Mr. Atoun will be responsible for driving innovation, research and development, and quality assurance DVTEL, INC., the video surveillance solutions provider, announced recently it has appointed Rony Atoun as Vice President of Research and Development. Mr. Atoun has more than 25 years of extensive experience in high-tech industries in the fields of telecommunications, networking, defence and enterprise IT products and services, as well as computer vision and image processing. Before joining DVTEL, Mr. Atoun led a cross research and development quality improvement project for retail software solutions at Retalix/NCR. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Research and Development at Expand Networks, General Manager at Pricer ESL & Eldat Communications, Vice President of Research and Development at Comverse Messaging Division, and Research and Development Director for the Israeli Air Industry and Applied Materials Israel. Mr. Atoun holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the City University of New York (summa cum laude) and did post-graduate studies in applied mathematics and computer science at Israel’s Weitzman Institute. In his role with DVTEL, Mr. Atoun will be responsible for driving innovation, research and development, and quality assurance. He also will oversee the company’s Applications and Integration Centre team, which develops customised video surveillance solutions. “DVTEL is an innovative, forward-thinking company that offers new technologies and a comprehensive line of IP surveillance solutions to the security industry,” Mr. Atoun said. “I am excited to join the executive team and look forward to playing an instrumental role in further strengthening the company’s growing business, state-of-the-art product portfolio, and quality assurance practices.” “Rony brings to DVTEL a diverse background of research and product development, management and quality improvement, which will benefit our partners and customers,” said Yoav Stern, President and CEO, DVTEL. “We are confident that Rony’s experience will contribute to DVTEL’s strategic and inventive product development and will provide valuable leadership in our research division.” Mr. Atoun will report directly to DVTEL Chief Operating Officer Zvi Peled.