South Africa's Transnet Freight Rail Standardizes on NICE, Undertakes a Multi-Million Dollar IP Video Surveillance Project

RA'ANANA, Israel, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NICE Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE), a leading global provider of advanced solutions that enable organizations to extract Insight from Interactions to drive performance, today announced that...


RA'ANANA, Israel, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NICE Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE), a leading global provider of advanced solutions that enable organizations to extract Insight from Interactions to drive performance, today announced that Transnet Freight Rail, the leading provider of logistics and the largest rail operator in South Africa , has decided to standardize on NICE, undertaking a multi million-dollar project to implement NiceVision Net, NICE's end-to-end solution for IP video security. The NICE intelligent security solution will enable Transnet Freight Rail to monitor and record images from thousands of IP video surveillance cameras located throughout 670 sites across the country.

Transnet Freight Rail maintains an extensive rail network that represents 80% of South Africa's entire rail infrastructure. The NICE advanced IP video surveillance solution will enable three control centers to centrally manage the surveillance and security of all sites, coordinating the appropriate responses to threats and events. This implementation will enable Transnet Freight Rail to enhance its security and protect its highly distributed assets and buildings across South Africa .

"NICE is providing Transnet Freight Rail with a solution that encompasses all of our requirements," comments Kay Nayager, National Manager of Security Technology for Transnet Freight Rail. "It is essential for our surveillance teams to be able to monitor and seamlessly record images from the thousands of IP-based video cameras installed throughout the country, ensuring the safe passage of all assets being transported across our rail infrastructure. NICE's IP-based security solution provides us with the tools to do this."

The NiceVision Net architecture includes the video security components required for high performance surveillance including encoders, network video recorders (NVRs), extensive event management and control room visualization. These components allow Transnet Freight Rail surveillance systems to be tailored precisely to the needs of each individual site, while meeting the security and operational needs of the Transnet Freight Rail organization as a whole.

"The Transnet Freight Rail selection demonstrates NICE's expertise in the delivery of IP-based surveillance technology solutions for the most extensive and widely distributed transport systems around the world," said Israel Livnat , President of NICE Systems Security Group.

About Transnet Freight Rail

Transnet Freight Rail is a world class heavy haul rail company that specializes in the transportation of freight. It is the largest division of Transnet, the 18 billion Rand ($2.2 bn US) South African freight and logistics business.

Transnet Freight Rail (formerly known as Spoornet) has core competence in the transportation of freight, containers and mainline passengers on rail. The company has around 25,000 employees and operates a fleet of more than 100,000 rail wagons and nearly 2,500 locomotives on an extensive rail network that connects South Africa with other rail networks in the sub-Saharan region. It transports the materials that form the bedrock of the growing South African economy - from vital minerals such as coal, lime and metal ores to high-value processed goods such as automobiles, fuel and fertilizers. More information at http://www.transnet.co.za/

About NICE Systems

NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) is the leading provider of Insight from Interactions solutions and value-added services, powered by the convergence of advanced analytics of unstructured multimedia content and transactional data - from telephony, web, email, radio, video, and other data sources. 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 100 countries, including over 85 of the Fortune 100 companies. More information is available at http://www.nice.com.

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