Milestone Systems Middle East and Africa Expansion

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), spotlighted the award-winning XProtect portfolio and sleek Husky NVRs in their busy stand at Intersec 2015, held in Dubai UAE last week. Seven Milestone Solution Partners were also exhibiting in the booth to present integrations based on Milestone open platform software. At the show, Milestone also talked about its growing activities in the Mideast and African (MEA) regions.

In 2014 Milestone expanded its reach and solidifies its presence in the MEA region. In addition to a main regional hub office in Dubai (opened eight years ago), another Milestone office has been established in Saudi Arabia - making Milestone the first major VMS vendor to do so.

Dedicated sales staff for North Africa is in place to ensure that Milestone can keep up with the growing demand for open platform solutions in this important region.

Pinnacle Africa is newly appointed distributor for Milestone in Southern Africa. An expanding Milestone strategy emphasizes the distributor channel as a major focus for the region to satisfy the increasing interest for solutions based on Milestone open platform technology.

Seven Milestone partners were also present at the Intersec stand, showcasing solutions spanning from infrastructure and intelligent buildings to video analytics. Video analytics provide a tool not only for use in security systems but also for enhancing business applications, for example in retail and as a part of “smart buildings.”

The ever-growing number of third-party integrations is now in the hundreds, confirming Milestone’s position as the open platform VMS of choice.

Peter Biltsted, sales director, Middle East & Africa, Milestone Systems, said, “It was a very successful Intersec 2015 for Milestone and our partners. We are dedicated to strengthening our local presence across the whole MEA region. This resulted in very dedicated conversations at the show making it the most successful ever. We are honored to be chosen by so many highly esteemed customers here in MEA, and we are very positive about the many new opportunities with our open platform technology and dedicated partner ecosystem.”

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