Examining Embedding Briefcam inside Milestone's SmartClient

By: John Honovich, Published on Oct 05, 2010

Briefcam, a specilalist developer of video analytics for searching/investigations has integrated their solution inside of Milestone's VMS systems. The goal of this integration is to make it easier to use advanced investigation directly from the VMS client. Previously, a separate client was required for using Briefcam, forcing the operator to switch between interfaces.

The integration uses a plug-in to the Milestone Smart Client. To accomplish this, an executable is downloaded and installed on each PC that will run the Milestone Smart Client. The plug-in displays in the Milestone setup section, allowing drag and drop placement of the Briefcam viewer into any pane in a layout.

The Briefcam plug-in allows both selecting feeds and triggering video display in the rest of the SmartClient. An operator can scan and select an object of interest from within the plug-in. By double clicking on the object, the other panes in the Smart Client automatically synch up and display video from the time of that object. This provide a relatively tight integration.

No additional charge/license is required to use the plugin. The same licensing structure as previous is required for analyzing video feeds using Briefcam. For background on features and pricing, read our Briefcam product overview.

Advanced search options are limited in video surveillance. While there are few closed solutions (e.g., 3VR), the Briefcam / Milestone combination provides an interesting open alternative.

 

1 report cite this report:

New Products Reviewed Fall 2010 on Oct 12, 2010
In this report, we aggregate all our new products reviews for Fall 2010 announcments. Products Reviewed The following new products are reviewed....
Comments : PRO Members only. Login. or Join.

Most Recent Industry Reports

Facial Recognition Systems Fail Simple Liveness Detection Test on May 17, 2019
Facial recognition is being widely promoted as a solution to physical access control but we were able to simply spoof 3 systems because they had no...
Inside Look Into Scam Market Research on May 17, 2019
Scam market research has exploded over the last few years becoming the most commonly cited 'statistics' for most industries, despite there clearly...
Maglock Selection Guide on May 16, 2019
One of the most misunderstood yet valuable pieces of electrified hardware is the maglock. Few locks are stronger, but myths and confusion surround...
Panasonic 32MP Multi Imager Camera Tested (WV-X8570N) on May 16, 2019
Panasonic has released their first multi imager models including the 32MP (4x4K) WV-X8570N, claiming "Extreme image quality for evidence capturing...
Trump Signs 'Huawei Ban' - Executive Order Targeting Foreign Adversary Technology on May 16, 2019
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order targeting technology provided by 'foreign adversaries', in what is widely being called a...
Bank Security Manager Interview on May 15, 2019
Bank security contends with many significant threats - from fraudsters to robbers and more. In this interview, IPVM spoke with bank security...
Milestone XProtect 2019 R1 Tested on May 15, 2019
For the past few years, Milestone has released quarterly software updates XProtect VMS platform. What is new and how much impact do the updates...
San Francisco Face Recognition Ban And Surveillance Regulation Details Examined on May 14, 2019
San Francisco passed the legislation 8-1 today. While the face recognition 'ban' has already received significant attention over the past few...
Security Fail: ASISNYC Auto Emails Passwords In Plain Text on May 14, 2019
ASIS NYC automatically emails a user with the password the user just entered, in plain text, when one registers for the site / event, as the...
Hikvision VP On Muslim Oppression on May 14, 2019
Hikvision has won tens of millions of dollars, at least, in direct contracts with the Chinese government that oppresses Muslims, including a forced...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact