Milestone Systems announced dramatically improved performance using Intel Quick Sync Video technology to vastly reduce the operational cost of Milestone solutions and accelerate data throughput significantly.

Computers that include Intel Quick Sync Video use the dedicated media processing capabilities of Intel Graphics Technology to efficiently decode H.264 video streams. The latest version of the Milestone XProtect Smart Client capitalizes on this to achieve more than an 80 percent reduction in processor utilization. The Intel chipset and instructions decode the video stream — leaving the processor free for other tasks.

The increased efficiency in video system performance means that Milestone customers can save costs on the number of client workstations required. By upgrading to XProtect 2016 with the XProtect Smart Client, they can handle more high-definition cameras, achieving greater video clarity and fluidity.

“Milestone XProtect 2016 software leverages Intel Quick Sync Video integrated into select Intel processors to fluidly display video at full HD from as many as 25 cameras at the same time on a cost-effective, single-socket, four-core client PC powered by a high-end Intel Core i7 processor,” said Reinier Tuinzing, strategic alliances manager, Americas, Milestone Systems. “That’s equivalent to showing 25 Blu-ray movies at the same time without dropping a single frame. The solution can also support multiple 4K UHD cameras with fluid video at 25/30 frames per second. These performance parameters make a really critical difference for the security industry.”

This means customers can upgrade an XProtect solution to manage more cameras without the need for new client hardware.

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