Milestone Systems honored with Royal Export Award

HRH Prince Henrik bestowed King Frederik IX honor to global leader for open platform IP video management software.
His Royal Highness Prince Henrik has awarded five Danish companies with King Frederik the Ninth’s award for Excellence in Export as recognition of their success in international markets. For the IT technology sector, the honor went to the global leader for open platform IP video management software: Milestone Systems.

COPENHAGEN - June 15th, 2010. At three o’clock yesterday afternoon, the Danish royal ship Dannebrog was the setting for His Royal Highness Prince Henrik to hand out this year’s King Frederik IX award for Excellence in Export.  Milestone Systems CEO & President Lars Thinggaard proudly accepted this honor. 

Since its founding twelve years ago, Milestone Systems has established itself as an innovative leader for the development of open platform IP network-based video surveillance software – recognized by IMS Research five years in a row as number one in the world in this market sector. Milestone has measured a very positive average annual growth of 40 per cent, with 94 percent of the business today via export. 

“This award is of course very meaningful for our company, but also to a high degree for our customers and partners.  Our channel partners are an important cornerstone in our access to the market, so the honor for the success we achieve is also shared by them.  We furthermore hope that this award will make our organization even more attractive for new partners and employees, who will join us as we continue to expand,” says Lars Thinggaard.

Milestone Systems sells its XProtect™ IP video management software platform through authorized and certified partners in more than 100 countries. This eco-system of distributors, resellers, system integrators, solution specialists and manufacturer alliances are currently supported by Milestone offices in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, UAE, UK and US.

“We are honored to receive this award. And it’s more than just the recognition factor: it illustrates how our industry is on a growth trajectory.  Milestone is helping to drive the conversion from analog to IP surveillance technology, which presents huge potential for us – both on the home front and in markets around the globe,” states Thinggaard.

About King Frederik the Ninth’s honor award
The King Frederik IX Award of Honor is given out with the vision to encourage, support, and expand the export of Danish goods and services internationally. The award was established November 25th, 1970, and is annually bestowed to companies, institutions and organizations that are registered in Denmark, as well as to Danish and foreign citizens living in Denmark who distinguish themselves with special contributions or developments for Danish exports. His Royal Highness Prince Henrik is the Chairman of this committee. 

About Milestone
Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the worldwide industry leader in open platform IP video management software, according to IMS Research five years in a row. Milestone XProtect™ products have been installed in thousands of customer installations, sold through authorized and certified partners in more than 100 countries.  With support for the 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.