Milestone Announces XProtect Essential NVR

By Milestone Systems, PRNE
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Leading Video Management Software Bundled With Ready-to-use HP Z Workstation for Fast Setups

COPENHAGEN, March 31, 2011 - Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management
software (VMS), is expanding its product line-up yet again, this time with a
pre-loaded and easy-to-configure solution called XProtect(R) Essential NVR.
Powered by the HP Z200 Workstation, the solution delivers Milestone XProtect
Essential video management software preinstalled. It is designed for the
small business market, providing fast setup and ease-of-use, proven
reliability, and guaranteed support.

IP network technology is continuing to take hold in the physical security
market, and to help people who are using analog systems move to a network
approach faster, Milestone will now offer their globally leading XProtect
video management software in the easiest possible way: already installed on a
computer workstation.

"Milestone is living up to its vision of driving the convergence to IP
video surveillance: we are leaving no reason for people to buy analog systems
anymore. For small businesses, the choice couldn't be easier with this
guaranteed best-of-breed combination from two world leaders," says Lars
Gudbrandsson, Head of Product Management at Milestone Systems. "With our
pre-loaded software, automatic camera detection, and video configuration
wizards, the surveillance is up and running in no time at all."

The cost and time of setting up the entire installation is minimal since
the software is pre-loaded with all of the storage and technical IT
configurations required. All that is left to do is camera configuration,
which is a snap with the built-in wizards to guide swiftly through the
process. In addition to the effortless setup, XProtect Essential NVR is very
user friendly with a consolidated single-management interface and search
tools that make the daily operations of video surveillance easier than ever.

The HP Z200 Workstation comes pre-loaded with Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 7
Professional and Milestone XProtect Essential VMS, ready to operate with 8 or
16 video channels and up to 5 concurrent users. XProtect supports the widest
choice in network video camera and encoder brands and models, allowing a mix
to fit different needs. Customers can efficiently transition from analog to
IP, continuing to use existing devices while blending IP security technology
over time.

Outstanding Milestone and HP reliability and support will be delivered
from the following:

- Performance validated with rigorous testing

- Three-year on-site hardware support from HP worldwide

- Three-year hardware limited warranty from HP

- Software support from Milestone Systems

General availability and shipment to the European Union (EU) and European
Free Trade Association (EFTA) member countries is scheduled for April 14th,
with global availability rolling out in 2011.

Milestone will continue to offer its entire line-up of software-only
XProtect solutions, while this bundled hardware product represents the
company's focus on reaching analog users in the industry who are interested
in moving to IP. Market analysts report that around 75% of surveillance
system purchases were still analog through 2009, and that IP solutions will
increase to 50% by 2014.

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About Milestone

Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the worldwide industry leader in
Open platform IP video management software, according to IMS Research six
years in a row. Milestone XProtect(R) products have been installed in
thousands of customer installations, sold through authorized and certified
partners in more than 100 countries. With support for the widest choice in
network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-
of-breed solutions to 'video enable' organizations - managing risks,
protecting people and assets, optimizing processes, and reducing costs. For
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Press Contact: Courtney Dillon Pedersen, PR & Communications Manager,
Tel. +45-88-300-330

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