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Control Center Software Receives Lenel Factory Certification


Avigilon becomes member of Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program, developing certified integration between the company’s high definition surveillance system and Lenel’s industry leading access control systems

VANCOUVER, BC – February 26, 2009 – Avigilon announced that the company’s Control Center software received Lenel factory certification for their interface to the OnGuard solution by Lenel. Now a member of the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program, Avigilon is able to offer its customers integration between Avigilon’s HD and megapixel video surveillance systems and the OnGuard solution. OnGuard delivers access control, ID credential issuance and management, alarm monitoring, digital video surveillance and management, real-time digital video content analysis, intelligent audio, integration of biometric technologies, intrusion detection, visitor management, and smart card functionality.

“Avigilon’s HD surveillance system is rapidly gaining market momentum by delivering excellent video performance and overall forensic detail,” said Dave Tynan, vice-president of global sales at Avigilon. “By integrating our solution with leading open design access control systems, such as Lenel OnGuard, Avigilon is helping to deliver on its promise to provide the industry with the most effective access control platform, incorporating HD video, and with minimum retraining of security personnel.”

Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP)

The Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program is open to any manufacturer interested in developing a software interface to OnGuard. Member organizations develop interfaces based on the OnGuard API family. Lenel factory certifies interfaces to validate to the market that program companies have developed legitimate, supportable interfaces which do not degrade OnGuard functionality. The program was developed in the spirit of open architecture and Lenel’s commitment to providing an industry-leading security platform.

“Avigilon has completed required factory testing at Lenel to validate the functionality of its interface to OnGuard. We look forward to their continued involvement in the Lenel OpenAccess Alliance Program,” said Raffaele Ceravolo, director of strategic alliances for Lenel.

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 superb overall protection. Offering a wide variety of 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 Lenel
Lenel is part of UTC Fire & Security, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) business unit. Lenel is a global leader in development and delivery of scalable, integrated systems for the commercial security market, with over 17,000 system implementations in more than 90 countries. Lenel is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., with sales and support coverage in all major world markets. More information about Lenel and UTC Fire & Security can be found on their Web sites at and

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