X-Assist Joystick Controller by NG Systems Limited

Solution has been tested with the following Milestone products
XProtect Essential+ not supported XProtect
XProtect Express supported XProtect
XProtect Express+ not supported XProtect
XProtect Professional supported XProtect
XProtect Professional+ supported XProtect
XProtect Enterprise 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


X-Assist developed by NG Systems is a plug-and-play USB joystick keyboard controller developed by NG Systems Limited which is specifically designed to provide maximum control of Milestone XProtect® Video Management Software (VMS).  X-Assist features 39 dedicated keys and a three-axis, multi-function joystick which operates as a standard pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) controller in live mode and provides jog, shuttle and speed control functions in playback mode.

NG Systems’ free XProtect® Smart Client plug-in enhances the usability of X-Assist. The keyboard playback controls mimic the controls in XProtect Smart Client and the dual-function joystick, with the jog/shuttle function, provides a fast search in playback mode. Cameras, presets and views may be selected by number from the numeric keypad or by name using on-screen menus. A dedicated talk button is included for two-way audio and a special mouse mode allows the joystick to navigate XProtect Smart Client. 

Key Features

  • Industry-standard, 3-axis, multi-function joystick
  • 39 bespoke silicone rubber keys provide intuitive, tactile operation
  • USB interface uses standard Windows driver for ‘Plug and Play’ compatibility
  • X-Assist Controller Enhancement Plug-in provides fast, easy installation (all key functions are automatically defined - no set-up required)
  • Ergonomic layout optimised for Milestone’s XProtect® Video Management Software


View screenshots

X-Assist Joystick Controller

X-Assist Joystick Controller

Select views, cameras and presets by name and number

Select views, cameras and presets by name and number

Fast, direct access to all PTZ and preset functions

Fast, direct access to all PTZ and preset functions

Browse recorded footage using the joystick to quickly navigate the timeline or enter time and date directly from the keyboard

Browse recorded footage using the joystick to quickly navigate the timeline or enter time and date directly from the keyboard

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: Jan 22 2018

Tested products by partner XProtect® Express 1.0
XProtect® Professional 2017 R3
XProtect® Professional 2013
XProtect® Professional+ 2017 R3
XProtect® Professional+ 2017 R2
XProtect® Expert 2017 R3
XProtect® Expert 2013
XProtect® Corporate 2017 R3
XProtect® Corporate 4.1
XProtect® Enterprise 2016 R2
XProtect® Enterprise 7.0

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)

Joystick controller Model No. X3200

Link to installer for partner product(s)
Supported viewing clients XProtect Smart Client
Product languages English
Industry Banking and finance, Casinos and gaming, Central monitoring stations, City surveillance, Commercial, Critical infrastructure / Utilities, Education, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing and industrial, Residential, Retail, Sport and leisure, Transportation
Solution availability Western Europe
Integration type Plug-in Integration
Solution type Hardware: Video wall
NG Systems Limited was established in 1989 and specializes in bespoke CCTV products and solutions and a proprietary range of analog video products such as matrices, controllers and test equipment. Since 2005, NG Systems has begun to specialize in IP-based products and they have focused their designs around Milestone's XProtect VMS.
How to buy Via Distributor
Via Reseller
Directly to end customer
Contact information NG Systems Limited
For technical assistance: sales@ngsystems.co.uk
For sales assistance: sales@ngsystems.co.uk


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