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Avigilon Expands EMEA Sales Team to Meet Escalating Global Demand for Avigilon HD Surveillance System

08/31/2010

Nicolas Cronier will oversee sales and manage customer relationships as new sales director for France, Belgium, and Luxembourg

Vancouver, Canada – August 31, 2010 – Avigilon today announced the appointment of Nicolas Cronier as the company’s sales director for France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. In rapid expansion mode to meet worldwide demand for the Avigilon award-winning high definition (HD) surveillance system, Avigilon engaged Cronier to oversee all sales activities and manage customer relationships in the region.

Cronier joins Avigilon from NICE Systems Ltd., a provider of intent-based analytics applications and services, where he served as the sales manager for France and led the company’s success in the transportation, critical infrastructure, casino, and public sector markets. While at NICE Systems, one of Cronier’s flagship accounts was the Eifel tower, a project that involved more than 200 video channels combined with analytics software. Prior to NICE Systems Ltd., Cronier was responsible for establishing an office in France for PRIMION and growing market share for NEDAP, both access control equipment manufacturers.

“Worldwide demand for our award winning HD and megapixel video surveillance systems continues to grow rapidly, and we are committed to delivering superior customer service across the globe to meet our customers’ needs,” said Dave Tynan, vice president of global sales and marketing at Avigilon. “With an in-depth knowledge of the market and a strong technical background, Nicolas will play a key role in meeting the needs of our expanding customer base in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg.”

Based in Paris, France, Cronier will oversee all sales activities pertaining to France, Belgium, and Luxembourg and will manage customer, integrator, and consultant relationships by providing technical expertise and onsite support.

“As the world’s first open HD Network Video Management Software platform, the Avigilon HD Surveillance System protects and monitors thousands of customer sites in more than 60 countries around the world,” said Nicolas Cronier. “I am excited to offer customers in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg a surveillance solution that delivers indisputable video evidence for reduced investigation times and greater success.”

Avigilon Control Center Network Video Management Software
The award-winning, enterprise-class NVMS platform, Avigilon Control Center was engineered from the ground up to intelligently manage HD video, delivering both situational awareness and complete image detail. Avigilon Control Center captures, transmits, manages, stores, archives, plays back, and exports HD video while efficiently handling bandwidth and storage. Avigilon Control Center’s modular, open architecture allows system designers to integrate Avigilon solutions with existing assets including analog and IP cameras, access control and other intrusion systems.

About Avigilon
Avigilon designs, manufactures, and markets award-winning HD surveillance systems. The performance and value leader, Avigilon’s solutions protect and monitor thousands of customer sites in more than 60 countries around the world. Avigilon Control Center, the world’s first open HD Network Video Management Software platform, and megapixel cameras deliver full situational awareness and actionable image detail. Campuses, transportation systems, healthcare providers, public venues, infrastructure, and manufacturing sites with security, safety validation, and compliance requirements all benefit from reduced investigation time and more successful investigations by immediately producing indisputable video evidence. Avigilon earned Frost & Sullivan’s Company of the Year award in 2009 and the Frost & Sullivan Global Video Surveillance New Product Innovation of the Year award in 2010. For further information, please visit www.avigilon.com.