Milestone XProtect gets Smarter and More Secure

Milestone XProtect 2018 R3 video management software brings tighter integration of cameras with built-in analytics starting with Axis cameras, stronger and more secure system documentation and extended audio support to remote users.


COPENHAGEN – September 17, 2018. Milestone Systems, the globally leading open platform company in networked video management software (VMS), announces XProtect 2018 R3 to be released October 2. With this third release in 2018, Milestone is continuing to respond to the demands from the partner community. We live in an ever-changing world, and the frequent release cycle ensures that the needs of Milestone stakeholders are rapidly met.

Integrated and enhanced Axis camera support
Many modern-day surveillance cameras are shipped with advanced analytical functions like motion detection, temperature detection and perimeter protection. These camera functions generate events. With the versatile Rules Engine in Milestone XProtect VMS, these and other device inputs can be used to trigger actions like starting and stopping recordings, manually or automatically, sending alerts or other responses.

With the 2018 R3 product version and Device Pack 9.9a, users can benefit from an extended event list, allowing them to make use of all the event features the camera has to offer. This improvement starts with support for Axis network cameras, enabling the Axis Camera Application Platform (ACAP) to work even better with XProtect.

New, more secure and improved Log Server
An important aspect in keeping a video system secure and best protected against attacks or unwanted behavior is having a clear understanding of what is happening in the system. Here the Log Server plays a vital role storing all log messages for the entire video monitoring system. This provides information about patterns of use, access logging, system performance and administrative activities.

With the 2018 R3 product update, users can enjoy a new and greatly improved Log Server that provides even faster identification and documentation of historical system activities and user interactions in the system.

Additional enhancements in XProtect 2018 R3
Among the many operational enhancements in this last release of 2018 is support for Smart Map in the MIP SDK allowing the Milestone developer community to enhance operator awareness. 

XProtect 2018 R3 will be available through the Milestone Partner community October 2.


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Milestone Systems is a leading provider of open platform video management software; technology that helps the world see how to ensure safety, protect assets and increase business efficiency. Milestone enables an open platform community that drives collaboration and innovation in the development and use of network video technology, with reliable and scalable solutions that are proven in more than 150,000 sites worldwide. Founded in 1998, Milestone is a stand-alone company in the Canon Group.

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