The newest video management software release from Milestone Systems includes a centralized Search function in the Milestone XProtect Smart Client. Users can now carry out investigations more quickly and intelligently than ever before.
In the latest product update of Milestone XProtect 2019 R3 video management software (VMS), Milestone Systems introduces several new features and capabilities. These include centralized Search, a new Driver Framework, adaptive streaming, and enhanced Device Password Management. With this release, Milestone continues to pursue higher performing software to fulfill the market’s rising demands for cost-effective video technology solutions.
The new, centralized search platform in XProtect Smart Client makes it possible to look for everything in one place. Previously, users performed several standalone searches in the video archives, depending on which data subjects they were looking for. With the new Search tool, users can filter for motion, alarms, events, bookmarks and other types of data – all in one place. This means far more rapid and efficient video investigations.
Furthermore, the new Search platform smoothly embeds partner integrations with powerful analytic capabilities via dedicated filtering options. Through specific plug-ins and devices, search criteria such as line-crossing and object-in-field will be enabled directly in the Search tab, saving time and increasing efficiency.
“Search puts a spotlight on the power of our community. The new filtering options demonstrate how combining our partners’ analytics with XProtect’s native User Interface provides a consistent customer experience with multiple partner integrations at the same time,” said Chief Technology Officer Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, Milestone Systems.
A new streaming feature enables users to receive lower resolution streams from the recording server when a high resolution one is not required. This gives a better user experience, improves use of network bandwidth and lowers total cost-of-ownership (TCO) as less hardware is needed to decode unnecessary high-resolution video.
Milestone’s Driver Framework
Milestone provides customers with the VMS support of more than 8,000 cameras and devices. In order to grow exponentially with the market, the new Milestone Driver Framework within the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit (MIP SDK) allows device manufacturers to develop their own drivers, providing faster compatibility and deeper integration with XProtect VMS.
“The Driver Framework is a quick way for partners to keep their customers in touch with the latest technologies and to introduce other types of devices such as IoT, with capabilities that go beyond ONVIF and with shorter time-to-market,” said Jesper Just Jensen, Vice President, Products, at Milestone Systems.
New Device Password Automation
The new Device Password Management advances a similar feature introduced in the XProtect 2019 R2 update. With this, system administrators can manage all devices’ passwords directly from the XProtect Management Client for selected device brands. In the 2019 R3 update, the number of supported device manufacturers doubled. The option is added to schedule future password changes according to the cadence in an organization and its password policy, making device password management fully automatic.