XProtect® Express 2016 Specification Sheet

XProtect® Express 2016 Specification Sheet
XProtect® Express 2016
Specification Sheet
Contents
Feature Overview ................................................................................................................ 3
XProtect Express server modules .................................................................................................................. 3
XProtect Express client modules ................................................................................................................... 3
Detailed Product Features ................................................................................................... 4
XProtect Express server modules .................................................................................................................. 4
XProtect Express Server 2016 .................................................................................................................... 4
XProtect Express client modules ................................................................................................................... 5
XProtect Smart Client ................................................................................................................................ 5
XProtect Smart Client - Player ................................................................................................................... 6
XProtect Web Client .................................................................................................................................. 7
Milestone Mobile ...................................................................................................................................... 7
Integration options ........................................................................................................................................ 8
System Requirements.......................................................................................................... 9
Supported languages ........................................................................................................... 9
Licensing structure ............................................................................................................... 9
Base server license .................................................................................................................................... 9
Camera license........................................................................................................................................... 9
Client license.............................................................................................................................................. 9
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Feature Overview
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XProtect Express server modules
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Open platform:
Open application programming interface
(API)/software development kit (SDK) support
seamless integration with third party applications
Single-server video surveillance solution:
Unlimited recording of video from up to 48 IP
cameras, IP video encoders and selected digital
video recorders (DVRs) with analog cameras
Wide IP camera and device support:
Supports more than 2,400 IP cameras, encoders
and DVRs from 120 different manufacturers
ONVIF™ and PSIA compliant:
Supports ONVIF™ and PSIA compliant cameras
and devices
Optimized recording storage management:
Unique data storage and archiving solution that
combines superior performance and scalability
with cost-efficient, long-term video storage
Wide compression technology support:
Supports a variety of compression methods:
MJPEG, H.263, MPEG-4 Pt. 2 Simple Profile and
Advanced Simple Profile, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC,
and MxPEG
Dual streaming:
Hardware use is optimized with two independent,
configurable video streams, one for live viewing
and one for recording. No client side configuration
needed
System configuration wizards:
Guide the user through the process of adding
cameras, configuring video and recording,
adjusting motion detection and configuring users
Built-in video motion detection:
Independent of camera model and supporting up
to 48 cameras simultaneously
Pre-activated license:
Initial activation of license with automatic online or
offline activation. After that, cameras can be
added to the system without having to perform
license activation
Privacy masking:
Enables administrators to define privacy masks for
individual cameras to hide areas in the camera
view that must not be visible or recorded in order
to comply with local legislation
Easy installation:
Start the installation with a few mouse clicks – all
languages and applications in one installer
(Management Application supports 11 languages)
Unified installer that is shared between all
XProtect Professional VMS products1.
Users can add components or remove them from
the installation at a later time
Support for Customer Dashboard
Resellers can monitor the health of installed
systems with a valid and active Milestone Care
Plus agreement, so actions can be taken
proactively before the issue becomes a problem
for the customer. This offers peace of mind to
system owners
XProtect Express client modules
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Power of choice:
Use any combination of the three available clients,
XProtect Smart Client, XProtect Web Client and
Milestone Mobile
View live video:
Use any client for constant live monitoring
View recorded video:
Use any client to review incidents
Camera awareness by map:
Use a floor plan or similar map to get overview of
camera placement and quickly access video
Common design:
The XProtect clients share common design and
basic functionalities, such as camera views,
enabling a seamless switch between interfaces as
needs require
PTZ Control:
With any of the clients pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ)
cameras can be controlled with any of the clients;
therefore, suspicious activity can be investigated
Share or export recordings:
Export video in native database format and share
with external viewers using the XProtect Smart
Client Player. Moreover, instantly share exports
between Milestone Mobile and XProtect Web
Client using a server side export to avoid moving
large files through remote connections
Output control and event triggering:
Use any client to activate system events or trigger
outputs on the connected devices
Push Notifications
Receive push notifications in Milestone Mobile
when alarms are triggered or alarms are assigned
to a specific user. Even when the application is not
running
Available in 29 languages
Use any of the clients in your preferred language
from the list of the 29 languages supported
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XProtect Enterprise, XProtect Professional, XProtect Express,
XProtect Essential and XProtect Go
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Detailed Product Features
XProtect Express server modules
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XProtect Express Server 2016
Management Application
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A single Management Application provides a
consolidated point of access to XProtect Express
Recording Servers
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System configuration wizards guide the user
through the process of adding cameras,
configuring video and recording, adjusting motion
detection and configuring users
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Device scanning enables the fast discovery of
camera devices using methods such as Universal
Plug and Play, broadcast and IP range scanning
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Smart bulk configuration option allows
simultaneous changes to the settings across
multiple devices and in a few clicks
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The adaptable application behavior guides novice
users, while expert users can optimize the
application for more advanced use
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The export and import of system and user
configuration data enables a reliable system
operation and fast system recovery
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System cloning enables users to efficiently clone
multiple systems with the same or similar
configuration
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The import of offline configuration data enables
offline editing of configuration data, including
camera and device definitions
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Each time a configuration change is confirmed,
automatic system restore points are created
enabling an easy rollback to previously defined
system configuration points. This also enables the
cancelation of undesired configuration changes
and restoration of earlier valid configurations
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Automatic configuration wizard helps users to
configure the system when the Management
Application starts for the first time
Recording Server
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Native 64-bit recording server provides for optimal
utilization of available hardware resources
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Flexible license structure charged per camera
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Up to 48 installed cameras; simultaneous
recording and live view of all the cameras
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Recording quality depends entirely on camera and
video encoder capabilities: no software limitation
(30+ frames per second per camera)
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Cameras supporting SSDP, mDNS or ONVIF
Discovery added to the local network are
automatically discovered, installed and included in
the default Smart Client view
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The Milestone Customer Dashboard allows
resellers to take immediate action and fix any
problems on a customer’s installation for example:
a broken camera, hard disk failure etc. offering
peace of mind to the system owner
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Dual streams from cameras can be optimized
individually on compression, resolution and frame
rate, meeting recording and live monitoring
requirements
Bandwidth is optimized with multi-streaming by
splitting a single camera video stream to different
streams for live view and recording, therefore they
can each be optimized independently with respect
to frame rate and resolution
Simultaneous digital multi-channel video and
audio recording and live viewing (relaying)
Connectivity to cameras and video encoders
supports MJPEG, H.263, MPEG-4 Pt. 2 Simple
Profile and Advanced Simple Profile,
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and MxPEG
Recording technology: secure high-speed
database holding JPEG images or MPEG4 and
MxPEG streams including audio
Unlimited recording capacity with multiple archives
possible per day
Hourly to daily database archiving with optional
automatic move to network drive saves storage
capacity on the local server – with images still
available transparently for playback
Start recording on event
Authenticate access based on local Windows user
account, or XProtect user name and password
Authorize access privileges per local Windows
user account, XProtect user profile or grant full
access
Audit logs of exported evidence by user and file
Audit logs of client user activity by time, location
and camera
Local console management of the Recording
Server accessible from the notification area
o Start and stop Recording Server service
o Access to Recording Server configuration
settings
o Access to Recording Server help system
o View system status and log information
o Built-in web server for download and launch of
clients and plug-ins
Remote access for XProtect Smart Client and
XProtect Web Client
User profiles control access to: live view, PTZ,
PTZ presets, output control, events, listen to
microphone, talk to speaker, manual recording;
playback, AVI export, JPG export, XProtect
(database) export, sequences, Smart Search and
audio - as well as set up views, edit private views
and edit shared public views
Client-initiated start of recording based on
predefined recording time or manual stop and
access privileges
Start cameras on live view requests from clients
Built-in, camera independent motion detection;
choice of fully adjustable sensitivity or automatic
sensitivity adjustment, zone exclusions, recording
activation with frame rate speed up, and alert
activation through email
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Flexible notification (sound and email) triggered by
time or event
PTZ preset positions, up to 25 per camera
Absolute and relative PTZ positioning
Copy a Smart Client – Player to all hard drives
used for recording and archiving. A Smart Client
Project file is also created (when the recording
server is shut down), making it simple and easy to
access video even if the hard drive is removed
from the server
Mobile Server
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Runs as a dedicated service, allowing it to be
installed with an existing installation or on
dedicated hardware for more demanding
installations
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Can transcode video so the streams are robust
and can adapt to changing connection bandwidth.
The server also optimizes the use of available
bandwidth to get the best possible stream quality
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Several options for the administrator to configure
the system to meet performance expectations.
Including optional transcoding, client-side
decoding, or a dynamic combination depending on
streams
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The mobile server plugin in the Management
Application gives access to the Milestone Mobile
server management in order to change default
settings and read out miscellaneous status
information
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Multiple Milestone Mobile servers can be installed
in parallel, offering redundant setups and/or
allowing more simultaneous users. They also
allow users to connect to a server of their choice
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Can be configured through the tray controller to
easily adjust or update settings
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Use either a default-generated certificate for
HTTPS encrypting the connection to the Milestone
Mobile server or provide your own custom
certificate
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All configuration of Video Push is done from the
server, therefore users can download and use the
Milestone Mobile client without having to do any
configuration
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Supports creating server side export through
XProtect Web Client and Milestone Mobile. The
Milestone Mobile management plugin allows
administrators to configure codec used as well as
manage ongoing and completed exports
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Automatically installs the XProtect Web Client. No
additional setup is needed
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Smart Connect can automatically configure
network addresses and validate external
connectivity, as well as invite users to start using
Milestone Mobile
XProtect Express client modules
XProtect Smart Client
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Dedicated task-oriented tab for the Sequence
Explorer in addition to the traditional Live and
Playback tabs
Application theme support with choice of dark or
light theme
Installed per default on Recording Server for local
viewing and playback of video and audio
Camera search function, which promptly finds
cameras, type of cameras and views in the system
with the ability to create temporary views to
display all or a subset of cameras matching the
search criteria
Start recording on cameras for a predefined time
(default five minutes). Subject to privileges set by
administrator
Support for native 64-bit operating systems
Independent playback capability allows for instant
playback of recorded video for one or more
cameras, while in live and playback mode
Interactive maps provide the operator with a
comprehensive overview of cameras and layout of
an entire surveillance installation
The storyboarding function makes it possible to
include video sequences from different or
overlapping time intervals from different cameras
in the one and the same export
Seamlessly export video in various formats
including video from multiple cameras, with
evidence viewer, data logs and user notes
included
When exporting video in AVI or MKV format, the
export can be played back in a standard player
application. When exporting in MKV format the
video is exported in the same format as originally
recorded (similar to creating database export), as
long as privacy masking is not enabled and video
is recorded in H.264, JPEG or MPEG-4, except for
MPEG-4 short header mode
Quickly gather and refine evidence using Smart
Search to locate changes or objects in the video
Live view digital zoom allows zoomed-out
recordings while the operator can digitally zoom in
to see details
“Update on Motion Only” optimizes CPU use by
letting motion detection control whether or not the
image should be decoded and displayed. The
visual effect is a still image in the view until motion
is detected
Shared and private camera views offer 1x1 up to
10x10 layouts in addition to asymmetric views
Views optimized for both 4:3 and 16:9 screen
ratios
Hotspot function for working in detail with a
camera selected from a view containing multiple
cameras
Carousel function allows a specified view to rotate
between predefined cameras with individual timing
and order with multiple appearances. Carousel
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function can be controlled allowing the operator to
pause the carousel function and to switch to
previous or next camera
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Overlay buttons provide intuitive control of
cameras, camera-integrated devices and other
integrated systems directly from the camera view
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Cameras’ built-in audio sources available in live
and in playback
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Separate pop-up window displaying sequences
and time intervals in thumbnail previews, the
Sequence Explorer gives a visual overview of
recorded video combined with smooth navigation
– Presents recorded sequences for individual
cameras, or all cameras in a view
– Available in both live and playback modes
– Smooth navigation with sliding preview and
“drag-and-throw” function for video thumbnails
– Instant playback of video sequences
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Application options allow users to adapt the layout
and personalize the application according to their
preferences
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Dual authorization offers an optional additional
level of system security, where XProtect Smart
Client users are granted access to the system only
when a second user or supervisor has confirmed
the log-in with a successful authorization of the
second user
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360° ImmerVision Enables® panomorph lens
technology removes blind spots and allows
operators to track, detect and analyze the entire
area in live or playback mode. Only one camera
license required for the 360° panomorph lens
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Create, edit or delete PTZ presets (not possible
for PTZ type 2, where PTZ presets are stored in
the camera device, but can’t be modified from the
XProtect software)
 Control PTZ cameras by using;
- PTZ preset positions
- PTZ point-and-click control
- Overlay buttons
- PTZ zoom to a defined rectangle
- Video overlaid PTZ control
- Virtual joystick function
- Joystick
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Milestone Integration Platform Software
Development Kit (MIP SDK) 4.5 plug-in support
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XProtect Smart Client – Player has the same look
and feel as XProtect Smart and offers efficient
handling of multiple exports
 Support for hardware accelerated decoding using
Intel Quick Sync video
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Instant one-click playback for easy viewing of
exported video evidence
Advanced second-level investigation tools make it
easy to refine exported video and re-export the
most essential evidence
The project tool allows users to merge video
exports or archives from two different locations or
XProtect systems together into one new export
View up to 100 time-synched cameras during
playback
Scrollable activity timeline with a magnifying
feature
Instant search on recordings based on date/time
and activity/alarm
Smart Search enables users to quickly search
selected areas of camera images for motion
Evidence can be generated as a printed report, a
JPEG image, an AVI or MKV film or in XProtect
format
Export audio recordings in WAV or AVI format
Audio in MKV export is PCM, and therefore
available in a decoded version of what was
originally recorded
Export video digitally zoomed to view area of
interest only and to minimize export footprint size
Re-export evidence in XProtect, AVI or MKV
format with the XProtect Smart Client - Player for
instant, easy viewing by authorities
Encryption and password protection option for
exported recordings and files
Ability to add comments to exported evidence,
also encrypted
De-interlacing of video from analog cameras
360° ImmerVision Enables® panomorph lens
technology
Automatically copied to all hard drives used by the
recording server to store recordings and archives
XProtect Smart Client - Player
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Playback of recorded or received video and audio
evidence
Offers a simplified and even more user-friendly
interface compared to the XProtect Smart Client,
including the capability to switch back to the full
XProtect Smart Client interface, with almost the
same functions as the XProtect Smart Client
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XProtect Web Client
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Access XProtect Smart Client views through a
browser to avoid using any advanced features
Shared views can be managed centrally via the
server with administrator/user rights and user
groups
Playback video easily including fast/slow
playback, single frame step and jump to date/time
with frame preview while adjusting time
Search for cameras and views to quickly find
specific cameras in the system
Control PTZ cameras remotely using preset
positions
Dynamic bandwidth optimization when streaming
from server to client giving a better use of
bandwidth
Optional client-side decoding for improved video
quality and reduced server load
Create AVI files or save JPEG images
Create investigations with one or more cameras to
quickly access them from anywhere and convert
to exports when needed
Export on the server to avoid moving large video
files back and forth. Users can download only the
files they need or save them to download when a
faster connection is available
Trigger outputs and events with live view of
related camera
System login using XProtect user name and
password
Secure connection through HTTPS
No installation required
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View recordings from the database while keeping
an eye on what is currently happening. The client
displays a live picture-in-picture frame of the same
camera when in playback mode. The picture-inpicture can be moved by dragging and doubletapping will return to live view
Control PTZ cameras manually or by selecting
predefined presets for quick navigation
Video Push allows users to use the camera in their
mobile as any other camera in the installation. It is
very easy to use and requires no setup in the
mobile device
Trigger outputs and events:
Administrators can use their mobile device to
trigger outputs connected to the XProtect VMS or
trigger user-defined events to have greater control
while on the go
Connect securely to the Milestone Mobile server
using HTTPS encryption
Export on the server to avoid moving large video
files back and forth. Users can download only the
files they need or save them to download later
when a faster connection is available
View and manage alarms with easy access to
related video recordings
Receive push notifications when new alarms are
triggered or alarms are assigned to a user
Automatic server setup with Smart Connect
Milestone Mobile
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Add login credentials for multiple servers in the
Milestone Mobile Client to easily switch between
sites or different connection addresses
Views are inherited from the connected XProtect
VMS system. The client automatically obtains the
user’s private and shared views from the system to
be used as camera lists in the Milestone Mobile
client
A view with all cameras is automatically generated,
allowing the Milestone Mobile client to be used
when no views are set up. It also provides a quick
way of searching through cameras
Cameras can be viewed in full screen to better view
any details. It is also possible to search through
cameras in a view while in full screen by swiping
left or right
Search for cameras and views to quickly find
specific cameras in the system
Digital pinch to zoom enables users to zoom in on a
part of the image for closer review and to conduct a
detailed investigation of video when using
megapixel or high-definition cameras
Playback recordings from the database and select
a specific time or recorded sequence to start
playback, step through recordings and select a
playback speed.
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Integration options
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XProtect’s open SDK makes it possible to
incorporate video in your business processes
through seamless integration of third-party
applications, such as video analytics and access
systems
Compatible with XProtect® Access Control
Module, an add-on to enable easy integration of
third-party access control solutions with
Milestone’s video management solutions. Users of
the Smart Client have a consolidated interface to
operate the access control systems with dedicated
functions to effectively monitor access events,
manually assist passages and conduct
investigations on specific access points or
cardholders
Compatible with XProtect® Retail, an add-on to
perform advanced data analysis. Based on
transaction data from point-of-sale (POS) or
automated teller machines (ATMs), XProtect
Retail links data with corresponding video from
relevant cameras
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Compatible with XProtect® Transact, an add-on
product that links video with transaction data from
POS or ATMs. Transactions and corresponding
video can be monitored live or viewed later to
identify shrinkage, fraud or simply validate a
transaction
With Milestone Interconnect, XProtect Corporate
provides continuous monitoring of alarm status
from XProtect servers, video surveillance cameras
and external devices
Compatible with XProtect Screen Recorder, an
add-on function that enables XProtect VMS to
inconspicuously capture screen recordings of any
Microsoft Windows-based PC or POS
terminal. Captured screen recordings are
managed just like camera recordings and can be
viewed in live and playback mode and exported
for evidence
Integrates with systems such as access control,
alarms, gates and building management using
hardware input/output (I/O), internal events and
TCP/IP events
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System Requirements
The listing of the system requirements are moved online to better service our customers. Please find the system
requirements per product here: http://www.milestonesys.com/SystemRequirements
Supported languages
For details on supported languages, please refer to:
http://www.milestonesys.com/SupportedLanguages
Licensing structure
Base server license
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An XProtect Express base server license is mandatory to install the software; it may be installed on a single
computer per software license code (SLC)
The base server license contains the XProtect Express server module and XProtect Mobile server, plus the client
modules XProtect Smart Client, XProtect Smart Client – Player, XProtect Web Client and XProtect Mobile
Camera license
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To connect to a camera, one license per camera is required. In total, for all copies of the product installed under this
license, the product may only be used with as many cameras as you have purchased camera licenses for
Video encoders connected to multiple analog cameras require a camera license per encoder to operate
I/O devices require a camera license per I/O device
Up to 48 camera licenses can be purchased per SLC. To extend any installation with additional camera licenses,
the SLC is required
Client license
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The XProtect Express client modules: XProtect Smart Client, XProtect Smart Client – Player, XProtect Web Client
and Milestone Mobile do not require additional licenses and can be installed and used on a number of terminals
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