Milestone adds new functionality to XProtect Smart Client

In the latest software update to Milestone XProtect Smart Client, the vendor has introduced new centralised search functionality, as well as adaptive streaming and Device Password Management.

The centralised search function will allow for faster investigations, based on improved analytics and intelligence.

New features include:

Centralised Search

One of the main features of the 2019 R3 release is Search – a new centralised search platform in XProtect Smart Client, making it possible for users to search for everything in one place. Previously, users performed several standalone searches, depending on what data they were searching for. With the new Search tool, users can search for motion, alarms, events, bookmarks and other types of data, in one single place. This will enable rapid and efficient video investigations.

The new Search platform also embeds partner integrations via dedicated filtering options. Through specific plug-ins and devices, search criteria such as line-crossing and object-in-field will be enabled directly in the Search Tab, saving time and increasing efficiency.

Milestone’s Driver Framework

Milestone’s Driver Framework has alos been added, to provide upgraded support for the more than 8000 devices the software currently supports. It also provides a framework to support new devices as they come online, including the wide range of IoT and audio products currently becoming available in local markets.

Milestone’s Driver Framework within the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit (SDK) allows devices manufacturers, big or small, to develop their own drivers and provide faster device compatibility and deeper integration that goes beyond the capabilities of ONVIF.

Adaptive streaming

This new feature will enable users to receive lower resolution streams from the recording server when a high resolution one is not required, for example when displaying video in the smart client or smart wall in window sizes smaller than a full screen. This will give users smoother viewing and a better user experience, a lower total cost-of-ownership (TCO) due to less hardware needed to decode unnecessary high-resolution video and a better use of bandwidth that can then be utilised for other needs in the organisation.

New Device Password Management

The new Device Password Management continues XProtect’s focus on ease-of-use and enhanced cybersecurity during setup of new and expanding installations. This feature makes it possible for system administrators to manage all devices’ passwords directly from the XProtect Management Client for selected device manufacturers.