WD®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) company and a worldwide leader in storage solutions, and Milestone Systems, the security industry leader in video management software, announced today a partnership to deliver video surveillance solutions to businesses and consumers. The two companies will demonstrate these solutions at IFA Berlin, booth No. 103, Hall 11.2, Sept. 4 to 9; and at ASIS International, Anaheim, Calif., booth No. 3222, Sept. 28 to Oct. 1.
Milestone Arcus™ Surveillance software will be available on WD’s My Cloud® Business Series network-attached storage (NAS) systems with the new My Cloud® OS 3 operating system beginning this month; and is expected to be available on other My Cloud systems, such as the My Cloud Expert Series, in the future.
Milestone Arcus is a video surveillance platform designed to be embedded in hardware devices, such as compatible WD My Cloud NAS systems, to deliver customized, market-ready solutions. Integration of Milestone Arcus Surveillance software into My Cloud OS 3 enables users to transform their versatile My Cloud Business Series NAS systems into networked video recording systems for their offices or homes. By simply downloading the Milestone Arcus Surveillance software through 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. Additional camera licenses will be available on the WD Store and at selected WD authorized distributors.
"Technology advances are enabling video surveillance to be broadly accessible to businesses and individuals across the globe," said Sven Rathjen, vice president of marketing for WD’s Content Solutions business. "Together, WD and Milestone are 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."
"Milestone is proud to partner with WD to offer a video surveillance solution for My Cloud NAS systems," said Lars Nordenlund, vice president of Incubation and Ventures at Milestone Systems. "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’s My Cloud Business Series NAS systems are available through select distribution partners, e-tailers and direct market resellers worldwide. The new My Cloud OS 3 operation system will be available to My Cloud NAS system users later this month as an update.
WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD’s leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.wd.com.
Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD, HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company's website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.
About Milestone Systems
Milestone Systems is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, founded in 1998 and now operating as a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. Milestone technology is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations, providing flexible choices in network hardware and integrations with other systems. Sold through partners in more than 100 countries, Milestone solutions help organizations to manage risks, protect people and assets, optimize processes and reduce costs. For more information, visit: www.milestonesys.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the estimated availability later this fall of the Milestone Arcus Surveillance software application and surveillance services on My Cloud products, the availability of particular features of the Milestone application and services, the success of the integration with the My Cloud products, and the growth and demand for surveillance capabilities in general. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, the failure to successfully integrate the Milestone Arcus Surveillance software, the possibility of competing surveillance software applications or technologies; the success of such technologies and or other risks detailed from time-to-time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our most recent annual report on Form 10-K to which your attention is directed. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak as of the date hereof, and WD undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
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