2010 STE Innovation Award Gold Medalist - Integrated Threat Management

Armed with advanced technology and an innovative Threat Detection Center, the Port of Los Angeles stands on the cutting edge of the security landscape


Finally, Nextiva wireless devices transmit images from locations managed by the Port to the Threat Detection Center. Using Verint's SPCF protocol, the Nextiva wireless system removes hidden nodes issues common in standard Wi-Fi deployments, provides predicable bandwidth usage, and extends the range of the wireless links without impacting the quality of the video streams. Leveraging encoding technology, Nextiva wireless transmitters deliver high-quality images, while minimizing use of valuable network bandwidth.

Today's Port of Los Angeles is America's premier gateway for goods and services, and a bustling center for global commerce. Handling cargo as diverse as the world it serves, the Port's economic impact is unprecedented in terms of regional jobs and economic impact. In this leadership role, the Port of Los Angeles has prioritized green growth initiatives as well as security, dedicating millions of dollars to ensure the quality of life for the surrounding communities, while safeguarding cargo, property and the nation's largest long-shore workforce.

"The Port of Los Angeles is run by very progressive management who recognize the national security value of the Port," Farrell says. "We get great encouragement to be the best in the nation and strive to be at the forefront of deploying technology to make the port safe and secure while ensuring the efficient flow of cargo."

The STE Innovation Award is an annual competition that recognizes the most innovative use of technology and services in the security industry. The competition accepts case study submissions from vendors, integrators and end-users. For more information about the Innovation Awards, visit www.securityinfowatch.com/magazine/ste.