Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), is announcing an easier and more affordable way to make the transition from analog to digital technology. There is no need to throw out older Security Cameras that are still working, as you add new network devices to your surveillance solution.
The Milestone Husky™ series of Hikvision DVR will now offer versions with integrated encoders that make it simple to connect analog and digital cameras, which run on IP networks, to the same box. Milestone Husky Hybrid NVRs are preinstalled with Milestone VMS and let end users build on their initial investment. The end users can continue to use existing analog Hikvision IP Camera and add IP cameras over time for better evidence-quality video and surveillance features.
The Milestone Husky Hybrid NVRs are aligned with the new Milestone encoder licensing. In this only one hardware device license is needed for each analog-to-IP encoder, regardless of the number of IP CCTV Security Camera connected to the encoder. This applies to encoders with no more than one IP license. The Milestone Husky Series also supports the Milestone encoder licensing when external encoders are used on the NVRs. End users can choose from more than 200 encoders.
At launch two configurations of Milestone Husky Hybrid NVRs will be pre-installed with XProtect 2014
Milestone Husky M30 Hybrid with 16 analog channels + 4 IP devices 4 TB storage / 8 GB RAM / i5 processor
Milestone Husky M50 Hybrid with 32 analog channels + 16 IP devices 16 TB storage / 16 GB RAM / i7 processor
General availability is fall 2014 in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.
“The new Milestone Husky Hybrid series is the perfect stepping stone for customers using analog systems who want to move into the intelligent world of IP,” says Lars Nordenlund, VP of Incubation & Ventures at Milestone Systems. “Customers can migrate to network solutions at their own speed while maintaining consistency. The Milestone open platform technology can expand effortlessly over time, so Milestone Husky easily leads the way into the digital future.”