Milestone Systems aggregates analytics tools under single interface

Copenhagen, Denmark – September 1st 2008. Milestone Systems, a leader in true open platform IP video management software, announces its Video Analytics Framework – XProtect Analytics 2.0. Part of the Milestone open platform solution, XProtect Analytics seamlessly integrates video analytics tools from different manufacturers under a single, easy-to-manage interface. This gives a powerful, future-proof framework for implementing and managing different video analytics applications that addresses some of the key industry issues such as the end users’ need to easily correlate alerts between various analytics tools. Using the Milestone correlation tools, they can rapidly search across alerts and events to easily find relevant video evidence about security incidents from multiple sources.

“Within the next three to five years video analytics will be as prevalent in video surveillance solutions as motion detection is today,” says Eric Fullerton, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Milestone Systems. “Enabling users to easily integrate intelligent video analytics from different manufacturers, both at the edge and at the server, helps decrease false alerts, reduces operating costs and makes the system much easier to operate.”

With the Milestone Video Analytics Framework, organizations have easy access to critical information they need to make proactive decisions and take preventive measures to mitigate the consequences of a security incident.

A combination of advanced analytic tools and optimized IP-based video technology based on the Milestone open platform, XProtect Analytics Framework enables video analytics at the edge (on camera) and at the server, minimizing processing power and adding value to archived video. With XProtect Analytics users can correlate events from generic tools such as license plate recognition, facial recognition and traditional real-time access control with alerts from video content analysis tools, such as object detection, etc. Users can build strong, accurate evidence by cross-matching events in real-time and from archived video.

Integrating video analytics with true open platform video management systems gives a flexible choice of hardware and software that greatly expands the potential for video analytics and increases the value of archived video. A true open platform solution, such as the Milestone Video Analytics 2.0 Framework simplifies system operation by integrating a wide variety of video analytics products under one easy-to-manage user interface. This provides a powerful surveillance solution with a flexible IP video surveillance management system and a central console for operating, collecting and correlating events from multiple sources.

Milestone has already implemented a variety of solutions with key customers resulting in significant efficiencies. The XProtect Analytics 2.0 framework is based on successful and proven development projects at customer sites, and will be commercially available in Q4 2008.

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