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Avigilon Introduces its HDSM SmartCodec Technology for Bandwidth Management


~New technology dramatically reduces camera bandwidth, maintains exceptional image quality and lowers storage requirements~

VANCOUVER, Canada, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Avigilon Corporation ("Avigilon") (TSX: AVO), provider of trusted security solutions, today announced enhanced bandwidth efficiency to its camera lines with the introduction of HDSM SmartCodec technology.

HDSM SmartCodec technology automatically detects activity levels in multiple regions of a scene to optimize compression levels, and reduce bandwidth and storage consumption, all while maintaining high image detail of the areas that matter most. As a result, when activated HDSM SmartCodec technology can reduce bandwidth by up to 50 percent compared to standard H.264 compression.

"With HDSM SmartCodec technology, customers can significantly reduce bandwidth and storage needs, without sacrificing important image detail," said James Henderson, Avigilon's Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. "Combined with Avigilon Idle Scene Mode and patented High Definition Stream Management technologies, Avigilon provides exceptional bandwidth management across the entire system, from camera to server to client."

Figure 1. Avigilon H4A, H4 ES, H4 PTZ and H4 SL camera lines featuring HDSM SmartCodec technology

All new H4A, H4 ES, H4 PTZ and H4 SL cameras include HDSM SmartCodec technology, and a free firmware download is available for previously installed cameras. The remaining H4 camera lines will integrate HDSM SmartCodec technology over the coming months.

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About Avigilon
Avigilon Corporation provides trusted security solutions to the global market. Avigilon designs, develops, and manufactures video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras, and access control solutions. To learn more about Avigilon, visit

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Although management believes that the forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results could be substantially different due to the risks and uncertainties associated with and inherent to Avigilon's business, as more particularly described in the "Risk Factors" section of Avigilon's Annual Information Form dated February 28, 2017, which is available under Avigilon's profile on SEDAR at Material risks and uncertainties applicable to the forward-looking statements set out herein include, but are not limited to, unforeseen events, developments or factors causing any of the aforesaid expectations, assumptions, and other factors ultimately being inaccurate or irrelevant. Although Avigilon has attempted to identify factors that may cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those disclosed in the forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, predicted, estimated or intended. Also, many of the factors are beyond the control of Avigilon. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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SOURCE Avigilon Corporation