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Avigilon Hires Vice President of Engineering to Accelerate the Growth of R&D


Avigilon Hires Vice President of Engineering to Accelerate the Growth of R&D

Leader in high-definition surveillance appoints industry-veteran Danny Kam to new role

VANCOUVER, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Avigilon (TSX: AVO), a leader in high-definition (HD and megapixel video surveillance solutions, today announced the appointment of Danny Kam to the role of vice president of engineering. In this position, he will ensure the successful execution of the product roadmap, and be responsible for the overall management and growth of the engineering organization.

"We're always looking to bring on top talent to complement our strong engineering team," said Alexander Fernandes, president and CEO of Avigilon. "With Danny Kam's successful track record of growing and managing engineering organizations, we will be able to bring our innovative high-definition video surveillance products to market faster."

Based in Vancouver, B.C., Mr. Kam will report to Alexander Fernandes, president and CEO.

Danny Kam, vice president of engineering With more than 20 years of engineering and management experience, Danny Kam will be responsible for overseeing and expanding the software and hardware engineering teams. As the senior director and site manager at Redback Networks Vancouver branch, Mr. Kam successfully grew the engineering organization from 60 engineers to over 200. In 2006, Ericsson acquired Redback Networks for $2.1 billion USD. In addition to his senior management roles with Ericsson and Redback Networks, Mr. Kam has also held management positions at Nortel Networks, Applied Digital Access / MPR Teltech and Bell Northern Research.

About Avigilon Avigilon (TSX: AVO) is defining the future of protection through innovative high-definition surveillance solutions. Delivering the world's best image quality, our industry-leading HD network video management software and megapixel cameras are reinventing surveillance. Information about Avigilon can be found at www.avigilon.com.

Press contact: Angela St-Amour Communications Manager (604) 630-3410 angela.stamour@avigilon.com

SOURCE: Avigilon Corporation

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CO: Avigilon Corporation ST: British Columbia NI: CPR ELE 2575 WNEWS

-0- Jan/09/2013 14:00 GMT

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