Seagate and Avigilon Deliver Breakthrough High Definition Enterprise Class IP Video Surveillance Systems

Sept. 11, 2007

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX), provider of the broadest portfolio of hard drives for video surveillance applications, today announced that the company has joined with Avigilon, the leading provider of high definition surveillance systems, to deliver a breakthrough in high definition surveillance systems to protect people and property. Seagate Barracuda(R) ES Series hard drives will be used exclusively in Avigilon's High Definition Surveillance Systems due to the drives' industry leading performance, capacity and reliability, which are required for intensive 24x7 high definition enterprise class IP video surveillance. The Barracuda ES Series hard drives are highly scalable, with capacities ranging from 250GB to 1TB, with the performance benefits of the SATA interface.

The Avigilon High Definition Surveillance System delivers the image quality necessary to effectively protect the public and ensure the security of airports, seaports, borders and train stations. These high-performance, high- capacity systems protect vital assets for the military, law enforcement, financial institutions, casinos, warehouses, transportation, and critical infrastructure such as nuclear and petrochemical plants. With the Barracuda ES hard drive, a single 16-megapixel Avigilon camera can take the place of 50 conventional surveillance cameras. Additionally, the combination of Avigilon's multi-megapixel IP cameras, their high definition network video recorders and Barracuda ES Series hard drives dramatically decreases the amount of equipment required for a surveillance project, reducing installation and maintenance costs.

"Our goal is to provide our customers and partners with state of the art storage solutions to enable best-in-class Surveillance systems," said Marc Jourlait, vice president Global Marketing at Seagate. "The critical nature of Avigilon's systems dictates a hard drive designed to provide speed, capacity and reliability required for recording intensive 24x7 enterprise video IP surveillance and the Barracuda ES is the perfect solution."

"The role Seagate drives play in the total value of the High Definition Surveillance System cannot be overstated," said Pierre Parkinson , vice president of Marketing and Business Development for Avigilon. "Our system is really a chain of technologies, and any weak link in that chain irreparably damages the data our customers are collecting. Seagate HDDs are a critical component because they are fast, provide sufficient capacity, and deliver the reliability required for protecting critical assets and infrastructure."

To date, every Avigilon High Definition Surveillance System has shipped with Seagate drives. To ensure sufficient recording time is possible, the drives are configured in fail-safe, industry-standard arrays, which ensure large volumes of data can be recorded and that the recordings are safe in the event of a hard drive failure. The Barracuda ES hard drive has industry- leading capacity, reliability and enterprise features demanded by capacity- intensive 24x7 applications like enterprise IP video surveillance. The Barracuda ES hard drive provides ideal SATA storage for multi-drive enterprise network surveillance applications where storage system redundancy is often required.

About Seagate

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Branded Solutions. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, and to be the low cost producer in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing award- winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at

About Avigilon

Avigilon is the leading provider of high definition surveillance systems. Avigilon's surveillance systems offer a breakthrough in imaging performance which is required for the protection of the public, critical assets and infrastructure. Avigilon's exceptionally strong commitment to research and development ensures that it will continue to be the leader in supplying high definition surveillance systems that demanding security professionals rely on. For further information please visit

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