ZURICH, March 9 /PRNewswire/ --

Barix AG, a pioneer in IP-based audio, intercom, control, and monitoring, today announced that Milestone Systems, the leading global developer of open platform IP video management software, has accepted Barix into its Manufacturers Alliance Partner (MAP) program. The partnership enables Milestone customers to integrate legacy hardware devices with Milestone XProtect(TM) software over IP, using the Barix Barionet as a bridge between the physical and software layers. The complete solution enables a more responsive, proactive surveillance system that enhances security and safety, and minimizes hardware upgrade costs throughout multi-site surveillance networks.

The Barix Barionet is a flexible, cost-effective and programmable device that interfaces real-world hardware devices to IP-based monitoring, control and automation systems. In a Milestone XProtect environment, the Barionet can trigger camera movements and activate video recording based on motion, doorbell, light, water leakage, over-temperature and other events - anything for which an appropriate sensor is connected.

Barix is a valuable addition to our Manufacturer Alliance Partner program, which is bringing together an eco-system for best-of-breed solutions in IP surveillance around the Milestone open platform - connecting, sharing, controlling and managing all devices and storage through a single interface that is easy to use, says Henrik Friborg, VP Strategic Alliances and Co-Founder of Milestone Systems.

Milestone Systems and Barix IP control and intercom solutions have been integrated for surveillance operations already, proving interoperability in applications for border crossing stations, construction site surveillance and critical systems monitoring.

The new integration strategy means that our customers can look at camera images activated by the Barix devices directly from the Milestone XProtect interface instead of a custom-designed interface, said Bart Sebregts, General Manager of Secured By Web, which designed a Milestone/Barix integrated solution at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. It simplifies the integration process from our side, and creates a standard operating platform for our customers.

Milestone Systems software and Barix IP control products have a history of proven interoperability, and this new level of integration provides a toolset to security professionals operating IP surveillance systems of all sizes, said Johannes G. Rietschel, CEO and Founder of Barix AG. We look forward to working together on future endeavors to provide best-of-breed, integrated IP surveillance and control systems on a global basis.

Visit the company websites at www.barix.com or www.milestonesys.com for more information.

Brian Galante, +1-570-425-2315, briang@pipecomm.com, for Barix