NICE Systems, a leading global provider of advanced solutions that enable organizations to extract insight from interactions to drive performance, recently announced that it has a received a follow-on order from the Ministry of Railway (MOR) in China, for its advanced video IP based solution. The NICE solution was selected following successful implementation on the Qing Zang rail - the railroad connecting Lhasa in Tibet to Germu in Qinghai. The NICE solution will be used to enhance the safety and security of up to 32 million passengers in 2008 and a projected 54 million by 2015, travelling on the Beijing-Tianjin inter-city passenger line - the country's first high-speed passenger rail service.
The Beijing-Tianjin inter-city passenger rail service, which is expected to launch before to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games begin, is part of a massive upgrade and expansion of China's railway system. The new Beijing-Tianjin line will provide China's first high-speed train service, designed to meet the soaring demand for travel between the two cities, each with a population of over 10 million.
NICE's advanced real-time distributed digital video solution will be deployed to help protect the railway including its tracks and stations, to discourage vandalism and prevent accidents. By providing real-time alerts to security personnel, the result will be enhanced passenger safety and better asset protection. "We are very happy to have been selected once again by China's Ministry of Rail for yet another important, milestone project-to secure China's first high-speed rail service, which will also be serving tourists coming in from all over the world for the 2008 Olympics,"
said Israel Livnat, President of the NICE Security Group. "Having been selected for this follow-on project illustrates the value-add of our solutions in enhancing the safety and security of mass transit systems all over the world, and further substantiates our strategy for offering advanced security solutions to the global transportation industry."