Milestone XProtect 2019 R3 'Centralized Search' Tested

By Sean Patton, Published on Oct 30, 2019

Milestone has had problems over the last few years releasing significant new software. Now, in XProtect 2019 R3, Milestone is touting "one search platform for all your data. Quicker, easier, and more efficient investigations."

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** ****** ******** **** R3 *** ** **** report, ** ******* *** these ******* **** ******** the *** *** **** issues ** ***** ****** testing, ********* * *-****** Pros *** **** ********** screencast:

  • *** **** **** *** new *********** ****** ****?
  • **** ** ****** ***** exist?
  • *** **** **** ******** Streaming ****?
  • *** **** ************* ** required *** ******** *********?
  • *** **** *********'* **** Recognition ****** ****?
  • **** ****** *** ***** with *** ***** *******?
  • *** **** **** *** new ******** ********** **** work?
  • **** *** *** ******* to ************* *************?
  • **** ****** *** ***** with ********* ** ******** 2019R3?

**** ** * ******** to *********** **** ** ****, ***** *** ****** improvements *** ******* ** and ******* *******.

*******

***** ** ***** *********** Search ** ** ************* improved **** ***** ****** Sequence ********, *** *** Milestone ****** ** ************* average ** ***** **** VMS ******** *********, ****** this **** ** * useful *****-** **** ** advantage *** *********.

******** ** *** ******** Sequence ********, *********** ****** is **** ****** ******** with ***** ****-**-***** ********** of ****** *******, *******, and ******. ** ******** searching ******, ******, ********* and ****** ************** ** multiple *******. ******** ******** was ********* * ********* search **** ** **** of ******** ****** ****** and ******** ******.

***** **** ********** ******** feature ********* ** ****** in **** **:

  • ******** *********:****** ** ********* **** stream ********* ***** ** how **** ******* *****/**** of ******* ***** ** the **** ****. **** is * ******* ****** in **** ********** ***** that *** ********** * manual **** ********* ** XProtect.
  • ******** ******** **********:****** ************* ********* ********(*) for ********* *******. ** found ***** ******* ****** many ************* ****** *******.

* *** ****** ** missing ******** ** ***** in *******:

  • ****** ******* *******:******** *** ****** *** clients **** **** ** took ~** ******* ** complete (********* ******* ** the *** *******), *** requires ******** ******* ** a *** ******* **** even ** *** ****** is ********** *** ********* license ********** ******************.
  • **** ** ****** (*** older) ************:******** **** ** (*** older) ******* *** *** function **** **** ** servers, *******, **** ** Smart ****** ** ********** with ***** ******* *******.
  • *** ******* **** / UX ******:***** **** ***** ** issues ***** ** *********** Search ******, *** ******** Streaming ****** ********* *** inconsistent ** ********* ******* low *** **** ***********.
  • ***** ******** ****** *** Available:******* ************* ** *** ******** 2019 ** *********, ***** Forensic ******** *** *********.

XProtect **** **** *** ****

*** ********* *-****** ***** overviews *** ************ *** issues ** ******** ***** Client, ********* ********* *** features ** **** **:

Old ******** ********

******** ******** **** ********* search, **** ** **** of ******** ****** ******, but *** **** ********* arrangement *** ******** ******** controls:

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Centralized ****** ****** ******** **** / ***** ** ******

*********'* ******* ****** **** UX ******** ****** **** in *******. ** ****** a **** ********* ****-**-***** workflow **** ***** ** output:

************, *** ******* ** simultaneously ****** ******, ******, bookmarks *** ****** ** a **** ********* *******, while ***** ******** *** thumbnail ******** **** ******** Explorer ********** *******.

******* **********, ****** ******** available, ******* ** *** new ****** ** ******** search *******. ** ************* loads *** **** *** search *** *** * secondary ****** *** ******** common ****** *******. *** minor ** ***** ** the **** ** ******** by * *****-*-*** ******** menu ***** *** ****** filters.

******* ** ***** ** the *** **** ******** Search ******. *** ******** window ***** ** *** of *** **** ***** Client ****** *** *** be ******** ** **** screen ** *********. **** 2 ***** ****** ******* 2 ********* **** *** Playback ***** ***** ** not ********** **** ***** Client's ******:

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** **** *** ***** the **** **** ******** on *** ******* ****** window, ***** ***** *** can ***** ** *** background ***** *** ***** but **** ******* **** does *** ******.

************, ******* ** **** scaling ** *** ****** export ****, **** **** running ** * ****-****** 1080P *******, ****** ******** is ****** ** ** extended ****, *** ** the **** ******:

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** **** ***** ********** issues **** **** *** exports **** ******** ******** cameras/snapshots. ***** ****** ********* resulted ** **** ***** placed ** *** ** snapshot ****** ******* ** below, *** ***** ********* pages:

Older ******* *** ********** **** **** ** ******

**** ** *** ***** Smart ******* ****** ******* to **** ** *******. Milestone **** **** ** due ** ******* ******** capabilities ** **** **. However, ** **** **** to ******* **** ** Smart ****** *** **** video ** ******** **** R1.

** *** *** **** with ***** ********.

Adaptive ********* ******** ****

******* ** **** ***** for **** *****, ** found **** **** **'* Adaptive ********* ********* ****. It **** ****** * and ****** * ********** in *** ********* ****** to ****** ******* * high *** *** ********** based ** *** **** of *** ******* ****:

** ***** **** ************* in **** ******* ***** switch ******* **** *** low **************, *** ********* the ****** ********* *** quick *** ***** ******* CPU/GPU *** ******* *********, depending ** *** **** cameras **** ***** ******, and *** ***** ** decreasing ********** *** ***** rates. ******** ********* ** disabled ** ***** ****** by *******, *** ** enabled ** **** ******'* local ********, *** ******** in *** ********** ******.

*** ******** ** ******** Streaming ** ******** **** not ************* ****** * high *** ***-******* ******, even ** ******** ******* are ********* **** * camera. ****** ************* ** time-consuming *** **** ************* is ******* ** ******* camera ******.

********* **** **** ** this ******* **** ****** manufacturers **** ******* ***** for ********* *******, *** they ** *** **** to ****** ** ***** stream, ******* *** **** or ********** ********* **.

Hardware ******** ******* *****

********* ****** * *** (in **** **)******** ******** *********** ** ***** ***** well ** ****** ** assign *** ********* ** devices:

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** *** *** ***** camera **** ***** *** update, *** *** *****/*** information *** *******:

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** ******** ** **** to ****** * *** admin ********, *** *** find ** ** ********** to *** ****** ** the ********** ******, **** the ********, *** ******** show *** ******** ********.

Update ******* ******* - ******* ****** ********

** ********* *****/***** ******** of **** ** *** updated **** ***** ******** of ********. *** ******** installation **** ** *.* GB, ***** ** ************* larger **** **** *****, other **** ******* ******** Center's ***+ *********. ******** from ** ***** ******* took ~** ******* *** server.

********* **** ****** * Smart ****** **** ********* that ** **** *****. The ***** ****** ************ took ~* *******.

******** ******** * ******* file ** ** ******** during ** *******, **** if *** ****** ********* is ********* ********** ** automatically ******** ***** * My ********* ****** *******:

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**** ******* ** ************* complicated *** ****-*******. ** offline/manual ********** ** ******** by *** **** ** integrator, ********* **** ****** is **********, *** **** using ****** **********, * valid ******* ****** *******/*********** automatically.

**** ** ************ ******** a ****** ** ********* SSL ************ *** **** major ******* (**********, *********, etc), ***** **** ************* quicker *** ****** **** in ***** ******** ** XProtect. **********, ******** ********* communications ******** **** * dozen *****, ********* ******** running ******* ********** *******, and ******** ********** *** Certificates.

3rd ***** ****** ******* / ************* ******

** ***************'* **** *********** ********* ***** ** ***** it ****** **** ** 2019 **, ** *********** multiple ****** *** ****** issues ****** ************ *** setup. *** ****** *** available ***** ** ******, and *** **** ********* was ********* ** *********. A ******** ****** *** corrupted ****** ******* *** required ******** ****** ******. Also, ** ***** *** run *** ***** ****** plugin ** *** ********* Server ******* *** ********* service ********.

******* **** ********* *******, they **** ***** ** an ***** **** ******* a ********* ******* ****** in ********, *** **** would ** ****** **:

** ** **** ** occasional *** ** *** Hikvision ****** ******** *** fisheye ** ********* ** a ********* ***** ****** than *** *********, **** this ***** *** *****. We *** ***** ** this *** ** **** be ***** ** **** release.

*** ****** ******* * new **** *********** ****** in ******** *** ******** face ********* ****** **** supported ********* *******. *** UX *** **** *********** is *******, **** * user-selectable *** ** ** 3x3 ****** *** ********* face ******* ***** *** viewing *****:

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***** ** *********** *****/**** space ** *** ***** and *** **** *** right ******* ***** ****** be ********.

** **** **** ** manual ****** **** *********** alarms ** ********, *** those ****** **** ******** consistently ** *** ***** Client ***** ******* ***:

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Bosch ******** ****** *** *********

** **** *** **** to **** *** ***** Forensic ****** ****** ******* it ** *** ********* yet, *** ** **** be ******* ** **** it ** ********. ***** and ********* ***** **** it **** ** ******** in ******** ****.

Versions ******

  • ******** ********* **** **
  • ********* **** *********** ****** 1.0.4.5

Comments (3)

* **** *** ********* unintuitive *** ********* ** use. ** *** ** feature **** *** * solid *******, *** ** users, ********** ********** ****, have ** **** ***** time **** **** ***** retrieved *** **********, **'* not * **** **. I've **** ******* **** it *** * *** days *** ** ********** referring **** ** ****** and *** ****** ** figure *** *** ** works.

** ********** **** ********* is ******* *** * always **** *** ****** layout *** **********. *** sites **** ** ******** it **, *** ********* made ******* ********. *** part ** *** ****** we ***** **** **** it **** ****** **** have **** **** ************* in **** ******.

**********, * **** *** to *** *** ******* what ** **, ** comments *****.

** **** ** *** centralized ****** ******* ** or ****** ******. *** issue ** **** **** to ******* *********** ***** to *** ***** ******. When ***** *** **** of ****** *** ***** related ************, **** ** going ** ******* ** advanced ****** **** ******* because ******* ****** ** going ** *** *** of ***** *** *** same ******** **** ******* as **** *** **** this ****** ******** ** going ** ** ********* again ** ***** ** be *******. **** ***** be ***** ****** ******** would ** **** *** analyics ****** ******** ******* accurate ********* ** *** video *** *** **** by ********** ******* ** human *******. **** ******* can ***** **** ******** of ********* ** ** more ****** ***** ********* reduces **** ** ******.

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