Milestone certification protects end users; distinguishes partners

Certification on high-end solutions ensures better quality for customers.


COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 11 November 2004

During the month of November, in four cities across America, 60 security professionals from different companies will be undergoing special training for certification in the new top-of-the-line IP video surveillance solution from Milestone Systems, called XProtect Enterprise.

The certification is required in order for the channel of System Integrators and Value-Added Resellers to offer XProtect Enterprise (XPE) to their customers. It is a comprehensive solution, ideal for surveillance installations with up to 64 cameras per server, multiple servers or multiple sites. Delivered with a Remote Client that sets new standards in remote access, and support for PDA viewing, XPE is well suited to an increasingly sophisticated security market – thereby also demanding more technical skills from the partners who sell and implement it.

"With XProtect Enterprise certification, qualified Milestone partners have the opportunity to implement projects with greater needs, setting themselves apart through network expertise and other value-adding services. At the same time, customers know where they can get the best," says Eric Fullerton, VP Americas at Milestone Systems USA.

The partners attending Milestone certification sessions across the states this month include people from ACEiTS Information Technology, American Control Technologies, BrightNoise, CameraWatch, CompuNet, Communications Service of Louisiana, Computerized Management Systems, Digital Watchguard, Dynamark Security, Fortress Network Solutions, Incom Interactive Surveillance, Innerecho, InnerEcho, Integrated Solutions Group, IPIX Security, IP Pro Tech, JKA Systems, Mumford Associates, Nevada Digital, Ojo Technology, Omni Technologies, PDF Corporation, Security Design Services, Shanix, Vidtek Associates, Tri-Co Communications, Universal Technology Solutions, Vidtek Associates, and Visual Data. The seminars are hands-on and intense in full-day increments, with a final exam that is confirmed upon successful completion with a diploma and special ‘Milestone Certified Partner’ logo for display in their websites and literature.

Milestone has created the XProtect Enterprise Certification Program for its channel of 150+ partners in over 50 countries. This qualification process is designed to ensure that customers get successful deployment of their XProtect Enterprise solutions – giving them an official stamp of approval to look for in a partner. By making XPE available exclusively through certified partners, customers will receive the most accurate technical advice, the best possible pre- and post-sales support, and the most professional treatment with regards to their Milestone IP video surveillance.

The certification sessions are starting in the USA, where market interest in IP video surveillance is heating up so fast that Milestone is adding new partners in record numbers.

XProtect Enterprise runs on standard PCs with Microsoft Windows 2000 Pro, 2000 Server, XP Pro, or 2003 Server. The software is independent, supporting over 80 models of hardware from the leading network video manufacturers, which gives more flexibility to fulfill diverse customer requirements. In addition, the Milestone solution has open architecture that allows integration with other devices and systems like Point-Of-Sale, Automatic Teller Machines or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).