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Avigilon Appoints New Sales Director for Middle East

01/10/2010

Hadi Rayess hired to meet growing demand for Avigilon HD Surveillance System

VANCOUVER, CANADA – January 5, 2010 – Avigilon today announced the appointment of Hadi Rayess as the company’s sales director for the Middle East. Rayess will be responsible for meeting the growing market demand for Avigilon’s award winning high definition (HD) surveillance solutions in the region.

Rayess joins Avigilon from i3DVR, a Canadian enterprise video surveillance provider, where he managed the Middle East and South East USA territories for seven years. While at i3DVR, Rayess built the company’s Middle Eastern business from the ground up and developed a distribution network across the region. Prior to i3DVR, Rayess was the sales manager for digital imaging solutions at Agfa Geavart in the Middle East. Rayess has a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Computer and Engineering College in Beirut, Lebanon.

“The HD surveillance market in the Middle East continues to grow at a rapid pace, along with the demand for the Avigilon HD Surveillance system,” said Dave Tynan, vice president of global sales and marketing at Avigilon. “With fourteen years of experience and strong industry connections, Hadi is well positioned to boost Avigilon’s market presence and meet the needs of our growing customer base in the region.”

Rayess will manage all sales activities pertaining to Middle Eastern markets. Rayess will manage customer, integrator, and consultant relationships by providing technical expertise and onsite support, and will provide end-user feedback to Avigilon to help implement product enhancements and new product releases.

“Avigilon delivers the industry’s only end-to-end surveillance system designed specifically for high definition performance, providing the image quality and management tools needed to make positive identifications,” said Rayess. “I look forward to growing Avigilon’s market presence and fulfilling customer needs across the Middle East.”

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 on which demanding security professionals rely. For further information please visit www.avigilon.com.