Tech Data Beefs Up Physical Security

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The distributor has added Milestone's IP video management software to its catalog.

IT products distributor Tech Data Corp. said it plans to expand its Physical Security Specialized Business Unit product portfolio to include Milestone Systems technology.

The Clearwater, Fla.-based distributor said it will now offer Milestone's IP video management software, part of the XPprotect line of video capture, management and storage software solutions for small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs) and large enterprises.

Milestone's XProtect software is built on an open architecture, the company said, providing VARs with the ability to design solutions that make use of cameras, video decoders and storage solutions from a variety of manufacturers.

"Businesses of all sizes are replacing traditional analog security systems with IP-enabled physical security solutions that provide greater functionality and higher returns on investment," said Chuck Bartlett, Tech Data's vice president for Networking Product Marketing, in a statement. Barlett added that the Milestone product complements Tech Data's existing line of network infrastructure, cameras, DVRs and other physical security products.

Tech Data's Physical Security Unit will offer a range of Milestone's products designed to fit into different sized IT environments.

In addition, resellers can leverage the XProtect line to deploy large enterprise-class solution spread across multiple sites and severs supporting thousands of cameras or an SMB implementation with a single server managing less than 25 cameras.

Tech Data also will distribute XProtect Transact and Retail, and XProtect Central, add-on solutions that link video recordings with point of sale transaction data.

Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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