Matrox Graphics and Milestone announce enhanced security surveillance solutions at IFSEC

Partnership integrates XProtect Smart Client with Video Decoding Accelerator for large-scale IP security networks

IFSEC 2009, Birmingham, UK - May 11th, 2009/PRNewswire
Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions, today announced a partnership with Milestone Systems to provide enhanced surveillance solution performance to the security market. Matrox and Milestone will be launching this collaboration through an integration of the Milestone XProtect™ Smart Client with the Matrox VDA-1164 Video Decoding Accelerator for surveillance systems and operator stations in large-scale IP security networks.

"Matrox is committed to delivering the best security solutions possible to its customers, and partnering with Milestone, the leading provider of open-platform IP video management software, is a very positive progression," says Alain Thiffault, Business Development Manager, Matrox Graphics. "With Milestone, we have the ability to add tremendous value by offering a complete security monitoring solution for any high-security installation environment."

The Matrox VDA-1164 brings hardware-accelerated IP video decoding capabilities to workstations running the Milestone XProtect Smart Client. By offloading the Central Processing Unit (CPU) of the video decoding burden, VDA-1164 enables optimal system responsiveness through its ability to simultaneously decode multiple streaming video formats from a variety of sources—at full frame rate. With VDA-1164 processing all the graphics and video data, the result is real-time decoding and display of up to 16 D1 streams of smooth, high-quality video.

“Matrox has been a valuable partner for Milestone for a long time, delivering high-end, multi-monitor graphics cards suitable for video security installations.  With VDA-1164, Matrox has taken innovation a step further by providing a solution that offloading the CPU by decoding live video streams directly.  Showing a large number of high-quality video streams can be done in a number of ways, but Matrox has taken a unique approach with the VDA-1164 by placing this highly CPU-demanding process on a card rather than leaving it on the server,” reports Martin Kaufmann, MSP Program Manager at Milestone Systems. “The Matrox VDA-1164 thereby fulfills a growing need in the market for large-scale installations to show multiple high- quality video streams, and the XProtect integration will be a valuable offering for Milestone users.”

Matrox Graphics and Milestone Systems will be exhibiting their solutions May 11-14th at NEC Birmingham, United Kingdom at Stand F130, Hall 4 and Stand F140 in Hall 4, respectively.  In the Milestone IFSEC booth technical setup, Milestone is using the Matrox M9140 LP PCIe x16 quad head graphics cards on all of the demonstration pods, which provide a multi-monitor user experience in Microsoft® Windows® environments.

About Matrox Graphics
Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom manufacturing, and dedicated customer support make our solutions the premier choice in industries that require stable, high-reliability products. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with representation and offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit

Matrox Press Contact:
Camille Caron, Corporate Marketing Manager (514) 822-6322

About Milestone Systems
Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the leading global developer of open platform IP video management software. XProtect™ gives users a powerful surveillance solution that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in more than 50,000 customer installations.  With support for the industry’s widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-of-breed solutions to “video enable” organizations - reducing costs, optimizing processes, protecting people and assets. With headquarters in Denmark and ten international offices, Milestone software is sold through authorized partners in 90 countries. 

Milestone Press Contact:
Courtney Dillon Pedersen, PR & Communications Manager, Tel. +45 88 300 330