Milestone releases XProtect Corporate 2.0

Easy to manage, powerful surveillance with no limits on the number of cameras, servers or users

COPENHAGEN – 8 May 2008.  Milestone Systems, a leading developer of open platform IP video management software, announces the version 2.0 release of XProtect Corporate.  Designed for large-scale applications, it supports unlimited numbers of cameras, servers and users, with central control and intuitive access clients that make big installations very easy to manage. 

A decade of technological refinement in developing true open platform IP video management software culminates in Milestone XProtect Corporate, designed to meet the tough demands of the largest implementations.  Distributed server architecture allows flexible, management of unlimited sites, servers, devices, cameras and users. 

Surveillance system administrators get wizards, flexible rules system, automatic network scanning and camera model detection, with tight integration to IT environments for maintaining a very high level of system integrity.  Integration with Microsoft Active Directory® provides strict user authorization and management; all configurations, activity logs and alerts are conveniently stored in a Microsoft SQL database.  Managing cameras in groups and assigning users to role-based security groups saves valuable time. 

The Milestone XProtect Smart Client is the elegant graphical user interface for security staff to access live and recorded video data at all times.  Vital evidence material – encrypted and password-protected – is easily created in a single operation for fast sharing.  Multi-casting and multi-streaming allow multiple operators to easily view live and recorded video without straining network resources unnecessarily.

Unique, cost-effective archiving model lets you reduce the high cost of storage by using fast, local disks for short-term recordings and affordable network storage for long-term archiving.  Failover for system integrity & data security ensures the high level of security and reliability required by true enterprise-class IT environments for maximum uptime. 

“As customers expand their installations, they only have to pay licenses for the cameras added – there’s no extra cost for adding recording servers, storage, clients or users, and no license cost for failover servers,” says Eric Fullerton, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Milestone Systems.  “Feedback from our customers supports that they appreciate the simplicity in our licensing structure and that Product Maintenance Agreements give a cost-effective way to keep up to date with future developments, adding industry innovations as they become available.”

The Milestone XProtect IP video open platform is a hallmark of optimal integration capabilities.  The rich Application Programming Interface (API) offers seamless interoperability with other systems and devices to video-enable business most comprehensively.

Milestone will demonstrate XProtect Corporate at stand 19171 in the IFSEC security industry show being held next week in the UK.  It is available through Certified Milestone Partners internationally, among whom over 450 have already completed professional training in this solution.