NICE Systems wins large order from UK’s Network Rail
The order is for NICE's solutions for the reconstruction, analysis, and distribution of voice communications.
Globes correspondent 4 Dec 06 14:16
Digital recording company NICE Systems (Nasdaq: NICE; TASE: NICE) of Ra'anana has received what it describes as a 7-digit order in the UK. The order, from Network Rail, which owns and operates Britain’s rail infrastructure, is for NICE's solutions for the reconstruction, analysis and distribution of voice communications. Initial roll-out entails implementation at 270 signal boxes.
Network Rail is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and development of Britain’s tracks, signaling system, rail bridges, tunnels, level crossings, viaducts, and 17 key stations. As part of its National Voice Recorder Project, NICE will fulfill phase one of the project that will ensure all interactions between signal operators and train drivers are captured and stored.
Network Rail will also deploy Scenario Replay, NICE’s event reconstruction solution that facilitates faster compilation of evidence and information sharing in the event of a post-incident inquiry.
“We needed a complete network-based solution to help us meet our very strict requirements,” said David Lovell, Overall Project Manager of the Network Rail National Voice Recording Project. “With NICE’s powerful applications for scenario reconstruction we are confident that we will be able to fully and accurately understand any situation where signal failure, accident or negligence may have occurred, and to ensure that we can correct or even prevent such occurrences in the future for better public service.”
“We are very pleased to have been selected to support the critical communications infrastructure of Britain’s Network Rail,” said NICE EMEA president Tamir Ginat. “This win is further evidence that NICE is the premier solution for transit systems all over the world, in their efforts to ensure the security of the public.”
Last month, NICE Systems announced a similar order for Metropolitan Transit Authority New York City Transit’s new Rail Control Center, via its partner, Siemens Transportation Systems Inc.
NICE Systems shares are currently up 3.02% on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, at NIS 136.30.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes.co.il - on December 4, 2006