Milestone delivers Best in Class NVR Performance with New X series

The new coming Milestone Husky X series of high-performance NVR can support up to 700+ cameras as the hardware is optimized for optimal XProtect performance thanks to hardware acceleration

COPENHAGEN – September 18, 2018.
Milestone Systems, the leading open platform company in networked video management software (VMS), is announcing the Milestone Husky X2 and X8 NVR hardware platform with scalable VMS.

These products give the Milestone community the possibility to design small or very large business video solutions using the Milestone Husky X-series NVR’s as scalable high-performance building blocks. This keeps the total cost of ownership down as less hardware is need for a given installation compared to of-the-shelf standard servers. Less hardware means lower operational costs as fewer servers are needed. Reducing the number of servers also saves on power and cooling.

The X series of NVR achieves this high performance thanks to hardware acceleration where system performance can be boosted just by having the graphics processor taking over the heavy lifting in decoding video, leaving room for the system to handle other tasks.

Because the X-series are based on industry standard hardware and software these NVR’s are easy to keep hardened in a cyber security context.      

High performance in compact unit
Meeting the user demand for highly available video systems, the Husky X-series is build to be as fail safe as possible using redundant components for all relevant subsystems The demands for high performance are met thanks to optimized hardware design.

Two models will be available at launch:

  • Milestone Husky X2 – two hot-swappable hard disks and integrated PoE+ switch. Supporting up to 133 cameras (720P @ 25 FPS, 2Mbit/s). More info
  • Milestone Husky X8 – Eight hot-swappable hard disks and dual 10 Gbit/s network interfaces. The internal storage can be expanded with external storage arrays connected via high speed fiber channel over ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI connections. Husky X8 supports up to 780 cameras (720P @ 25 FPS, 2Mbit/s) with a maximum recording rate of 1.828 Mbit/s. This high performance is a reached thanks to a 4 core Intel Iris Pro CPU (Graphics Processing Unit) facilitating hardware acceleration and a server grade motherboard design.  More info

The systems are highly configurable regarding hardware and software, making it easy to meet customer needs for the Milestone community partners. Both units are preloaded with Milestone XProtect VMS and support all current versions of Milestones VMS, making it possible to use them in larger centrally managed multi-unit installations, or as stand-alone units. 

Building blocks for perfect solutions
Milestone is currently extending the focus for integrated business video solutions. The recently announced Milestone System builder program is a part if this. This program gives the Milestone community a wide selection of appliances with XProtect and a choice of different service plans. The Milestone X-series of NVR’s are designed by Milestone as dedicated high-performance building blocks in a business video infrastructure with Milestone driven service and support.   

Milestone Husky X2 and X8 will ship in fourth quarter of 2018.

Download: Milestone Husky X2 and X8 high resolution pictures

The Milestone Husky X2 And X8  will be showcased at the GSX 2018 International trade show in Orlando, September 25-27, at the Milestone booth 2664. The Security Essen 2018 trade show, September 25-28 will also highlight the entire range of Husky NVR’s at the Milestone Booth 5F10

About Milestone Systems
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. For more information, see:

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