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Avigilon Delivers Price/Performance Breakthrough on HD Surveillance Cameras and Analog Video Encoders


New low cost HD cameras and analog video encoders offer the most cost efficient path to migrate from analog video to the superior protection of HD surveillance

LAS VEGAS, NV (ISC WEST) – April 2, 2008 – Avigilon has further consolidated its position as the leading provider of high definition surveillance systems by delivering a simple, cost efficient, path for migrating from analog to the better protection of HD surveillance. With the release of four new HD IP surveillance cameras that deliver breakthrough performance for the same cost as analog cameras and the Avigilon Analog Video Encoder it is now possible to migrate to HD surveillance while leveraging existing analog camera investments.

"The future of surveillance is IP-based HD – analog and standard IP cameras just don't deliver the image quality today's users demand," said Jean-Pierre (JP) Forest, director of security solutions at Avigilon. "With our new line of low cost HD cameras and analog video encoders, users can install HD IP cameras in all new locations and still use their existing analog cameras, making it easy and cost efficient to future proof their existing surveillance infrastructure. It just doesn't make sense to buy more analog cameras when you can get the better protection of HD cameras for the same price."

Avigilon's four new HD IP cameras are available in one megapixel (720p), two megapixels (1080p), three megapixels, and five megapixels and can automatically adjust iris and exposure to capture high quality detailed images making it possible to reduce the total number of cameras required. With built in support for High Definition Stream Management (HDSM), Avigilon's four new cameras are able to leverage Avigilon Control Center's Progressive Lossless Compression to deliver the lowest bandwidth and longest record times of any high definition surveillance cameras while preserving image quality. The new HD IP cameras also offer Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) to reduce installation costs and Alarm Input and Outputs to easily integrate into current alarm systems for further performance and cost gains.

The Avigilon Analog Video Encoder also supports HDSM and supports four NTSC or PAL channels, mechanical PTZ, is rack-mountable, and leverages Avigilon Control Center's Progressive Lossless Compression. The Avigilon Analog Video Encoder easily integrates legacy analog cameras into HD surveillance systems, dramatically enhancing the image quality of existing analog cameras.

About Avigilon
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