Milestone Partner Open Platform Event in Abu Dhabi Gathers 250

Seventeen companies honored with awards

COPENHAGEN – May 30, 2013. Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), held its annual Milestone Partner Open Platform (MPOP) event for the Middle East and Africa region in Abu Dhabi April 30-May 2, with 250 attending. At the gala dinner culmination, 17 companies were given awards for outstanding achievements over the past year.

"MPOP Middle East & Africa has become one of the major manufacturer-organized events in the region where people from the surveillance industry gather to learn more about Milestone's latest products, improve their network and exchange ideas. We also want to thank our partners for their hard work and commitment, leveraging their expertise with our open platform video management software," says Peter Biltsted.

These awards were announced:

Best Value Added Distributors of the Year 2012 – Middle East: Network Information Technology; Africa; IP Video Solutions (IPVS)

Best Performing New Partners of the Year 2012 – Middle East: Tablix Technology LLC; Africa: Cairo Communication Systems (CCS)

Best Projects of the Year 2012 – Middle East: Ministry of Interior Bahrain, Spectra Information Technology WLL; Africa: V&A Waterfront, ITS Technologies PTY Ltd

Best MSP Partners of the Year 2012 – Middle East: Delopt analytics; Pivot 3

Fastest growing MAP Partner of theYear 2012 – Middle East: Sony

Best MAP Partners of the Year 2012 – Middle East: Axis Communications; Africa: Axis Communications

Best Partner of the Year 2012 – Africa: Camsecure; Middle East: Johnson Controls; LEVANT: Libatel SARL; UAE: MVP Tech General Trading LLC

The following speakers presented to the participants:

Christian Schnedler, Sr. Public Safety Consultant, IBM Global Technology Services

Scott Schafer, Executive Vice President, & Sanjit Bardhan, Arecont Vision

Oliver Philippou, Analyst, IMS Research - Middle East Surveillance Market & Trends

Tom Galvin, President, Razberi Technologies

Deon Sloane, Senior Security Manager, V&A Waterfront case, Cape Town, South Africa

Muhannad Al Hasan, Assistant Professor and Computer Center Manager, Zarqa University case, Jordan

Eric Fullerton, Milestone Chief Sales & Marketing Officer – Think Bigger

Bjorn Skou Eilertsen, Milestone VP Corporate Products – Milestone Product Roadmap

Christian Bohn, Milestone VP Strategic Alliances – How to utilize third party integrations to increase system integrator business and value

There were 26 alliance partner companies exhibiting in the Technology Showcase at the event with Diamond Sponsor IBM, Platinum Sponsors Arecont Vision, and Razberi Technologies, and Gold Sponsors Allied Telesis, Bosch, Pivot3 and Sony.

About Milestone Systems
Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software. Delivering powerful surveillance that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations around the world, Milestone software supports flexible choices in network hardware and integrations with other systems. Sold through partners in more than 100 countries, Milestone solutions help ‘video enable' organizations – managing risks, protecting people and assets, optimizing processes and reducing costs. For more information, visit: www.milestonesys.com

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