Milestone Systems released Device Pack 8.4 for partners and customers using Milestone XProtect video solutions. The bi-monthly device packs contain software updates for supporting new hardware. These updates are always top focus at Milestone, the company said. With this Device Pack Milestone reached a landmark 5,000 supported cameras and now supports 5,171 devices in total.
Bosch AVIOTEC was announced as camera number 5,000 at the annual Milestone partner conference in February. The camera comes with analytic algorithms that identify smoke and flames. The embedded technology provides earlier detection of fires. There is also the ability to add visuals to fire detection, giving better situational awareness than traditional smoke or fire detectors.
This device pack enables Dahua network video recorders to be networked with XProtect. This means that cameras connected to NVRs will be accessible to the Milestone VMS software, just like cameras connected to an encoder. Customers using supported NVRs now have the option of centralized control in addition to their existing ability to do local recordings on the recorder. The cameras connected to the NVR are seen by the VMS as ONVIF devices. Since camera feeds from the NVR are recorded using XProtect, the video can be used for video analytics.
Milestone works closely with device manufacturers in the Camera Partner Program (CaPP) to achieve optimal interaction between their devices and the XProtect VMS. Before ONVIF-supported devices are listed in the supported hardware list on milestonesys.com, they have been tested to ensure 100 percent functionality with the XProtect open platform technology.
The Milestone XProtect Device Pack 8.4 is available now for download from http://bit.ly/1OUCCJX.