CNL signs partnership agreement with Milestone

WOKING, Surrey and COPENHAGEN, Denmark - September 30, 2008. CNL, a leading developer of Integrated Security Management Software for control centres, has signed a Milestone Solutions Partner agreement with Milestone Systems, a global leader in open platform IP video surveillance management software.

Since 2001, CNL has been a pioneer in the rapidly growing integrated IP-based security solution market. The company’s flagship product, IPSecurityCenter, is a unique Integrated Security Management System (ISMS), which centralises all security applications to form an advanced command and control solution. This increases situational awareness, allows greater collaboration both within organisations and with Emergency Response Teams, and reduces the overall cost of security operations.

The new partnership status is in line with the shared CNL and Milestone visions for the open platform IP technology approach to customers’ surveillance needs, which resolves the limitations caused by the closed proprietary systems that currently dominate the global security industry. True open platform IP video solutions provide the freedom to choose best-of-breed components and integrations with other systems for a future-proof system.

Keith Bloodworth, CEO of CNL says "As physical security and IT converge, the concept of proprietary systems is no longer viable. End users need integrated solutions which offer the collaboration, communication, flexibility and ROI required of any IT system. The only way they can effectively achieve this is by using an ISMS type system, such as IPSecurityCenter. These systems rely on open, collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships with other technology manufacturers. Together with Milestone we are playing a key role in driving the IP technology that today’s control rooms dictate."

Milestone Systems is committed to delivering the best IP video solutions by stimulating a dynamic ecosystem of IP-centred security and business relationships. CNL has been a Certified Milestone Partner for many years and is now ramping up the relationship to a new level as a Milestone Solution Partner (MSP). MSPs are officially recognised and authorised integrators who provide value-added solutions with XProtect IP video management software, using the Milestone Software Development Kit (SDK) and rich Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

Lars Thinggaard, President and CEO of Milestone Systems, says: "We understand that the cornerstone of successful growth starts with partnerships built on a stable foundation. With a proven business track record anchored to a robust and flexible technical platform, we embrace a maturing partner network by offering in-depth collaborations on Milestone integrated solutions, including educational programs, technical support and documentation, and special business development opportunities."

CNL are currently working closely with Milestone to further develop the integrations between the companies’ products. CNL will demonstrate IPSecurityCenter fully integrated with XProtect at the Milestone Integration Platform Symposium in Copenhagen October 2nd and 3rd.