Newtown, PA (September 8, 2011) – Optellios, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of advanced fiber-optic sensing and security systems, has announced the completion of the integration of their FiberPatrol® perimeter intrusion detection sensor with NICE Situator the situation management software from NICE Systems for the Port of Virginia. With this enhanced capability the Port of Virginia will now be able to monitor the Fiber Patrol FP1100-X systems deployed across the 26,000 foot perimeter at the site through the NICE Situator user interface. The FiberPatrol® installation is part of a US Department of Homeland Security project designed to boost security at three state owned maritime facilities. George Zisk, Vice President of Operations for Optellios, comments, “We are very excited about this development because it not only demonstrates the benefit of the FiberPatrol® open architecture, but also highlights the importance of seamlessly integrating the multiple components of a security system into a common operating picture, made possible by NICE Situator’s open API.” Ed Merkle, Virginia Port Authority’s Director of Port Security and Emergency Operations stated, “The Port of Virginia conducted an extensive search for the right technology for our emerging command and control center and while we found many solutions, NICE Situator and FiberPatrol® proved to be the best value in the market from a feature, functionality and ease of use perspective.”
About the Port of Virginia
The Virginia Port Authority (VPA) is an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, reporting to the state Secretary of Transportation. The VPA owns and operates four general cargo facilities on behalf of the state: Norfolk International Terminals, Portsmouth Marine Terminal, Newport News Marine Terminal and the Virginia Inland Port in Warren County. The terminals are operated by Virginia International Terminals, Inc. (VIT) the non-stock, non-profit operating company. The VPA, through terminal earnings generated by VIT, is operationally self-sufficient. The VPA and correlating maritime industry is responsible for 343,000 jobs, $41 billion in total revenues throughout the Commonwealth.
About NICE Systems
NICE Systems 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. www.nice.com.
Optellios, Inc., a leading U.S.-based fiberoptic technology company, is a provider of advanced solutions for sensing, security, and communication. Its FiberPatrol® line of security products leverages company's pioneering patented fiberoptic sensor technologies to provide the most advanced and cost effective security solutions for military bases, airports, power plants, water treatment facilities, pipelines, secure data networks, and other critical infrastructures and high-value assets. For more information, visit www.optellios.com.