News on the Milestone VMS Patent Lawsuit

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on Dec 19, 2013

Last year, a lawsuit shocked the surveillance industry.

The most well known brand in VMS software, Milestone Systems, was sued by a small, but early, VMS company, JDS Digital Security Systems. The contested element is a basic component of many (or most VMSes), specifically, connecting IP cameras to software, displaying them and identifying them by MAC addresses.

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