experience. With comprehensive best-in-class video technology solutions, the market's increasing demand for data-driven video solutions built upon an open platform, is met.

The R1 update for XProtect improves upon the core needs of Video Management Software (VMS) users, providing reliable, powerful, and easy-to-manage open platform solutions that offer flexibility and security to meet all integrated data-driven video management requirements. With several enhancements to the user experience and system performance, including operator collaboration tools and installation pre-check efficiencies, the 2023 R1 update is a highly recommended software upgrade for all XProtect users.

Operator Enhancements

The 2023 R1 software update offers significant enrichments to the user experience, operator collaboration, and situational awareness. The user experience now includes UX renewals in both the Smart Client and Web Client interfaces. With a modern, intuitive interface and better navigation, users can easily access and manage their video data with greater ease and efficiency. Operator collaboration tools have been significantly enhanced through features such as Bookmarks Sharing, Background Picture in Picture, and Native Screenshots in the Mobile Clients. These tools improve operator efficiency and communication, enabling operators to easily share bookmarks and collaborate on video data analysis. Furthermore, 2023 R1 includes more situational awareness capabilities with Smart Maps in the Mobile clients. This feature provides operators with a map-based overview of cameras and devices, enabling faster response times.

Easy Video Data Sharing

The Background Picture in Picture feature allows operators to keep an eye on a particular camera while performing other tasks, ensuring continuous situational awareness. Additionally, Native Screenshots in the Mobile Clients provide operators with a quick and easy way to capture and share video stills, improving collaboration and communication between team members.

Fast, Efficient Installations

The software update includes a better installation experience, such as the availability of a system prerequisite check, SQL Database backups, and faster installation times. These improvements ensure that installation and setup of the XProtect VMS is more efficient, reducing the time and effort required to get the system up and running.

New XProtect Webhooks

With XProtect 2023 R1, rules in Management Client now support the webhooks action. This allows users to create a webhook item in Management Client with the URL from any 3rd party service, and then set up a rule in XProtect to trigger it when an event happens. With webhooks, administrators can integrate with codeless platforms such as Zapier or IFTTT. It is simpler than ever to transform events happening in XProtect to SMS messages, calls, new tickets, Team messages, or even blinking lights.

2023 R1 Update Overview

The XProtect VMS 2023 R1 update provides a better user experience, operator collaboration, situational awareness, and installation efficiencies. With features such as UX renewals, Bookmarks Sharing, Background Picture in Picture, Native Screenshots, and Smart Maps, this update delivers a significant enhancement that enhance efficiency, productivity, and overall effectiveness. Additionally, the improvements to the installation experience ensure that getting started with XProtect is easier and faster than ever. Milestone Systems continues to lead the industry in open platform, data-driven video management solutions, providing users with the tools they need to manage and analyze their video data with cost effectiveness, ease and efficiency.

  • Milestone partners can learn more about 2023 R1 here
  • Find a complete XProtect overview here
About Milestone Systems

Milestone Systems is a leading provider of data-driven video technology software in and beyond security that helps the world see how to ensure safety, protect assets, and increase business efficiency. Milestone enables an open platform community that drives collaboration and innovation in the development and use of network video technology, with reliable and scalable solutions that are proven in more than 500,000 customer sites worldwide. Founded in 1998, Milestone is a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. For more information visit: www.milestonesys.com.

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