New Milestone Device Pack Details Support for Video ‘on the move’ and Secure Audio Solutions

Device Pack 8.9 for Milestone XProtect documents support for Digital Barriers EdgeVis Live low latency, wireless video streaming system as well as HTTPS-encrypted audio data


COPENHAGEN – December 15, 2016
. Milestone Systems, the open platform leader in networked video management software (VMS), has released Device Pack 8.9 for partners and customers using Milestone XProtect video solutions. The last device pack issue of 2016 provides verifications of compatibility and support for more than 150 new security devices and features being published today. The pack includes three major highlights:

Audio stream encryption support

Network cameras are increasingly gathering and analyzing audio data as well as video. Milestone now ensures audio data streams can be securely delivered to XProtect and synchronized with video evidence. Sound analytics is increasingly being deployed to add intelligence at the edge. So, for example some cameras record audio and analyze voices in view for aggression. Raised or angry voices can be picked up by the camera’s built-in microphone and alerts sent to operators.

Digital Barriers EdgeVis support

Digital Barriers EdgeVis provides real-time video streaming even over low bandwidth wireless networks. It is ideal for delivering video from moving vehicles such as buses, trains, ambulances or from high-value but difficult-to-protect assets such as oil pipelines and power substations. It works by dynamically adjusting image resolution in line with bandwidth availability. Also the solution from Digital Barriers adds encryption and cyber security to secure the video over public networks.

AXIS XP40-Q1765 Explosion Protected PTZ Network Camera support

Axis’ XP40-Q7165 cameras are deployed heavily in onshore and offshore oil and gas platforms, as well as in marine and heavy industrial environments.  Its SAE 316L stainless steel housing is certified for hazardous areas, as required by ATEX and IECEx standards. The XP40-Q7165’s housing prevents any sparks or explosions inside the housing from escaping and igniting gases in the surrounding air. This fits with Milestone’s declared focus of deepening support for Milestone community partners manufacturing devices designed to help secure critical infrastructure facilities.

Milestone XProtect Device Pack 8.9 is available now for download from:
www.milestonesys.com/support/download-software/

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Milestone Systems is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, founded in 1998 and now operating as a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. Milestone technology is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations, providing flexible choices in network hardware and integrations with other systems. Sold through partners in more than 100 countries, Milestone solutions help organizations to manage risks, protect people and assets, optimize processes, and reduce costs. For more information, visit: www.milestonesys.com.

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Notes to editors: The device packs released every other month contain software updates supporting new hardware. Demands from the partner community are one important source of input for the updates in the device pack. Thanks to the foundation of true open platform technology, Milestone can add new devices and functionality to the XProtect VMS at a rapid pace.