COPENHAGEN – March 13, 2012. Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), and IT distributor EET Group have signed a distribution agreement to provide Milestone XProtect® IP video offerings in 16 European countries. EET is already established as a successful distributor of Milestone IP video surveillance software in the Nordics, and with the new agreement the two companies now expand the partnership to cover many more countries in Europe.
"Based on our many years of successful collaboration with EET in the Nordic market, it was a natural next step for EET and Milestone to take this proven template to other European markets. EET’s expertise in the IP video surveillance field and harnessing the many advantages of the Milestone open platform will help fuel the rapid growth of transition from analog to IP-based solutions in these regions," says Lawrence de Guzman, Director of Sales Operations at Milestone Systems.
The agreement ensures that EET’s dealers in Europe can offer Milestone IP video surveillance software to support the strong, high-end camera brands EET carries, such as Axis, IQinVision, Sony, Pelco, Mobotix and Ernitec. The distribution includes the following markets: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Switzerland, England, Belgium, Austria and Czech Republic.
"Our ambition is to become the largest distributor of IP video surveillance in Europe, so I am very excited that we can now support our dealers in Europe with Milestone’s market leading software," says Michael Kragh, Director of Security and Video Surveillance at EET. "Milestone is one of the most well-reputed companies in the industry and our dealers have directly requested that we start selling Milestone open platform software in the rest of Europe. We want to work with the industry’s top manufacturers. Milestone solutions span a full spectrum of needs, and we see a big market for additional products to integrate, such as license plate recognition and point-of-sale to prevent loss in retail businesses."
Video surveillance accounts for 24 million euros of EET Group’s annual revenue. Within the next three years EET expects its video surveillance income to reach almost 53 million euros, with particularly high expectations for strong business in England, Germany and Switzerland.
About EET Group
EET Group has existed since 1986 and is today the largest distributor in Europe for video surveillance, spare parts, upgrades and accessory products for computers and printers. EET Group has more than 270 employees in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Switzerland, England, Belgium, Austria and Czech Republic. EET Group represents a wide range of leading manufacturers including HP, Lexmark, IBM, Canon, Acer, Axis, Cisco, Milestone, Synology, QNAP, Mobotix, IQeye, SamsungTechwin, Ernitec, Sony, Sling Media, Sweex, Toshiba, MicroBattery, MicroMemory, MicroLamp, MicroStorage, MicroConnect, MicroScreen, Hitachi, Western Digital, IOGEAR, Garmin, Kensington and many others. For more information please visit www.eetgroup.com.
About Milestone Systems
Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, according to IMS Research. The XProtect® platform delivers powerful surveillance that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations around the world. With support for the widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-in-class solutions to video enable organizations – managing risks, protecting people and assets, optimizing processes and reducing costs. Milestone software is sold through authorized and certified partners. For more information, visit: www.milestonesys.com
Courtney Dillon Pedersen
Milestone PR & Communications Manager
Tel. +45 28 350 357 or +1 (503) 719-3439