Testing Milestone XProtect Enterprise VMS Software (6.5f)

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 31, 2009

Milestone is one of the most used and well-known Video Management Software providers, with 4 VMS versions. Of them, Milestone XProtect Enterprise is the most commonly discussed and referenced by industry people.

In this report, we test Milestone's XProtect Enterprise Version 6.5f with SmartClient 3.6f and Video Device Pack 4.6. We tested Milestone with Axis's Q1755 MP camera, Canon's IP PTZ, Oncam's Panoramic camera and Lilin's PTZ using the ONVIF protocol.

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