Storage solutions company, Western Digital, has partnered with open platform IP video management software company, MileStone Systems, to deliver video surveillance solutions to businesses and consumers.
The software, Milestone Arcus Surveillance, is designed to be embedded in hardware devices, including compatible WD My Cloud NAS systems, to deliver customised solutions.
It is available on WD’s My Cloud-Business Series network-attached storage (NAS) systems with the new My Cloud-OS 3 operating system beginning September 2015.
It can be downloaded from the My Cloud App Store. Users can install up to 16 cameras, with the first two camera licenses free on My Cloud Business Series products.
The software is expected to be made available on other My Cloud systems, including the Expert Series, in the near future.
The integration of the software into My Cloud OS 3 is said to enable users to transform their NAS systems into networked video recording systems for their offices or homes.
Milestone Systems vice president of Incubation and ventures, Lars Nordenlund, said “WD customers can now take advantage of the simple setup with automatic camera discovery, intuitive interface, remote viewing, mobile access and other monitoring features in Milestone Arcus software.”
WD vice-president of marketing for content solutions business, Sven Rathjen, said WD and Milestone were focused on making video surveillance easy with a solution they can quickly set up and rely on for years.
“This is one of many applications available on My Cloud NAS systems, including home automation, media streaming and backup solutions,” he said.
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