Milestone symposium focuses on open architecture

Company also recognizes 35,000th customer installation at MIPS event

• Manufacturer Alliance Partner of the Year for 2007: There was a tie between Axis Communications and IQinVision, two of the industry pioneers in IP video cameras. Axis leads in market share and IQinVision leads with innovation in megapixel technology.

• Partner of the Year for 2007: ISG Technology, an IT integrator and services provider for 25 years with nine offices throughout the Midwest, epitomizes the success to be gained with IP convergence.

The symposium counted over 200 people from 92 companies and 11 countries. The exhibitors in the Technology Showcase included Acti Corporation, Axis Communications, Canon, Intransa, Integrated Retail Solutions, IPVS, IQinVision, JVC Professional, ObjectVideo, Open Options, Panasonic, Paxton Access, Pelco, Pivot3, S2 Security Corp., ShotSpotter, Sony, Strix Systems, Synnex Corporation, Veracity, and Vidient.

Other activities at the event included Milestone Masters Class Certification training, workshops in advanced IP surveillance and video analytics, and Developer's Training for solutions integration with the XProtect Software Development Kit (SDK).

An industry panel discussion was led by Keven Marier (IPVS) with panel members Paul Bodell (IQInvision), Eric Fullerton (Milestone), Fredrik Nilsson (Axis), and Mike Sherwood (Vidient). Together with the audience, they explored the true value of open platforms, integrating for best-of-breed solutions, the long-term influence of megapixel cameras, and what is needed for a successful migration from analog to IP.

The next MIPS event in 2008 will be held the first week of October in Copenhagen, where Milestone Systems has their worldwide headquarters.