XProtect Enterprise version 5.6 is released with a Smart Client

.NET technology makes systems integrations easier and faster.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, 14 December 2005

Milestone releases version 5.6 of XProtect Enterprise with the new Smart Client based on .Net technology: client architecture offers new integration options.

Milestone Systems, the market leader for open platform IP video surveillance software, has released XProtect Enterprise version 5.6, delivered with the new Smart Client for remote access and management, setting new standards for client architecture and providing valuable integration options for partners and customers.

XProtect Enterprise is the top-of-the-line software product from Milestone Systems, designed for IP video surveillance installations with multiple cameras, multiple servers or multiple sites. The newest version 5.6 offers additional features with new technology, and is delivered to customers with both the Remote Client and Smart Client for flexible remote access to both live and recorded video.

By offering both the Remote Client and Smart Client options with the XProtect Enterprise surveillance, customers have the flexibility to choose which one best serves their installation needs and IT management structure. The Remote Client can run from the system server or from a user’s local computer, whereas the Smart Client is installed directly on the user’s PC.

XProtect Smart Client is programmed using .NET, the coming standard for enabling faster and easier integration with other systems and partner plug-ins. With this approach, customers can look forward to realizing the promise of full security system information anytime, anywhere, on any device. Savvy installation partners have the option to add more value by integrating the IP video surveillance with other data and devices.

Both the XProtect Smart Client and Remote Client allow remote viewing of live or recorded images from multiple servers simultaneously. Views can be user-defined and include imported HTML maps for good premise overviews. Output port relays can be operated remotely, like control of gates. Full support for MPEG4 and MJPEG provides remote viewing of both onscreen simultaneously. The remote PTZ control includes point-and-click, zoom to marked rectangle, pre-set positions, and automatic re-start of paused camera patrolling. User views can be defined individually or shared in pre-defined views for user groups. The system provides audit logs, export of evidence and printed reports including useful free text comments.

"XProtect Enterprise version 5.6 with our new Smart Client represents the next step forward in IP video surveillance," states Lars Thinggaard, CEO at Milestone Systems. "The .NET technology is clearly the way to provide partners and customers with more options to build surveillance systems into integrated solutions for protecting their business and reaping long-term return on their security investments."

XProtect Enterprise is sold by Certified Milestone partners around the world, based on the number of cameras or as site licenses. XProtect Remote Client and XProtect Smart Client are available at no additional cost for unlimited numbers of users.