COPENHAGEN — In the latest product update of Milestone System’s XProtect 2022 R1 video management software, the company introduces several new features and capabilities. These include the Management Server Failover solution; single sign-on in XProtect; and a new selection of choices ranging from multilive streaming, adaptive streaming and direct-streaming.
Management Server Failover
XProtect Management Server Failover solution is billed as a complete solution that protects the Management Server (and the SQL server when installed on the same physical server) from hardware, software and human error server failures.
It assures operators can log into the system and access live and playback video, as well as the system’s configuration at all times. Its configuration give users the ability to switch to a reliable backup Management Server seamlessly and automatically when the primary one fails, according to an announcement.
It provides synchronous real-time file replication, automatic application failover and automatic failback after a server failure, all in one solution. XProtect Management Server Failover is available as an add-on product for XProtect Expert and XProtect Corporate version 2022 R1 or later.
Single Sign On
With the new release of Milestone XProtect 2022 R1, users are now able to choose their preferred identity and access management (IAM) and use their corporate credentials to sign into XProtect with single sign on. Single sign-on simplifies username and password management for both users and administrators using open ID connect (OIDC) protocol.
Users no longer need to keep track of different sets of credentials, and administrators can quickly assign and relinquish login privileges based on users authorized in the IAM system. This results in less manual work, stronger authentication, and a smoother user experience. SSO support is available for the Smart and Management clients in all XProtect products, version 2022 R1 or later.
Xpress+ and XProtect Professional+
XProtect 2022 R1 upgrades viewing and streaming and reduces server load. With XProtect Smart Client multilive streaming, users can optimize their viewing performance according to available bandwidth and view layouts. Operators can also define and use multiple streams from the same camera for live viewing purposes.
Milestone says this is suitable for deployments with remote site viewing stations having various bandwidth and resolution requirements. With XProtect adaptive streaming, users can automatically receive lower resolution streams when higher resolution is unnecessary. The result is a reduced load on the mobile server and a more seamless experience, according to the announcement.
Also, with direct streaming, users can stream live video directly to their XProtect Mobile and XProtect Web Client. This feature is said to eliminate the resource-heavy video transcoding in the Mobile Server, resulting in a better viewing experience for mobile and web client users.
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