Milestone releases XProtect Enterprise 6.5

COPENHAGEN – 22 January 2008. Milestone Systems, global thought leader and developer of open platform IP video management software, announces the release of XProtect Enterprise 6.5. This version offers powerful new functions for significantly improved surveillance system use, better utilization of archiving media, as well as reduced bandwidth and storage needs.

Minimized bandwidth and storage

Milestone XProtect Enterprise 6.5 uses the latest IP video compression technology: H.264, MxPEG and MPEG4 ASP. This means less data volume on the network without lowering image quality. Multi-streaming also optimizes bandwidth: one stream goes from the camera to the server with optimal frame rate and resolution, splitting into two differentiated streams for recording in optimal frame rate and resolution, with viewing in a lower frame rate and resolution.

Broader usage of the IP video management system

New functions in Milestone XProtect Enterprise 6.5 offer multiple advantages:
• Two-way audio enables operators to communicate verbally while viewing people remotely - this is especially useful when operating a gate or entranceway.
• Integrate the video with alarm or other security systems and access control devices via OPC Data Access support (OLE for Process Control, a standard commonly used in industrial and building management).
• DVR support provides the ability to integrate DVRs into the IP video management system, enabling greater versatility and efficient re-use of existing equipment so XProtect becomes a true one-stop platform for video management.

Utilize archiving media better

Dynamic archiving with XProtect Enterprise 6.5 allows archived video data to span multiple disks automatically, maximizing the use of less expensive storage media. Disks for archiving are simply nominated and the system only uses the storage as needed.

"In a large network with many guards watching live video, the network is heavily constrained from all the video traffic between cameras, servers and users," explains Kim Macallan, Head of Product Management at Milestone Systems. "Using the latest compression technologies in XProtect Enterprise 6.5, traffic from the cameras is kept at a minimum. The servers are recording in good quality while the guards watch in a reduced factor such as lower frame rate or resolution. The video data now produces considerably less stress on the network, recorded video quality is ensured, and guards easily follow what's happening."

Expanded multiple languages

With this release of Milestone XProtect Enterprise, the software is available in even more languages than ever: Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian and Spanish. This functionality covers the graphical user interface, the online help function, installation procedures and more.

Milestone will be demonstrating XProtect Enterprise 6.5 at the IIPSEC, ISC West and IFSEC security trade shows in the coming months. It is available now from authorized Milestone partners in over 60 countries.

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