Milestone XProtect 2016 Released - Aims to Dominate The High End

By John Honovich, Published on Dec 16, 2015

After skipping a 2015 release (and upsetting some partners), Milestone has launched their XProtect 2016 version, taking aim at dominating the high end of the market.

2016 delivers many new features. In this note, we examine the overall competitive positioning impact, especially versus Genetec, and explain the most notable additions. Related, see our Access 2016 and ONVIF 'Out' posts for other parts of this new release.

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Comments (10)

Milestone says they have reduced CPU load in viewing cameras by up to 80%, with a number of improvements including support for Intel Quick Sync.

80% is quite impressive. Is the CPU load reduction on the server, or the viewing client?

Client, since that where the decoding is being done. I've updated the post to be clearer.

though using multistreaming when displaying multiple cameras at once can drastically reduce CPU load even without such hardware decoding enhancements.

Obviously, here you are talking about the client machine as well, but is there negative impact to the (non-decoding) server by ingesting the substreams?

The negative impact is relatively minimal. For example, you want to record 1080p/30fps streams but you add in (e.g.) VGA/10fps secondary stream, that's probably going to add 10-20% max.

Of course, you have big gains on the client side with lower bandwidth and lower processing requirements when viewing 16 VGA/10s vs 16 1080/30s

Since the smartclient is backwards compatible you should be able to just download and install the new client and then you should see some improvement on CPU loads when watching views with high-resolution cameras without updating the hole system… that’s kind of a nice feature… don’t you Think?

// Snowman

If I remember correctly, you'll have to bear in mind that not all CPUs are supported. I think selected newer INTEL CPUs are supported.

Update: Milestone has released a demo / marketing video of hardware decoding:

As good as this is, it still is on the client. Until you get to the point of degradation, whether a viewing only station is running at 50% or 5% CPU is largely immaterial because you can't share the savings with anyone.

Of course if you are using the workstation as your PC as well, or the machine is starting to drop frames, this could make a big difference.

On the other hand, if they can use this GPU offloading on the server, for server-side motion detection/analytics decoding, they could extend the scaling of the server if those services are being used.

Faster transcoding as well. Are they doing any GPU offloading on the server already?

FYI - on viewing clients that do not have a decent graphics card we have actually seen a drop in performance. To alleviate this there is a switch in the smart client settings to turn off the hardware acceleration

Settings (Sprocket upper right corner) >> Advanced >> Hardware Acceleration >> Off

Seems like Milestone has found a way to automatically down scale the resolution on a camera view if the window tile is smaller than the resolution being streamed. I notice that on a view with sixteen 1920x1080 cameras displayed when you double click on a single camera to make it full screen it briefly displays a low resolution image before going to the actual resolution of the camera view. I have to believe that Milestone has lowered the resolution of cameras when the pixel size of the view field is smaller then the camera stream.

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