Western Kentucky University grows with Milestone

Open platform enables Software-as-a-Service for multiple campus initiatives; IT network team performs the roles of consultant, integrator and central system management.

COPENHAGEN – April 12, 2012.  Milestone Systems IP video management software (VMS) is proving the advantages of the open platform approach for Western Kentucky University’s diverse surveillance needs with the ability to expand and customize the system for growing requirements over the years.

 

Spread across 200 acres with dozens of buildings and thousands of students, Western Kentucky University is like a small city. The university has numerous departments, each with a unique set of requirements for a video surveillance solution. Meanwhile, a single small team in the IT division must be able to plan, deploy and manage all these different surveillance situations.

 

The solution for the IT division at Western Kentucky University was to implement Milestone’s open platform IP video management software, XProtect® Enterprise, and later to upgrade to XProtect® Corporate. Over time, they have deployed more cameras as needed and now have roughly 300 network video cameras around the campus. The team uses various XProtect® add-ons for additional advanced features, such as XProtect® Smart Wall, and leverages Microsoft® Active Directory® for managing permissions of users in various departments.  

 

Milestone’s flexible XProtect VMS has also allowed the university’s network team to deploy custom solutions for different departments throughout the university. Thanks to the Milestone open platform, they have been able to tweak their solution, install add-ons and create specialized integrations with the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit (MIP SDK) to support different scenarios, such as pulling up the video from emergency call phone locations around campus.  

 

The XProtect® Management Application allows them to perform most management tasks from a central location, making it possible for a small team with limited resources to maintain such a large deployment with ease. 

 

“Milestone XProtect Corporate software is very stable and reliable, allowing us to focus on the design and field work. We can expand the solution and support our clients without worrying about having to babysit the software,” says Jeppie Sumpter, Lead Network Engineer at Western Kentucky University.

 

See the Western Kentucky University video interviews here: http://bit.ly/IrwebI and full customer case story here: http://milestonesys.com/productsandsolutions/customerstories/

 

Microsoft and Active Directory are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

 

About Milestone Systems
Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, according to IMS Research. The XProtect® platform delivers powerful surveillance that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations around the world. With support for the widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-in-class solutions to video enable organizations – managing risks, protecting people and assets, optimizing processes and reducing costs. Milestone software is sold through authorized and certified partners. For more information, visit: www.milestonesys.com

 

Press Contact:
Courtney Dillon Pedersen
Milestone PR & Communications Manager
Tel. +45 28 350 357 or +1 (503) 719-3439