Leader in High-Definition Surveillance Systems Extends Award-Winning
Offering to Key New Market
VANCOUVER, Nov. 8, 2011 /CNW/ - Avigilon, a leader in high-definition
(HD) and megapixel video surveillance systems, today announced its
entry into the growing small business market with the introduction of
Avigilon Control Center Core.
Avigilon Control Center Core is a new entry-level version of the
company's award-winning network video management software, delivering
advanced high-definition surveillance capabilities, ease of use, and
superior image quality to small businesses.
According to statistics from the Small Business Administration (SBA,)
there are nearly 27.5 million small businesses in the United States
alone. These small businesses—including retailers, convenience stores,
and small office buildings—face security concerns similar to those of
larger companies but they are constrained by smaller budgets and a lack
of dedicated security staff. As a result, small businesses are
increasingly looking for affordable, easy-to-use HD surveillance
"With security a growing concern for many small businesses, we've seen
an increase in the number of customers who are looking for
cost-effective high-definition surveillance systems," said Alexander
Fernandes, President and CEO of Avigilon. "We developed Avigilon
Control Center Core to address the unique requirements of small
businesses while delivering the same superior image quality needed to
help ensure they obtain the best evidence."
Leveraging Avigilon's High-Definition Stream Management (HDSM)
technology to achieve the best possible image quality while using less
bandwidth and less powerful workstations for lower costs, Avigilon
Control Center Core delivers the following features and benefits:
A complete system for reviewing live and recorded HD images that
includes one Avigilon Network Video Recorder, Avigilon Control Center
Core software, and up to 16 Avigilon HD cameras.
Accommodates conventional and PTZ analog cameras, as well as a broad
range of third-party IP cameras and encoders, enabling a
budget-conscious migration to HD.
Simple and intuitive user interface for full control over surveillance
video playback to quickly retrieve evidence.
Robust searching enables quick and accurate navigation of large amounts
of recorded HD video with camera-specific event logs.
For the past four years, Avigilon has offered high-definition video
surveillance systems that provide the best image possible to large and
mid-sized companies around the world. Already, Avigilon's HD cameras,
network video management software, and video recorders are sold by over
800 dealers and employed at over 10,000 sites in 80 countries globally.
"Our expansion into the small business market will enable far more
customers to use our market-leading products and services, and help
fuel our company's growth," said Fernandes.
Industry analysts expect high-definition cameras to capture more and
more of the rapidly expanding global surveillance market. HD images are
significantly more detailed than the grainy images offered by many
competing analog-based surveillance solutions. They will increasingly
be used to detect and deter crimes, fight liability and negligence
lawsuits, monitor key assets such as manufacturing and production
lines, and aid in anti-terrorism efforts around the world.
In October 2011, Avigilon was ranked number four on the Deloitte
Technology Fast 500—a ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology,
media, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean technology
companies in North America.
Avigilon is a leader in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of
high-definition, network-based video surveillance systems and equipment
for the global security market. The Avigilon surveillance system has
been designed to provide high quality video capture, transmission,
recording, and playback. The components of the Avigilon system include
cameras, recording hardware, and software which may be sold separately
or in combination to provide customers with a customizable end-to-end
video surveillance solution.
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