Milestone Announces XProtect Cloud, Says Not Competing With Arcules

By John Honovich and Sean Patton, Published Mar 08, 2021, 07:40am EST

Which is it? Milestone plus Arcules, Milestone or Arcules, or Milestone vs Arcules? Milestone's cloud strategy has been a heated industry debate for the past few years.

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At their annual, and first fully virtual, MIPS conference, Milestone announced XProtect Cloud VMS, an "all cloud, all Milestone solution", an evolution from previous Arcules integration and XProtect on AWS.

In this note, we examine the new offering, including feedback from Milestone to IPVM, expected features and availability, and how Milestone compares to sibling Arcules and its conventional competitors such as Avigilon, Exacq, and Genetec.

XProtect ***** ***

********* ********* ***** *** as * *****-******* ********, which **** ** ********** into *** **************** ******** ****** *** interface. ********* **** ***** management **** ***** ****** access *** ********* *** capabilities, ****** ****** ******* for *****-***** *** *****-*****, complex ************.

Expected ** **** - **** **** **** ******* *********** *** ***

******** ***** *** ** still ***** ** ***********, with ******** ******* ************ in ****. ********* ***** that ***** *******-******** ****** and******** ** ***"********* * ****** *****" to **** ** *** cloud, ******** ***** ** "the **** ****":

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******* ** ** ***** early ** ***********, ********* was *** **** ** provide **** ********* *******. It **** ** * multi-stage *******, **** ************ for ****** ***** ********* built-in (*.*. ****** *******), but *** ******* ** be ******* ** *** first *****. **** **** be ********* **** *** testing ** **** ********* (see********* ******** ** *** Tested).

********* ********** *********** ************ *** ****** ******** ** *** move ** *** *****, to ******** ** ***** backward-compatibility ** ******** ************.

SDK ******* *******

********* **** ******** *** restructuring *** *** *** for ***** ************ ** a ******* ***********, **** well **** *** ********** working ** *** ****, building * **** *** layer *** ******* *** web-based *******:

*** *****-******* ******** **** be ***** ** * REST *** *****, ***** will ****** *** *********** and ********** ******** ** evolve **** **.

***** ****** ********* *** research *****, ** *** now ** *** ***** days ** *********** *** scoping – **** *********** will ** ****** ***** this ****.

*** ******* ****** *** the **** **** ****** until *** ******* ** the ********* ** ********** applications **** ******** ** partners, *** ******* ** the *** ***, ***** all **** ** ******** to **** ***** *** overhaul.

"Not ********* **** *******"

********* **** **** **** are *** ********* **** Arcules. ******* **** ******** the ****** ** **** different ****, *** ********* solves **** ****** ***** and ******* ******* **** Arcules.

********* **** **** **** operate ************* ** **** other, ** *** ***** video ************ ********* **, and ***** ** * growing ****** **** **** for **** ** **** independently.

*******vs *********

** *** *** ****, we ********* ***** **** Milestone **** "********* ****** much ****** ***** *** complex ******* **** *******". On *** ***** ****, Milestone **** ***** *** competes ****** *** ******, including ** ******* *** less ******* *******. ****, Arcules, **** ********* **** to **** ******** ** win ****** ********.

** ** **** ** see *** ***** ********* would *** ********** ******* with *** *******, ******* of *** ** **** companies *********. **** ** the ************ ***** **** both ********* ****** ** strong ***** ******* ** the **** * *****, there *** *********** ************ in ******** *** *********** competing ******** ** *** same *****.

Avigilon / **** **********

*** ******* ********** ** Milestone / ******* ** Avigilon / ****. ******** launched ****, * ******** VSaaS **** (****** ****** Arcules, ***** **** ** Avigilon). *******, * **** ago,******** ******* ** *** Blue *** ***** *** strategy** ***** ***** ** its **** ***, *** (Avigilon's ********** ** ********). The ****** ******** *** all ***** *** ******* have ***** ** **** cloud ** ** ********* of ***'* ******** ***, not * *** ******* or ****-*** *******.

Outlook - ********* **** ** ****, ******* ** *********

**** ********* ***** ***** cloud ******** **** ******** is ** ******* ********, the ******* ** *** long ** *** *** will ****. ** ********* is ********** ****, ***** on ***** ***** ******, we ***** *** ****** full ***** ******** ** be ********* ***** **** or ****. ** *** positive **** *** *******, it ***** ******* * few **** ***** ** try ** ********* * solid *******. ** *** negative ****,***** ******* **********, ** *** *** confident *** **** ******* will *******.

** *** ********, ********, Exacq, ******* *** **** an ********* ** ******* offering ****** ***** ****** into ***** **** *****. Milestone's ***** *********** **** continue ** **** ** a *********** **********. *** much ** * ******* it ******* ******* ** how ******* *** **** Milestone ********.

***, **** ********* ** committed ** *** *** cloud, *** ***** ***** question ** *** **** Canon ********* ** **** Arcules. *** ***** ** certainly ******* ** ******* demonstrating ** *** ******* on *** *** **** its *** ******* ********* to********** ******* **.

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****** ** ** ** not ******** *** ******* of * ********* *****, , **** **** ** get ** **** ****** this. *** *** **** be ****** ** *** cloud (** ** ** premise ******), *** ******* will ***** ** ** premise ** * *** or ***** *************. ** as ** ****** ******* between *** ******* *** the ******* *********, ** I **** ************ ** the ***** (******) *** do * ****** *** footage?

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** **** ******** ********, the *** ** ** premise, *** *** **********, client ************, ************ **** be ****** ** *********, on * ****** *****.

**** ******** ** ***, the *** *** ** hosted ******** ** *** cloud, ** ***** **** Management ******* ** ***, Recording ******* ** ******* (and/or ** ***). ** you **** ************ ** the *****, *** ****** access *** *******. **** is * *********** **** for ****** **** (*.*. Gmail, **********, *****, ***).

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** **** ** **** an *********** ** ****** your ********* **** ********, (not ******* *****)?

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***, ****** ********** ** on-premise ***, ******* ********** *** ********* ***** (Avigilon ***** ******** ****). *******, ****** ****** access *** ********** ** a *********** ******* ** VSaaS **** ***** *** now ******, ********* *** free, ***** ** * risk ** **** *****.

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* **** *** * cloud *******.

**** ***** **** - I ***** ********* *** a ****** **** ** premise ******. *******, * see **** ********* ****** to *** ***** ** to ***** ******** ****** and * **** ***'* think **** **** *** going ** ** ****** successful. **'* *** * technology *****, **'* * mindset *****. ********** * service ** ********** ********* than ********** ******** **** is ********* *** ******* by *** ********/**********.

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** ** * **** what *** *** ******, Milestone ***** ***** ** able ** ****** ***** DNA ****** ** ***** a ****** ***** ********? Because **'* * ******* thing? ** ****** *** only ***** ***** ** success ** ** ****-*** a ********** ******** "*****-*****" company **** ** **** ties ** *********?

... **** ... **** feels ******** *** **** reason. ***

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* **** **** *** did *****. *'* *** saying **'* ********** - just **** **'* ****** hard.

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* **** ** ****** healthy ************* ** * hope ** ***** *** industry ******* ** * whole. ** ** *******, cloud ********** * ******* focused *** ** * short **** **** **** massive ****-**** *****. * have ** ******** ******** with ******* ******** ** the *******, ******:

"*** ****** ******** *** all ***** *** ******* have ***** ** **** cloud ** ** ********* of ***'* ******** ***, not * *** ******* or ****-*** *******."

** **** - * have ***** ******* *** Milestone *** ** **** of *** ************* **** work *****. ****** **** isn't ***** ** ********** against *********, ** ****** is ** ******* ***** Milestone *** ***** ** I **** *** *** example.

** ********* ********* ** truly ******* *** **** portion ** *****? (** clarify, ** * ********** that ** ********* - but *** ***** ** so ******* ** ***** leveraged *** ******** ** a *******). * *** think ** * *** ways **** ***** ** this *** ** ** so *** **** ** easy **** ******* ** isn't ***** ******. ********** and ******* **** ****'* built *** **.

* ***** ****** *** hours ** *** ******* a ******* ******** ** connect ** *** ******** isn't **** *** ***** are ****** ************ ****. CI/CD *** ***** ********** of *** *****, ***************, etc + ******* ******** new ********.

***'* *** **** - vulnerability ***** ** ******* that ******* ***** ***** connected ******. *** **** before ***** ***** ********* system *** **** ***** in **********? *** **** deployed **** **** ********? These *** ****** ********** customers **** ****** *****.

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** ********* ********* ** truly ******* *** **** portion ** *****?

** *** ***** **** captured *** * **** :)

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* ******* **** ** all **** ** * cyclical **** ** **********. We *** *********** ********* in *** ***** ***** with ***** **** ** servers *** **** ****** all ********* ** ******** using ** *** ****** coax. **** **** *** PC, ** **** ** local ******* *** *********** computing. *** **** **** needs *** ************* ******* we *** ****** **** to * ********* ******* data ******, *** ******* of **** ** *** using **-** *** *** cloud. * ***** *** next **** **** ** smarter ******* **** **** more ** **** **** to * *********** ****** again ***** *** **** big **** ******. ***** is ******** **** ** all **** ******* *** transmission *** **** **** to **** **** ******. Many ***** ** ***** down ** *********** ** guaranteed ************. ** ***** an *** **** **** movie. "*** **** *** complicate *** ********, *** easier ** ** ** stop ** *** *****." It ** * *** ride ** ** ****.

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***** ******* ****, * have ** **** **** they *** ******* **, and *** ********* **** they **** "**** **** 100 ****** ******* ** it" (******* ******************) ***** me ***** **** ********* has **** *** **** completely.

** *** ******* ****** out, *****'* *** ******* of *** ****** ** integrations **** ***** ** work "** *** *****" (again - ** **** what *** ***-**** ** here, ** *'* ****** assumptions).

** ***** * ******, one ** *** ***** is ** ***** * Microsoft ******* .*** ******** control (******) **** *** provide ** *** ********** app. **** * ************** ****/***** .*** ****, but *********** ********** ** *** ***** of **** (******* ******** and ***** *****).

** *** **** *** these *** ***** ******* written **, ** ** least, ******* **, .*** code, *** *** *** want ** ***** ***** in * *******. **** would ******* ********** **** plugins (******* ** .***) to ****/********** (******* * remote ******* ******* **** WebRTC *****'* ***** ** "cloud" * ***'* *****).

* ***'* **** ** such * *********** ** possible ** ********. * think *** ***** **** a ********** ******** **** it ***********************, *** **** ** things **** *** ******** in ****** **** ***'* materialize *** ******* *******.

*********, ****** ***** ******-****** to ******* **** **** was ******* ** * coder *** **** *** company * ***** ***, and ****** **** ** nice *** ***-******** ** an ******** ** ********.

** ** *******, ********* is * ****** *********** solution **** **** ** anything *** ********** - on *** ********* : it *** ** ** installed *** ******* **-**** to **** ****. ** you're ** *****, ** might *** * *** boring *** ******** ** never ** **** ** offer *** **** **** the ***** **** ** Verkada ** ********, **** their ***** ********** *** ease ** ***. ******* you're ******** *** ******* to ********* * ** year *** ****** ******* system **** *** **-****** "Smart ******". *********, *** need ** ********* ** using * ****** ******** app **** ***** ** if ** *** **** teleported **** **** ****.

"*****" ****** * *** of **** ******, *** it ** * ****** of **** ** ********* app *** **, *** the *********** **** *** there *** ****** ****/********** to **********. ** **** customers *** *********** *** irrelevant ** *********, ******* they ****** ***'* **** integration **** ***** ******* systems ** ***.

** ***** ** **** in *** ***, **'** have ** ********, *** XP *****. ** ***** will ***** * ******* subset ***** ***'* ** enough ** **** ** Orgs ****, *** *** won't ** **** ** compete **** *********.

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* ***'* **** ** such * *********** ** possible ** ********. * think *** ***** **** a ********** ******** **** it ** ************* ********...

*** *****?

“**** * ***********” *** been * ******** ** software *********** (** ******* IT ********) *** *** last ** ***** **** more **********, **********, ****-******** and **** ******* **** you *** *******.

*** **** ** **** like ********* ** ****** pioneer ** ** ********* wilderness.

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* ******** ***'* ********** what ***'** ****** ****.

*'** **** **** ******** to ****-******* * ** Y **** *** *****, but *'** ***** **** a ***** ********* *********** of ********* ******* **** to ****. ** ********* can **** **** ***, then ** ** ********** work. * ***'* ***** they ***, ******* ******* caveats *** *********, *** who ** * ** say **** **** *** and ***'* **.

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*'** ***** **** * fully ********* *********** ** arbitrary ******* **** ** HTML.

*** **** *. ****** I ***’* ***** ******** saying “***** *********...”.

******* ** “****-*******” ********* was ***** ** ** more ******* **** ********, which *** **** *** object ******** *** ********** in * *********. ******* this ** **** ** small **** *******, *** there *** **** **** facilities ********* ***.

*** ** ***** *** only **** ***** ******* have **** **** ** WinToWeb *** ** *** last ******, ** **** because ** *** ****** of ********, *********** ** not. ********, ** ******** to *** *****, ** is ****** ** **** those **** **********.

********* * ***** **** comment ***** **** ** “theoretically ********” ** ** mildly *************.

****’* ***.

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***

**'* *** ***** ** do * ****-********* **** of * ****** *** app *** * ****, where *** **** * team ***** *** **** and ******* **** ** runs *** ***** ** expected.

**'* * ********* ***** to **** ******** ** plugins **** *** ** dependent ** * *** of ********* ****** (*** ActiveX ******** ***), *** then ********* ********* ** do **** **** ** their *** (**** **** 100 ****** ******* ** it).

****** ***** ****** **** connect ** * ********** server ** *** ** "cloud" ***, *** *** can ** **** ***** yourself. **'* * ******, but *** *** ** it.

* *** "*************", ******* I ******* *********** * ********** ***** VM, *** **** *** entire ** *** ****** that. ** ***** ** incredibly **** *** ******* to ***, *** ***** no **** ******* ***** than ********* ************.

** ****** **** *** solve **** *** **** the *******, *** ***** their ****** ******* ** cloud ** *** ********* than *******.

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***** *********** *** ** thoughts *******. *** *********** on ******* *** ***’* are ***** ******** ** migrate ** * **** cloud ******* *** * hybrid ******** ** ** poll ******** ** **** advantage ** ***** *******. In ******** ***** ***** providers *** ***** *** develop ** *** ***.....

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*** ********** ** **** many ** ***** ******* are ***, ***** *** old ************. ***** ** a ***** *** ****. And ** ****** ** a ****** ***** ********** of ******* **'* ** onsite ****** ** * true ***** (**** *****....** appliance/server ******). ** ** both, *** **'* *** easy *** ** ****** site * ** **** 90 ******* **** * managed ****** ******, ***** 3-8 **** **** ***** video **** ** ******* each *** *** ** a ****** ***** **** no ******* ********** ******* the *******.

*** - *** ***** IMO *** ****** ** create * ***** *** product ******* ** **** a ******* **** ** an ****** ** *** original *** *********.

**** **** **** ******* out *** ********** ** with *** ******* ** marketing ** **** *** can ****** ***** **** and ****. *** **** if *** *** *** word '*******' ** ***** letters **'* ***** *****. Even ****** *** ********** are **** ****** *** then *********** ***'* ** a ****** *** ******* access....similar ** *** *** could ** **** * dvr ** ***** *** but ** ****** **** a **** ****** **.

**'* *** **** **** just *** **** *** wrong **** **** *** get-go. *********? ** ***** have *** **** ***** in * ***** *** we're * ****** *** without *** **** $$$. :-)

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****, *** *** *** one ****** ***** ********** on-prem *********, **** *** cautiously ********* ****** *** parts ** *** *****, while *********** **** ** functionality *** ************ .... they ********* ***'* ****** the ******** *********** ***** where ***** ****** ** every ******, ********** ** exposed *** ** ****.

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****'* **** ***** ** have **** **** ******* in ****?

*****://***.*****************.***/*****-************/*****-*******/********/*********-*******-***-**********-********-******-***-**********-**-*******-******-********-*****-**********-********

******** ******* **** *** cloud **** **** **** 3 ***** *** *** still **** *** ** partially ******* ***.

** *** **** ****, you **** ********* **** Vaion/Ava *** ******* **** started ** *** **** 4ish ***** *** **** fully ********* *********.

*** ******** ****** ****** be ****** ********** **, "Does ** ****** **** this **** ** ***** a *****-***** *** ** are ***** **** ******* it *** **** ** unpack ***** ****** ************* and **** ***** **?"

*****'* ***** * *** of ****** ******* ***** breath ****** ****** *** migrations ** *** ***** and ***** **** *** happy ** ****** **** along **** *** ******* of * ****** ********.

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******* ** ******* ** Milestone *** ********* **** do ********* **** *******.

***'** *** * ******* full ** ****** ***'* paycheck *** *********** **** is ********** ** ***** the********. ***** "****" ******* of "******", ****** ******* and ******** ******* ** a ***** ********* *** just ****** **, * distributed ************ **. * giant ********, *** ******** a ***** **** ** integrations **** *** ***** of ******* ****. *** poor *** ***** ** better *** ****** ** convince *** **** ** become * ********.

**** ***, **** ***** have ***** ** *** go-ahead (***** **'* * cool ****), *** **** about *** **** ** the ***?

*** ************* ***** ***** you ***** **** ** the ***, ****** **** you ****. *** **** likely *** ****.

***? ******* ** *** succeed, ** ***** **** a **** *** ** every ****** *** ** them. *** **** ***** haven't **** ****** **** "cloud **** *****'* ****" around *** ***** ******, to *********, *** ****** members? *** **** ***** haven't **** ******* *** wide ***** ** ******** integrations ** *** **** thing **** ********, *** the ****** *** ***** success?

**, ** **** *** religion **** ********, ***** does ** ***** ****? Naturally ****'** ******** **** little *****-**** ******* ***** half * ******.

**, **** ***** *** "compromise", *** ***'* ** just ** ****?? (***. this ** **** **** leadership ***** **** : never **** * ***** choice, **** *** ****** to ** ****!). ** clueless ******** ***** **** this ** *** *** to **, *** ****'** find **** ***** **** who **** *** **** they *** ** **. That **** *** ******* the ****** ******** ******* of *** *******-*****.

*** ** ** *** this ****** *********** **** is ******* ***, *** cold, *** ********, *** therefore **** **** ***.

** ****** ** ***** had * ***** ** their ****, **** ***** pick * *** ****** from *********, ********, ****, give **** **** $$$ and * **** ****** far, *** **** **** the ****-****** *** **** them **** ** **** some *********** ********...

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** ****** ** ***** had * ***** ** their ****, **** ***** pick * *** ****** from *********, ********, ****, give **** **** $$$ and * **** ****** far, *** **** **** the ****-****** *** **** them **** ** **** some *********** ********...

****, ****'* **** **** they ******** ** ** with********* ******* ******/ *******?

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* ******** ** ****** if * ***** ** disagree ** ***** ****** with *** ******* ****** adventure.

* ******* ** ********,

**** ********** *** ***** to **** **** ** in ****, **** ** experience ** *** *** market, *** - ** far ** * *** tell - *** ********** whatsoever ** *********/******* ********. I ****** ***'* ********** how ******** ******** (********* Dynamics) *** ********* ** relevant *** ******** ********** products ** *** *** space.

****** ** ********** ********, suggests ** ** **** the ****** *** ** make ********* **** "**** and ***" ** ********* buyers (** ********* ****** an ****), ****** **** actually ******** * ****** product. ** *** ** off, ******* **** ** Silicon ****** (** *** point ***), ** **** mades ** *****.

***, ***** **** ********* thought **** ** **-********* dude **** *** ******** dept, ***** ** *** guy ** ******* *** iPhone ** *** *** world.. *** *****..

**** * ** ********* is ****** ****** *** know *** *** ******** and * ****** ** good **** *** **** to ** ********* *********, and ** ***** ********* useful. *'* *** ** office ** ********** (****** WFH *****). **** ** pretty ****, *** ** isn't **********, *** **ø**** (actually ****** ** ******** and ***********) ** * place ***** *** ** to ***, ******, *** w/o ****.

********* ***** ** *** camera ******* ** *** Milestone-locked/proprietary **** ** ***** cameras. * ***'* **** if ****** *** ** at *****,** ** ** is ***** *******, *** it ***** **** ******* Milestone ** ******* * nice ******* **** ********. Now **** **** *** sisters **** ****, **** should ** ******. *********, Axis ******* ***** **** pretty **** ******* **** Verkadas *******.

*** **'* **** ** get ****. ***** **** in *** ***, * met **** **** **** and ***** ** ******** them ** ******* * HTTP *** ** *** recorded **** **** ***** embedded ******** (** *** camera). **** ***** ** an *********** ** *** RTSP ***** ******** *** they **** ******** (** other *****, **** ****** offer *** **** ****** access *********** **** ********* offers). **** **** *******, but **** *** *** the ******* ** ****** "as **** ** ********" igoring *** ** *** egress (***** ** *****-****), but *** ***** ****** is ***** **** ****** to **** **** (***). OTOH, ****** *** ** used ** *** ******* "scrub *** ****" ** that *** ***** ****** is ****.

* ***** **'** *** how **** **** **** this *** ******* ** "cloud".

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********* **** *** *******, but *** ************ *** cited *** ******** * more ****** ********* *******, i.e., ********** * **** Partner ******** ** ***** hybrid ***** *******, ***** touting *** ******* ** move ******** ********, ** partially ** *** *****.

******** ** *** (******)*** * **** **** similar ************ ** **** was *********** "******** ** Azure", ***** *** ********** of ***** ********* *********, not * ******* **********.

**** ******* ************ ** a ********* ******** ********, an ********* ** ****** to *** ******* ********* Customer ******. ***** ** may ** **** ** semantics, ** ** * jump, ****** *** *********.

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