October 20, 2008 09:30 ET

Avigilon HD Surveillance System Helps Fairfield City School System Maintain Safe, Open Learning Environment for Students and Staff

Avigilon delivers breakthrough performance, affordability, and peace of mind

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 20, 2008) - Avigilon, a performance and value leader in high definition (HD) surveillance systems, today announced that the Fairfield City School System in Alabama has deployed the Avigilon HD surveillance system at Fairfield High Preparatory School to ensure a safe and secure learning environment for 2,700 students.

Fairfield Preparatory High replaced its VCR-based analog surveillance system with the Avigilon HD surveillance system, including 33 multi-megapixel HD IP cameras, five Avigilon Video Encoders to integrate existing analog cameras into the HD surveillance system, and the Avigilon Control Center network video management software to run the system. Avigilon's breakthrough performance, cost-effectiveness, and ease-of-use were key features for the school.

"Avigilon delivers a much stronger price/performance ratio than the competition," said Mike Gilmore, director of information technology for the Fairfield City School System. In fact, the Avigilon HD surveillance system is 45 percent less expensive than appliance-driven solutions and ten percent less than other server-based solutions and delivered much greater performance. "We have been so impressed with Avigilon's picture clarity, ease-of-use, and advanced functionality that we plan to install the Avigilon HD surveillance system at all our schools over the next few months."

"Avigilon's high performance and cost-efficient HD IP cameras combined with Avigilon Analog Video Encoders help schools like Fairfield High easily migrate to superior HD surveillance," said Dave Tynan, vice president of global sales and marketing at Avigilon. "We are proud to deliver an effective and affordable solution to help Fairfield High maintain a safe, open environment for students and staff."

The Avigilon High Definition Surveillance System

Featuring Avigilon Control Center, with High Definition Stream Management (HDSM), Avigilon high definition surveillance systems deliver full situation awareness and detail, leading to faster response times, reduced investigation times, and superior overall protection. Supporting the industry's widest selection of HD cameras from one megapixel to 16 megapixels, Avigilon Control Center is available as standalone 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 Avigilon

Avigilon is a 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 www.avigilon.com.

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