Open Solutions Lead the Way

Natalia Kosk from SDI reports on the IP Road Show
If you’re not already investing in open solutions, there’s no time like the present to start. Open platform IP video management specialist Milestone Systems, partnered with Arecont Vision and Pivot3 , took their Complete IP Solution Show on the road, most recently making a pit stop at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago. Attendees got a first-hand look at how Milestone’s Video Management System (VMS), Pivot3’s storage solutions and Arecont Vision’s megapixel cameras are integrated on one platform to provide a solution that covers all three aspects on a video surveillance system.

“Our idea behind this was to take three companies that had leading technology in the IP field and really show how you can build a solution together along with answering some commonly asked questions about IP,” explained Fredrik Wallberg, marketing manager, Milestone Systems, Beaverton, Ore. Slated for six major cities across the country, Milestone started their roadshow after the Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) earlier this year. “Thus far, the events have been a success according to attendees and headcount,” continued Wallberg.

It is evident that integrated open platform solutions are going to continue to develop for the future of security and these three providers are exemplary of that. Surveillance is a challenging environment, thus being able to discuss and be aware of such issues as HD versus megapixel, industry standards, virtualization and what video management systems are available and how they work with other providers, is a necessity when it comes down to choosing the right video surveillance solution.

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