(The following was issued by Israel's Nice Systems (NICE.O)
Dec 8 -- NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE), the worldwide leader
of intent-based solutions that extract insight to impact
business performance, reduce financial risk and ensure safety
and security, today announced that the Louis Armstrong New
Orleans International Airport has implemented NICE's open
platform situation management solution, NICE Situator, in its
new Security Operations Center.
The Center serves as the coordination hub for all Airport
security operations and emergency response activities.
The deployment of NICE Situator is part of a larger
FAA-sponsored security upgrade project undertaken by the
Armstrong International Airport to meet stringent Transportation
Security Administration (TSA) 1542 airport security regulations.
Armstrong International Airport is the first North American
airport to deploy NICE Situator. NICE partner Johnson Controls
is the system integrator on the project.
The primary commercial airport for the New Orleans
metropolitan area and southeast Louisiana, Armstrong
International Airport served 7.8 million passengers in 2009.
Through NICE Situator's open architecture, the Airport is
able to integrate a number of third party systems, including a
computer aided dispatch system, various video solutions, a fire
alarm system, an access control solution, and other security and
medical/health emergency systems.
NICE Situator ties all of these diverse security and safety
systems together, in order to correlate data and alert
dispatchers in real time to incidents that require attention.
For example, a specific alert that comes from the access
control system at a jet bridge, the protected passenger walkway
used to board the airplane, will automatically trigger an alert
from NICE Situator, providing the complete operational picture
in real-time, including the relevant video feed, status of
sensors, and maps showing the location coordinates of the
NICE Situator's framework for automating complex response
workflows also ensures that dispatchers follow standard
operating procedures (SOPs) when handling any threat or
NICE Situator is helping the Armstrong International Airport
comply with TSA 1542's directives, specifically with respect to
preventing and detecting unauthorized entry to secured areas,
evaluating threats in accordance with the Airport's security
program, and if emergencies do occur, taking appropriate actions
as specified in the Airport's emergency plan.
"At Armstrong International Airport we are proud to employ
world-class security and safety technologies from many different
companies, and NICE Situator is the centerpiece of that," said
John M Lyon, Telecommunications Manager for Armstrong
"With NICE Situator, our dispatchers are able to immediately
get a single view of a situation across our many different
security and safety systems, with real-time analysis and alerts,
and embedded response plans to guide their actions."
"Normally it could take a year to customize a solution of
this magnitude, but with NICE Situator, we were able to
accelerate the deployment and complete the initial
implementation in a matter of weeks," added Lyon. "We are
looking forward to working with NICE on future enhancements and
"This deployment for the Armstrong International Airport
follows successful deployments at European airports," said Chris
Wooten, President, NICE Security Americas. "Armstrong
International Airport now joins the ranks of other NICE
customers worldwide - from top ports to critical infrastructure
facilities - that are benefitting from NICE Situator's open
platform design and advanced situation management capabilities."
The NICE Security offering addresses the needs of
governments and enterprises with intent-based solutions for
fighting crime and terror, by anticipating, managing and
mitigating safety, security and operational risks.
The offering enables capture, analysis and correlation of
data from multiple sensors and systems, including audio, video,
radio, geo-location and web, providing a framework for fusing
data silos into a single, holistic operational view.
NICE Security solutions empower organizations to act
effectively in real time to prevent, manage and investigate
incidents, ensuring fast resolution and debriefing, and
continuous security improvements. NICE Security solutions are
deployed worldwide in transportation systems, critical
infrastructures, city centers and enterprise campuses.