Milestone Supports Ultra Low Light Camera Needing no More Than Starlight illumination in New Device Pack

Device Pack 9.5 for Milestone XProtect video management software (VMS) helps the Milestone community to design perfect solutions with support for Canon ME20F low-light HD camera, ONVIF profile G edge storage certification and extended H265 support for cost effective solutions.


COPENHAGEN – December 19, 2017. Milestone Systems, the number one open platform company in networked VMS has released Device Pack 9.5 for partners and customers using Milestone XProtect video solutions.
The bi-monthly device packs contain software updates for XProtect video management to support new hardware. This year, Milestone added more than 1,100 supported devices this year alone, with new ones constantly being added to each device pack that comes out.
These updates are always a priority at Milestone: supporting the widest possible range of devices is a crucial part of the company’s open platform promise to the Milestone Community.

Make the world see – by starlight

Partners in the Milestone community now gain advantages of support for Canon ME20F network camera. This camera can produce full HD video needing no more illumination than provided by only the stars in a moonless night. The sensir have a sensitivity of more than 4,000,000 ISO or 4,000 times more sensitive than a smartphone camera.
NE20F have same size sensors as processional digital cinema cameras and can use the whole series of Canon professional camera optics from super fish eye optics to long ranging zooms.
This open up for solutions, where addition lighting cannot be used like monitoring of endangered species in nature parks.

Certification of ONVIF profile G support – Easing the use of edge storage

ONVIF Profile G was created to further refine the interoperability between live video and video storage. It covers cameras, encoders and network video recorder (NVR) devices as well as client systems such as video management systems, building management systems and physical security information management (PSIM) systems, among others.
Profile G also includes support for receiving audio and metadata stream if the client supports those features. With certified Profile G support im XProtect the Milestone Community have now greater possibilities to design solutions with body-worn cameras, embedded cameras in vehicles or cameras in low bandwidth environments

Other Highlights of the Device Pack

Milestone has been extending support for H.265 video compression, as Milestone is utilizing the power of true open platform technology to rapidly implement hardware acceleration to make use of H.265 video compression, The use if this efficient video compression technology can reduce bandwidth needs, save of storage and enable wider deployment of 4K network cameras. All big advantages for the Milestone community. The latest H.265 camera supported by Milestone is the new AXIS M2026-LE Mk II camera

The Milestone XProtect Device Pack 9.5 is available now for download from

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