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Avigilon Joins the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF)

05/11/2009

Leading high definition surveillance solution provider joins Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF), expanding support for third party IP cameras as part of commitment to delivering an open and integrated solution

BIRMINGHAM, UK (IFSEC 2009) – May 11, 2009 – Avigilon today announced that the company has joined the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) enabling the integration of ONVIF standards-compliant IP cameras with Avigilon’s award winning Control Center High Definition surveillance software. Established in 2008 by Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems, and Sony Corporation, ONVIF is a global and open industry forum that is committed to the adoption of network video in the security market. The ONVIF specification defines a common protocol for the exchange of information between network video devices including automatic device discovery, video streaming, and intelligence metadata.

“Developing IP camera standards is important to the continued expansion of the IP video surveillance market and is also an important part of ensuring our customer’s ability to implement comprehensive security solutions,” said Dave Tynan, vice-president of global sales at Avigilon. “We are committed to joining standards organizations such as ONVIF to ensure that our HD and megapixel video surveillance system continues to lead the industry with support for a broad list of leading IP surveillance cameras.”

Avigilon Control Center with HDSM

Avigilon Control Center is the award winning HD 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. Avigilon Control Center is available as stand alone software or pre-installed and configured on Avigilon HD NVRs. Avigilon Control Center is a secure and reliable open enterprise class network video management platform for capturing, managing, and storing high definition surveillance video while efficiently managing bandwidth and storage. Providing the industry with a complete HD and megapixel surveillance system, Avigilon offers the industry’s greatest choice in HD cameras from one to 16 megapixels.

About ONVIF

Established in 2008 by Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems, and Sony Corporation, ONVIF is a global and open industry forum that is committed to the adoption of network video in the security market. ONVIF’s mission is to facilitate the development and use of a global open standard for the interface of network video products. ONVIF membership is open to manufacturers, software developers, consultants, system integrators, end-users, and other interest groups that wish to participate in the activities of ONVIF.

About Avigilon
The performance and value leader in high definition and megapixel video surveillance systems, Avigilon was honored by Frost & Sullivan with the 2009 Best Practices Award as the HD Surveillance Company of the Year. Avigilon’s HD 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 www.avigilon.com.