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Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit Implements Verint Solutions
Source: Verint Systems 2009/7/27

Verint Systems, a global provider of analytics software-based solutions for workforce-enterprise optimization and security, today announced that Metro Transit in Minneapolis/St. Paul is implementing the Nextiva Transit video solution from Verint Video Intelligence Solutions. The organization extended its investment in the video security solution to further enhance passenger and operator security in its bus fleet.

Verint Systems, a global provider of analytics software-based solutions for workforce-enterprise optimization and security, today announced that Metro Transit in Minneapolis/St. Paul is implementing the Nextiva Transit video solution from Verint Video Intelligence Solutions. The organization extended its investment in the video security solution to further enhance passenger and operator security in its bus fleet.


Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit is the principal transit provider for the Minneapolis-St. Paul region and among the largest transit systems in the U.S., providing approximately 268,000 rides each weekday on its light rail line and fleet of 893 buses.


When it originally outfitted 240 buses with Verint's Nextiva Transit solution, Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit replaced existing analog recorders as part of a fleet-wide security upgrade to help enhance passenger safety and deter crime. Continuing its fleet-wide modernization initiative, the transit operator is implementing Nextiva Transit on an additional 167 buses, along with 11 new buses. In total, its initial investment, coupled with this expansion, will see Verint video security technology deployed across more than 400 buses in the system, furthering Metro Transit's focus on passenger and driver security by leveraging a reliable, scalable and flexible IP video platform.


"Nextiva Transit has allowed us to revolutionize the way we approach and manage security by providing high quality images from multiple camera views and increased storage capabilities,” explained Dave Indrehus, Chief of Metropolitan Transit Police. “Verint's integrated solution provides high quality color images that help us identify, arrest and prosecute offenders.”


Nextiva Transit will enable more effective management of Metro Transit's entire on-board video network through automatic system health monitoring, camera tampering detection and proactive problem notification.


"We are pleased to continue providing Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Transit with world-class surveillance capabilities, enabling authorities to maintain the highest level of security and safety standards for the Twin Cities' passengers and operators,” added Elan Moriah, President of Verint Video Intelligence Solutions and Verint Witness Actionable Solutions. “As a leading provider of networked IP video solutions, Verint is committed to delivering the high reliability, performance and video quality required by transit organizations worldwide.”

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