NICE Systems announces enhancements to NiceVision solution

Surveillance solution now features H.264 support, content analytics applications

NICE Systems is announcing enhancements to its NiceVision video surveillance solution. The new release of NiceVision, which includes H.264 support, and new crowd detection and camera tampering content analytics applications, is being unveiled today in NICE Systems’ booth #16096 at the ISC West Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The NiceVision intelligent video surveillance solution combines real-time video analysis with IP networking, recording and management to enable effective detection, verification, resolution and investigation of events. The newest release of NiceVision (10.7) features:

Support for H.264 compression
NICE customers can take advantage of higher quality video at lower bitrates, and enjoy improved network bandwidth, lower storage costs and reduced TCO (total cost of ownership). With NiceVision 10.7, organizations can capture, record and display H.264 compressed video from a wide range of H.264 cameras, including brands such as Axis, Sony, and Arecont. NiceVision’s open architecture enables easy and quick integration with third-party edge devices, including IP and megapixel cameras.

Crowd detection analytics
Also available in the latest NiceVision software release is a new crowd detection solution for airport terminals and other public transportation environments. Leveraging existing surveillance cameras and sophisticated video analytics, NICE’s overcrowding application automatically alerts officials when crowds or queues (in security screening lines or other high traffic areas) exceed pre-defined thresholds. The NiceVision system also provides a map-based view of overcrowding alerts and incidents, linked to real-time or recorded video, so officials can act quickly to improve service and minimize delays. The NICE crowd detection application has already been successfully deployed at a leading airport in Asia.

Camera tampering detection
Camera tampering can seriously impede video capture and incident investigations. But manual inspection of large-scale video networks to detect tampering can be cost prohibitive and time consuming. NICE’s camera tampering detection solution automatically identifies tampering to ensure video image capture and integrity. The solution alerts when potential tampering is detected based on excessive brightness or darkness, a blocked camera view due to spray painting or other obstructions, out of focus/blurred images, or redirection of a camera from its initial position/field of view.

“NICE is committed to continuously improving our security solutions to better address customer needs,” said Shykeh Gordon, Corporate VP & President for NiceVision, NICE Systems. “These latest NiceVision enhancements will allow customers to achieve even greater performance, reliability, operational efficiency and cost savings from their NICE video surveillance solutions. Additionally, NiceVision 10.7 is backward compatible with previous NiceVision versions, which means NICE customers can have a smooth migration path to these new capabilities while still preserving their past investments.”