Milestone Interconnect Reviewed

By John Honovich, Published May 07, 2013, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

Milestone has so many VMS versions [link no longer available] it is hard to keep track. Indeed, recently, they announced 'Interconnect [link no longer available]', 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

************ [**** ** ****** *********] ** a ******** ******* **** ****** '****** systems' ** ******* ** * '******* system'. ** **** ****, *** ******* end ********* ***, *********, ** *** only ******* **** *** *** ** the ******* ******. ********* *** **** 'interconnect' **** **** ********* ******** **** as **********, ************, ******* *** *********. By *** *** ** **** ****, Milestone **** ************ **** **** ******* their *** *** ******** *****.

****'* *** ** *****, "*** ****** system **** ** ******* ****** ** the ******* ******** ********* **** ** a “*****-******* ***** *******” **** **** storage *******." **** **** ***** ******** Milestone ********* ********, *** ***** ***** can ** ********** *** ********** **** Corporate ***************.

************ ******* * ****** ** *** functionalities:

  • *** ******* ********* *** ****** *** now ****** **** *** ******** ***** from ***** ********* *** ********.
  • ******** ********* ******** **** ***** *****, interactive ****, *********** ***** *****, ****** control ***********, ***. *** ** **** with ******* **** '******' ********* *** versions / *******.
  • ***** ******** **** ****** ******* *** be *********** ** *** ******* ****** (just **** ** *** **** ******* on * ******).

*********'* ********* ***** ***** ********** *** benefits *** ************ **** ** *********** monitoring *** *******:

*******

**********, *** ******* ********* ** ******** total ****** ****.

********* ******* ** **** ** $*** USD *** ****** **** ** '**************' and ***** *** ****** ***** ******* they **** ** ******. **** ****** is ** ******** ** *** *** license *** (*** *******, ********* ********* is $** *** ****, **** $*** for *** ****** **** ** **************).

** ********, *********'* ********* ******* *** an **** ** $***+ *** ******* so *************** **** *** ******** ******* you **** ********* ********* ** *** less ********* **** ****** ********* *** every *******. **** ** *** ************** every *******, ** ***** ***** ** as **** ** **** *** *** MSRP, *** *** **** ** ***** only ****** * ****** ** ******* to ** **************.

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*** *** ********** ** **** ********* versions **** ************ ** *** **** of ********** *************. *** ********, **** if ******* **** * ********* ********* system *** '**************' ** *********, ** admin **** ******* ******** ** **** Essential ****** ** ********* ***** *******. Additionally, **** ****** *** ***** / templates ** ******** ************* ** ***** cameras (** **** *** **** *********).

********* ***** ****, **** ***************, ******** costs ***** ** ****** ** ********** lower ****** ***** *********** ******** ***** be **** ****** **** *****, ****** camera ***** ******* ****.

Impact ** ********* ***********

**** *********** ******** * ***** *** for ********* ********* *** **** **** ******** functionalities *** ** *** **** ** pay *** **** ***** ** ********* for *** ** ***** *******. ***** high *** *** ********* ********* ******* all ******* ** ** ** *** same *** *******, **** **** ******* Milestone's ******* ***************.

*******:

  • **** ****** *** / *** / VMS ********* ******* **** ********** ******* away ** ** ********** **** **** for ***** *** *** / *** cost ********. ** *** ***** ****, they ********* ** *** ******* *** advanced ********* ******** ***** **** *********.
  • ** **** ******* ******* ******** ** those ********* ***** ******* ** ********** as *** **** ** *************** *** expensive ********** ******* ** ********* ******** no *******. ******, ************ **** ****** motivate ******** ********** ***** *** *** large ***** ********** ** ****** ********* over **********.

*** **** ***** *** ********, **** VMS ********* ********* ***** ***** ********* off **** *****. ** ***** ************ is * ****** *** ** ***** for ***** *** **** **** **** while ********* **** ******* *********, ******* having ** ****** **** *****. *******, combined **** *****, ** ***** ****** significantly ***** **** ********** *********** (**** what ******** ** ***** **** ***** recent********* ***** *******).

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