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NICE Recognized With a Security Technology Executive Magazine Innovation Award for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport PSIM Implementation

October 24, 2011

RA’ANANA, Israel, October 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

NICE Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE) today announced that it has been
recognized as an honorable mention winner in the Security Technology
Executive (STE) Magazine Innovation Awards for its work on the Louis
Armstrong New Orleans International Airport PSIM implementation. NICE was
recognized, along with Armstrong International Airport and system integrator
Johnson Controls, for their innovative implementation of NICE Situator,
NICE’s open situation management solution.

Now in its seventh year, the STE Innovation Awards honors the best and
most unique applications of security technology in the United States. This
year’s winning projects were hand-picked by a panel of security industry
experts from among dozens of entries.

“The entrants in this year’s competition spanned a vast spectrum of
projects,” said STE publisher/editor-in-chief Steve Lasky. “While each had
their merits, Armstrong International Airport’s innovative use of situation
management technology (PSIM) won the judges over for its ability to
consolidate diverse systems, and deliver real-life ROI and physical security

“The deployment of NICE Situator at Armstrong International Airport
illustrates how airports can use situation management in innovative ways to
make the most of their existing technology investments, and enhance safety
and security,” said Yaron Tchwella, President, NICE Security Group and EVP
Business Operations. “We are honored to be recognized for our work on this
implementation, in partnership with the Airport and Johnson Controls.”

To enhance safety and security for the more than eight million
passengers each year, Armstrong International Airport employs numerous
security and life safety systems. “We have a lot of different stove pipes of
information – video, access control, fire alarms, computer aided dispatch
(CAD), Voice over IP (VoIP), and automated external defibrillator (AED)
alarms – which can make it difficult to form an overall picture,” explained
John Lyon, telecommunications manager for the Airport’s Security Operations
Center. “NICE Situator consolidates these systems into a unified view, with
real-time correlation and alerts, so our dispatchers get a much clearer
real-time picture of situations. They can do 95 percent of their work using
just two NICE Situator screens.”

The Airport was also able to incorporate within NICE Situator over 90
standard operating procedures for different security, fire, EMS, and weather
scenarios, replacing previously used flat electronic forms. Processes
implemented in NICE Situator are interactive and adaptive, and can integrate
automated or operator-initiated actions, dynamically proceeding down
different response paths based on pre-defined conditions.

Referring to the ability to view evolving situations in a geographic
context through NICE Situator, Lyon concludes: “To be able to see a map of
the facility and visualize where something’s happening as it’s happening,
and drill down into layers of information, like building plans and video, is
very empowering.”

The NICE Security Offering addresses the needs of governments and
enterprises with intent-based solutions for fighting crime and terror, by
anticipating, managing and mitigating safety, security and operational
risks. The offering enables capturing, analysis and correlation of data from
multiple sensors and systems, including audio, video, radio, geo-location
and web, providing a framework for fusing data silos into a single, holistic
operational view. NICE Security solutions empower organizations to act
effectively in real time to prevent, manage and investigate incidents,
ensuring fast resolution and debriefing, and continuous security
improvements. NICE Security solutions are deployed worldwide in
transportation systems, critical infrastructures, city centers and
enterprise campuses.

About NICE Systems

NICE Systems (NASDAQ: NICE), is the worldwide leader of intent-based
solutions that capture and analyze interactions and transactions, realize
intent, and extract and leverage insights to deliver impact in real time.
Driven by cross-channel and multi-sensor analytics, NICE solutions enable
organizations to improve business performance, increase operational
efficiency, prevent financial crime, ensure compliance, and enhance safety
and security. NICE serves over 25,000 organizations in the enterprise and
security sectors, representing a variety of sizes and industries in more
than 150 countries, and including over 80 of the Fortune 100 companies.


About Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is a public use
airport in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is owned by the
City of New Orleans and is located 10 nautical miles (19 km) west of its
central business district. It is the primary commercial airport for the New
Orleans metropolitan area and southeast Louisiana and in 2010 served a total
of 8.2 million passengers. Armstrong International Airport has four
concourses and two terminals, East and West, connected by a central
ticketing alley. The Airport is governed by the New Orleans Aviation Board,
which was created in 1943 to oversee the Airport’s administration,
operation, and maintenance. The Board represents the City in all aviation
matters in consultation with state, national, and international government
agencies. All members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor of New Orleans
with the approval of the City Council. More info at


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defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such
forward-looking statements, including the statements by Messer Tchwella, are
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(the Company) only, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties
that could cause the actual results or performance of the Company to differ
materially from those described herein, including but not limited to the
impact of the global economic environment on the Company’s customer base
(particularly financial services firms) and the resulting uncertainties;
changes in technology and market requirements; decline in demand for the
Company’s products; inability to timely develop and introduce new
technologies, products and applications; difficulties or delays in absorbing
and integrating acquired operations, products, technologies and personnel;
loss of market share; pressure on pricing resulting from competition; and
inability to maintain certain marketing and distribution arrangements. For a
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Form 20-F. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release
are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company undertakes no
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