Milestone Steps Up Device Support; Strengthens Cybersecurity

Milestone Systems has released Device Pack 9.9 for partners and customers using Milestone XProtect open platform IP video management solutions (VMS). The bi-monthly device packs contain software updates for XProtect VMS to support new hardware. 209 new devices have been added to this release, bringing the total of supported devices to more than 7,500.

Enhanced support for the ONVIF industry standard

Milestone works closely with device manufacturers in the Milestone community to achieve optimal interaction between their devices and XProtect VMS. The same rigorous testing applies to driver standards like ONVIF – a priority for Milestone.

This Device Pack has a particular focus on cybersecurity for ONVIF. Support has been added for more types of security certificates, which enables better authentication of devices.

Automated retrieval of recordings from devices with edge storage is another new feature, primarily aimed at body worn cameras. When a body worn camera is docked, XProtect can detect it and download high-quality video recordings from the device’s internal storage.

Before ONVIF-supported devices are listed in the supported hardware list on the Milestone website, they have been tested to ensure 100% functionality with the XProtect open platform technology. This enables the Milestone community to pick the best devices from the market’s broadest selection and be assured of the functionality of any supported device.

ONVIF is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year! It has been an integral industry initiative toward open platform capabilities.

Additional Cybersecurity on Bosch Cameras

Milestone has added support for SRTP to Bosch cameras. Secure Real-Time Protocol (Secure RTP or SRTP) is an extension of the RTP protocol, with an enhanced security mechanism. It provides encryption, authentication and integrity verification of data and messages passed through the RTP-based communication protocol.

Other Highlights in this Device Pack

XProtect software has increased support for intelligent cameras from Axis Communications. Expanded event-detection is now possible in select camera models, enabling operators to use a wider range of scenarios in XProtect. (Read about Axis Intelligent Video.) Extended support for Axis Camera Application Platform has also been enabled in XProtect 2018 R3, Milestone’s last product update coming out this fall.

Several models of Hanwha X-Lite cameras and encoders are now fully supported.

The efficient H.265 video compression has also been added to the support of Soliton body worn cameras.

The Milestone XProtect Device Pack 9.9 is available now for download from