Latest Milestone upgrade makes mobile safety smarter

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Milestone Systems has released Device Pack 9.8 for partners and customers using Milestone Xprotect video solutions, this bi-monthly device pack contains software updates for Xprotect video management to support new hardware, and includes next level support for highly mobile and body-worn cameras.

Use of body-worn cameras enables wireless documentation of events not totally covered by fixed cameras. This can improve situational awareness for safety related incidents, but also increase safety for lone workers or document maintenance and construction work, since the camera sends a real-time video feed to the Milestone VMS giving instant alert on a situation. However, bandwidth restrictions can affect the quality of the transmitted video, limiting the investigational possibilities.

Internal storage in the cameras can be a way to bypass this restriction as high-quality video can be recorded internally while lower quality video is transmitted in real time to the Milestone software. When the body-worn camera is later connected to a higher bandwidth network, the recording on the device will be transferred to the Xprotect System and synchronised with the recording sent in real-time. The ONVIF profile G standard enables this and has now been implemented in Xprotect in Device Pack 9.8 for selected models from the Milestone Camera Partners Edesix and Zepcam.

Support for SRTP has been added for selected Axis cameras. Secure Real-Time Protocol (Secure RTP or SRTP) is an extension of the RTP protocol with an enhanced security mechanism. It provides encryption, authentication and integrity verification of data and messages passed through the RTP-based communication protocol. The possibility to use SRTP has been implemented across all Axis drivers for Milestone Xprotect. The implementation utilises the smart configuration abilities of the supported Axis cameras to make it easy to activate the extra level of security