XProtect Smart Wall is an optional add-on license for XProtect Corporate 3.0 to 2013 R2, and XProtect Expert 2014 and newer versions of XProtect Expert. XProtect Smart Wall is included in XProtect Corporate Base License (XPCOBL) as of version 2014. The XPSWBL is linked to a specific XProtect Corporate or XProtect Expert system’s Base License and gives the right to run unlimited XProtect Smart Walls, displays and camera streams under that Base License.
XProtect Smart Wall is a video wall solution that provides visual coordination and decision support to operators working in response centers and control rooms. The tight integration with the XProtect® Smart Client makes XProtect Smart Wall an efficient collaborative canvas for gaining situational overview, assessing incidents and coordinating response activities. It supports any number or combination of monitors and runs on standard servers and displays, enabling flexible and cost-efficient installations.
Milestone Care Options
The XProtect Add-on product will be covered by the Milestone Care service level of the underlying VMS or NVR product without separate charge.
There are several license types in the XProtect licensing system.
As a minimum, you have a base license for one of the XProtect VMS products. You may also have one or more base licenses for XProtect add-on products.
As a minimum, you have several device licenses. Generally, you need one device license per hardware device with a camera that you want to add to your system. But this can differ from one hardware device to another and depending on the hardware device being a Milestone supported hardware device or not. For more information, see Supported hardware devices and Unsupported hardware devices.
If you want to use the video push feature in XProtect Mobile, you also need one device license per mobile device or tablet that should be able to push video to your system.
Device licenses are not required for speakers, microphones, or input and output devices attached to your cameras.
Generally, you need one device license per hardware device with a camera that you want to add to your system. But a few supported hardware devices require more than one device license. You can see how many device licenses your hardware devices require, in the list of supported hardware on the Milestone website (https://www.milestonesys.com/supported-devices/).
For video encoders with up to 16 channels, you need only one device license per video encoder IP address. A video encoder can have one or more IP addresses.
However, if the video encoder has more than 16 channels, one device license per activated camera on the video encoder is required - also for the first 16 activated cameras.
An unsupported hardware device requires one device license per activated camera using a video channel.
Unsupported hardware devices do not appear in the list of supported hardware on the Milestone website (https://www.milestonesys.com/supported-devices/).
Camera licenses for Milestone Interconnect™
To run Milestone Interconnect, you need Milestone Interconnect camera licenses on your central site to view video from hardware devices on remote sites. The number of required Milestone Interconnect camera licenses depends on the number of hardware devices on the remote sites that you want to receive data from. Only XProtect Corporate can act as a central site.
Licenses for add-on products
Most XProtect add-on products require additional license types. The software license file also includes information about your licenses for add-on products. Some add-on products have their own separate software license files. You can find more information about add-on product licenses here:
- XProtect Access (see XProtect Access licenses)
- XProtect LPR (see XProtect LPR licenses)
- XProtect Transact (see Before you start)
XProtect Smart Wall requires the following video wall-related licenses:
- A base license for XProtect Smart Wall that covers an unrestricted number of monitors displaying video on a video wall
Use of XProtect Smart Wall is only supported in these products:
XProtect Corporate - a base license for XProtect Smart Wall is included in the base license
XProtect Expert - purchase a base license for XProtect Smart Wall separately
After installation, the surveillance system runs on licenses that need to be activated before a certain period ends. This is the grace period. Once the installation is complete, you can get an overview of your licenses for all installations with this SLC on the Management ClientBasics > License Information page.
Milestone recommends that you activate your licenses before you make the final adjustments. If you do not activate your licenses before the grace period expires, all recording servers and cameras without activated licenses stop sending data to the surveillance system.
To activate your licenses:
For online activation, log in to the Software Registration page with your My Milestone account on the Milestone website (https://online.milestonesys.com/)
- For offline activation, you must export a license request (.lrq) file in the Management Client and then log in to the Software Registration page and upload the .lrq file
Once you have uploaded the .lrq file, Milestone emails you an activated .lic file for import