The Avigilon solution helps law enforcement and security personnel manage situations by providing HD video in real time Avigilon, a leading global provider of end-to-end security solutions, recently announced that the University of Tennessee (UT) has deployed the Avigilon end-to-end solution to safeguard its students, employees and guests, as well as to enhance security across its campus. Real-time HD video One of the oldest public universities in the United States, UT is located adjacent to downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. It has more than 27,500 graduate and undergraduate students with an expansive campus that spans 550 acres. UT has 230 buildings, including Neyland Stadium, which is one of the largest college football stadiums in the United States and is home to the Tennessee Volunteers (Vols). The Avigilon solution helps law enforcement and security personnel manage situations by providing high definition video in real time. "The University of Tennessee is committed to keeping its campus as safe as possible and the Avigilon solution is an important part of our day-to-day security procedures and our emergency management plan," said Brian Browning, UT's Director of Administrative and Support Services. "We invest in only the best technology across campus. With the new school year underway and the Vols' first game around the corner, we look forward to the enhanced security this solution provides." Campus safety On football game days, the University of Tennessee hosts up to 130,000 fans on campus. Game day festivities include the Vol Walk, a tradition that allows fans to welcome coaches and players as they enter the stadium. Throughout each game, law enforcement personnel can monitor activities and provide the logistical security needed to host large crowds. Security personnel also monitor the interior and exterior of the stadium before, during and after each game. "Campus safety and security is critically important today, particularly for large universities responsible for thousands of students and faculty each day," said Avigilon's Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Bryan Schmode. "The University of Tennessee's innovative practices and technology make them a leader in the security space. We are proud that the university is one of Avigilon's largest university partners." Avigilon and the University of Tennessee collaborated on a video case study highlighting the Avigilon solution and its successful installation at the campus.
Avigilon’s Chief Technology Officer and Senior VP, Dr. Mahesh Saptharishi will continue to lead the engineering team Avigilon Corporation (“Avigilon”), a leading global provider of end-to-end security solutions, recently announced that Danny Kam has resigned as its Executive Vice President of Engineering to pursue personal endeavours. Avigilon’s Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Dr. Mahesh Saptharishi, will continue to lead the engineering team, as well as Avigilon’s recently-announced Centers of Excellence initiative. “We thank Danny for his contributions to Avigilon and wish him the best in the future,” said Avigilon’s Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Alexander Fernandes. “Under Mahesh’s leadership, our engineering team will continue to thrive; Mahesh is a proven leader and innovator focused on solving the problems that matter most to our customers. I’m confident that Avigilon will continue to lead the industry as the world’s most trusted business intelligence and security solutions company.” “I am very appreciative of the Executive team, in particular, Alexander Fernandes and Bryan Schmode (Avigilon’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President), for the opportunity they've provided me to work with our product development teams. I’m very proud of Avigilon’s accomplishments and look forward to the company’s continued success,” said Mr. Kam. “It’s been a privilege to be part of Avigilon’s industry-leading engineering team, where I’ve worked with the industry’s best and brightest people. I wish Avigilon nothing but the best for the future.”
The project will add more than 200 Avigilon HD cameras to the facility including its software Avigilon Corporation (“Avigilon”), a leading global provider of end-to-end security solutions, announced that the University of Phoenix Stadium, home to the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, AZ, has deployed the Avigilon end-to-end surveillance solution to monitor its campus and increase public safety. Home to the NFL Pro Bowl on January 25, 2015, Super Bowl XLIX on February 1, 2015, and many other large-scale sporting and entertainment events, the stadium covers 1.7 million square feet spread across five different levels. “Safety is a top priority at stadiums worldwide. Increased concerns about security threats are causing venues that host large, high-profile events to justifiably scrutinise their security practices,” said Bryan Schmode, chief operating officer, Avigilon. “The University of Phoenix Stadium is leading the way with its commitment to keeping its guests and facility secure. We are extremely proud to provide our solution to one of the most celebrated and visible sports stadiums in North America.” Multi-purpose facility hosted several high-profile professional events The University of Phoenix Stadium, with its retractable roof and field, is unlike any other stadium in North America, and a marvel of design, engineering, and technology. This multi-purpose facility, which opened on August 1, 2006, has previously hosted several high-profile professional and college football events or “bowls” as well as numerous international soccer matches, headlining concerts, and trade/consumer shows. Other high-profile stadiums that use Avigilon’s security solutions include Target Field (home to the Minnesota Twins), Rogers Centre (home to the Toronto Blue Jays), and many others. The University of Phoenix Stadium deployed the Avigilon solution to cover the entire seating bowl and field. In total, the project will add more than 200 Avigilon HD cameras to the facility. The seating bowl and field are monitored by Avigilon 16 megapixel (MP) HD Pro cameras to provide clear visual detail and the ability to zoom in to select locations as necessary, while Avigilon 2 MP HD PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras provide additional coverage. The system is managed by the award-winning Avigilon Control Center (ACC) software, which enables stadium employees to operate all cameras and search through footage quickly and easily. The project is scheduled to be rolled out in four phases. In the next phase, the stadium will deploy Avigilon’s Access Control Manager (ACM) at additional entry points throughout the facility to ensure entrances and exits are controlled and secured. In addition, new 5 MP HD Bullet cameras will be added to the exterior of the building to monitor the stadium’s plaza. Together, ACC and ACM will provide a complete and efficient monitoring system for the entire stadium. "We selected Avigilon for its quality products, the image clarity of its cameras, the solution’s ease of use, and because Avigilon delivers a complete end-to-end offering to meet our security needs" Image clarity & ease of use of Avigilon cameras “We selected Avigilon for its quality products, the image clarity of its cameras, the solution’s ease of use, and because Avigilon delivers a complete end-to-end offering to meet our security needs,” said Peter Sullivan, general manager and regional vice president for Global Spectrum at the University of Phoenix Stadium. “As the host venue for the NFL Pro Bowl and Super Bowl XLIX, we look forward to the confidence and security Avigilon will provide our facility and the guests who will be attending these great events.”
Avigilon’s Access Control Manager and HD surveillance solution helped maintain and improve safety at each school in the district Avigilon Corporation (“Avigilon”), a leading global provider of end-to-end security solutions, recently announced the Liberty Public School district has deployed its end-to-end Avigilon security solution, including access control and high-definition (HD) video surveillance, to improve school safety, accelerate incident response times and save on time and cost. Located in Clay County, Missouri, the Liberty Public School district is the second fastest-growing district in the state, with 19 schools serving 11,800 students. Avigilon manage both building access and video surveillance “With thousands of students spread across 22 facilities, safety is a top priority at our schools district-wide,” said Curt Laven, technology specialist, Liberty Public Schools. “The Avigilon solution enables us to manage both building access and video surveillance easily from any location, which means we can respond to incidents faster. We are confident that Avigilon’s simple, yet powerful tools will enable us to provide the safest school environment possible.” Liberty Public Schools deployed the end-to-end Avigilon solution, including Avigilon’s Access Control Manager (ACM), HD cameras and user-friendly Avigilon Control Center (ACC) video management software, for a complete, all-in-one security platform. Seamlessly integrated with the district’s IT system, Avigilon’s ACM controls access to Liberty Schools’ facilities and keeps the district’s employee database current by linking ACM to its Active Directory. As a result, the district is able to save on the time and cost of maintaining its system, onboarding new employees and restricting employees’ access quickly and easily. In addition, more than 300 Avigilon HD cameras and analog video encoders monitor critical locations across the district and provide clear image detail that can be used as evidence, if necessary. Together, ACM and ACC offer a single, unified platform for effective management of all aspects of the district’s security. Avigilon set a new standard of security for school “The Liberty Public School district is one of the most progressive in Missouri and is known for its innovative and comprehensive safety policies,” said Bryan Schmode, chief operating officer, Avigilon. “Avigilon’s Access Control Manager and high-definition surveillance solution are key factors in maintaining and improving safety at each school in the district. Combining its forward-thinking practices and the Avigilon solution, the district has set a new standard of security for school campuses of all sizes worldwide.”
Mr. Heath will lead Avigilon’s operations functions, including quality control, supply chain, logistics and operational excellence Avigilon Corporation (“Avigilon”), a leading global provider of end-to-end security solutions, recently announced the appointment of Collis Heath to the role of senior vice president of global operations. Mr. Heath will lead and manage all aspects of Avigilon’s operations functions, including quality control, supply chain, logistics, operational excellence and enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation. Mr. Heath will report to Bryan Schmode, Avigilon’s chief operating officer. “At Avigilon, we have always placed a relentless focus on product quality. As we continue to grow and expand globally, manufacturing and operations excellence will remain a competitive differentiator for us,” said Bryan Schmode, chief operating officer, Avigilon. “Collis has the skills and proven experience to scale Avigilon’s manufacturing globally while maintaining efficiency and quality. He will be a tremendous asset to our senior management team.” Mr. Heath brings over 20 years of experience leading global operations teams in the technology industry. Throughout his career Mr. Heath has worked in and travelled extensively throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. His most recent role was with Foxconn Technology Group, one of the world’s largest electronic contract manufacturers, where he led the company’s Americas operations. Mr. Heath has also held positions at Suntron Corporation, Sony and General Electric.
Herndon is responsible for leading Avigilon’s communications, marketing strategy, and building awareness Avigilon Corporation, a leading global provider of end-to-end security solutions, recently announced the appointment of Margaret Herndon to Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications, effective immediately. Ms. Herndon is responsible for leading Avigilon’s communications, marketing strategy, and building awareness for its industry-leading security and business intelligence solutions that keep both personnel and assets safe and enable customers to make better business decisions. Based in Dallas, Texas, Ms. Herndon will report directly to Bryan Schmode, Avigilon’s chief operating officer. With over 20 years of experience, Ms. Herndon brings experience in technology marketing, building awareness and demand generation campaigns for IT software and services. Throughout her career, she has worked with global sales and marketing teams to drive brand awareness and support business objectives through creative campaigns, focusing on specific vertical industries. “Compelling, creative marketing is key to our future growth and success,” said Bryan Schmode, chief operating officer, Avigilon. “I am very pleased to welcome Margaret Herndon to lead our marketing organisation. Her entrepreneurial approach is a great fit for Avigilon, and I am confident that her extensive marketing experience – from both start-up and Fortune 50 companies - and proven track record leading global teams will help take our business to the next level.” Prior to Avigilon, Ms. Herndon spent 10 years at Hewlett Packard (HP), holding senior leadership positions in software, enterprise services and the corporate marketing divisions of the company. In these roles, she led marketing and product marketing teams tasked with creating strategy, messaging and global launch campaigns targeting a C-level audience. Most recently, Ms. Herndon was vice president of global industry marketing at HP, where her team was responsible for creating campaigns and sales enablement programs for CIOs in the public sector, health and life sciences, banking, manufacturing, and transportation industries. Prior to HP, Ms. Herndon was vice president of marketing at TruLogica, a Dallas-based identity management software start-up organisation. She is credited with helping create and launch TruLogica’s brand, moving it from a small identity management company to being acquired by HP.