Port of Los Angeles implements solution from NICE Systems

Situator software platform enhances port's situational awareness, safety and security

RA'ANANA, Israel , May 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NICE Systems, a leading global provider of advanced solutions that enable enterprises and security organizations to extract Insight from Interactions, transactions and surveillance to drive business performance, reduce risk and ensure safety, today announced that the Port or Los Angeles has begun implementation of NICE Situator, an open platform situation management solution. The NICE solution will provide an integrated command and control platform to fuse, correlate and analyze information across disparate security systems. In addition, it will enhance inter-agency collaboration and response capabilities for the Port of Los Angeles .

The Port of Los Angeles is the busiest container port in the United States and one of the largest cruise ship centers on the U.S. West Coast, transporting more than 850,000 passengers annually. NICE Situator will help the Port improve its situational awareness and incident response capabilities to ensure the safety and security of passengers and continuity of operations, by fusing siloed systems into an integrated command and control platform, and by correlating and analyzing these different sources of security information.

Through its integration capabilities, NICE Situator will also seamlessly connect the Port of Los Angeles with external agencies to enhance the Port's ability to collaborate, share information and respond to incidents. In addition, the Port will use Situator to automate its response plans for managing incidents, ensuring that standard operating procedures and best practices are always followed. All activity that is managed through NICE Situator is also logged by the system, so Port officials will be able to see what actions were taken, under what conditions, when and by whom.

"Security is unquestionably a top priority for us," said Julia Kirwan , the Port Police Technology Manager for the Port of Los Angeles . "NICE Situator enhances our security capabilities by connecting the dots across all of our available information sources, and by streamlining and coordinating our response actions. It facilitates operational response so that field personnel and incident commanders know what's happening and what to do."

"We are very honored to have been selected by The Port of Los Angeles for this important security project," said Chris Wooten , President, NICE Security Americas. "The Port of Los Angeles is well-known for its progressive security measures. The addition of NICE Situator, along with NICE's market leading domain expertise in securing ports, will help the Port leverage all of its security technologies and resources to the fullest to ensure the safety and security of the Port and its millions of passengers."

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