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Avigilon Announces Avigilon Blue, a New Subscription-based Cloud Service Platform Powered by Microsoft Azure

09/19/2017

~Powerful new integrator cloud service platform for security and surveillance, set to help revolutionize the industry~ 

VANCOUVER, CANADA September 19, 2017 Avigilon Corporation (“Avigilon”) (TSX: AVO), provider of trusted security solutions, today announced it will preview Avigilon Blue, its new integrator cloud service platform, at ASIS 2017.

Avigilon Blue is a powerful cloud service platform for security and surveillance that is purpose-built for Avigilon partners and their customers (“Subscribers”). It will offer a new recurring monthly revenue model based on site subscriptions. Avigilon Blue will enable Subscribers to add new services as the platform expands, bringing additional value to their business. It will also allow partners to remotely support and service sites with fewer resources, enabling them to scale their business faster while providing even greater value to their customers. For Subscribers, Avigilon Blue will provide advanced cloud technology for easy and secure system access, smart notifications, system upgrades, and new services pushed directly from the cloud.

“We are introducing Avigilon Blue, our subscription-based cloud service platform for security and surveillance, to help revolutionize our industry and create a new recurring revenue business model for Avigilon and our partners,” said James Henderson, Avigilon’s Chief Operating Officer. “Collaborating with Microsoft allows us to use their trusted Microsoft Azure cloud platform to build a cutting-edge solution that provides inherent value to our customers.”  

Figure 1. Avigilon Blue integrator cloud service platform, featuring Avigilon Blue Connect device, Avigilon Blue browser interface and mobile app.

A New Level of Managed Services
With Avigilon Blue, partners will be able to deliver a new level of managed services with a platform that is straightforward and intuitive, whether they are an IT novice or an expert.  It will provide site analytics and automatic system health notifications, and enable remote monitoring as well as identification of system performance trends. Partners will be able to adjust camera settings and perform system upgrades from the cloud without having to deploy a technician. Users will be automatically notified of the latest updates, ensuring systems remain secure and current.

Advanced Video Analytics-Based Notifications
Harnessing patented Avigilon self-learning video analytics, Avigilon Blue will utilize real-time alarm notifications to bring attention to the events that matter most. The system integrates an on-premise Avigilon Blue Connect device that supports local storage as well as Avigilon and ONVIF compliant cameras, and sends critical events to the cloud for users to view and verify from their web-connected device.

Trusted and Secure Cloud Technology
Powered by Azure, Avigilon Blue will leverage cloud services that are built, deployed, and managed through a global network of trusted datacenters, providing customers with enterprise-grade security and global scale.

Rapid Innovation Deployed Through the Cloud
The launch of the Avigilon Blue platform will be a foundational step that will enable partners and their Subscribers to take advantage of Avigilon’s rapid innovation through an expanding selection of subscription service offerings, starting with video surveillance and advanced video analytics.

Avigilon Blue is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2018. 

For further benefits and features of Avigilon Blue, please visit http://avigilon.com/blue.

For more information on product availability, please contact http://avigilon.com/contact-sales/, or come see the product demonstration at ASIS 2017, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center stand 4056, in Dallas, Texas, September 26-28, 2017.

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 avigilon.com.

© 2017, Avigilon Corporation. All rights reserved. AVIGILON, the AVIGILON logo, and AVIGILON BLUE are trademarks of Avigilon Corporation. Other names or logos mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Investor Enquiries: 
Avigilon Investor Relations 
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Amy Day
Manager, Global Communications
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Forward-Looking Statements
Certain information and statements in this news release contain and constitute forward-looking information or forward-looking statements as defined under applicable securities laws (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). Forward-looking statements normally contain words like ‘believe’, ‘expect’, ‘anticipate’, ‘plan’, ‘intend’, ‘continue’, ‘estimate’, ‘may’, ‘will’, ‘should’, ‘ongoing’ and similar expressions, and within this news release include any statements (express or implied) respecting Avigilon’s future product plans, product availability, intended product functionality and suitability, future revenue streams, and continued expansion of Avigilon's addressable market.

Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, actions, or developments and are based on expectations, assumptions, and other factors that management currently believes are relevant, reasonable, and appropriate in the circumstances, including, without limitation, assumptions that Avigilon’s products will function as intended, will be free of unexpected defects, will be available when planned, will be suitable for the intended users, and that Avigilon will be able to attend and demonstrate the products at ASIS 2017.

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 www.sedar.com. 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.

Avigilon undertakes no obligation to reissue or update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information or events after the date hereof except as may be required by law. All forward-looking statements contained in this news release are qualified by this cautionary statement.