Avigilon Expands Channel Support Program
Avigilon announced Wednesday a new channel support program elements
that include Avigilon University, an online training and certification
program, and the Value and Performance Leader Award program.
channel training and support program will provide consultants and
integrators with the tools needed to facilitate the convergence of HD video
surveillance to the IP network and effectively design and install Avigilon
HD surveillance systems to meet customer needs.
"The industry has struggled with the convergence of video surveillance to
the IP network for years because of the infrastructure changes and knowledge
transfer required to move from analog-based systems to IP-based
surveillance," said Dave Tynan, vice president of global sales and
marketing at Avigilon. "Because today's networks are faster and increasingly
reliable, more and more security officers are beginning to transition to
IP-based HD surveillance for superior image quality. Avigilon Control
Center, Avigilon's High Definition Stream Management technology, and
Avigilon University provides consultants and integrators with the tools
needed to successfully bridge the transition to IP-based HD video
surveillance and design systems that offer the best value and performance
for greater overall protection and investigative success."
The channel program will include Avigilon University, a certification
program that enables Avigilon system integrators and end-user customers to
access online training modules that help facilitate the successful planning,
installation, and management of the Avigilon surveillance system. Avigilon
University also enables customers to train new staff and system integrators
to facilitate knowledge transfer and system hand-off to customers once
installation is complete.
The Avigilon University curriculum covers four key areas: the network video
management software (NVMS); the Avigilon value proposition; design and field
engineering requirements; and advanced field engineer training, including
License Plate Recognition, access control, and Point-of-Sale integration.
Avigilon University will provide regular updates on Avigilon developments to
help facilitate the design, implementation, and maintenance of customized
surveillance systems to improve the end-user customer experience.
Launched this year, the Value and Performance Leader Award program
recognizes the efforts of certified Avigilon system integrators around the
world who have successfully communicated the Avigilon value proposition to
end-users and secured high-profile accounts; demonstrated superior technical
skills using the 'pixels on target' and 'fit for purpose' concepts pioneered
by Avigilon in the design of Avigilon HD surveillance systems; and have
received positive feedback from customers for superior service, support, and
Avigilon has also developed online tools for consultants and integrators to
assess and calculate megapixel values and define application dimensions,
compression technologies, and camera technologies. The online tools allow
consultants and integrators to determine hybrid system requirements and
bandwidth, storage, and processing needs to help in the design and
deployment of customized HD surveillance systems.