NICE Systems and Esri Enter into OEM Agreement
July 07, 2010
, a provider of intent-based solutions and value-added services, and Esri
, a provider of geographical information system software, have entered
into an OEM agreement to enhance NICE Situator with Esri's GIS capabilities, for enhanced situation management.
Officials with NICE said that under the OEM agreement, the Esri ArcGIS software engine will be embedded and integrated into the company's Situator solution.
According to company officials, the new integrated solution will serve the security operations needs of seaports, airports, public transport, railways, city centers, military organizations, as well as enterprises.
Company officials said that the integrated solution combines NICE Situator's data fusion, analysis and automated response capabilities, with Esri's spatial analysis, data management, and GIS mapping, to improve situational awareness and real-time situation management.
NICE Situator is a situation management software platform that enables automatic situation planning, response and analysis in real time, as well as thorough post incident reviews and investigations.
"Computerized mapping technology is a pre-requisite for organizations around the world that are focused on security," said Terry Bills, Esri Transportation Industry Manager, in a statement.
Bills said that now, by adding GIS capabilities from Esri to the real-time situation planning, response and analysis capabilities of NICE Situator, command and control centers can be automatically alerted to a situation, be able to better visualize the situation as it's happening, and respond more effectively with a pre-defined plan.
"We are happy to be working with Esri on enhancing NICE's leading-edge capabilities for improving situational awareness and incident management," said Israel Livnat, president, NICE Security.
Livnat said that command and control centers are increasingly looking for a solution that combines computerized mapping capabilities with real-time situation management.
"We're looking forward to working with Esri on a solution that offers these enhanced situation management capabilities, to command and control centers," he said.
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Edited by Juliana Kenny