Milestone releases XProtect Corporate 3.1

New VMS software features enhanced GUI


COPENHAGEN - February 18, 2010. Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software, today announces the release of XProtect Corporate 3.1 with a significant new version of the user interface: Smart Client 5.0. Ground-breaking functionality like the Sequence Explorer investigation tool and independent playback significantly increase efficiency in security operations and investigations.

Milestone version 3.1 of XProtect Corporate is powerful IP video management software designed for large-scale, mission-critical security implementations, supporting unlimited cameras, users and sites. This release includes streamlined and optimized installation procedures for easier deployment, Management Server Failover using Windows Server Clustering, plus Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 support.

Even more important news about this release, however, is the innovative version 5.0 of XProtect Smart Client that takes a giant leap forward in usability and functionality. It is available in 20 languages including online help, which extends the software's ease of use around the world.

Milestone XProtect Smart Client 5.0 also improves the user experience through an enhanced, adaptable interface that focuses on personalized usability and operational efficiency. The intuitive layout allows users to show only the dialogs preferred or needed for surveillance tasks, or hide them all for a pure full-screen mode of viewing, if desired. In addition to selecting controls on the fly, each user can choose to remove controls from the interface, so only the most relevant ones are displayed. This makes the system interface easier to understand and navigate - especially for new users.

With this release, XProtect Smart Client features an industry first called Sequence Explorer that previews tiled video from recorded sequences or time intervals from multiple cameras. The Sequence Explorer displays a drag-and-throw wall of video preview images in thumbnails with smooth slider scrolling and easy selection of preview images for closer scrutiny of details. The Sequence Explorer is a powerful new investigation tool to browse through recorded video sequences to find incidents and evidence fast.

Milestone XProtect Smart Client now also provides video overlay playback controls to view individual cameras in live mode. This means that operators can play back events on one camera without losing track of what happens live. This feature also works in the normal playback mode so operators can see recorded camera images in the view from different times. Overlay buttons can also be added on each camera to facilitate common actions such as triggering events and outputs, using PTZ, and other tracking tasks - all to improve surveillance effectiveness.

"XProtect Corporate 3.1 with Smart Client 5.0 offers innovative new combinations of tools for improving the user's experience and efficiency on the job, which translates to more rapid response and better security. Independent playback and the unique Sequence Explorer make investigations far easier than ever before, and the adaptable GUI in particular is a game-changer in the surveillance industry that operators at all skill levels will really appreciate," says John Blem, CTO and Co-Founder of Milestone Systems.

XProtect Smart Client 5.0 shows up to 100 concurrent cameras in a single view with unlimited numbers of more via carousel and HotSpot windows. Customers can ramp it up with XProtect Smart Wall for large command center installations, and add even more value through integrated solutions with other systems offered by Milestone Solution Partners.

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