Milestone Arcus VMS Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Oct 21, 2015

For more than a decade, Milestone was a Windows only VMS. With the Internet shifting power away from Windows OSes, Milestone launched a new VMS, called Arcus, which can be embedded onto Linux devices.

One such device is the Western Digital DL4100 NAS appliance. Based on a recent partnership between WD and Milestone, Milestone's Arcus VMS is offered as an application that can run on WD's MyCloud NAS devices.

We recently bought that WD device and tested Milestone Arcus. The image below overviews some of the areas we tested:

 

We examined the following questions:

  • How difficult was the initial and remote access setup? What technical expertise would it require?
  • How easy to use and how sophisticated was the client interface?
  • What support and what quality of support was provided?
  • How does Arcus compare to Milestone's other VMSes?

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Comments (4)

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