Avigilon Adds Intelligent Video Analytics to its Expanding Product Portfolio with the Introduction of the Rialto™ Analytics Appliances

High-performance analytics and high-definition imaging come together to provide increased protection

VANCOUVER, May 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Avigilon Corporation ("Avigilon" or the "Company") (TSX:AVO), a leading global provider of end-to-end security solutions, today announced the addition of the Rialto video analytics appliance family to its product portfolio. The Rialto appliances provide real-time event detection and verification, enabling users to proactively identify any unusual activity that occurs in a monitored scene and take immediate action as necessary. Users can effectively lower costs and increase efficiencies, reduce on-site theft and vandalism, and provide real-time crime prevention to secure assets with this technology.

Following Avigilon's recent acquisition of VideoIQ, Inc., this release marks the introduction of industry-leading video analytics to Avigilon's end-to-end security solution. The patented Rialto technology, when combined with high-definition video imaging, will provide users with superior perimeter surveillance to help protect property, assets and personnel. The flexibility and ease of installation offers a cost effective way for companies to integrate video analytics into their current analog or IP video surveillance system.

"We are truly excited to be introducing the Rialto analytics appliances to address customers' needs," said Ian Povey, Avigilon's director of product management and product marketing. "With a prominent team of analytics developers and a broad portfolio of intellectual property, we are readily integrating best-in-class video analytics technology into our award-winning, high-definition solutions. Additionally, our global sales team is well positioned to take this leading-edge technology to market with our vast network of over 2,000 partners and resellers."

The Rialto™ family of products is optimized by its "Teach-by-Example" functionality, which enables users to give feedback about the accuracy of various alarm events as they are generated. Rialto products are able to learn from this feedback and increase future accuracy, resulting in one of the lowest false alarm rates in the industry. This self-learning technology provides enhanced levels of protection, particularly suited for environments that require perimeter and intrusion theft protection, such as critical infrastructure and commercial installations.

Core features and benefits of the Rialto series include:

  • Self-learning analytics: Algorithm-based intelligence allows the system to recognize people and vehicles while ignoring irrelevant motion;
  • True object classification: The system classifies people and vehicles, while ignoring other objects that are unimportant to the scene;
  • High-definition analysis: Analysis of video up to 1080p resolution allows for more accurate identification of object features to help reduce false alarms;
  • Audio talk-down capabilities: Connects to external speakers for remote talk-down functionality to provide additional intrusion deterrence;
  • Instant notification: Real-time SMS or email notifications enhance on-site security and professional monitoring services;
  • Ease of installation: Plug-and-play setup means quicker installation and near-instant realization of the benefits of analytics technology;
  • Always-on technology: Video analytics are able to monitor an area 24/7, 365 days a year; and
  • Open platform: The system is designed to recognize third party analog and IP cameras.


The Products
The Rialto™ analytics appliances enable users to add intelligent video analytics and storage to their existing Avigilon or third-party video surveillance system. Rialto products are available in three models and are compatible with IP, analog or thermal cameras for maximum protection. For a full list of model features and benefits, please visit the analytics section of the Avigilon website.

Availability
Avigilon's new Rialto™ analytics appliances are available immediately to all partners worldwide. For product pricing or ordering information, please contact Avigilon's Customer Order Management team at orders@avigilon.com or find your local Avigilon sales representative.

About Avigilon

Avigilon Corporation is defining the future of protection through innovative end-to-end security solutions.  Avigilon's industry-leading HD network video management software, megapixel cameras, access control and video analytics products are reinventing the security market. Information about Avigilon can be found at avigilon.com.

AVIGILON is a registered and/or unregistered trademark of Avigilon Corporation in Canada and other jurisdictions worldwide. RIALTO is a trademark of VideoIQ, Inc. and is licensed by Avigilon Corporation. Other product names mentioned herein may be the registered and/or unregistered trademarks of their respective owners. ™ and ® are not used in association with each trademark in this document.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this news release, including all statements that are not historical facts, contain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements or information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate" or "believes" or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. With respect to forward-looking statements and information contained herein, we have made numerous assumptions. Although our management believes that the assumptions made and the expectations represented by such statement or information are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statement or information referenced herein will prove to be accurate. Forward-looking statements and information by their nature are based on assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statement or information. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among other things those risks identified in Avigilon's most recent Annual Information Form and prospectus, each of which is filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Although we have attempted to identify factors that would cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those disclosed in the forward-looking statements or information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Also, many of the factors are beyond the control of Avigilon. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. Avigilon undertakes no obligation to reissue or update any forward-looking statements or information as a result of new information or events after the date hereof except as may be required by law. All forward-looking statements and information herein are qualified by this cautionary statement. 

SOURCE: Avigilon Corporation

For further information:

Stephanie Von Zuben
Communications Specialist
(604) 629-5182
stephanie.vonzuben@avigilon.com


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