Verint Announces Nextiva Transit - New Networked Video Security Solution for the Mass Transit Industry

Sept. 12, 2005
Comprehensive solution builds upon Nextiva Video Management platform and extensive experience working with mass transit customers globally

Melville, NY -- Verint Systems Inc., a leading provider of analytic software-based solutions for communications interception, networked video security and business intelligence, today announced Nextiva(tm) Transit, a new networked video security solution for the mass transit industry based on its Nextiva next generation video management platform.

Built upon Verint's extensive experience working with mass transit customers and deep understanding of the transportation market's unique security requirements, Nextiva Transit's standards-based, open architecture allows for easy integration with existing transit security infrastructure. Interfacing with both wireline and wireless networks, Nextiva Transit effectively captures video, audio and data from multiple locations across a mass transit system including rail cars and buses, passenger platforms and waiting areas, tracks and switching facilities and equipment depots.

Designed to address the most critical security challenges faced by the mass transit industry today, Nextiva Transit enables operators and transit authorities to better detect threats, enhance emergency management and more effectively conduct large scale investigations.

Nextiva Transit establishes virtual boundaries across sensitive areas of transportation systems to automatically detect such events as perimeter breaches, unattended bags, theft, loitering and other suspicious activities. This actionable intelligence enables threats to be immediately detected, addressed and investigated.

In the event of an emergency, Nextiva Transit's powerful rules-based engine can automatically distribute alarms, alerts and video data to operations, security and law enforcement personnel for immediate action.

Following a security breach or incident, Nextiva Transit enhances investigations through powerful yet easy-to-use forensic features. Nextiva Transit provides mass export capabilities to enable investigators to select and download large amounts of video from anywhere in their transportation infrastructure. Then Nextiva Transit helps filter this data with intelligent search to quickly identify evidence and other actionable intelligence.

"With the heightened level of security, transportation authorities are looking for effective solutions to better protect their infrastructure and ensure a safe environment for passengers." said Dan Bodner, President and CEO of Verint Systems. "Nextiva Transit builds upon our experience working with transportation authorities around the world such as the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey, the Montreal Metro and the London Underground and is designed to help enhance the security of mass transit systems."

Nextiva Transit is part of the Nextiva suite 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.