Foothill Transit Selects Verint Nextiva Transit Networked Video Solution

Sept. 25, 2006
Los Angeles County transit operator deploys solution to improve passenger safety and deter vandalism and crime

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT), a leading provider of analytic software-based solutions for security and business intelligence, today announced that Los Angeles County’s Foothill Transit has selected its Nextiva™ Transit networked video solution to enhance security and improve operations on its municipal bus fleet.

Foothill Transit is the second largest public transit provider in Southern California, spanning 327 square miles of fixed-route local, express and rail-feeder lines. In support of Foothill Transit’s ongoing security enhancement initiatives, Verint’s Nextiva Transit will help ensure a secure environment for staff and more than 15 million riders each year. Additionally, Nextiva Transit will enable Foothill Transit to deter vandalism and theft, accelerate emergency response, and provide video evidence of significant events.

“As an innovative public transportation provider for the county of Los Angeles, Foothill Transit maintains the highest safety standards for our passengers and employees,” said Wilfred Briesemeister, President of the Executive Board of Foothill Transit. “Verint’s Nextiva solution will help us improve situation awareness and take immediate and informed action in the event of an emergency situation.”

In the event of an emergency, Nextiva Transit will enable Foothill Transit to network onboard video from the bus fleet and transfer this video via broadband wireless networks to their central monitoring station. Nextiva will also enable Foothill Transit to automatically upload video when a bus returns to the depot. The solution will be deployed by Verint partner, Orbital Transportation Management Systems, located in Columbia, Maryland.

“We are pleased to help Foothill Transit enhance security of the public transportation system in Los Angeles County,” said Dan Bodner, President and CEO of Verint Systems Inc. “We have significant experience working with transportation providers and are committed to delivering innovative networked video solutions to enhance security for the transportation industry.”

Nextiva Transit is part of the Nextiva portfolio of networked video solutions. Nextiva enables organizations of all sizes, from small and mid-sized enterprises to major government and commercial organizations, to enhance the security of their facilities and infrastructure and the performance of their business operations by networking video across multiple locations and applying advanced content analytics to extract actionable intelligence from live and stored video. By alerting security personnel to potential security threats, Nextiva helps organizations prevent security breaches, improve response time and enhance operational efficiency.

Verint® Systems Inc., headquartered in Melville, New York, is a leading provider of analytic software-based solutions for security and business intelligence. Verint software, which is used by over 1,000 organizations in over 50 countries worldwide, generates actionable intelligence through the collection, retention and analysis of voice, fax, video, email, Internet and data transmissions from multiple communications networks. Visit us at our website