IPVideo begins OEM deal with Milestone
IPVideo, which manufacturers IP-based video surveillance and command center solutions, has entered into an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) agreement with Milestone Systems. Under this agreement, IPVideo will sell and support a rebranded version of Milestone’s XProtect software platform.
The IPVideo solution will parallel the offerings of Milestone’s current enterprise and corporate software suites, which cater to large-scale, multi-site, geographically dispersed and high-security applications. IPVideo will offer the video management solution (VMS) as software-only or pre-loaded onto purpose-built, powerful video servers with a range of storage options.
In addition, IPVideo will offer licensing to the full range of supported integration partners that comprise Milestone’s open platform ecosystem.
“Milestone’s vision of creating an open standards community closely matches IPVideo’s fundamental guiding principles, to ‘expand the boundaries of technology’ through an open community. We see this partnership as an opportunity for both companies to deliver tremendous, game-changing value to the marketplace,” said David Antar, president of IPVideo Corporation.
The addition of a VMS powered by Milestone Systems is a natural complement to IPVideo’s own C3fusion integrated security management (ISM) solution. C3fusion, which suitable as a security and facilities management platform for municipalities, utilities and law enforcement, provides centralized command, control and coordinated response to a wide range of disparate systems through a central interface.
The ability for IPVideo to sell and support a rebranded version of XProtect video management under the same umbrella as its C3fusion product allows the company to offer customers a seamless continuum of options – from pure VMS with future-ready capabilities, to a fully expanded, multifaceted control environment that bridges security technologies with the growing Internet of Things (IoT). In addition, IPVideo will continue to offer its SentryVMS video management system, a robust and user-friendly VMS option for customers seeking a cost-effective solution that includes select license-free cameras and encoders.
“We are pleased about the growth opportunities in this new relationship with IPVideo Corporation: a partnering community is the way to ensure continual exploration of more options,” said Henrik Kenneth Nielsen, OEM sales director at Milestone Systems.