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Avigilon Adds High Definition License Plate Recognition to Industry Leading Avigilon Control Center Surveillance System


High Definition License Plate Recognition module marks Avigilon's first video analytics offering

ATLANTA, GA (ASIS International 2008), September 15, 2008 - Today, Avigilon announced the release of Avigilon High Definition (HD) License Plate Recognition (LPR), a fully integrated optical character recognition module for the industry-leading Avigilon Control Center HD surveillance software, and the company's initial commercial foray into video analytics. Easy to install and use, Avigilon High Definition LPR delivers single and multi-lane license plate recognition from a single camera with HD accuracy over all conditions, 24 hours a day.

"Delivering superior image clarity, Avigilon High Definition LPR offers quick access to important data that can be filtered and managed in real-time for improved monitoring and superior overall character detection," explains Dave Tynan, vice-president of global sales at Avigilon. "As the first step in the roll-out of our video analytics offering, Avigilon High Definition LPR enables security professionals to leverage and analyze images for enhanced security."

Avigilon High Definition LPR delivers real-time, reliable, and superior image quality for near perfect rates of optical character recognition. Fully integrated within the Avigilon High Definition Control Center surveillance system, Avigilon HD LPR is simple to install and includes flexible post-incident search capabilities and on-screen and email alerts from imported watch lists to deliver a powerful and easy to use enterprise solution.

Avigilon will also release Avigilon HD LPR Capture Kits to help simplify setup, increase ease of use, and ensure high accuracy 24 x 7. Available for a wide range of distances, the HD LPR Capture Kits include adaptive IR illumination, a factory calibrated LPR camera, and advanced optical filters inside an integrated IP66 rated enclosure.

Avigilon High Definition LPR is a critical security tool available for use by law enforcement officials to keep roads safe and minimize criminal activity. Avigilon High Definition LPR also provides added security in parking lots and at border crossing checkpoints, and facilitates access control in secured parking facilities and gated communities for greater overall protection.

"By introducing License Plate Recognition as part of an enterprise address of video surveillance, Avigilon has brought the ability of all organizations to establish digital fences involving identification of vehicles," said Frost and Sullivan Industry Analyst Dilip Sarangan. "The value this represents can be afforded by a broad range of applications from secondary schools, to corporate campus, to first responder needs within municipalities."

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