Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Implements NICE Situator for Open Situation Management and Enhanced Security in New Security Center

December 8, 2010

RA’ANANA, Israel, December 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — NICE Systems
(NASDAQ: NICE), the worldwide leader of intent-based solutions that extract
insight to impact business performance, reduce financial risk and ensure
safety and security, today announced that the Louis Armstrong New Orleans
International Airport has implemented NICE’s open platform situation
management solution, NICE Situator, in its new Security Operations Center.
The Center serves as the coordination hub for all Airport security operations
and emergency response activities. The deployment of NICE Situator is part of
a larger FAA-sponsored security upgrade project undertaken by the Armstrong
International Airport to meet stringent Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) 1542 airport security regulations. Armstrong
International Airport is the first North American airport to deploy NICE
Situator. NICE partner Johnson Controls is the system integrator on the

The primary commercial airport for the New Orleans metropolitan area and
southeast Louisiana, Armstrong International Airport served 7.8 million
passengers in 2009. Through NICE Situator’s open architecture, the Airport is
able to integrate a number of third party systems, including a computer aided
dispatch system, various video solutions, a fire alarm system, an access
control solution, and other security and medical/health emergency systems.
NICE Situator ties all of these diverse security and safety systems together,
in order to correlate data and alert dispatchers in real time to incidents
that require attention.

For example, a specific alert that comes from the access control system
at a jet bridge, the protected passenger walkway used to board the airplane,
will automatically trigger an alert from NICE Situator, providing the
complete operational picture in real-time, including the relevant video feed,
status of sensors, and maps showing the location coordinates of the incident.
NICE Situator’s framework for automating complex response workflows also
ensures that dispatchers follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) when
handling any threat or emergency.

NICE Situator is helping the Armstrong International Airport comply with
TSA 1542′s directives, specifically with respect to preventing and detecting
unauthorized entry to secured areas, evaluating threats in accordance with
the Airport’s security program, and if emergencies do occur, taking
appropriate actions as specified in the Airport’s emergency plan.

“At Armstrong International Airport we are proud to employ world-class
security and safety technologies from many different companies, and NICE
Situator is the centerpiece of that,” said John M Lyon, Telecommunications
Manager for Armstrong International Airport. “With NICE Situator, our
dispatchers are able to immediately get a single view of a situation across
our many different security and safety systems, with real-time analysis and
alerts, and embedded response plans to guide their actions.”

“Normally it could take a year to customize a solution of this magnitude,
but with NICE Situator, we were able to accelerate the deployment and
complete the initial implementation in a matter of weeks,” added Lyon. “We
are looking forward to working with NICE on future enhancements and

“This deployment for the Armstrong International Airport follows
successful deployments at European airports,” said Chris Wooten, President,
NICE Security Americas. “Armstrong International Airport now joins the ranks
of other NICE customers worldwide – from top ports to critical infrastructure
facilities – that are benefitting from NICE Situator’s open platform design
and advanced situation management capabilities.”

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 capture, 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

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
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 2009 served about 7.8
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.
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and security. NICE serves over 25,000 organizations in the enterprise and
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