A two-part article published in the September and October issues of Benchmark magazine states that XProtect Corporate is such a comprehensive solution that it would require filling the entire contents of the magazine if the evaluation were to cover every feature of the software!
The final rating is 'Benchmark Recommended' with this summary statement:
"XProtect Corporate from Milestone is a powerful, robust and flexible video management system... highly recommended...and presents a compelling case to at least consider moving towards a VMS-based solution."
Other comments include the following:
"the level of flexibility is impressive"
"the Maps function is also impressive"
"the major benefit of the system - aside from the ease with which multiple cameras and recorders can be managed, including those on remote sites - is the Rules section"
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The article is published in two parts: pages 27-28 in the September issue and pages 41-42 in the October issue: