Port of Los Angeles Implements NICE Situator Security Management Solution to Enhance Situational Awareness, Safety, and Security – Busiest U.S. Container Port and Prominent Cruise Ship Center Deploys NICE Solution for Integrated Command and Control; to Fuse, Correlate & Analyze Information From 16 security systems; and Enhance Inter-Agency Collaboration & Responsiveness
RA’ANANA, Israel, May 17, 2010 — NICE Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE), a leading global provider of advanced solutions that enable enterprises and security organizations to extract Insight from Interactions, transactions and surveillance to drive business performance, reduce risk and ensure safety, today announced that the Port or Los Angeles has begun implementation of NICE Situator, an open platform situation management solution. The NICE solution will provide an integrated command and control platform to fuse, correlate and analyze information across disparate security systems. In addition, it will enhance inter-agency collaboration and response capabilities for the Port of Los Angeles.
The Port of Los Angeles is the busiest container port in the United States and one of the largest cruise ship centers on the U.S. West Coast, transporting more than 850,000 passengers annually. NICE Situator will help the Port improve its situational awareness and incident response capabilities to ensure the safety and security of passengers and continuity of operations, by fusing siloed systems into an integrated command and control platform, and by correlating and analyzing these different sources of security information.
Through its integration capabilities, NICE Situator will also seamlessly connect the Port of Los Angeles with external agencies to enhance the Port’s ability to collaborate, share information and respond to incidents. In addition, the Port will use Situator to automate its response plans for managing incidents, ensuring that standard operating procedures and best practices are always followed. All activity that is managed through NICE Situator is also logged by the system, so Port officials will be able to see what actions were taken, under what conditions, when and by whom.
"Security is unquestionably a top priority for us," said Julia Kirwan, the Port Police Technology Manager for the Port of Los Angeles. "NICE Situator enhances our security capabilities by connecting the dots across all of our available information sources, and by streamlining and coordinating our response actions. It facilitates operational response so that field personnel and incident commanders know what’s happening and what to do."
"We are very honored to have been selected by The Port of Los Angeles for this important security project," said Chris Wooten, President, NICE Security Americas. "The Port of Los Angeles is well-known for its progressive security measures. The addition of NICE Situator, along with NICE’s market leading domain expertise in securing ports, will help the Port leverage all of its security technologies and resources to the fullest to ensure the safety and security of the Port and its millions of passengers."
NICE Situator is a situation management software platform that enables automatic situation planning, response and analysis in real time, as well as thorough post incident reviews and investigations. NICE Situator integrates to a wide array of sensors and security systems, analyzing and correlating information to help organizations connect the dots and improve situational awareness, incident response and decision-making. NICE Situator’s generic gateways and open architecture make it possible to integrate to virtually any existing or future security device, system, or data source. Organizations that deploy NICE Situator are not constrained to specific types or brands of security solutions but rather can chose the solutions that best satisfy their security needs. With NICE Situator, organizations can fuse many different types of security devices and systems into a unified platform, including: access control, video systems, perimeter intrusion sensors, location tracking (RFID, GPS), panic buttons, environmental sensors, communication devices, and much more. Through this integration, NICE Situator is able to present a Common Operating Picture (COP), with real-time alerts and information from all integrated systems displayed on an intuitive multi-Iayered Geographical Information System (GIS)-based interface, enabling security operators to continuously monitor and interact with systems, people and assets for a higher level of situational awareness. NICE Situator also provides a framework for automating complex response workflows and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
About the Port of Los Angeles
The Port of Los Angeles, Southern California’s gateway to international commerce, is located in San Pedro Bay, just 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. This booming seaport is the nation’s largest container seaport and is also known for its groundbreaking environmental initiatives, progressive security measures and diverse recreational and educational facilities. A department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port of Los Angeles encompasses 7500 acres, 43 miles of waterfront and features 27 cargo terminals, including dry and liquid bulk, container, breakbulk, automobile and omni facilities. Combined, these terminals handle more than 157 million metric revenue tons of cargo annually. In 2009, the Port moved an impressive 6.7 million TEUs. The Port is the busiest port in the United States by container volume, the 16th busiest container port in the world and the 7th busiest internationally when combined with the neighboring Port of Long Beach. The Port of Los Angeles is among the largest cruise ship centers on the West Coast of the United States and contains three ship berths transporting over 850,000 passengers annually. The newly renovated World Cruise Center is claimed to be "the nation’s most secure cruise passenger complex." As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 1.1 million jobs in California and $21.5 billion in tax revenue throughout the United States. More information at http://www.portoflosangeles.org.
About NICE Systems
NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) is the leading provider of Insight from Interactions solutions and value-added services, powered by advanced analytics of unstructured multimedia content – from telephony, web, radio and video communications. NICE’s solutions address the needs of the enterprise and security markets, enabling organizations to operate in an insightful and proactive manner, and take immediate action to improve business and operational performance and ensure safety and security. NICE has over 24,000 customers in more than 150 countries, including more than 80 of the Fortune 100 companies. More information is available at http://www.nice.com.
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