Milestone has announced its new product series with the Husky X2 and X8 NVR hardware platforms with scalable VMS. These products give partners and customers the ability to design small to very large business video solutions using the Milestone Husky X series NVRs as scalable high-performance building blocks. This approach keeps the total cost of ownership down as less hardware is needed for a given installation compared to off-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 new Milestone Husky X series of high-performance NVRs can support 700+ cameras, and are optimized for top XProtect performance thanks to hardware acceleration. The Husky X series of NVRs achieve this high performance thanks to hardware acceleration where system performance can be boosted just by having the graphics card taking over the heavy lifting in decoding video, leaving room for the system to handle other tasks.
Because the Husky X series is based on industry-standard hardware and software, these NVRs are easy to keep hardened in a cybersecurity context.
High performance in compact unit
Meeting the user demand for highly available video systems, the Husky X series is built 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 achieved thanks to a 4 core Intel Iris Pro CPU (Graphics Processing Unit) facilitating hardware acceleration and a server-grade motherboard design. More info
These systems are highly configurable regarding hardware and software, making it easy to meet varied customer needs for the Milestone community partners. Both units support all current versions of Milestone VMS, making it possible to use them in secure networks 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 of this. This program gives the Milestone community a wide selection of appliances with XProtect and a choice of different service plans. The new Husky X series of NVRs are designed by Milestone as dedicated high-performance building blocks in a business video infrastructure, with Milestone-driven service and support.
The Milestone Husky X2 and X8 will be showcased at the GSX 2018 international trade show in Las Vegas September 25-27, in the Milestone booth 2664. The Security Essen 2018 trade show in Germany September 25-28 will also highlight the entire range of Husky NVRs at the Milestone booth 5F10. Milestone Husky X2 and Husky X8 will ship in the 4th quarter of 2018.AI, BI,