NICE launches new mobile digital video solution

SafeRoute expands company's transportation security solutions suite


Ra’anana, Israel, March 30, 2009 - NICE Systems, the global provider of advanced solutions that enable organizations to extract Insight from Interactions to drive performance, today announced the release of SafeRoute, the company's first mobile digital video surveillance solution. SafeRoute further expands NICE’s suite of security solutions, offering companies in the transportation sector a comprehensive solution for monitoring and improving security system-wide, in stations, rails, critical infrastructure and fleets.

NICE Systems’ security solutions address public transit providers’ complete security needs – from real-time threat detection and verification to post incident investigation and resolution. The new SafeRoute onboard video surveillance system extends NICE's comprehensive security capabilities from stationary assets to include moving vehicles, such as trains, buses, and trams.

SafeRoute is a complete solution for high performance mobile digital video surveillance, specially designed for the demanding conditions of public transport and equipped for high-quality onboard recording (up to 10 channels of video recorded in 4CIF@RT, along with audio and vehicle data). With SafeRoute, video can be viewed on driver monitoring screens, and also over a wireless or cellular network, enabling real-time monitoring of events for rapid response. SafeRoute also integrates seamlessly with external input sensors, such as GPS and Vehicle Information Systems, to capture complete incident information that shows vehicle location, speed and driver actions. That metadata can be captured and stored with video and voice recordings so investigators know exactly what occurred, why, where and when. In cases of extreme acceleration or deceleration or other high risk events, SafeRoute will automatically tag that video event and alert a remote security operator.

“SafeRoute onboard video surveillance is not only an effective deterrent, it is one of the most effective tools available for prosecuting crime, investigating claims, and improving the personal safety of passengers and staff,” said Shykeh Gordon, Corporate VP & President of NiceVision, NICE Systems. “Vandalism alone can cost transportation companies millions of dollars annually. Experience also shows there is a direct correlation between passengers’ sense of security and their ridership, so employing SafeRoute can potentially help transit operators achieve a higher return on their fleet investments.”

“Many of the world’s leading public transit providers already rely on NICE’s video surveillance solutions to protect their stations, rails, critical infrastructure, and other assets," added Gordon. “With the launch of SafeRoute, NICE will apply our extensive security expertise, along with state-of-the-art mobile security technology, to help transit companies secure their passengers in transit and their fleets. Now, no matter when, where, why or how security challenges arise, NICE’s solutions can help transportation companies secure and monitor every point in the transportation field.”

The SafeRoute mobile video surveillance solution and other NICE solutions for security and surveillance will be demonstrated in NICE’s booth #16096 at the ISC West Conference & Exposition, April 1-3, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada.