November 14, 2006 -- Milestone Systems Inc. (www.milestonesys.com), a provider of open platform IP video surveillance software, recently signed a validation and trademark license agreement with Motorola. The agreement between the companies was the result of a software evaluation of Milestone's XProtect Enterprise product on the Motomesh network, Motorola's multi-radio broadband platform. Motorola has validated the Milestone software as compatible for use on Motomesh networks.
The agreement allows both companies to advertise and support these products as compatible and validated for inter-operation and joint marketing opportunities. According to a press release, in August of this year, Milestone Systems sent a technician to Motorola headquarters in Chicago to perform the validation testing together with Motorola engineers. As a result, both companies' sales and implementation channels may now take advantage of providing the combined Milestone open platform IP video software and the Motomesh Ready wireless data products to end customers.
Motorola's Motomesh Ready products are designed to provide "anytime, anywhere" wireless access to mission-critical data to first responders such as police, ambulance, fire or military personnel. The mesh networks' architecture, originally designed for battlefield communications, uses multi-hopping technology to allow client devices to "become" the network. The platform's intelligent routing capability enables connectivity at high vehicular speeds, as well as client ad-hoc networking and built-in position location functionalities. Motorola says its mobile mesh network carries wireless broadband data, including real-time, high-resolution, full screen video that can be transmitted from surveillance cameras located throughout a city, managed by the Milestone XProtect IP video management software.
Milestone cites its XProtect Enterprise as the company's "most comprehensive offering, a top-of-the-line surveillance management tool for unlimited numbers of cameras, clients, servers and sites." According to the company, operators can handle the system through a "smart client" GUI featuring multi-monitor support, customizable views, floating windows, digital zoom capability, and audio and matrix support. APIs allow for integration and inter-operability with other systems and devices.
"Milestone is very pleased to move forward with Motorola, to meet the advanced IP video wireless needs of those working in the areas of public safety, government and enterprise," comments Eric Fullerton, president of Milestone Systems Inc. "This continues to be a focus area for Milestone and our channel partners as security needs increase worldwide."