May 13, 2013
NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE)
today announced that ProRail, the government agency responsible for rail infrastructure in
, is deploying
to help identify, verify and manage security, safety, and operations in real time. The solution will also be instrumental in post-event investigation, analysis and the ongoing evaluation of event handling. NICE is partnering with Geodan, an expert in GIS and crisis management systems, to implement this project.
From a single, centralized control room, ProRail will be able to manage tens of thousands of incidents a year across the Netherland's rail systems, including on-track malfunctions, fire incidents and other crisis situations. With NICE Situator's automated and semi-automated tools, together with predefined response plans, security operators will be able to rapidly and effectively respond to unfolding events as they occur. This is expected to enable ProRail to substantially decrease operational downtime caused by accidents. Hundreds of ProRail employees from across the organization will play a role in the operation of the system and will benefit from improved communication, collaboration, and information sharing.
With the ability to identify, verify and respond to events in real time, the NICE-Geodan solution will enable ProRail to mitigate risk and improve operations. Since the solution can integrate with existing and new systems, ProRail is able to leverage its current infrastructure and enjoy a lower total cost of ownership.
"We are proud to be teaming up with market leader NICE Systems to provide ProRail with this comprehensive solution, which has been uniquely customized to address its specific needs," said Henri van Mil, Director at Geodan. "We also recognize the value that this solution could bring for seaports, airports, government bodies, and other local organizations that are responsible for managing critical assets and infrastructure."