Northern Video Systems Signs Nationwide Distribution Agreement with Milestone Systems

Rocklin, CA, June 26, 2008 --( Northern Video Systems, a leading distributor of security, surveillance and IP video equipment today announced an agreement with Milestone Systems to distribute their open platform IP video management software to the security industry. The open platform allows best-of-breed solutions to 'video enable' business - reducing costs, optimizing processes, protecting assets and ultimately increasing value in your organization's products and services.

Milestone Systems' IP video management software is called XProtect™ and it is well known as the most stable and reliable in the market. The XProtect product series comprises a flexible, scalable, open platform that supports the widest choice in hardware: over 350 different models of network video cameras and encoders. The system runs on standard computer equipment via LAN, WAN or the internet.

"We are excited to represent Milestone, and we feel their market leading solutions combined with our product portfolio and expertise in the field of IP will reap benefits for our customers for years to come," said Brian James, Vice President, Northern Video Systems. "Our customers, and the IP market in general are clamoring for software solutions that truly meet the needs of an extended enterprise. With this partnership, Northern Video now offers our customer the best networking solutions for their customer's needs- the flexible open platform that allows easy integration with existing security systems."

Northern Video serves systems integrators and dealers in North America and will distribute Milestone's products through its headquarters in Rocklin, California, and distribution centers in Texas and New Jersey.

"Milestone Systems is delighted to bring Northern Video Systems on as a National Distributor of our XProtect product suite", said Eric Fullerton, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Milestone Systems, and continued "Feedback from our customers supports that Northern Video are a great conduit towards fulfilling the strong demand for open IP video management software and will be a strong partner for Milestone."

About Northern Video Systems

Since 1986, Northern Video Systems has been a leading distributor of security, network video and surveillance equipment. The company has built a foundation for sales, customer service and value added systems integration that is second to none in the high volume distribution market. As one of the fastest growing security providers in the country, Northern Video prides itself on its extreme commitment to the customer and its ability to deliver additional services such as system design and integration. Northern's ability to deliver the industry's most innovative products, at the most affordable prices, from one knowledgeable single source provider, gives their dealers the freedom of choice when building the right system for their clients. Northern Video Systems, Inc. headquarters are located at 3625 Cincinnati Ave., Rocklin, CA 95765. Phone (800) 366-4472; Please visit

About Milestone Systems

Milestone Systems is a global thought leader and developer of open platform IP video management software. The XProtect™ platform is easy to use, robust and proven in more than 35,000 customer installations around the world.

With support for the industry's widest choice in network hardware and seamless integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-of-breed solutions to "video enable" businesses, organizations and institutions - reducing costs, optimizing processes, and protecting assets. Milestone software is sold through authorized partners in 90 countries.

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