Milestone Systems has built an open platform for vision-based technology software working with applications that create benefits across areas such as security, transportation, emergency response, traffic optimization and even wildlife. The Milestone Community Kickstarter Contest is a unique opportunity for coders, developers, individuals and organizations to discover new applications and capabilities that that can “plug in” to the XProtect VMS product family.
“Milestone Systems enables an open platform community that drives collaboration and innovation in the development and use of network video technology,” said Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, chief technology officer at Milestone. “We believe that developers will change the world. Our MIP SDK can help them do this. It offers developers the opportunity to innovate new solutions and use our powerful VMS platform as the engine.”
The winning concept can be an integration, added functionality, widget or code that extends the use of VMS in any useful capacity. Participating developers can create a visual tool, a device trigger, a base for analyzing data or to measure information that can be applied in new ways. The two requirements are that the solution is integrated with the Milestone XProtect VMS (and possibly using the MIP SDK) and that the idea must be the contestant’s own intellectual property.
“We see technology as a tool,” said Jasleen Rehal, community engagement manager at Milestone. “We believe that great things can come from offering our powerful open platform software to a world of innovators to use to make their imaginations tangible. We are open to innovation and are looking for solutions we have yet to imagine that can make the world a better place.”
Three finalists will be given free entry and an exhibitor booth at the annual Milestone Integration Platform Symposium event in 2020, where the winner will be announced and rewarded with a prize valued at $65,000.
Innovators may post questions about integration challenges on the Milestone Developer Forum. For entry, email your idea attached to your registration form by Nov. 29 to firstname.lastname@example.org.