Milestone America announced a number of changes to its staff to keep pace with its expanding their operations in America. The changes include twelve new hirings and eight promotions which includes Michael Gaul who is now the Americas Director of Technical Operations and Matt Fishback who is promoted to Head of Commercial Partner Excellence as well Jeremy Scott is taking the new role of National Sales Manager for Milestone Americas North.
The first forensic science-based crime prevention system in New York State was installed at luxury Swiss watch manufacturer, Richard Mille. The technology, the Intruder Spray System from SelectaDNA, utilizes forensic science to reduce burglary, robbery and high-value theft by a documented range of 40 to 86 percent. The cutting-edge technology was installed at the flagship boutique, located on ‘Billionaire’s Row’ on 57th Street in Manhattan.
PlateSmart has partnered with video management software platform provider Milestone Systems since 2016. Recently, the two organizations enhanced their relationship when PlateSmart earned Milestone Gold Partner classification. The PlateSmart ARES® automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) solution, which is camera-agnostic and software-only, integrates seamlessly with the Milestone XProtect® VMS. This allows ARES to trigger actions within XProtect, such as alerts, emails and physical alarms.
Transition Networks announced it has been accepted into Milestone Systems’ Marketplace. Launched in February, Milestone Marketplace enables Milestone Technology Partners to market their applications, hardware, and services that integrate with or are designed to work with Milestone XProtect® VMS. In 2018, Transition Networks partnered with Milestone to integrate all of its managed PoE+ and PoE++ switches into the Milestone Systems XProtect VMS.
Milestone Systems continues internal expansions in staffing to support its fast-growing business in the Americas. Cliff Brady has filled the new position of Milestone National Sales Manager, West. He will apply his extensive expertise from working as Chief Operations Officer at Canna Security, Solution Project and Services Marketing at IBM, Director of Global Services at Radisys and Technical Support Manager at Sequent. Chip Wilson is now the Milestone Channel Business Manager in South Texas.
Milestone Systems delivered significant and satisfactory financial results in 2018. The Group’s net revenue increased to DKK 934 million from DKK 881 million in 2017, while the operating income (EBIT) grew to DKK 195 million from DKK 171 million. In 2018, Milestone Systems made strategic investments in several areas. The company also decided to accelerate innovation by increasing its development capacity by 45 percent by the end of 2019.
Milestone Systems recently hosted the regional partner and customer events MIPS (Milestone Integration Platform Symposium) in Nashville, Copenhagen and Bali. The three events attracted nearly 2,000 attendees and 124 exhibitors, to discuss industry-relevant themes such as the impact of disrupting innovation, blending human and machine intelligence, and how the power of the platform economy is a game-changer for players who build intelligent video technology and security solutions.
LenelS2 and Milestone Systems announced a 10-year agreement for LenelS2 to distribute Milestone products globally. The companies had a previous agreement for North America. LenelS2 is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. Founded in 1998, Milestone is a stand-alone company in the Canon Group.
Rasilient Systems has been approved by Milestone Systems to join the System Builder Program. The partnership provides Rasilient the option to deliver its purpose-built video surveillance system hardware pre-installed with XProtect video management software (VMS) for installations with 100 or more cameras. The program enables hardware manufacturers like Rasilient to ship their server and storage solutions preloaded with the XProtect Essential+ VMS.
The first XProtect release of 2019 extends the usability of the Smart Client and takes it outside the control room with support for both one and two-way audio in the Mobile Client. This is beneficial for on-the-go security personnel, whose tasks require them sometimes to be away from the Smart Client. One-way audio allows users to listen to audio captured by the microphone connected to the camera directly from their mobile phones using the Milestone Mobile application.
Milestone Systems has released Device Pack 10.1a for partners and customers using Milestone XProtect® video solutions. The latest Device Pack offers new firmware support for partners Axis, FLIR Systems, Hanwha Techwin, Honeywell and MOBOTIX. New features include support for SRTP (Secure Real-time Transport Protocol), a feature that ensures that camera video streams are received via secure end-to-end encrypted transportation method only by authorized clients
Milestone Systems released its Device Pack 10.0a in October and now supports the MOBOTIX MOVE camera series. MOBOTIX MOVE is an independent product line providing customers everything from a single source. “MOVE” stands for the use of mechanically moving parts in the cameras, meaning that MOBOTIX have parted with their previous product policy of only offering decentralized video systems on the market.
Milestone Systems invites coders, developers, individuals, and organizations to test their development skills within video management technology. The Milestone Community Kickstarter Contest is a unique opportunity to discover new applications and capabilities within video management, security surveillance and even beyond security; applications that can “plug in” to the XProtect® VMS product family. The winning concept can be an integration, added functionality, widget or code that extends the use of video in physical security or improves everyday life.
Milestone Systems will showcase their world-class hardware and software at this year’s Security Essen in Germany. Milestone Systems is an open platform VMS provider with 1,800+ solution partners across the globe. Eleven of these partners will be at Milestone’s booth in Essen to show how they have created high quality solutions using Milestone’s open platform approach. Visit Security Essen’s Hall 5, booth 5F10 to learn more about the game-changing power of intelligent video systems and see new, cutting-edge propositions from the Milestone partner community.
Milestone Systems is announcing the Milestone Husky X2 and X8 NVR hardware platform with scalable VMS. These products give the Milestone community the possibility to design small or very large business video solutions using the Milestone Husky X-series NVR’s as scalable high-performance building blocks. This keeps the total cost of ownership down as less hardware is need for a given installation compared to of-the-shelf standard servers. Less hardware means lower operational costs as fewer servers are needed.
The latest update for hardware support in Milestone XProtect Video Management System adds hundreds of newly supported devices and gives the Milestone Community the industry’s broadest device. Milestone Systems has released Device Pack 9.9 for partners and customers using Milestone XProtect® video solutions. 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.
Milestone Systems, the global leader for open platform IP video management software (VMS), continues to ensure ongoing expansions in its personnel. Milestone has a keen focus on supporting the success of its partner community, so the last several months have been busy with hiring new people to the company and rewarding well-deserved internal upward career moves. Some earlier ‘family members’ who had spread their wings to other areas of the industry have also returned to the Milestone home to ply their broadened expertise.
Milestone Systems will increase innovation capacity by 45% by 2019 year-end and deliver on its promise to develop unique innovations that will meet future market demands in six key long-term innovation areas. These innovation investments will take place in multiple locations between Copenhagen, Sofia and Barcelona. The objectives of this investment are to increase development capacity of disruptive innovations within deep driver integration, advanced rendering, IoT and metadata sources, online services, advanced data management and Milestone Systems’ platform software development kit
Milestone Systems, the global number one open platform provider of networked video management software, will again be exhibiting at IFSEC International 2018 in London. Milestone will spotlight the customer benefits of high performance video solutions, new system builder program and value propositions from the Milestone community. The theme from Milestone this year is the benefits of high performance in business video systems, enabling Milestone community customers to do more with less, driving down the total cost of solutions.
Milestone Systems has released XProtect 2018 R2. Milestone XProtect 2018 R2 video management software introduces server-side hardware acceleration with NVIDIA, enabling lower cost solutions, as less infrastructure hardware is needed to meet customer needs. With the second VMS update this year, Milestone is continuing to pursue ever higher performing software to fulfill the market’s rising demands for cost-effective video business solutions. XProtect 2018 R2 showcases hardware acceleration of the system recording and mobile server.