Verint Systems Inc. today announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) awarded Verint Video Intelligence Solutions with a security contract in July 2011 for which it will supply IP video solutions to the World Trade Center (WTC) Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) Transportation Hub. Slated to open in 2014, the WTC Transportation Hub will make Lower Manhattan the third-largest transportation center in New York and will re-establish the transportation facilities and infrastructure that existed at the WTC complex prior to September 11, 2001. The Port Authority will implement the Verint Nextiva security solution across such critical areas as entrances, exits, platforms and electrical and telecommunications rooms to increase situational awareness, improve preparedness, and enhance passenger safety and the security of facilities.
Over the past several years, PANYNJ has deployed Verint video solutions at key facilities, including the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the George Washington Bridge, the New Jersey PATH system, and AirTrain JFK. In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Federal Transit Administration, PANYNJ is building a new WTC 800,000-square-foot transportation hub. The facility is designed to accommodate 250,000 pedestrians per day and will feature underground pedestrian connections to locations on and around the WTC site, Hudson River ferry terminals, the World Financial Center, PATH trains, 13 subway lines and the proposed JFK rail link.
Verint, together with its integration partner Diebold, Inc., will deliver the robust security system to help deter crime and enhance the safety of this state-of-the-art facility.
Once implemented, the Verint Nextiva IP video portfolio will enable PANYNJ to capture high-quality video images, optimize bandwidth and storage utilization, leverage flexible video search capabilities, and benefit from programmable video retention and storage. As a result, the organization is expected to achieve a more complete and accurate view of activity and operations.
"We are delighted to have been awarded this contract with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey," says Elan Moriah, president, Verint Video Intelligence Solutions and Verint Witness Actionable Solutions. "We believe that the Port Authority's decision to further extend its Nextiva deployment at the new World Trade Center transportation hub is indicative of both the strength of our solutions and Verint's ongoing commitment to help secure our nation's critical infrastructure."