Israeli company NICE to protect South African ports

Company's video analytics part of upgrades at five South African port terminals


Transaction analysis firm NICE Systems Ltd. has extended its video surveillance technology deal to protect five additional South African port terminals.

Transnet Port Terminals, the largest cargo terminal operator in South Africa, is expanding NICE's IP video surveillance environment at Durban Car Terminal and Ngqura, for a total of five port terminals.

Transnet Port Terminals operates 16 terminals at seven of the country's busiest commercial ports. The NICE solution will enable Transnet Port Terminals to monitor and record images from approximately 800 IP video surveillance cameras stationed at five of their busiest port terminals.

Nice said that the new project is part of a national security upgrade initiative designed to improve security at South Africa's commercial ports and ensure compliance with the government's Key Points and Strategic Installations regulations for the security of national critical infrastructure sites.

"We are proud to announce the NICE Systems solution as the new IP video surveillance standard for Transnet Port Terminals," stated Transnet Port Terminals GM Strategy, Security and SHEQ Mervin Chetty. "With our commercial ports open 24/7, 365 days a year, the high-availability solution that NICE provides ensures that our port control rooms have the highest performance components required to centrally manage, view and store video from all of the cameras positioned at our major ports." Transnet Port Terminals has played a key role in supporting the South African government's export-led growth strategy. Most Southern African import and export commodities are handled through South Africa's seven largest ports Richards Bay, Durban, Saldanha, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London and the new deepwater container port - Ngqura. Transnet Port Terminals not only handles these cargoes but implements logistics management solutions for its container, bulk, break-bulk (multi-purpose) and car terminal operations.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on February 5, 2009

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