Qual-Tron - Milestone Integration with BTX
Qual-Tron, Inc. (QTI) has teamed up with App-Techs to bring Milestone compatibility to their ground-based perimeter detection sensors.
QTI sensors are used by military, commercial and conservation organizations to monitor vehicle and foot traffic, detect perimeter breaches and trespassing, and protect natural resources from poachers and intruders.
BTX (Bridge to Milestone XProtect) - App-Techs' signature integration middleware - powers this integration solution.
BTX receives, filters, and transforms QTI sensor alerts and converts them into Milestone event and alarm records. With BTX, a tripped sensor in the field can be networked with your Milestone system to initiate a full range of safety responses in real-time.
QTI's Milestone integration capabilities include:
- Activate Smart Client matrix views
- Trigger PTZ commands (point cameras to the scene of a alarm)
- Geo-locate alarm source in real-time
- Notify field security personnel electronically
- Generate Milestone event and alarm records with video bookmarks
- Activate audio alarms, strobes, PA announcements, and other output devices
- Trigger Milestone user-defined events
- Monitor online/offline status and state-of-health
- Sync QTI sensors with other third-party systems
With BTX, you can integrate an unlimited number of QTI sensors with XProtect. Multiple MCBX receivers can connect to a single instance of BTX. With BTX, you can monitor all of your QTI sensors from a single Smart Client view.
QTI's integration with XProtect adds many commercial applications to its ground-based sensors. Sensors can be used to monitor & secure building and campus perimeters, protect critical infrastructure, detect trespassing and border breaches in remote areas or protected parks, and monitor road & trail traffic.
How It Works
App-Techs' BTX (Bridge to XProtect) software listens for incoming events and alarms from ground sensors reporting to an MCBX receiver via a serial port connection to a field workstation.
BTX receives the incoming alarm, decodes it, and then transforms, filters, and classifies the data into Milestone-ready event and alarm records.
BTX associates the processed records with user-designated cameras and other third-party devices.
The data is forwarded to XProtect.
XProtect generates live camera views, matrix displays, event & alarm records, electronic notifications, video bookmarks, and initiates user-defined events for any device associated with the processed QTI alarm record.