Development framework provides easy plug-in architecture for integrating security, analytics and business systems.
Milestone Systems has announced a major release: the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit version 1.0 (MIP SDK 1.0). It was presented at the Milestone Integration Platform Symposium held March 2-4 in San Antonio, Texas.
The Milestone Integration Platform SDK 1.0 provides Milestone partners with a world of innovative possibilities: the comprehensive development framework makes it easy to integrate security and business solutions (including multiple video analytics applications) with the open platform Milestone XProtect® video management software (VMS) products.
The Milestone Integration Platform SDK 1.0 is flexible, supporting a multitude of integration methods. The unique plug-in architecture enables seamless integration of third-party applications with the Milestone management interface and XProtect Smart Client user interface.
“Our Milestone Integration Platform offers extensive video interoperability to achieve ultimate user experience and higher customer satisfaction. This powerful development tool supports an easy-to-use plug-in approach resulting in a shorter time to market,” says Christian Bohn, VP Product Management & Marketing at Milestone Systems. “Building a reliable, unified interface to our advanced XProtect products can be based on the concept of ‘develop once – apply on all': the MIP SDK secures forward compatibility, enables automatic access to new capabilities, and reduces solution maintenance costs.”
Key features of the MIP SDK 1.0 development framework include a number of new capabilities:
• The MIP environment means that partner integrations can continue to operate with new releases of XProtect as they become available.
• Support for many different integration methods includes various levels of abstractions and multiple integration layers.
• There are many options for dynamic video overlaying, server-side MIP integrations, and unique intra-MIP plug-in communications.
• Extensive documentation is delivered with application and code samples, Microsoft® Visual Studio® project templates, and a toolbox with proven Milestone libraries and code components.
The Milestone Integration Platform SDK 1.0 for developing integrated solutions is available for Milestone Solution Partners (new companies who are interested may apply via the Milestone website). A quick introductory presentation is provided, including a product overview and a technical walkthrough. Full training classes are being scheduled.
Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the worldwide industry leader in open platform IP video management software, according to IMS Research six years in a row. Milestone XProtect® products have been installed in thousands of customer installations, sold through authorized and certified partners in more than 100 countries. With support for the widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-of-breed solutions to ‘video enable’ organizations – managing risks, protecting people and assets, optimizing processes, and reducing costs.