COPENHAGEN, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Milestone Systems, a leading developer of open platform IP video management software, announces the availability of XProtect Corporate version 2.0. Designed for large-scale applications, it supports unlimited numbers of cameras, servers and users, with central control and intuitive access clients that make big installations very easy to manage.

A decade of technological refinement in developing true open platform IP video management software is culminated in Milestone XProtect Corporate, architected to meet the tough demands of the largest implementations. Distributed server architecture allows flexible management of unlimited sites, servers, devices, cameras and users - no matter how large or geographically spread the installations may be.

Surveillance system administrators get wizards, flexible rules system, automatic network scanning and camera model detection, with tight integration to IT environments for maintaining a very high level of system integrity. Integration with Microsoft Active Directory(R) provides strict user authorization and management; all configurations, activity logs and alerts are conveniently stored in a Microsoft SQL database. Managing cameras in groups and assigning users to role-based security groups saves valuable time.

The Milestone XProtect Smart Client is the elegant Graphical User Interface, or GUI, for security staff to access live and recorded video data at all times. Vital evidence material - encrypted and password-protected - is easily created in a single operation for fast sharing. Multi-casting and multi-streaming allow multiple operators to easily view live and recorded video without straining network resources unnecessarily.

The unique, cost-effective archiving model reduces the high cost of storage by using fast, local disks for short-term recordings and affordable network storage for long-term archiving. Failover for system integrity & data security ensures the high level of security and reliability required by true enterprise-class IT environments for maximum uptime.

"XProtect Corporate is a stellar model for high-end scalability. As customers expand their installations, they only have to pay licenses for the cameras added - there's no extra cost for adding recording servers, storage, clients or users, and no license cost for failover servers," says Eric Fullerton, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Milestone Systems. "Feedback from our customers supports that they appreciate the simplicity in our licensing structure and that Product Maintenance Agreements give a cost-effective way to keep up to date with future developments, adding industry innovations as they become available."

The Milestone XProtect IP video open platform is a hallmark of optimal integration capabilities. The rich Application Programming Interface (API) offers seamless interoperability with other systems and devices to video-enable business most comprehensively. Return on investment is thereby further enhanced.

Milestone XProtect Corporate version 2.0 is available through Certified Milestone Partners internationally, among whom over 450 have already completed professional training in this solution.

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Milestone Systems is a global developer of open platform IP video management software. XProtect(TM) gives users a powerful surveillance solution that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in more than 35,000 customer installations. With support for the industry's widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-of-breed solutions to "video enable" organizations - reducing costs, optimizing processes, and protecting assets. Milestone software is sold through authorized partners in 90 countries.

For more information contact Courtney Dillon Pedersen, Media & Communications Manager at +45-88-300-330.

For more information contact Courtney Dillon Pedersen, Media & Communications Manager at +45-88-300-330.