Video management provider Milestone Systems is rolling out The Milestone Community Kickstarter Contest, inviting coders, developers, individuals and organizations to present new applications and capabilities that can “plug in” to the XProtect VMS product family.
“Milestone Systems enables an open platform community that drives collaboration and innovation in the development and use of network video technology,” said Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, chief technology officer at Milestone, in a prepared statement. “We believe that developers will change the world. Our MIP SDK (Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit) can help them do this. It offers developers the opportunity to innovate new solutions and use our powerful VMS platform as the engine.”
The winning concept can be an integration, added functionality, widget or code that extends the use of VMS in any useful capacity. Participating developers can create a visual tool, a device trigger, a base for analyzing data or to measure information that can be applied in new ways. The two requirements are that the solution is integrated with the Milestone XProtect VMS, (and possibly using the MIP SDK), and that the idea must be the contestant’s own intellectual property.
“We see technology as a tool. We believe that great things can come from offering our powerful open platform software to a world of innovators to use to make their imaginations tangible. We are open to innovation and are looking for solutions we have yet to imagine that can make the world a better place,” said Community Engagement Manager Jasleen Rehal, Milestone Systems, also in a statement.
Three finalists will be given free entry and an exhibitor booth at the annual Milestone Integration Platform Symposium event (MIPS) in 2020, where the winner will be announced and rewarded with a prize valued at US$65,000.