In the latest product update of Milestone XProtec video management software, Milestone Systems introduces several new features and capabilities. These include centralised search, a new driver framework, adaptive streaming and enhanced device password management. With the product update, Milestone Systems continues to pursue ever higher performing software to fulfill the market’s rising demands for cost-effective video technology solutions.
One of the main features of the release is Search, a new centralised search platform for XProtect Smart Client, making it possible for users to search for everything they require in one place. Previously, users performed several standalone searches, depending on what data they were searching for. With the new Search tool, users can search for motion, alarms, events, bookmarks and other types of data, in one place, enabling rapid and efficient video investigations.
The new Search platform also smoothly embeds partner integrations and their analytic capabilities via dedicated filtering options. Through specific plug-ins and devices, search criteria such as line-crossing and object-in-field will be enabled directly in the Search Tab, saving time and increasing efficiency.
Milestone Systems provides customers with support for more than 8,000 cameras and devices. In order to allow XProtect device support to grow exponentially with the number of devices in the market, and in order to provide support for new types of devices such as IoT, Milestone has introduced a new driver framework. It allows device manufacturers, big or small, to develop their own drivers and provide faster device compatibility and deeper integration that goes beyond the capabilities of ONVIF.
Adaptive streaming enables users to receive lower resolution streams from the recording server when a high resolution one is not required: for example when displaying video in the smart client or smart wall in window sizes smaller than a full screen. This will give smoother viewing and a better user experience, a lower total cost-of-ownership due to less decoding hardware, and better bandwidth management, freeing up network resources for other tasks.