Everyone in the information technology industry knows that IP stands for Internet Protocol, but as it pertains to the security industry, one can also highlight the fact that solutions designed to run over IP networks provide many advantages - one of the most important being that they can INTEGRATE PERFECTLY with data from other systems!
Milestone Systems has a vision for the future of IP video solutions that includes all the market possibilities provided for both partners and customers: IP video technology and open architecture software will set new standards for connectivity of equipment and integration of video surveillance with other data. This provides customers with greater efficiency and performance, for a better return on their investment in a surveillance system. The IP approach also creates new business opportunities for security professionals and system integrators alike.
Flexibility and connectivity are keywords in the new age of IP-based video surveillance solutions. Open platform software allows system integrators to put together equipment from multiple hardware manufacturers of cameras and servers in a single solution that meets the exact needs of each customer. Such solutions can be managed from standard computers and network equipment preferred by the customers or the system integrators.
Software based on an open platform with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and standard communication protocols such as XML allow a system integrator to combine video surveillance with other security devices (gates, door alarms, access controls, lighting systems, etc.) and building management systems in a seamless way - all managed from the same user interface. This simplifies operation and maximizes use of resources, while improving performance and results.