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Avigilon Appoints Chris Helin as Sales Director for US Midwest and Eastern Canada


Industry Veteran Hired to Meet Growing Demand for Award Winning HD and Megapixel Video Surveillance System

VANCOUVER, BC, November 11, 2008 – Avigilon today announced the appointment of Chris Helin as the company’s Sales Director for the US Midwest and Eastern Canada. Helin joins Avigilon from DVTel Inc., a network video software provider, where he served as the director of DVTel Canada, responsible for corporate accounts, dealer recruitment, and the operating budget. Prior to DVTel, Helin honed his vertical market expertise and technical skills in IP-based video surveillance at Vicon Industries. Helin has worked on numerous security projects with insurance, financial, retail, aviation, and gaming organizations.

“We’re extremely pleased that Chris will lead our sales efforts in the US Midwest and Eastern Canada,” said Dave Tynan, vice president of global sales and marketing at Avigilon. “Chris will leverage his market knowledge and technical expertise to help meet the growing demand for our award winning HD and megapixel video surveillance systems in these regions.”

Based in Minneapolis, Helin will manage all sales activities pertaining to the US Midwestern states and Eastern Canadian markets including Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. In addition to regularly supporting customers, integrators, manufacturer’s representatives and consultants throughout these territories, he will also act as a regular feedback loop from the field to the Avigilon head-office to help prioritize product development activities and new product features.

“I am very impressed with Avigilon’s end-to-end HD surveillance system, with its high quality megapixel cameras and the industry’s only network video management software designed specifically for megapixel performance,” said Helin. “I look forward to introducing this superior system to new customers in the Midwest and Eastern Canada.”

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Avigilon Control Center is the award winning high definition network video management software with High Definition Stream Management (HDSM) that delivers full situational awareness and detail, leading to faster response times, reduced investigation times, and superior overall protection. Offering the industry’s greatest choice in HD cameras from one to 16 megapixels, Avigilon Control Center is available as stand alone software or pre-installed and configured on Avigilon HD NVRs. Avigilon Control Center is a secure distributed network platform with enterprise class reliability for capturing, managing, and storing high definition surveillance video while efficiently managing bandwidth and storage.

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Avigilon is the performance and value leader in high definition and megapixel video surveillance systems. Avigilon’s high definition 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. For further information please visit