Milestone Systems opens new UK headquarters and system demonstration suite in Reading

VMS specialist Milestone Systems has opened a new UK and Ireland head office in Reading

VMS specialist Milestone Systems has opened a new UK and Ireland head office in Reading

Milestone Systems – the open platform company specialising in IP video management software (VMS) – recently played host to more than 100 of its UK partners, customers and key media representatives at the official opening of its new UK and Ireland headquarters located in Green Park, Reading.

“It’s great to celebrate this important stage in Milestone’s development here in the UK by moving into brand new offices on the M4 ‘Silicon Corridor’,” explained Chris Whitting, the company’s general manager for the UK and Ireland.

“This event marks the beginning of a significantly increased investment in supporting our partners in the UK and Ireland who’ve been conducting more business with us. All Milestone partners are welcome to use our state-of-art demonstration facilities to help train their people in our technologies and also demonstrate numerous security solutions to prospective customers.”

At the office opening, Thomas Lausten – Milestone’s vice-president for the EMEA region – and Whitting talked about the company’s ongoing strategy for accelerating growth in the region. Milestone is actively increasing its support for key distribution partners and creating initiatives to accelerate more growth for the partner ecosystem in this region.

Over 100 invited guests attended the office opening

Over 100 invited guests attended the office opening

The business is reporting “strong interest” for its Husky Series of pre-configured NVRs launched just a year ago. The Milestone Husky M10 is proving to be ideal for entry-level surveillance, while the Milestone Husky M30 is designed for meeting more comprehensive surveillance needs.

For its part, the Milestone Husky M50 is proving well suited to those firms looking for a more powerful all-in-one solution with access to more channels and storage.

In addition, Milestone has announced that its UK team has now recruited Peter Greener as channel business manager for the North of the UK. Greener was previously business development manager for IP CCTV at Norbain.

Milestone plans to recruit two additional members of staff for the UK and Ireland operation in the coming months.

Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems now operates as a stand-alone company in the Canon Group.

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