Milestone announces FREE 1-camera IP video license

No time limit, full functionality and features for one camera operation.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 15 May 2006

Milestone Systems has announced a free 1-camera license to further spread market awareness about the many advantages of IP video surveillance software. An offer to download at no charge a 1-camera license of Milestone XProtect Professional is now available on the company’s website.

The offer is notable compared to typical trial or ‘demo’ versions of software that only work for a limited amount of time: this is the real thing, since the software has no time limits on its use. It also provides the full functionality and features of the XProtect Professional product in operation with one camera. With this ability to fully check out the software, it is expected that people will get a better comprehension of the many benefits to be gained when basing their surveillance system on Milestone XProtect software.

Milestone Systems has the number one global market share for open platform true IP video surveillance software, according to the last IMS Research reports. Now end users can check it out for themselves to see why – at no charge. All they need is a network camera to connect with the XProtect software, which manages the camera scheduling and viewing of live or recorded images, as well as evidence searching and exporting. In addition, the software’s Remote Client allows access to the surveillance anywhere and anytime.

"This free 1-camera license initiative is intended to stimulate the strategic objective of getting an XProtect license into the hands of everyone owning an IP camera. The idea is to get as many people as possible to try out our software and learn how great IP video surveillance is – it’s more than just security! Milestone Systems has a vision to drive the convergence of video surveillance with IP-based systems, and this is another step in that direction. We’re talking about helping people to IP video-enable their business," says Lars Thinggaard, President and CEO of Milestone Systems.

The company’s products can handle unlimited cameras, servers and sites. The open platform of Milestone software also allows integration with other systems like access control, Point Of Sale and Automatic Teller Machines.

Milestone software supports the widest choice in network cameras and video servers – almost 200 models from more than 25 manufacturers, and the list is always growing. Milestone solutions today operate with more than 100,000 cameras worldwide, and are sold through a channel of authorized partners in 60 countries.