Hikvision Network Products Integrated with Milestone

XProtect™ Enterprise IP Video Management Platform supports Hikvision IP cameras and encoders.

XProtect™ Enterprise IP Video Management Platform supports Hikvision IP cameras and encoders.

HANGZHOU, November 19, 2009 - Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd., the leading supplier of digital video surveillance products, announced today that a wide range of their network cameras and video encoders are now integrated with the Milestone XProtect Enterprise IP video management platform.

Now, customers worldwide are able to enjoy the high performance and superior video quality of Hikvision’s network cameras combined with world-leading IP video management solutions of Milestone Systems. As of the Milestone Device Pack 4.6 due for release next month, a large number of Hikvision devices will be supported, including four and one channel video encoders DS-6104HCI and DS-6101HFI and a broad range of fixed dome cameras of the DS-2CD7XX series, as well as fixed cameras of the DS-2CD8XX series.

Hikvision network cameras deliver superlative video quality in real time using MPEG4/H.264 video codec and the advanced TI (Texas Instruments) DaVinci platform. The network cameras also support SDHC cards for local storage; this feature provides non-stop recording even when the Internet is interrupted.

Milestone XProtect IP video management software provides an intuitive interface for managing the system and viewing video from the Hikvision network cameras, both live and recorded.  Operators can be alerted to threats, find recorded incidences fast and export evidence easily to share with authorities.

"The partnership with Milestone leverages our commitment to provide top-notch products and solutions to the security market,” said Tony Yang, International Marketing Director of Hikvision. “Coupled with Milestone’s powerful, reliable and highly scalable video management software, Hikvision is now able to deliver enhanced and value-added solutions in IP video surveillance to a broader base of customers."

"Hikvision offers a very broad variety of network camera and video encoder models that serve most customers’ needs, not least all of those who will be migrating from analog to digital over the coming years. Milestone is working closely together with Hikvision on many exciting installations with our combined solutions, and look forward to continuing to expand our relationship in the future,” stated Mads Bo Frederiksen, Director of Sales, Asia, Milestone Systems."

About Hikvision
Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd., the leading supplier of digital video surveillance products with headquarters in China, has three decades of experience in research and development of video technology. From A/V compression boards, embedded net DVRs and multi-purpose digital video servers, to networked front-end products such as IP cameras and IP speed domes, Hikvision provides the most advanced H.264 solutions for the digital surveillance industry based on its owned patented algorithms. With 2000 employees located all over China and around the world, in which 700 are R&D engineers, Hikvision has expanded the business from China to worldwide. The dynamic growth has made the company three years in a row awarded by Deloitte as Top 50 High-Tech Fast-Growing Enterprise in China, as well as one of Forbes’ Most Potential SMEs in China. www.hikvision.com

About Milestone Systems
Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the leading global developer of open platform IP video management software, according to IMS Research five years in a row. XProtect™ gives users a powerful surveillance solution that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in 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 and certified partners in more than 100 countries.