Milestone Systems XProtect® Video Management Software Product

Milestone Systems XProtect® Video Management Software Product
Milestone Systems
XProtect® Video Management Software
Product Comparison Chart
February 15, 2017
Product Comparison Chart
Contents
Introduction
3
XProtect VMS products
4
High-level XProtect VMS product comparison ........................................................................................................................ 5
Detailed XProtect VMS products comparison chart ................................................................................................................. 6
Clients for XProtect VMS products
12
High level XProtect client comparison .................................................................................................................................12
Detailed XProtect client comparison ....................................................................................................................................13
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Introduction
As the world’s leading provider of open platform IP video management software (VMS), Milestone
Systems offers a wider range of VMS products optimized for different types of deployment and usage.
This document provides an in-depth comparable outline of Milestone’s XProtect VMS products and the
associated clients.
The document is intended as a technical sales tool with two primary purposes:
•
Provide an overview of the features that each XProtect product provides
•
Support the selection of the optimal product by offering a visible comparison between the
various products in the XProtect product range
The document presents separate comparison charts for the XProtect VMS platform products and the
XProtect clients, where each product category has an overview comparison chart, followed by a more
detailed and comprehensive chart.
The following XProtect VMS platform products are covered:
Business-ready VMS products:
•
XProtect® Essential
•
XProtect® Express
•
XProtect® Professional
Advanced VMS products:
•
XProtect® Enterprise (please see note below)
•
XProtect® Expert
•
XProtect® Corporate
XProtect Enterprise – end-of-development notification
Please note that Milestone per June 1, 2016 announces end-of-development of XProtect Enterprise. This
implies that the 2016 R2 version of XProtect Enterprise is the last version of the product. The product
will remain available for purchase until June 1, 2020, but Milestone recommends new customers to
consider XProtect Expert or XProtect Professional.
The following XProtect clients are covered:
•
•
•
XProtect® Smart Client
XProtect® Web Client
Milestone Mobile
The document does not cover XProtect add-on products or Milestone Utilities.
The information in this document only provides basic information. Refer to the individual product
specification sheets for a complete listing of all features for a given XProtect product.
Milestone reserves the right to change the product specifications without prior notice.
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XProtect VMS products
Milestone offers the market’s widest portfolio of IP VMS solutions spanning from easy-to-use small,
single-server solutions to fully scalable advanced solutions for high-security surveillance and alarm
centers. All products in the XProtect portfolio are designed based on the same powerful open
architecture, which makes the XProtect products compatible with more IP cameras and video encoders
than any other VMS manufacturers.
Each of the XProtect VMS products has been optimized to meet the specific needs in the different market
segments in terms of:
•
•
•
•
•
Ease of deployment
Ease of use
Scalability (number of cameras and single server to fully distributed deployment)
Functionality level
Integration of third-party applications
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High-level XProtect VMS product comparison
The table below gives an overview of Milestone’s XProtect VMS products and their key capabilities.
Type of deployment
XProtect
Professional
XProtect
Enterprise*
XProtect
Expert
XProtect
Corporate
Key Features
XProtect
Express
XProtect VMS Products/
Version
2017 R1
2017 R1
2017 R1
2016 R2
2017 R1
2017 R1
Single-server
Licensing
Advanced VMS solutions
XProtect
Essential
Business ready VMS solutions
Free
Single-server Multi-server
Perpetual
Perpetual
Multi-site
Centrally
managed,
multi-server
Centrally
managed,
distributed
sites
Perpetual
Perpetual
Perpetual
Unlimited
Unlimited
Number of hardware devices(1) per software
license
8
48
Number of cameras(3) per recording server
8
48
320
320
Unlimited
Unlimited
Number of recording servers per system
1
1
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Maximum numbers of users
5
5
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Multiple video export formats
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Supports XProtect Smart Client, XProtect Web
Client and Milestone Mobile
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Alarm Manager
Yes(4)
Yes(4)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Map function
Yes(5)
Yes(5)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
(2)
Unlimited
(2)
Unlimited
Smart Map function
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
Archiving to network storage
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Third-party application integration
and support for video analytics (6)
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Video out via Milestone ONVIF Bridge
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Microsoft Active Directory support
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Metadata support
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
Centralized management
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
Flexible event rule engine
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
Edge Storage
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
Hardware accelerated video decoding for Video
Motion Detection (VMD)
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
Failover Recording Servers
-
-
-
-
Yes
Yes
Evidence Lock
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
Supports XProtect Smart Wall
-
-
-
-
Option
Included
Two-step verification
-
-
-
-
-
Yes
Central/
Remote site
Central/
Remote site
Milestone Interconnect™
-
Remote site
Remote site
Remote site
Remote site
Milestone Federated Architecture™
-
-
-
-
Remote site
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Supported
Customer Dashboard
(7)
Connected Services(7)
Notes:
(*) Please note that Milestone per June 1, 2016 announces end-of-development of XProtect Enterprise. This implies that the 2016 R2 version of
XProtect Enterprise is the last version of the product. The product will remain available for purchase until June 1, 2020, but Milestone
recommends new customers to consider XProtect Expert or XProtect Professional
(1) A hardware devices is the physical unit, server or system connected to the VMS’ recording server.
(2) For most installations larger than 250 cameras, Milestone recommends using XProtect Expert or XProtect Corporate
(3) A camera is the actual camera or video source on the hardware device connected to the VMS’ recording server
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(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
Not full alarm management functionality
Supports a single-layer, interactive map, without alarm integration
Using Milestone Integration Platform (MIP)
Requires active Milestone Care Plus coverage, for XProtect Essential minimum one subscription pack is required.
Detailed XProtect VMS products comparison chart
The table below gives a detailed listing of all major features in the different XProtect VMS products. The
features are organized in to categories for increased readability.
XProtect
Professional
XProtect
Enterprise*
XProtect
Expert
XProtect
Corporate
Features
System components (software modules)
XProtect
Express
XProtect VMS Products
Advanced VMS solutions
XProtect
Essential
Business ready VMS solutions
2017 R1
2017 R1
2017 R1
2016 R2
2017 R1
2017 R1
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Failover Recording Server
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Hot-standby Failover Recording Server
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Maximum number of hardware devices(1) per recording server
8
48
320
320
Unlimited
Unlimited
Maximum number of cameras(2) per recording server
8
48
320(1)
320(1)
Unlimited
Unlimited
Maximum number of recording servers per system
1
1
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Recording Server manager
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Management Server
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Management Failover Server (redundant cluster)
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Milestone Mobile (server and client)
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
XProtect Smart Client
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
XProtect Web Client
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
XProtect Smart Client - Player (local playback/export)
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Licensing
Licensing
Distributed operation
8 devices free
Perpetual
Perpetual
Perpetual
Perpetual
Perpetual
Milestone Interconnect™
-
Milestone Federated Architecture™
-
-
-
-
Remote site
Central/
Remote site
Remote camera connection via Remote Connection Service
-
-
-
-
-
✓
Support for ONVIF™ compliant devices
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Support for PSIA compliant devices
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Generic device support via Milestone universal driver
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Number of IP device brands supported via dedicated device
integration(4)
152
152
152
152
134
134
Number of supported IP camera models (4)
Recording Server
Management Application (local management)
Management Client (dedicated client application for local or remote
management)
Event Server (for handling of events and alarms)
Failover Event Server (redundant cluster)
Remote site Remote site Remote site Remote site
Central/
Remote site
Device support
Metadata from camera embedded analytics
5136
5136
5136
5136
4844
4866
Number of supported video encoder models
(4)
363
363
363
363
313
313
Number of dedicated IP input/output models
(4)
14
14
14
14
14
14
Number of supported DVRs (4)
76
76
76
76
72
72
Number of supported IP audio devices (4)
Number of supported perimeter detectors (4)
10
18
10
18
10
18
10
18
10
18
10
18
Secure HTTPS camera connectivity (on supported devices)
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
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XProtect
Express
XProtect
Professional
XProtect
Enterprise*
XProtect
Expert
XProtect
Corporate
Advanced VMS solutions
XProtect
Essential
Business ready VMS solutions
2017 R1
2017 R1
2017 R1
2016 R2
2017 R1
2017 R1
MJPEG, MPEG-4, MPEG-4 ASP and MxPEG support
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
H.264 support
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
H.265 support
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Metadata support
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Send camera pre-alarm images (pre-recording buffer) to recording
server
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Video recording speed up on motion, event or time schedule
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Built-in Video Motion Detection (VMD)
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Auto adjustable VMD sensitivity
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Hardware accelerated video decoding for VMD
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Motion metadata generated during VMD analysis
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
XProtect VMS Products
Features
Video processing
Dual stream (live and recording) per camera
Multi-live streaming
Client video stream down sampling (resolution and FPS) option
Adjustable GOP size (MPEG4/H.264)
VMD exclusion zones
Video motion detections per server
All connected cameras
Audio
One-way audio support
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Two-way audio support
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
One-way audio recording
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Two-way audio recording
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Maximum number of supported audio channels
8
48
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
260
260
260
260
Unlimited
Unlimited
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Preset patrolling
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Combine patrolling and go-to preset on event
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
Scanning/transition speed
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Number of PTZ priority levels for prioritized PTZ control
1
1
1
1
32,000
32,000
Hardware configurable events (such as I/O input, motion,
tampering, temperature, communication failure)
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Motion detection events (VMD in XProtect Recording Server)
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
System error events (for example disk full)
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Manual / User defined events
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Generic events from external systems
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Event-based device configuration
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Event-based notification
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Event-based output control
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Event-based device start/stop
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Event-based matrix control
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
Flexible event rule engine for definition of actions on events
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Manual bookmarking (quick bookmarking and bookmarking with
details)
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Rule-based bookmarking
-
-
-
-
-
✓
-
-
-
-
-
✓
Pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ)
Preset positions per camera
Go-to preset on event
I/O and events
Bookmark function
Evidence Lock
Lock video for on or multiple cameras
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XProtect
Express
XProtect
Professional
XProtect
Enterprise*
XProtect
Expert
XProtect
Corporate
Advanced VMS solutions
XProtect
Essential
Business ready VMS solutions
2017 R1
2017 R1
2017 R1
2016 R2
2017 R1
2017 R1
Retrieve overview of locked video sequences
-
-
-
-
-
✓
Define available retention times
-
-
-
-
-
✓
Alarm description and work instructions
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
Ability to assign initial owner of an alarm
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
Time profiles for alarms
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
15
15
15
15
32,000
32,000
32,000
32,000
32,000
32,000
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Customizable sound notification
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
Customizable alarm categories
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Customizable alarm statuses
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
Customizable alarm result codes
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
Alarm handling reporting
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
XProtect VMS Products
Features
Alarm Manager
View triggered alarms
Manage alarms (reassign, change status, comment)
Push alarms to users of Milestone Mobile(5)
Maximum number of related cameras in alarm preview window
Number of alarm priority levels
Customizable alarm priority levels
Alarm logging
Redundancy option for high availability
Storage and archiving
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
>1 TB(6)
>1 TB(6)
>1 TB(6)
>1 TB(6)
Unlimited
Unlimited
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Dynamic archiving (disk spanning)
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
Online access to archives
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Hourly
Pre-recording buffer in RAM
Video retention time
Recording capacity per device/day
Archiving of recordings
Archiving to network drives
Archiving schedules
Hourly
Hourly
Hourly
Hourly
Hourly
Automatic storage distribution
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
Storage definition and retention time per device
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Storage definition and retention time that can be applied to
individual cameras or common for multiple devices
-
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Edge Storage support with flexible retrieval
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Scalable Video Quality Storage™
(merging centrally and edge stored video recordings)
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Evidence Lock
-
-
-
-
-
✓
Video data encryption
-
-
-
-
-
✓
Digital video database signing
-
-
-
-
-
✓
Plug-in, Protocol, Component integration via MIP SDK
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
System Configuration via MIP SDK
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Metadata integration
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Event integration
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Event and action rule engine integration via MIP SDK
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Supports XProtect Access
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
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Multi-stage video storage and data grooming
Storage overview (used vs. available space) of available storage
drives
Event on premature deletion of video due to insufficient physical
storage
Integration
Support for XProtect Add-on products
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XProtect
Express
XProtect
Professional
XProtect
Enterprise*
XProtect
Expert
XProtect
Corporate
Advanced VMS solutions
XProtect
Essential
Business ready VMS solutions
2017 R1
2017 R1
2017 R1
2016 R2
2017 R1
2017 R1
Supports XProtect LPR
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Supports XProtect Smart Wall
-
-
-
-
Option
Included
Supports XProtect Transact
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Supports XProtect Retail
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Automatic initial configuration wizard
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
Configuration wizards for aided system setup
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Automatic camera discovery
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
Device scanning with device model detection
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Automatic camera IP address assignment(7)
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
Automatic camera time synchronization
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
Device replacement wizard
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Move device wizard for moving hardware devices (e.g. cameras)
between recording servers in runtime
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Centralized device management
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Device group support
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Centralized recording server management
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Management Client profiles
-
-
-
-
-
✓
Centralized management of XProtect Smart Client application
options (Number of supported XProtect Smart Client profiles)
-
-
-
-
3
Unlimited
Day length time profile
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
On-the-fly configuration changes
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Run servers as Windows Services
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Scheduled start/stop of devices
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
System configuration restore points
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
Export and import of configuration data
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Automatic license activation of online systems
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Offline license activation
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Add/replace devices without reactivation in offline systems(8)
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Customizable dashboard for task or component specific live
monitoring
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Customizable event trigger thresholds for Normal, Warning and
Critical levels
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Real-time and historical system status of Management Server
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Real-time and historical system status of Recording Servers
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Real-time and historical system status of other XProtect servers
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Real-time and historical system status of individual cameras
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Dedicated System Monitor tab that can be displayed as floating
window
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
XProtect VMS Products
Features
Supports XProtect Screen Recorder
Supports Milestone ONVIF Bridge
Management
Configuration reporting
Built-in backup-restore support
System Monitoring
Viewing clients
Maximum number of clients
5
5
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
Customizable access port with NAT support
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Multicast support
Single step installer
(installs XProtect Smart Client together with server)
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XProtect
Express
XProtect
Professional
XProtect
Enterprise*
XProtect
Expert
XProtect
Corporate
Advanced VMS solutions
XProtect
Essential
Business ready VMS solutions
2017 R1
2017 R1
2017 R1
2016 R2
2017 R1
2017 R1
Supports XProtect Smart Wall video wall add-on
-
-
-
-
Option
Included
Number of XProtect Smart Walls and XProtect Smart Wall displays
-
-
-
-
Unlimited
Unlimited
Number of concurrent video streams
Maximum number of content positions per display
-
-
-
-
Unlimited
100
Unlimited
100
Presets for display layouts and camera content
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Live video stream content
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
XProtect Smart Client controlled playback of video
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Support for rich video wall content, including: maps, still images,
http pages, alarms, texts, bookmarks, system monitor, etc.
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Rule-based control of layout and content (including text messages)
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Email notification
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
SMS notification
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
✓
XProtect VMS Products
Features
XProtect® Smart Wall
System alarms and notification
Multiple notification profiles
-
-
-
-
✓
System Watch support
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
Customer Dashboard
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Centralized user management
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Tiered management rights
-
-
-
-
-
✓
Inheritance of user rights
-
-
-
-
-
✓
Time schedule controlled user access to devices and functions
-
-
-
-
-
✓
Restrict user access by client type (Web, Mobile and Smart Client)
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Basic User (XProtect application accounts)
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Windows User (local Windows accounts)
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
Dual authorization (Smart Client users)
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Dual authorization (Management Client users)
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
Two-step verification (Web and Mobile Client users)
-
-
-
-
-
✓
Windows NTLM (NT LAN Manager) authentication
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
Kerberos authentication
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
System logging
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Event logging
✓
✓
✓
✓
- (9)
- (9)
Audit logging
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Rule logging
-
-
-
-
✓
✓
SNMP trap
User authentication and rights management
Microsoft Active Directory User (central Active Directory accounts)
Logging
Languages (Management Interface)
Chinese (Simplified)
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Chinese (Traditional)
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
Danish
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
English
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
French
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
German
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
Italian
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
Japanese
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Korean
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Portuguese (Brazilian)
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
Russian
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XProtect
Professional
XProtect
Enterprise*
XProtect
Expert
XProtect
Corporate
Features
XProtect
Express
XProtect VMS Products
Advanced VMS solutions
XProtect
Essential
Business ready VMS solutions
2017 R1
2017 R1
2017 R1
2016 R2
2017 R1
2017 R1
Spanish
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
✓(10)
Swedish
-
-
-
-
✓(10)
✓(10)
Turkish
-
-
-
-
✓(10)
✓(10)
Notes:
(*) Please note that Milestone per June 1, 2016 announces end-of-development of XProtect Enterprise. This implies that the 2016 R2 version of
XProtect Enterprise is the last version of the product. The product will remain available for purchase until June 1, 2020, but Milestone
recommends new customers to consider XProtect Expert or XProtect Professional
(1) A hardware devices is the physical unit, server or system connected to the VMS’ recording server.
(2) A camera is the actual camera or video source on the hardware device connected to the VMS’ recording server
(3) For most installations larger than 250 cameras, Milestone recommends using XProtect Expert or XProtect Corporate
(4) Supported via dedicated device integration. The figure does not include different device variations in vendor’s device series and non-listed
OEM devices, or devices that are supported via ONVIF and PSIA drivers and Milestone’s universal driver. Information is based on the support
in Device Pack 8.7. Please refer to Milestone’s website (www.milestonesys.com) for latest figures
Includes various devices in series and non-listed OEM devices.
(5) Requires Milestone Care Plus service coverage
(6) Actual effective storage available will vary dependent on the bitrate generated by the connected devices
(7) On supported devices only, please refer to: https://www.milestonesys.com/solution-partners/supported-hardware/
(8) For details on actual allowed number device changes without activation, please refer to: https://www.milestonesys.com/device-changecalculation/
(9) It is possible to create a rule log entry for events that shall be logged
(10) Installation and user interface localized. Help system and manuals in English only
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Clients for XProtect VMS products
For easy access to video surveillance, Milestone offers three flexible user interfaces: XProtect Smart
Client, XProtect Web Client and Milestone Mobile. Compatible with all XProtect VMS products, the clients
enable users to access live and recorded video to gain real-time situational awareness and investigate
incidents. XProtect clients share common design and basic functionalities so users can seamlessly switch
between the interfaces as needs require.
XProtect Smart Client is the primary user interface for security operators and other daily users. Its
adaptable user interface provides both basic and advanced users with an interface optimized for their
particular tasks. XProtect Web Client provides flexible access to video surveillance from any browser and
can be used as the simplified daily viewing client for users with basic needs. Users can access
surveillance on-the-go with Milestone Mobile, an application for viewing, playing back and exporting
video from smartphones and tablets. Available for download on the App Store℠ and Google Play™, the
application gives instantaneous access to XProtect systems via Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G connections.
High level XProtect client comparison
The table below gives an overview of the different XProtect clients that can be used together with
Milestone’s XProtect VMS products.
XProtect client/
Version
Milestone
Mobile
XProtect
Web Client
XProtect
Smart Client
Key Features
2017 R1
2017 R1
2017 R1
User platform
Smartphones and
tablets
Web browsers
Windows PC
User mobility
High
Medium
Low
Installation required
Yes
No
Yes
User authentication
Yes
Yes
Yes
Dual authorization
-
-
Yes
Two-step verification
Yes
Yes
-
Secure (HTTPS) client-server connection
Yes
Yes
-
Camera search
Yes
Yes
Yes
View live video
Yes
Yes
Yes
Control PTZ cameras
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
-
Yes
Alarm handling
Yes
Yes
Yes
Push Notification
Yes
-
-
Interactive maps
-
-
Yes
Advanced PTZ camera control
Smart Map
Trigger I/O events
Playback
-
-
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Single camera
Multi camera
Multi camera
Sequence Explorer
-
-
Yes
Advanced video search (Smart Search)
-
-
Yes
Evidence Lock
-
-
Yes
Export/share video from one camera
Yes
Yes
Yes
Export video from multiple cameras
-
Yes
Yes
Storyboard function in export
-
-
Yes
Include XProtect Smart Client – Player in
export
-
-
Yes
Video Push
Yes
-
-
Dynamic bandwidth adaptation
Yes
Yes
-
-
-
Yes
Hardware accelerated video decoding
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Detailed XProtect client comparison
This section provides a detailed comparison between the different XProtect clients, both in relation to each
other, and the particular XProtect VMS platforms. The latter is important because some functionality and
support of the clients are determined by the specific XProtect product or product version. The features are
organized into categories for increased readability.
2017 R1
XProtect Corporate
2017 R1
XProtect Professional
2017 R1
2017 R1
XProtect Express
XProtect Expert
2017 R1
XProtect Essential
2016 R2
2017 R1
XProtect Corporate
XProtect Enterprise*
2017 R1
2017 R1
XProtect Professional
XProtect Expert
2017 R1
XProtect Express
2016 R2
2017 R1
XProtect Essential
XProtect Smart Client
XProtect Enterprise*
2017 R1
XProtect Professional
XProtect Corporate
2017 R1
XProtect Express
2017 R1
2017 R1
XProtect Essential
XProtect Expert
2017 R1
Feature set when used with
specific
XProtect VMS platform
2016 R2
Current client version
XProtect Web Client
XProtect Enterprise*
Milestone Mobile
XProtect Client
General view handling
Number of view layouts
Maximum view Items per view
Optimized view layouts for 4:3 and
16:9 display ratios
Corridor optimized view layouts
Optimized view layouts for landscape
and portrait displays
Cameras from multiple XProtect
servers
Support for Shared Views and Private
Views
2
2
41
100
100
100
-
-
✓
-
-
✓
✓
-
✓
✓
-
✓
-
✓
-
✓
✓
✓
XProtect Smart Wall views
-
-
Images in views
-
-
✓
Active HTML pages in views
-
-
✓
Hotspot in views
-
-
✓
Carousel in views (controllable)
-
-
Virtual Matrix in views
-
-
Display bounding boxes based on
metadata
-
-
✓
-
✓
-
✓
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
Display views as floating window
-
-
✓
Display views on multiple monitors
-
-
✓
Advanced multi window support with
synchronized or independent operation
-
-
✓
Full screen mode
Switch to view by number
Initial default view
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓(1)
✓
-
-
Camera search
✓
✓
✓
Automatic restore views and windows
at login
✓
✓
✓
Update on motion only
-
-
✓
One-way audio support
-
-
Two-way audio support
-
-
Start recording in view
-
-
Camera Navigator
-
Live view
✓
✓
-
Start/stop recording in view
✓
-
-
✓
Independent playback in live mode
-
-
✓
Replace cameras in view without
changing view setup
-
-
✓
Send camera to Virtual Matrix
-
-
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Switch to camera by number
-
Print, copy to clip-board
and save to file
-
-
✓
-
-
✓
2017 R1
2017 R1
XProtect Expert
Via locally installed
communication applications
(such as email)
XProtect Corporate
2016 R2
2017 R1
XProtect Professional
XProtect Enterprise*
2017 R1
XProtect Express
2017 R1
XProtect Essential
2017 R1
XProtect Professional
2017 R1
2017 R1
XProtect Express
XProtect Corporate
2017 R1
XProtect Essential
2017 R1
2017 R1
XProtect Corporate
XProtect Expert
2017 R1
XProtect Expert
2016 R2
2016 R2
XProtect Enterprise*
XProtect Smart Client
XProtect Enterprise*
2017 R1
XProtect Essential
Share video image
XProtect Professional
2017 R1
Feature set when used with
specific
XProtect VMS platform
2017 R1
Current client version
XProtect Web Client
XProtect Express
Milestone Mobile
XProtect Client
PTZ support
Define presets in the client application
Define and control patrolling schemes
in the client application
View who have PTZ control and time to
automatic release
Lock PTZ control
✓
✓
✓
✓
Go to preset positions
Pause patrolling at manual operation
✓
✓
-
✓
✓
-
✓
-
Immervision Enables® panomorph lens
support
-
-
✓
Joystick support
-
-
✓
-
-
✓
-
-
✓
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
Assign commands to keyboard
shortcuts and joystick buttons
Auxiliary commands (wash and wipe)
I/O and events control
Camera overlay buttons
Manually activate events and trigger
outputs
Playback
1
1(2)
100
Single camera
Multi camera
Multi camera
Recording search
✓
✓
✓
Recent history of recording sequences
per camera
✓
-
✓
Time/date search
Maximum view items per view
Playback mode
✓
✓
✓
Independent playback in playback
mode
-
-
✓
Event/alert list in recording
-
-
✓
Graphical timeline
-
✓
✓
Adjust playback speed
✓
✓
✓
Single frame step (forward/backward)
✓
✓
✓
One-way audio support
-
-
Two-way audio support
-
-
✓
✓
✓
Via locally installed
communication applications
(such as email)
Single JPG image export
Print, copy to clip-board
and save to file
Digital zoom
Share video image
✓
✓
-
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
Smart Search based on VMD analysis
-
-
✓
-
Smart Search based on VMD
metadata(3)
-
-
-
✓
-
-
Print report with comments
Privacy masking
Smart Search
Sequence Explorer
Listing of sequences
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2017 R1
2017 R1
XProtect Expert
XProtect Corporate
2016 R2
2017 R1
XProtect Express
XProtect Enterprise*
2017 R1
XProtect Essential
2017 R1
2017 R1
XProtect Corporate
XProtect Professional
2017 R1
2017 R1
XProtect Professional
XProtect Expert
2017 R1
XProtect Express
2016 R2
2017 R1
XProtect Essential
XProtect Smart Client
XProtect Enterprise*
2017 R1
XProtect Professional
XProtect Corporate
2017 R1
XProtect Express
2017 R1
2017 R1
XProtect Essential
XProtect Expert
2017 R1
Feature set when used with
specific
XProtect VMS platform
2016 R2
Current client version
XProtect Web Client
XProtect Enterprise*
Milestone Mobile
XProtect Client
✓
Listing of time intervals
-
-
Listing of bookmarks
-
-
-
✓
Smart Search integrated with
Sequence Explorer
Dedicated Sequence Explorer tab that
can be displayed as floating window
-
-
-
✓
-
-
-
-
-
✓
-
-
-
✓
-
-
-
✓
Print bookmark report
-
-
-
✓
Direct video export of bookmark
-
-
-
✓
-
-
✓
✓
-
✓
-
-
✓
✓
Bookmark function
Manual bookmarking (quick
bookmarking and bookmarking with
details)
Instant preview of bookmarks in
timeline
Listing and previewing of bookmarks in
recording search
Alarm Manager
Alarm list and alarm preview view
items in normal camera views
Sort and filtering functions
Instant preview of primary and related
cameras
Manage alarms (reassign & change
status)
Manage alarms (comment)
-
✓
-
✓
-
✓
-
Integration with map function
✓
-
Alarm description/work instructions
-
-
✓
-
-
✓
-
-
✓
-
✓
-
✓
-
✓
✓
Escalation and forwarding handling
-
-
-
✓
Print alarm report
-
-
-
✓
Alarm location maps in alarm list
-
-
-
✓
-
-
-
✓
-
-
-
✓
Alarm handling reporting
-
-
-
✓
Dedicated Alarm Manager tab that can
be displayed as floating window
-
-
-
✓
Combined access to live and playback
video
Audio notification at new alarm
(configurable per priority level)
Push Notification
✓
-
-
-
Map function
Standard graphical file formats
supported for maps
Number of linked map layers supported
✓
-
-
-
-
-
-
✓
-
-
✓
-
-
✓
Integrated PTZ control
-
-
Real-time system integrity overview
and system performance
-
-
-
-
Video preview
Integrated control of speakers,
microphones and I/O devices
Drag-and-drop and point-and-click
definition of map elements
1
Unlimited
✓
✓
-
Smart Map function
CAD maps supported
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2017 R1
2017 R1
XProtect Expert
XProtect Corporate
2016 R2
2017 R1
XProtect Express
XProtect Enterprise*
2017 R1
XProtect Essential
2017 R1
2017 R1
XProtect Corporate
XProtect Professional
2017 R1
2017 R1
XProtect Professional
XProtect Expert
2017 R1
XProtect Express
2016 R2
2017 R1
XProtect Essential
XProtect Smart Client
XProtect Enterprise*
2017 R1
XProtect Professional
XProtect Corporate
2017 R1
XProtect Express
2017 R1
2017 R1
XProtect Essential
XProtect Expert
2017 R1
Feature set when used with
specific
XProtect VMS platform
2016 R2
Current client version
XProtect Web Client
XProtect Enterprise*
Milestone Mobile
XProtect Client
-
-
-
✓
-
-
-
✓
-
-
-
✓
Video preview
-
-
-
✓
Link to standard maps
-
-
-
✓
-
-
-
✓
-
-
-
✓
-
-
-
✓
-
-
-
✓
-
-
-
✓
GIS maps supported
Online map services supported:
Bing, Google and OpenStreetMap
Offline map services supported:
OpenStreetMap
XProtect Smart Wall support (4)
User control of layout and content
User control playback of video in
XProtect Smart Wall
Local subscription to XProtect Smart
Wall views for local display
Push rich content to XProtect Smart
Wall, such as maps, still images,
http pages, alarms, bookmarks,
system monitor, etc.
Send manual text messages to
XProtect Smart Wall
Evidence Lock
Lock video for one or multiple cameras
-
-
-
✓
Retrieve overview of locked video
sequences
-
-
-
✓
Export in still image format (JPEG)
✓
✓
✓
Export in media player format (AVI)
✓
✓
✓
-
-
✓
-
-
✓
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
Export
Export with audio in media player
format (AVI)
Export with audio in media player
format (MKV)
Export in XProtect format
Server side export
-
-
Encrypted export with password (5)
-
-
✓
Digital signing of exported video (5)
-
-
✓
Re-export prevention (5)
-
-
✓
-
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
-
-
✓
Direct export to optical media
-
-
✓
Flexible camera selection for export
-
-
✓
Bulk export to multiple media formats
-
-
✓
-
-
✓
-
-
✓
-
-
✓
Auto-export of XProtect Smart Client –
Player(5)
Preserve system defined privacy
masks
Additional export specific privacy
masks
General and camera specific export
comments (5)
Pre/post comment slides
(media player format only)
Verification of digital video signatures
in XProtect Smart Client – Player (5)
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Storyboard function in export
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2017 R1
XProtect Corporate
2017 R1
XProtect Professional
2017 R1
2017 R1
XProtect Express
XProtect Expert
2017 R1
XProtect Essential
2016 R2
2017 R1
XProtect Corporate
XProtect Enterprise*
2017 R1
2017 R1
XProtect Professional
XProtect Expert
2017 R1
XProtect Express
2016 R2
2017 R1
XProtect Essential
XProtect Smart Client
XProtect Enterprise*
2017 R1
XProtect Web Client
XProtect Corporate
2017 R1
XProtect Expert
XProtect Express
2016 R2
2017 R1
XProtect Essential
XProtect Enterprise*
2017 R1
Feature set when used with
specific
XProtect VMS platform
XProtect Professional
Current client version
2017 R1
Milestone Mobile
XProtect Client
Video Push
Video Push
Include location metadata with Video
Push
✓
✓
-
-
-
-
-
System Monitoring
Access real-time and historical system
performance information (refer to
System Monitor section for the VMS for
details)
✓
Installation
-
✓
-
-
✓
-
-
-
✓
-
-
Notify about new updates
✓
-
Interactive splash screens
-
✓
✓
-
-
Auto-login
✓
-
✓
Dual authorization
-
-
Run without installation
Optional browser plug-ins for enhance
viewing performance
Single step installer (installs client
together with server)
Initial and update installations from
Management Server (6)
Smart Connect (Automatic server
setup)
✓
✓
-
✓
-
System access
Two-step verification
-
✓
✓
✓
-
-
Secure (HTTPS) client-server
connection
✓
✓
-
Dynamic bandwidth adaptation
✓
✓
-
Bandwidth threshold
✓
✓
-
✓
✓
✓
Authorization
Restrict user access by devices
(cameras, microphones, I/O devices,
etc.)
Restrict user access by client
Time schedule controlled user access
to devices and functions
Restrict access to live view
-
✓
-
✓
-
✓
-
✓
-
✓
-
✓
✓
✓
✓
Restrict access to PTZ
✓
✓
✓
Restrict access to playback
✓
✓
✓
Restrict access to export
✓
✓
✓
Restrict access to setup
-
-
✓
Toggle between Advanced mode and
Simplified mode.
-
-
Application options
Personalization
Yes, simplified
mode default
Yes, advanced
mode default
✓
✓
-
Centralized management of application
options
-
-
Application theme support
-
-
✓
Task oriented tabs
-
✓
✓
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2017 R1
XProtect Corporate
2017 R1
XProtect Professional
2017 R1
2017 R1
XProtect Express
XProtect Expert
2017 R1
XProtect Essential
2016 R2
2017 R1
XProtect Corporate
XProtect Enterprise*
2017 R1
2017 R1
XProtect Professional
XProtect Expert
2017 R1
XProtect Express
2016 R2
2017 R1
XProtect Essential
XProtect Smart Client
XProtect Enterprise*
2017 R1
XProtect Professional
XProtect Corporate
2017 R1
XProtect Express
2017 R1
2017 R1
XProtect Essential
XProtect Expert
2017 R1
Feature set when used with
specific
XProtect VMS platform
2016 R2
Current client version
XProtect Web Client
XProtect Enterprise*
Milestone Mobile
XProtect Client
System
-
Hardware accelerated video decoding
-
✓
Languages (Installation, UI and help function)
Arabic
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓
Bulgarian
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓(8)
Croatian
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓(8)
Chinese (Simplified)
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓
Chinese (Traditional)
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓
Czech
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓
Danish
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓
Dutch
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓
✓
✓
✓
Farsi
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓(8)
Finnish
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓(8)
French
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓
German
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓
Hebrew
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓(8)
Hindi
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓(8)
Hungarian
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓(8)
Icelandic
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓(8)
Italian
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓
Japanese
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓
Korean
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓
Norwegian (Bokmål)
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓(8)
Polish
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓
Portuguese (Brazilian)
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓
Russian
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓
Serbian
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓(8)
Slovak
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓(8)
Spanish
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓
Swedish
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓
Thai
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓(8)
Turkish
✓(7)
✓(7)
✓
English
Notes:
(*) Please note that Milestone per June 1, 2016 announces end-of-development of XProtect Enterprise. This implies that the 2016 R2 version of
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
XProtect Enterprise is the last version of the product. The product will remain available for purchase until June 1, 2020, but Milestone
recommends new customers to consider XProtect Expert or XProtect Professional
Initial views created when using the “single computer” installation option
One camera available as main view item, additional view items available as thumbnails
Smart Search require motion detection to be enabled and configured to generate VMD metadata per camera. Furthermore, it will only be
available on recordings made by the local system’s recording server – I.e. Smart Search is not available for Milestone Interconnect cameras if
the remote system’s recordings are either retrieved or played back directly from the remote system. Likewise, Smart Search is not available
for recordings retrieved from cameras using Edge Storage
XProtect Smart Wall is included in XProtect Corporate 2014 and newer versions, and subject to separate application license when used with
XProtect Expert 2014 and newer versions
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Product Comparison Chart
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
Feature only applicable to exports in XProtect format
Image Server in XProtect Essential, XProtect Express, XProtect Professional and XProtect Enterprise
Milestone Mobile server localized to same languages as the management interface and documentation is only available in English
Only the user interface is localized; user's manual and online help is not localized
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