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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2010/11/22 - Avigilon recognized for growth, leadership, innovation, and its contribution to British Columbia’s growing export economy. TSX: AVO NYSE: MSI
Avigilon, the performance and value leader in high definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance systems, today announced that it has been named Best New Exporter in the 2010 BC Export Awards. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Investment and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), the BC Export Awards recognize the valuable role exporters, such as Avigilon, play in the BC Economy.
“The nominees and winners this year have all demonstrated the leadership and innovation that drives BC’s export industry. Despite continued economic challenges, they continue to grow their businesses and have helped our province achieve impressive export numbers,” said Craig Williams, vice president BC Division, CME. “It is important that we continue to recognize their achievements and the important role they play in the success of our economy.”
The BC Export award is the fourth award that Avigilon has received in 2010, recognizing the company’s impressive growth. This year alone, Avigilon was also named one of the top five fastest growing technology companies in Canada in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50; earned a spot on Red Herring’s North America 100 list, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures in North America; and was also named BCTIA’s “Emerging Company of the Year.”
“With triple-digit revenue growth and numerous business and technology awards, 2010 has been a banner year for Avigilon,” said Alexander Fernandes, president and CEO of Avigilon. “We are excited to be recognized for our contributions to BC’s thriving export economy.”
About the BC Export Awards
The BC Export Awards (bcexportawards.com) is the oldest of its kind in Canada, and celebrates the valuable role that the export industry plays in the B.C. economy. The awards are co-hosted annually by CME and the Provincial Government of B.C. They are open to all B.C. companies that have been exporting a product or service for two or more years. Companies are either nominated or self apply for the awards. The Top 25 firms are chosen by an independent panel of judges, selected by the co-hosts and the sponsors for their background, experience and objectivity. There were more than 400 nominations and over 200 applications received for the 2010 Awards. Since inception in 1982, the B.C. Export Awards has recognized the achievements of more than 310 BC exporters.
Avigilon (avigilon.com) 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 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.