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Danish video manager buys US training firm

Denmark-based Milestone Systems, specialist in open platform IP video management software (VMS), is purchasing all outstanding shares of the US-based surveillance training, certification and consulting company Connex International.

It was already a majority stakeholder in Connex from an initial investment in July 2010.

For years the Connex teams have set up, managed and performed Milestone channel partner training in many languages with proven success across all regions. In recent years, Connex has added rigorous certification testing and documentation of Milestone Solution Partner integrations with the XProtect open platform, such as access control, analytics, geo-spatial positioning, video synopsis, 360 degree camera view de-warping, network video storage and more.

Milestone is now fully investing in these dedicated resources itself, supporting the need for continued education in the physical security sector to further enable the trend from analog to IP technology. Training the partner channel in open platform IP video skills creates value for everyone in the industry: increasing technical expertise differentiates system integrators in the market and most importantly, ensures that they deliver the best solutions to customers, it says.