Seagate and Avigilon Deliver Breakthrough High Definition Enterprise Class IP Video Surveillance Systems

    Seagate Barracuda ES Series hard drives selected by Avigilon for their
    industry leading speed, capacity and reliability.

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 11 /CNW/ -- Seagate Technology (NYSE:   STX),
provider of the broadest portfolio of hard drives for video surveillance
applications, today announced that the company has joined with Avigilon, the
leading provider of high definition surveillance systems, to deliver a
breakthrough in high definition surveillance systems to protect people and
property. Seagate Barracuda(R) ES Series hard drives will be used exclusively
in Avigilon's High Definition Surveillance Systems due to the drives' industry
leading performance, capacity and reliability, which are required for
intensive 24x7 high definition enterprise class IP video surveillance. The
Barracuda ES Series hard drives are highly scalable, with capacities ranging
from 250GB to 1TB, with the performance benefits of the SATA interface.
    The Avigilon High Definition Surveillance System delivers the image
quality necessary to effectively protect the public and ensure the security of
airports, seaports, borders and train stations. These high-performance, high-
capacity systems protect vital assets for the military, law enforcement,
financial institutions, casinos, warehouses, transportation, and critical
infrastructure such as nuclear and petrochemical plants. With the Barracuda ES
hard drive, a single 16-megapixel Avigilon camera can take the place of 50
conventional surveillance cameras. Additionally, the combination of Avigilon's
multi-megapixel IP cameras, their high definition network video recorders and
Barracuda ES Series hard drives dramatically decreases the amount of equipment
required for a surveillance project, reducing installation and maintenance
    "Our goal is to provide our customers and partners with state of the art
storage solutions to enable best-in-class Surveillance systems," said Marc
Jourlait, vice president Global Marketing at Seagate. "The critical nature of
Avigilon's systems dictates a hard drive designed to provide speed, capacity
and reliability required for recording intensive 24x7 enterprise video IP
surveillance and the Barracuda ES is the perfect solution."
    "The role Seagate drives play in the total value of the High Definition
Surveillance System cannot be overstated," said Pierre Parkinson, vice
president of Marketing and Business Development for Avigilon. "Our system is
really a chain of technologies, and any weak link in that chain irreparably
damages the data our customers are collecting. Seagate HDDs are a critical
component because they are fast, provide sufficient capacity, and deliver the
reliability required for protecting critical assets and infrastructure."
    To date, every Avigilon High Definition Surveillance System has shipped
with Seagate drives. To ensure sufficient recording time is possible, the
drives are configured in fail-safe, industry-standard arrays, which ensure
large volumes of data can be recorded and that the recordings are safe in the
event of a hard drive failure. The Barracuda ES hard drive has industry-
leading capacity, reliability and enterprise features demanded by capacity-
intensive 24x7 applications like enterprise IP video surveillance. The
Barracuda ES hard drive provides ideal SATA storage for multi-drive enterprise
network surveillance applications where storage system redundancy is often
    About Seagate
    Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing
of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of applications,
including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and
Branded Solutions. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership
and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and
quality to its global customers, and to be the low cost producer in all
markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing award-
winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing
demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at
    About Avigilon
    Avigilon is the leading provider of high definition surveillance systems.
Avigilon's surveillance systems offer a breakthrough in imaging performance
which is required for the protection of the public, critical assets and
infrastructure. Avigilon's exceptionally strong commitment to research and
development ensures that it will continue to be the leader in supplying high
definition surveillance systems that demanding security professionals rely on.
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    Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks
of Seagate Technology LLC. Barracuda ES is either a trademark or registered
trademark of Seagate Technology LLC. All other trademarks are the property of
their respective owners. One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes when
referring to hard drive capacity. One terabyte, or TB, equals 1,000 gigabytes
when referring to hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary depending
on operating environment and formatting. Quantitative usage examples for
various applications are for illustrative purposes. Actual quantities will
vary based on various factors, including file size, file format, features and
application software.

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For further information: Colleen Rodriguez, +1-831-439-2499,, or Woody Monroy, +1-831-439-2838,, both of Seagate Web Site:   

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