QStar Archive Manager by Milestone Systems

Solution has been tested with the following Milestone products
XProtect Essential+ not supported XProtect
XProtect Express not supported XProtect
XProtect Express+ not supported XProtect
XProtect Professional not supported XProtect
XProtect Professional+ not supported XProtect
XProtect Enterprise not supported XProtect
XProtect Expert supported XProtect
XProtect Corporate supported XProtect
Husky M20 not supported Husky
Husky M30 not supported Husky
Husky M50 not supported Husky
Husky M500A not supported Husky
Husky M550A not supported Husky


QStar Archive Manager developed by QStar Technologies is a Windows software application that virtualizes archive technology behind a file system, making the entire archive appear as network-attached storage (NAS) disk. 

QStar Archive Manager is highly scalable and able to support multiple Milestone XProtect® Recording and Management Servers using a combination of disk (for performance) and tape or other archive technology (for data security) located together, or at different sites for disaster protection. Tape media can be exported and stored off-site for longer retention periods.

Robust retention management is employed to secure images for months or years. Images are ultimately removed so that valuable capacity can be reused, creating an exceptionally low-cost and unlimited archive.

To improve read performance, a plug-in has been developed to optimize video retrieval. Users request specific camera feeds through the plug-in which are sorted for optimal retrieval rates based on their positions on tape media. Users are then notified when all archived content is ready for playback. 

Key Features

  • Use of lower cost removable storage, like LTO or proprietary IBM and Oracle tape formats along with Object Storage and Cloud.
  • Users can work with the video pre-fetch plug-in to retrieve specific content in the archive
  • Robust retention management features for continuous, reusable archive capacity
  • Extremely scalable from tens to hundreds or thousands of cameras

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QStar Archive Manager with XProtect

QStar Archive Manager with XProtect

Next step

If you are interested in this third-party solution then please contact the partner directly to receive more information.

Other details

Last update: Oct 10 2018

Tested products by partner XProtect® Expert 2018 R1
XProtect® Corporate 2018 R1

Milestone Systems MIP SDK integrations are designed to be forwards and backwards compatible. We recommend that all integrations should be tested with the latest XProtect versions and Husky products in a non-production environment. Please use the partner’s contact details to directly request a more detailed compatibility report.

Compatible partner product(s)

QStar Archive Manager - standard product

QStar Archive Replicator or Data Director - includes multi-site, multi-technology support

Product languages Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian
Solution availability Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, Western Africa, Eastern Africa, North America, South America, Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Australia, New Zealand
Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software. The XProtect platform delivers powerful surveillance that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations around the world. With support for the widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-in-class solutions to video enable organizations – managing risks, protecting people and assets, optimizing processes and reducing costs. Milestone software is sold through authorized and certified partners.
Contact information Milestone Systems A/S Main
For technical assistance: customdevelopment@milestone.dk
For sales assistance: https://www.milestonesys.com/community/find-a-milestone-partner/resellers/


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