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Avigilon Joins ObjectVideo OV Ready Partner Network


Participation in the OV Ready Partner Network Enables Plug and Play for all ObjectVideo Supported Hardware, Delivering Faster Response Times by Combining ObjectVideo Analytics with Avigilon’s High Definition and Megapixel Video Surveillance System

Vancouver, BC – November 17, 2008 – Avigilon, a leading developer of high definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance systems, today announced that they have become a full member of the ObjectVideo® OV Ready Partner Network. Under the terms of the agreement, Avigilon has committed to adopting OV Ready – an XML-based intelligent video network protocol that standardizes video analytics rule, alert, and configuration communications. By adopting this industry-leading protocol, Avigilon has made it easy for customers to access video intelligence on HD footage captured by the Avigilon HD and megapixel video surveillance system.

“ObjectVideo’s intelligent video technology enables security professionals to improve the effectiveness of their surveillance systems and the more detailed the surveillance footage, the more effective is the investigation,” explained Dave Tynan, vice-president of sales and marketing at Avigilon. “By delivering superior HD surveillance video, Avigilon’s HD and megapixel video surveillance system, combined with ObjectVideo analytics, is a dynamic combination that delivers faster response times, reduced investigation times, and superior overall decision making.”

“As the intelligent video software leader, ObjectVideo has always put a high priority on innovating our robust detection capabilities and this is a strong point to this day,” said Bob Cutting, managing director of product management for ObjectVideo. “Now, when we combine ObjectVideo detection performance with Avigilon’s ability to manage, distribute, and display that data through its powerful network video management software, the user is presented with an end- to-end HD surveillance solution that is truly superior.”

OV Ready
Based on XML and open web services standards, OV Ready enables seamless interoperability between any ObjectVideo® OnBoard®-enabled device and any OV Ready-compliant system. Empowered by OV Ready, video management systems, physical security information management (PSIM) platforms, and other third party systems wanting to leverage ObjectVideo analytics are able to deliver universal compatibility with any ObjectVideo-enabled device to create rules and receive alerts. The result is a network of intelligent partner solutions that allows system integrators and end customers to pick and choose components that best meet business objectives, while seamlessly delivering powerful ObjectVideo capabilities.

Avigilon Control Center 3.8 with HDSM
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.

About ObjectVideo, Inc.
With more than 800,000 channels of video analytics sold worldwide, ObjectVideo® is the leading provider of intelligent video software. The company’s innovative products convert video to data in real-time through the detection, classification and tracking of relevant activities. With this technology, end users obtain vision-based business intelligence, improve surveillance effectiveness, manage building systems more accurately, and reduce loss in retail environments. ObjectVideo intelligent analytics are available to the market through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that embed ObjectVideo® OnBoard® processor-based technology into a wide variety of devices throughout the surveillance system. ObjectVideo’s partner network includes more than 50 manufacturers and technology providers. The company holds more than 55 patents and patents pending in the field of computer vision. For more information, please visit

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