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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.