Acquires leader in real-time intelligent video analytics solutions
VANCOUVER, Jan. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Avigilon Corporation ("Avigilon" or "the Company") (TSX: AVO), a leader in high-definition (HD) surveillance solutions, today announced it has completed the previously announced acquisition of VideoIQ, Inc. ("VideoIQ") for cash consideration of US$32 million.
VideoIQ's real-time intelligent video analytics solution complements Avigilon's innovative line of video surveillance products and provides the Company with a commercially proven analytics technology, one of the leading analytics development teams in the industry, and a deep portfolio of video analytics intellectual property including 40 issued and pending patents internationally. Avigilon plans to introduce VideoIQ's existing products into its established global distribution channels in the near term and, over time, to integrate VideoIQ's technology into the Avigilon system.
"VideoIQ is a great strategic fit and we welcome their talented team to Avigilon," said Alexander Fernandes, president and CEO of Avigilon. "We look forward to working together on innovative solutions that set the standard for intelligent video surveillance."
Headquartered in Billerica, MA, VideoIQ has approximately 30 employees and had annual revenue of approximately $111 million in 2013.
Avigilon (TSX: AVO) is defining the future of protection through innovative high-definition surveillance solutions. Delivering the world's best image quality, our industry-leading HD network video management software and megapixel cameras are reinventing surveillance. Information about Avigilon can be found at avigilon.com.
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1 Unaudited results for the year ended December 31, 2013.
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Stephanie Von Zuben, Avigilon Corporation
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