New Milestone Device Pack Makes Mobile Safety Smarter

The latest Device Pack 9.8 update for hardware support in Milestone XProtect video management software implements local storage for body-worn cameras and adds support for SRTP (Secure Real-time Transport Protocol) on devices from Axis Communications. The bi-monthly device packs contain software updates for XProtect video management to support new hardware. 

Next Level of Support for Highly Mobile and Body-worn Cameras 

Use of body-worn cameras enables wireless documentation of events not totally covered by fixed cameras. This can improve situational awareness for safety related incidents, but also increase safety for lone workers or document maintenance and construction work, since the camera sends a real-time video feed to the Milestone VMS giving instant alert on a situation. However, bandwidth restrictions can affect the quality of the transmitted video, limiting the investigational possibilities.

Internal storage in the cameras can be a way to bypass this restriction as high-quality video can be recorded internally while lower quality video is transmitted in real time to the Milestone software. When the body-worn camera is later connected to a higher bandwidth network, the recording on the device will be transferred to the XProtect system and synchronized with the recording sent in real-time. The ONVIF profile G standard enables this and has now been implemented in XProtect in Device Pack 9.8 for selected models from the Milestone Camera Partners Edesix and Zepcam.

Cybersecurity on Axis Cameras Increased

Support for SRTP has been added for selected Axis 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. The ability to use SRTP has been implemented across all Axis drivers for Milestone XProtect. The implementation utilizes the smart configuration abilities of the supported Axis cameras to make it easy to activate the extra level of security.

Other Highlights: Bosch, Mobotix and Hanwa

XProtect support for Bosch cameras with edge storage has been increased: media status can now be accessed by the VMS. Support for Mobotix MxActivitySensor in camera analytics has also been added to handle alarms like motion detection from the intelligent cameras. Several models of Hanwha thermal cameras are now fully supported as well, providing the Milestone community with the broadest range of thermal cameras to use.

The Milestone XProtect Device Pack 9.8 is available now for download from
www.milestonesys.com/support/download-software/.

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