COPENHAGEN, Denmark, October 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Security Products magazine New Product of the Year, Axis Partner of the Year and Alfred P. Sloan Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility
Milestone Systems, the open platform company for IP video management software (VMS), is raking in kudos for its development and business abilities. Last month's recognition by Security Products magazine for Milestone XProtect® Smart Client 7 as the 'Security Software Product of the Year' was followed by Axis Communications presenting two awards to Milestone as Partner of the Year 2011 for India and Partner of the Year 2011 for South Asia Pacific (SAP) covering the entire region for Asia, Australia, India and New Zealand. The 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility has also been announced for Milestone's ability to foster an effective workplace.
Security Products magazine's 'New Product of the Year Award' honors outstanding development achievements of companies whose products are considered particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security. More than 90 entries were received for eighteen categories ranging from access control and cameras to mobile security and wireless technology.
"What impressed us the most about the new XProtect Smart Client is its streamlined design and many options for tailoring to each user's needs," noted Ralph Jensen, Editor in Chief, Security Products. "Milestone brings a high level of innovation to the industry and this product underscores the company's software leadership around the world."
"Milestone's goal is to continually develop video surveillance technology for our customers," states Eric Fullerton, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Milestone Systems. "From the drawing board through the channel deployment of our technology, our teams work tirelessly to ensure the XProtect line reinforces our reputation for flexibility, reliability and ease of use. We are very pleased to accept this award as recognition of our efforts."
XProtect Smart Client is a VMS interface providing comprehensive, intuitive control over security installations. The software gives seamless access to live and recorded video, customizable management of cameras and other connected security devices, fast search tools and evidence sharing. Available in 26 languages, XProtect Smart Client is adaptable to optimize individual operators' tasks and to adjust according to specific skills and authority levels.
The Axis Channel Convergence Conference (ACCC) 2012 event took place 26-28 September in Malaysia, where awards recognized the performance of top Axis partners throughout the past year. Nominations were submitted by local Axis sales teams for the high performance partners in their field; senior Axis executives voted to determine the winners.
Milestone was selected as Partner of the Year for three important criteria: strong integration skills from ongoing, dedicated device driver development for the latest models of cameras and encoders, invested resources for joint workshops and concerted efforts to enhance collaborative business opportunities, and value-adding relationship management through Milestone support of the partner network, working closely with system integrators.
Workplace Flexibility Excellence
Milestone Systems has also been honored with the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility, which fosters a workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. Workplace flexibility - such as flextime, part-time work and compressed workweeks - has been demonstrated to help businesses remain competitive while benefiting employees.
This prestigious award is part of the U.S. national 'When Work Works' project administered by the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, recognizing employers of all sizes and types across the country. The Sloan Awards are unique for their rigorous, two-step selection process, which involves an evaluation of employers' flexibility programs and practices, and a confidential employee survey. All applicants are measured against norms from the National Study of Employers.
"Our research consistently finds that employees in effective and flexible workplaces have greater engagement on the job and greater desire to stay with their organization. In addition, they report lower stress levels and better overall health," said Ellen Galinsky, president of Families and Work Institute.
About Milestone Systems
Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, according to IMS Research. The XProtect® platform delivers powerful surveillance that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations around the world. With support for the widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-in-class solutions to video enable organizations - managing risks, protecting people and assets, optimizing processes and reducing costs. Milestone software is sold through authorized and certified partners. For more information, visit: http://www.milestonesys.com
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