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Avigilon H.264 Analog Video Encoder Delivers the Most Cost-Effective Migration Path to High Definition Surveillance


Latest version of Avigilon’s award-winning analog video encoder facilitates efficient transition to IP-based surveillance while preserving legacy assets

Vancouver, Canada – July 18, 2011 – Avigilon, the performance and value leader in high definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance solutions, today announced the introduction of the Avigilon H.264 Analog Video Encoder, the latest version of its award-winning analog video encoder. Available in July, the Avigilon H.264 Analog Video Encoder offers customers the most cost-effective way to realize the benefits of HD surveillance while leveraging existing investments in legacy surveillance systems.

“Avigilon offers a complete and open surveillance solution designed specifically for high definition performance,” said Keith Marett, director of marketing and communications at Avigilon. “The Avigilon H.264 Analog Video Encoder is the latest addition to our overall solution that enables organizations to cost-effectively leverage their existing analog cameras as they transition over to HD surveillance for greater investigative success and enhanced overall security.”

Leveraging H.264 compression technologies, the new encoder minimizes bandwidth and storage requirements while capturing high quality surveillance footage for greater coverage and enhanced overall protection. ONVIF compliance provides interoperability in a wide range of network video management software platforms, including Avigilon Control Center.

A 4-port analog video encoder, the Avigilon H.264 Analog Video Encoder is designed to integrate legacy analog cameras into an HD IP surveillance system. Supporting NTSC and PAL video standards, the encoder includes an RS-485 interface for PTZ support, an external I/O interface for connecting alarms and relays, and four audio input and output jacks for enhanced communication. Encoding in full resolution up to 30 images per second per analog camera for improved image quality, the Avigilon H.264 Analog Video Encoder seamlessly integrates with Avigilon Control Center NVMS and High Definition NVRs using standard network equipment to create a network-based surveillance solution with unmatched performance, ease of use, and ease of installation.

About Avigilon
Avigilon designs, manufactures, and markets award-winning HD surveillance solutions. 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 HD Surveillance Company of the Year award in 2009, the Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation in 2010, and was ranked among the top five fastest growing technology companies in Canada in the 2010 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking. For further information, please visit