March 22, 2007 09:00 ET

Avigilon Performance Surveillance System Earns Top Rating from JP Freeman Labs

Industry Leading Security Research and Consulting Firm Gives Top Marks to Avigilon Solution for Delivering "The Highest Level of Performance in Terms of Image Quality, Security, and System Performance"

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 22, 2007) - Avigilon announced today that its Performance Surveillance System has received a top rating from JP Freeman Labs. Joe Freeman, an industry leading security researcher and consultant, performed a detailed technical audit of the Avigilon Performance Surveillance System and has given the Avigilon solution top ratings in terms of excellent image resolution, dynamic range, and the quality of stored, retrieved, and displayed images. The technical audit went on to rate the Avigilon solution a "superior candidate" for specialized security applications requiring precise video quality such as the protection of vital government infrastructure and high security applications in the commercial and institutional fields.

"The Freeman Labs testing rated the Avigilon family of camera products as excellent and at the highest level of performance in terms of image quality, security, and system performance," said Joe Freeman, President and CEO of JP Freeman Labs "As this new system becomes available throughout the high-end video surveillance marketplace, there is every chance that the combined feature set will establish new evidentiary performance standards for the industry."

"We are extremely pleased that our performance surveillance solution has received such high praise from an industry leading authority like Joe Freeman. JP Freeman Labs' technical audit and findings underscore what our partners and customers have been telling us - the Avigilon Performance Surveillance System is setting new standards for image quality in the surveillance industry," said Alexander Fernandes, President and CEO of Avigilon.

Key JP Freeman Labs Technical Audit Findings

The technical audit concluded that secure networking and lossless image storage technology is utilized such that the Avigilon product complies with emerging international image standards for evidentiary use. Avigilon system components and software assure that maximum video resolution is available from both live preview images as well as stored and playback video data.

Overall, JP Freeman Labs believes that the Avigilon Performance Surveillance System is a superior candidate for use in very specialized applications where the most precise video quality is required. This includes vital government infrastructure applications such as power, airports, ports, and high security applications in commercial and institutional fields.

The Avigilon Performance Surveillance System

Featuring high-sensitivity PoE cameras, ranging in resolution from
16 megapixels to VGA, and high-capacity recorders that capture and preserve surveillance evidence using RAW lossless compression, the Avigilon Performance Surveillance System has been designed end-to-end to ensure maximum imaging performance. Demonstrations of the Avigilon Performance Surveillance System will be available at ISC West booth #13133, March 28-30, 2007 in Las Vegas and at IFSEC booth #19185 in Birmingham, UK, May 21-24, 2007.

About Avigilon

Avigilon is the leading provider of performance surveillance systems. Avigilon's 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 performance surveillance systems that demanding security professionals rely on. For further information please visit avigilon.com.

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