RA'ANANA, Israel and LOS ANGELES, September 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE) and UNICOM Government, Inc. today announced that they are partnering to provide Miami International Airport (MIA) with a runway incursion detection solution, which will enable the airport to secure its Airfield Operations Area (AOA). UNICOM Government is deploying the NICE Situator solution for situation management to enhance safety and security by helping MIA improve its real-time detection and response to runway incursions. The project is a continuation of a UNICOM-led security infrastructure upgrade at MIA that began in 2012 and included NiceVision Net 2.5 and other security improvements.
The runway incursion detection solution will enable MIA security personnel to detect any unidentified objects on a taxiway or runway, and respond quickly to mitigate the risk of a security breach or accident. NICE Situator is used to integrate video cameras from MIA's NiceVision video management system, as well as other data sources such as radar, real-time GPS tracking, and an airport first responder communication system.
"This important implementation is a good example of UNICOM Government's ability to bring the best technology together with our expertise and integration services to provide a best-of-breed solution for MIA," said Corry Hong, president and CEO of UNICOM Government. "NICE's Situator solution is a proven solution at several major airports, and underscores UNICOM Government's focus on providing the best solutions for MIA and all of our customers."Situator's ability to analyze and correlate data from numerous systems creates a solution with multiple layers of verification, resulting in more accurate runway incursion detection with fewer false alarms. For example, if a legitimate incursion is detected by the ground radar and tower radar systems, PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) cameras will automatically track the target while the nearest first responder is notified and receives a still image and exact location of the target.