Minneapolis-Saint Paul Airport Picks SDI, Verint for New Surveillance Network

The Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport has selected System Development Integration, a systems integrator, and Verint Systems Inc., a provider of video and situation intelligence solutions, to deploy the first phase of the airport’s “Integrated Video and Information Systems Network Surveillance System.”
            The iVISN Program is to replace MSP’s current closed circuit television system with advanced technology to help enhance and maximize security capabilities and improve the performance of security personnel, say SDI and Verint. SDI will implement Verint’s Nextiva Video Management Software and Nextiva Physical Security Information Management, both of which the airport selected in August 2012.
            “SDI’s intimate knowledge of the nuances of an airport’s concept of operations, security protocols and underlying technology components will serve to drive the technical solution to the operational reality that MSP envisions,” says David Gupta, SDI’s chief executive officer.
            Verint will deploy Nextiva Video Management Software and Nextiva Physical Security Information Management, which are part of Verint’s fully-integrated IP security suite, says Steve Weller, Verint’s senior vice president and general manager. The VMS solution will monitor both conventional and megapixel Internet protocol cameras across an integrated IP-based network, and “provide greater situational awareness and optimize security operations,” he says.
            To bridge the video system to the airport’s security and access control system, the SDI team also will deploy Verint’s PSIM solution, Weller adds.
            Upon completion of what will be a multi-phased deployment, the system is expected to include more than 2,500 cameras, 100 workstations, and a variety of video analytic and informational interface programs, including license plate recognition.
            “Once deployed, the Nextiva solution will support the airport in handling its operational complexities and security challenges even more efficiently,” Weller says.

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