Avigilon to acquire VideoIQ

February 2014 News

Avigilon announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the video analytics company VideoIQ for a cash consideration of US$32 million.

Founded in 2006, VideoIQ has grown to become a leader in real-time intelligent video analytics solutions for security and business intelligence applications. VideoIQ has a developed portfolio of video analytics intellectual property, with 23 patents granted or pending, trade secrets and knowhow. Headquartered in Billerica, MA, its skilled and experienced workforce will extend Avigilon’s growing team. VideoIQ’s proprietary technology includes live detection, event verification and instant notification and self-learning capabilities.

“VideoIQ’s analytics solution complements Avigilon’s innovative line of products,” said Alexander Fernandes, president and CEO of Avigilon. “The acquisition will give us sophisticated, commercially proven analytics technology supported by one of the leading analytics development teams in the industry. VideoIQ is transforming the future of intelligent surveillance and I am pleased to welcome the team to Avigilon.”

VideoIQ has approximately 30 employees and a diversified, blue-chip customer base in multiple industries.

“We believe there is an opportunity to increase the sales of both VideoIQ and Avigilon surveillance systems in the near term by bringing VideoIQ’s existing products into our established global distribution channels, “Fernandes added. “Over time, as we integrate VideoIQ’s technology into the Avigilon system, we will expand our end-to-end high-definition surveillance solutions to include robust analytics capabilities, giving end users the ability to prevent crime proactively and more effectively analyse large amounts of data.”

For more information contact VideoIQ Africa, 0861 VIDEOIQ, info@videoiq.co.za, www.videoiq.co.za




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