Milestone announces release of XProtect Enterprise version 5.5

Ground-breaking ability to view MJPEG and MPEG4 video streams together!


COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 18 March 2005

Milestone Systems announces the release of XProtect Enterprise 5.5, which offers a truly impressive array of exciting new features for managing IP video surveillance. At the top of the list is the ability to view live or recorded MJPEG and MPEG4 video onscreen at the same time, also from remote locations.

XProtect Enterprise (XPE) is the top-of-the-line offering from Milestone Systems, a global leader in the development of IP video surveillance software. It is a high performance, flexible solution, ideal for larger installations and multiple sites.

Delivered with a 16-channel Remote Client that has set new standards in remote access, and an option to add the PDA Client for mobile viewing, XProtect Enterprise is well suited to the increasingly sophisticated security market.

XProtect Enterprise 5.5 provides greater flexibility:
• Support for both MJPEG and MPEG4 from the leading IP camera manufacturers
• Smart Search functionality
• Creation of manual event buttons, i.e. to start or stop recording on command, trigger alerts, etc.
• On-the-fly configuration changes while recording
• Option to add comments to exported evidence
• Encryption and password protection of exported database recordings
• Audit trail logs of user actions by time, location and camera
• Support for both MJPEG and MPEG4 from the leading IP camera manufacturers
• Smart Search functionality
• Creation of manual event buttons, i.e. to start or stop recording on command,
   trigger alerts, etc.
• On-the-fly configuration changes while recording
• Option to add comments to exported evidence
• Encryption and password protection of exported database recordings
• Audit trail logs of user actions by time, location and camera


New ways to control PTZ cameras:
• Set up multiple PTZ patrolling schemes controlled by the Scheduler, per camera/per day, for
  different needs during day, evening, night, weekend or holiday
• 50 Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) preset positions possible, 25 for manual selection and 25 for PTZ
  schemes
• Joystick support* for controlling PTZ operation
• PTZ scanning, moving slowly from one position to another
• Automatic pausing of PTZ patrolling when controlling the movement manually
• Combine PTZ patrolling and go-to-position on events
• PTZ zooming in to marked rectangle for more detailed investigation
• Set up multiple PTZ patrolling schemes controlled by the Scheduler, per camera/per day, for
  different needs during day, evening, night, weekend or holiday
• 50 Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) preset positions possible, 25 for manual selection and 25 for PTZ
  schemes
• Joystick support* for  controlling PTZ operation
• PTZ scanning, moving slowly from one position to another
• Automatic pausing of PTZ patrolling
  when controlling the movement manually
• Combine PTZ patrolling and go-to-position on events
• PTZ zooming in to marked rectangle for more detailed investigation

The Remote Client in XPE 5.5 enables fast response anytime, from anywhere:
• Remote viewing of both MJPEG and MPEG4 live and recorded video streams, from 1-16
  cameras and multiple servers simultaneously
• Event list Preview Window for faster identification of incidences
• Advanced IPIX functionality, ‘Quad View’ images of 360° at once
• PTZ Point-and-Click control
• PTZ zooming in to marked rectangle
• Optional keyboard control of many functions like PTZ directions or switching between Live and 
  Browse
• Print reports; export evidence in AVI or JPEG
• Advanced video stream compression to save on bandwidth

Continuous innovations


"XProtect Enterprise 5.5 is our most comprehensive product yet. Milestone works closely with our global partner channel to respond to – and keep ahead of – the market’s demands: illustrated perfectly by the introduction of dual support for MJPEG and MPEG4," states Lars Thinggaard, CEO at Milestone Systems. "We focus on continually developing innovative functionality that provides new ways for customers to benefit from using our IP video surveillance."

• Remote viewing of both MJPEG and MPEG4 live and recorded video streams, from 1-16
  cameras and multiple servers simultaneously
• Event list Preview Window for faster identification of incidences• Advanced IPIX
  functionality, ‘Quad View’ images of 360° at once
• PTZ Point-and-Click control
• PTZ zooming in to marked rectangle
• Optional keyboard control of many functions like PTZ directions or switching between Live and
  Browse
• Print reports; export evidence in AVI or JPEG
• Advanced video stream compression to save on bandwidth"XProtect Enterprise 5.5 is our most 
  comprehensive product yet. Milestone works closely with our global partner channel to respond
  to – and keep ahead of – the market’s demands: illustrated perfectly by the introduction of dual
  support for MJPEG and MPEG4," states Lars Thinggaard, CEO at Milestone Systems. "We focus
  on continually developing innovative functionality that provides new ways for customers to
  benefit from using our IP video surveillance."

XPE Certification Program

XProtect Enterprise is only sold by specially certified partners in the Milestone channel, which covers 52 countries. The certification training helps to ensure that customers receive successful deployment of their XProtect Enterprise solution, receiving accurate technical advice, the best possible pre- and post-sales support, and the most professional treatment with regards to their Milestone IP video surveillance. Over 200 security professionals have been certified in the last six months alone, on both sides of the Atlantic.

XProtect Enterprise runs on single or multiple CPU systems with Microsoft Windows 2000 Pro, 2000 server, XP Pro, or 2003 Server. It can be sold with flexible multi-site licenses and any number of cameras, with support for the widest choice in IP hardware. Customers using XPE also have integration options with these surveillance solutions from Milestone Systems: XProtect Transact, XProtect Retail or XProtect Matrix.

The full Milestone Systems product line includes XProtect Basis with essential features managing up to 16 cameras, XProtect Basis+ with expanded features controlling up 25 cameras, and XProtect Professional with advanced features handling up to 36 cameras. XProtect Matrix allows distribution of live video streams from any camera to any monitor on a network, with the option of a spot monitor setup like a Control Room. XProtect Retail and XProtect Transact handle shrinkage and fraud detection through video evidence combined with time-linked cash register or ATM transaction data, and a choice of central or local management.