Milestone Interconnect Reviewed

Author: John Honovich, Published on May 07, 2013

Milestone has so many VMS versions it is hard to keep track. Indeed, recently, they announced 'Interconnect', which is actually not another version but a software interface that connects different Milestone VMS versions. While it is not a major leap forward in total functionalities, it allows customers to choose less expensive combinations for advanced features that increase Milestone's cost competitiveness for large projects. In this note, we examine the technical and pricing details, explaining the potential benefits and limitations of this approach.

Technical Overview

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