MELVILLE, N.Y., October 30, 2007 â€“ Verint Systems Inc. today announced that the Port of Beaumont is expanding its deployment of Verint's Nextiva Critical Infrastructure (CI) solution to enhance security of its cargo and railway facilities and facility perimeter. The Verint solution was delivered in conjunction with Texas-based partner Adesta LLC, a leading port security integration specialist.
Located 84 miles east of Houston, the Port of Beaumont connects the Gulf of Mexico to the Intracoastal Waterway, the nation's vast inland waterway system serving Minneapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Louisville, Omaha and Memphis. The port encompasses cargo berths and wharves, grain elevators and shipside packing and crating facilities. Additionally, the Port of Beaumont serves four major rail carriers, five major roadways and steamship lines representing nearly all nations of the world.
"We are pleased to expand our relationship with the Port of Beaumont, a strategic facility in our nation's critical infrastructure and commerce network," said Jim Clark, General Manager of Verint's Video Intelligence Solutions. "Our Nextiva CI solution, which includes award-winning video management software, intelligent wired and wireless encoders, and integrated analytics applications, is designed to help the Port meet their increasingly stringent security objectives."
Nextiva CI will enable the Port of Beaumont to proactively detect threats, to enhance its response to emergency management situations and to improve collaboration and investigation among the various law enforcement personnel that are responsible for its security.
"At the Port of Beaumont, we are extremely committed to enhancing the security of our vessels, cargo and key transit distribution points, while ensuring a safe environment for Port employees," said Bill Carpenter, Deputy Port Director. "Verint's Nextiva CI will provide our operations and security personnel with the actionable intelligence they need to proactively address a variety of threats and ensure the smooth flow of goods and services through our Port."