Accelerating the Milestone Community top of the agenda at Milestone Systems MIPS EMEA
Accelerating the partner network is imperative to Milestone in order to rapidly and effectively meet the changing needs today in the business landscape of tomorrow. This was a key theme of the inaugural Milestone Community Days (MIPS EMEA) in Dubai, which took place from 8 – 10 May. The show also highlighted platform strategy, connected products for the small and medium-sized businesses and higher-performing software to the benefit of the Milestone community.
The delegates experienced the solution power of the Milestone Community at the partner showcase with more than 30 exhibiting partners.
A central part of MIPS is the networking events that not only give customers the ability to connect with the partners, but also facilitate partner-to-partner networking. This is one of the key components in the community strategy.
Another central part is the focus on extending Milestone’s open platform approach. This enables partners to provide agile and easily adaptable video business solutions. The platform approach is also a major enabler in video solutions moving beyond traditional security.
Connectivity as a business enabler
Milestone is adding two new business-ready products to the XProtect product portfolio in response to market demands for the ability to network smaller systems. This enables small and medium-sized businesses a new level of flexibility, as the new XProtect products empower highly interconnected systems paving the way for centralized control and management.
VMS emphasis to help community design perfect solutions
R2, the second product update of XProtect 2017, was also introduced at the event. Two key features of this are:
• Highest VMS performance
High performing VMS software is important for enabling the Milestone community to design cost effective solutions. For XProtect, this entails a recording server performance of 3.1 Gigabit/S. This high performance contributes to hardware costs savings and a simplified infrastructure.
• More Cybersecurity features
As video management systems are becoming more and more business-critical, it is imperative that the software is as secure as possible. The XProtect 2017 R2 update includes several security enhancements for improved cybersecurity, enabling the Milestone partners to design solutions that meet the increasing needs for hardened systems.
Strong community presence
More than 30 partners showcased with XProtect and a wide range of add-on products, ranging from advanced infrastructure solutions to video analytics on the edge and sensors as VMS devices.
The sponsoring partners included:
• Diamond: Allied Telesis, Fujitsu
• Platinum: iCetana, Pivot 3, Seagate Technologies, Venzo Secure
• Gold: Axis Communications, Fibernetix, Hikvision, IBM, Intransa, NetApp, Scality
• Silver: Advancis, Axone Systems, BARCO, Bosch, Dahua, Dell EMC, Ela-soft, G2K Group, Ipsotek, Nedap, Optex, Pablo Niklas, Parking Spotter (Milestone Kickstarter winner), Promise Technology, Quantum, Rasilient, Snap Surveillance, Soliton, Spectra Logic, Vidsys, XPR Group
Milestone Community Days – Networking for the Future
Accelerating the partner network is imperative to Milestone in order to rapidly and effectively meet the changing needs today in the business landscape of tomorrow.
Kenneth Hune Petersen, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer – Milestone Systems, said:
“Milestone community days bring people from across EMEA to the Middle East to build partnerships for the future, leading to new possibilities for the whole community. This is the perfect opportunity for partners and customers to experience the solution power of our community.”