Milestone product line expansions

XProtect IP video solutions expand into four flexible new product offerings.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 1 June 2004

Milestone announces product line expansions for XProtect IP video surveillance solutions.

Milestone Systems expands its best-selling XProtect software into four main platform products scaled by feature set
and pricing to customers with different needs and sizes.

Milestone Systems, an established developer of the best-selling software for IP video surveillance, has experienced great success with selling its solutions for networked security monitoring through a channel of partners in 50 countries. The Milestone XProtect solutions are robust and proven in operation on 65,000 cameras worldwide. Today, Milestone announces a major expansion of the product line.

The market for video surveillance is undergoing a transition from the traditional analog CCTV approach using video tapes to the digital video approach using network cameras and servers connected to a LAN, WAN or the Internet. This is a natural evolution with the progress of computing increasing efficiency, effectiveness, and flexibility in automated processes and networked systems.

An industry in change is also one with differing customer segments: those at the lower end who are less sophisticated in their needs, and those who are more advanced requiring fully featured solutions. Milestone Systems is responding to this by offering a more diverse and well-defined line of products:

- XProtect Basis version 4.0 (for 1-16 cameras) is a low priced, solid performance product for the SOHO (Small Office & HOme) market, with an essential feature set. version 4.0 (for 1-16 cameras) is a low priced, solid performance product for the SOHO (Small Office & HOme) market, with an essential feature set.

- XProtect Basis+ version 4.0 (for 1-25 cameras) is an attractively priced, robust performance product for the SMB (Small/Medium Business) market, with an expanded feature set and the option to integrate with XProtect Transact. version 4.0 (for 1-25 cameras) is an attractively priced, robust performance product for the SMB (Small/Medium Business) market, with an expanded feature set and the option to integrate with Protect Transact.

- XProtect Professional version 4.0 (for 1-36 cameras) is an advanced, high performance product for the professional market, with a full feature set and options to integrate with XProtect Transact and XProtect Matrix.

- XProtect Enterprise version 5.0 (for operating up to 64 cameras per server) is a sophisticated and comprehensive, top performance product for the professional and enterprise market, with a corporate feature set including the new Remote Client web interface. Options include integration withXProtect Central, XProtect Retail, XProtect Transact and XProtect Matrix. version 4.0 (for 1-36 cameras) is an advanced, high performance product for the professional market, with a full feature set and options to integrate with XProtect Transact and XProtect Matrix. version 5.0 (for operating up to 64 cameras per server) is a sophisticated and comprehensive, top performance product for the professional and enterprise market, with a corporate feature set including the new Remote Client web interface. Options include integration withXProtect Central, XProtect Retail, XProtect Transact and XProtect Matrix.

"Milestone's new product offerings allow our entire partner channel to match customer needs with the solutions that are best suited to their installation size and budget. Distributors have lower-end, high volume offerings and the network system integrators get high-end corporate functionality for larger, multi-site implementations," explains Jens Nielsen, VP Sales and Marketing at Milestone Systems.

All of the Milestone XProtect products are designed with open architecture that supports the leading manufacturers’ offerings in video cameras and servers. This gives partners and customers even more flexibility to choose a mix of hardware from such companies as Axis, Baxall, Convision, IPIX, JVC, Panasonic, Pixord, Sony, Sanyo, Toshiba, and many more.