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Avigilon Named "Company of the Year" by BCTIA

Monday, June 18, 2012

Avigilon Named "Company of the Year" by BCTIA16:20 EDT Monday, June 18, 2012Innovator of high-definition video surveillance solutions recognized as leader in the technology industry for superior business development and profitable growthVANCOUVER, June 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Avigilon (TSX: AVO), a leader in high-definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance solutions, has earned the "Company of the Year" award from the British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BCTIA). Awarded on June 14, 2012, the Technology Impact Awards (TIAs) received a record number of applications from technology companies of all sizes from various sectors. The TIAs celebrate the achievements and success of companies, people and innovation that continue to put British Columbia's technology on the map."Congratulations to Avigilon on their tremendous success over the past year.  Avigilon is already one of the fastest growing technology companies in Canada and a key part of our vibrant tech community in BC," said Bill Tam, president and CEO at BCTIA.In 2011, Avigilon was ranked the fastest growing software company in North America on the Deloitte Fast500™. In addition to record revenues, innovative product launches and hiring around the world, the year also marked Avigilon becoming a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange under ticker symbol 'AVO.'"We are honored to be recognized as the Company of the Year among such high caliber finalists. Receiving this award validates the dedication and outstanding work of our team and partner network," said Alexander Fernandes, president and chief executive officer at Avigilon. "As a technology leader we are committed to continue growing and delivering innovative solutions for our customers worldwide."About the Technology Impact AwardsFounded in 1994 by the BCTIA, the Technology Impact Awards celebrate the successes of our industry and the companies, people and innovation that continue to put British Columbia on the map.Every year, submissions are received from companies of all sizes and sectors from across the province. About the BCTIAThe BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) is an industry-funded organization committed to growing British Columbia's technology industry. As the Voice for Technology, the BCTIA has members across the province and includes technology and professional services companies of all sizes and from every sector. The BCTIA offers programs and services that connect people, generate new ideas, and help companies grow. These include the Technology Impact Awards (TIAs), where excellence in innovation is celebrated, Peer2Peer groups, where members connect to learn, and Centre4Growth, where tech entrepreneurs connect with seasoned coaches to help guide them to the next level. www.bctia.orgAbout AvigilonAvigilon (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.For further information: Angela St-Amour Communications Manager (604) 630-3410 angela.stamour@avigilon.com