Milestone Systems announces Kickstarter Contest for developers

Milestone systems is running a contest for developers around the world, inviting them to submit ideas for technology that can “plug in” to the XProtect® VMS product family.

The competition is open to individuals, coders, developers and organisations, who can submit initial ideas via email. Three finalists will be invited to the annual Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) event in 2020, where the winner will be announced and awarded a prize valued at USD 65,000.

“Milestone Systems enables an open platform community that drives collaboration and innovation in the development and use of network video technology,” says 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 analysing data or to measure information that can be applied in new ways.

The contest has two main requirements; 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. 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,” says Community Engagement Manager Jasleen Rehal, Milestone Systems.

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Ideas and entries can be emailed to