The Cloud, The Edge, and The Future — Hot Topics at this Year's MIPS 2020, Dallas

Milestone Systems’ annual MIPS event this year brought together a rich community of video, security, and technology solution partners focused on advancing innovation.


PORTLAND, Ore. – March 10, 2020 - Milestone Systems’ annual MIPS event this year brought together a rich community of video, security, and technology solution partners focused on advancing innovation.

Milestone Systems, a global leader within open platform video management software (VMS), hosted the 2020 Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) conference, in Dallas, Texas on February 17-19, 2020. More than 700 Milestone technology partners, end customers and influencers came together to discuss the future of video management systems.

“At Milestone, we've been making choices since 1998 and the most consequential choice that we've made is the choice to support partnerships with an open platform versus going in alone,” said Tim Palmquist, Vice President for the Americas at Milestone Systems. “Our belief in creating a community with the freedom to choose is a philosophy that we've held dear from the very beginning — and we embrace this wholeheartedly. It’s now up to the integrator and the end-customer in how they choose to best deploy their VMS solutions.”

Milestone announced a new integration with sister company, Arcules, an integrated, cloud based video surveillance (VSaaS) and access control solutions (ACaaS) solutions provider for enterprises. Organizations wanting to centralize their security operation across remote branch offices and main premises can benefit from the flexibility of VSaaS and the functionality of on-premise VMS. The Arcules-XProtect Hybrid VMS Solution offers performance built on enterprise-grade infrastructure and security.

Milestone also revealed plans to launch version 2.0 of the Milestone Marketplace in mid-2020, which enables end-users to find resellers and integrators that deliver video solutions. Integrators are invited to promote their installation experience in solving real-life customer challenges while connecting with technology partners on Marketplace. By showcasing proven installation experience along with software and hardware optimized for XProtect, the real power of Marketplace unfolds. It provides access to trustworthy and up-to-date community innovations as well as to integrators that include them in their video management solutions.

Finalists in Milestone's annual software innovation contest demonstrated their visions, and MIPS 2020 participants voted for their favorite software coder with the winner being announced during the gala dinner. Milestone believes in inspiring talent to make the world see through connecting new technology ideas, business strategy, and innovation. Find out more here.

The event included an exhibition pavilion featuring products and programs from leading partners including Axis Communications, Dell, Intel, Herta, Lenel S2, and Seneca Data.

MIPS 2021 will be held in Denver, Colorado.

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