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New from the Danish IP video management software (VMS) company Milestone Systems is the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit 2014 (MIP SDK 2014) for its updated suite of XProtect VMS products.
The list of Milestone Solution Partners presenting at the Milestone stand at IFSEC is:
Veracity UK Ltd.
Ganetec Global Solutions
CNL Software Ltd.
Allied Telesis International Ltd. Visit: www.milestonesys.com.
Thomas Lausten, Milestone Systems VP Sales EMEA, says: “The Milestone open platform technology is the key factor that adds value to our partner ecosystem. At IFSEC International, we invite customers and channel partners to meet some of our solution partners to learn more about the very best in video solutions. Together with these partners we show how open platform video systems can benefit our mutual customer business.”
The firm says that the MIP SDK 2014 provides access to video, events, metadata (data connected to video) and configuration data.
A new integration framework in the MIP SDK 2014 is for integration of access control systems with XProtect VMS through XProtect Access Control Module 2014. The allows access systems to use video in the XProtect Smart Client interface,.
Milestone introduces an ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) compliant framework for handling and storing video-related metadata for its XProtect VMS product range that includes XProtect Corporate 2014 and XProtect Expert 2014. Metadata is any data adding an information layer to video and audio streams.
Examples of new possibilities created by the use of metadata include automatic presentation of bounding boxes around objects identified by camera-embedded video analytics. A bounding box is a frame that highlights an object in a video image. The box is based on the specific video analytics algorithms in the cameras to highlight objects of a specific type or colour, objects moving in a certain direction and more. The XProtect Smart Client has built‐in support for displaying bounding boxes based on metadata generated by supported cameras.
GPS location information can be included when using Video Push in Milestone Mobile, which has the option to include location metadata in Video Push.
Camera manufacturers and Milestone Solution Partners can use the metadata framework to tie metadata from video analytics (or any other metadata source) with specific video sequences, as long as the metadata is stored in ONVIF format.
The MIP SDK 2014 also introduces the ability to make changes to configuration settings in the XProtect VMS.
Christian Bohn, Milestone Systems VP Corporate Marketing & Alliances, says: “As a cornerstone in Milestone’s open platform concept, the MIP SDK enables the unique and seamless integration of third-party applications and systems with XProtect. This empowers Milestone Solution Partners to extend the functionality of XProtect VMS to meet specific vertical or customer needs with complete video-enabled solutions. With this 2014 release of MIP SDK we are giving our partners the opportunity to integrate with XProtect using metadata. This paves the way for innovative uses of video in business or security contexts. The new metadata framework in the 2014 release is a groundbreaking, future-oriented foundation for data-centric integrations with XProtect.”