Mobile access to video surveillance platform expands to include Apple® devices
Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has announced the availability of XProtect Mobile for iOS. XProtect Mobile is a free mobile application for XProtect VMS customers who want to effectively monitor their video surveillance from any place, anytime.
Security personnel, business owners, residential users or video surveillance installers who need to monitor installations can now view their Milestone XProtect video from anywhere on an iPod® Touch, iPhone® or , iPad® that is running iOS5 or higher. Developed by Milestone Systems, XProtect Mobile is a free application that works seamlessly with all recent versions of XProtect VMS products. XProtect Mobile consists of two items, an application for Apple devices that is available for download from the App Store℠ and a free server component available from the Milestone website. The server component must be installed on the server that runs your XProtect surveillance system or a dedicated server.
With instantaneous access to video from Milestone XProtect surveillance systems from any place around the globe via Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G connections, operators can view and play back video from cameras. Additional functionality includes:
• Setting up multiple servers and connecting to cameras from different sites
• Accessing views taken directly from the Milestone XProtect® Smart Client
• Controlling pan-tilt-zoom cameras
• Using digital pinch to zoom
• Taking a snapshot of video and sharing it via email or MMS
• Watching live or recorded video from anywhere
Milestone XProtect Mobile has a unique, streamlined user interface to fulfill surveillance needs when on the go and has been specifically developed to optimize bandwidth consumption. With the mobile ability to monitor installations on Apple devices, Milestone customers can view incidents, ensure areas are secure and take immediate action by visually verifying occurrences from any location.
XProtect Mobile has previously been released for smartphones and tablets running Android 2.2 or higher, and works with all recent versions of XProtect IP VMS. XProtect Mobile for Android is available for download in the Android Market and the server component is available on the Milestone website.
A future version of XProtect Mobile will be available in 26 languages for both Android and iOS clients: English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Slovak, Spanish, Thai and Turkish