Verint® Systems, Inc. today announced that the Metropolitan Council in Minneapolis/St. Paul is implementing the Nextiva® Transit video solution from Verint® Video Intelligence Solutions™. The Metropolitan Council, which oversees transit operations in the Twin Cities’ seven-county metro area and already leverages Verint’s Nextiva Transit on its Metro Transit bus and rail system, invested in the video security technology in August 2009 to help enhance passenger and operator safety onboard its paratransit Metro Mobility fleet and other contracted bus routes.
The Metropolitan Council is the premier planning agency for the Minneapolis-St. Paul region and is responsible for planning and operating the majority of the transit system in the metro area. In total last year, Metro Transit provided nearly 82 million rides; Metro Mobility provided 1.2 million rides; and other contracted routes provided 3.4 million rides.
Transit ridership has grown in recent years in the Twin Cities area. To help keep pace with demand, the Metropolitan Council recently launched a modernization initiative focused on crime prevention and safety. As part of the agency’s efforts, it selected Verint Nextiva to help update selected portions of the transit system’s security infrastructure—replacing existing analog recorders with a reliable, scalable and flexible IP video platform. In the initial phase of its planned multi-phase fleet-wide initiative, the Metropolitan Council is deploying Nextiva Transit onboard 257 buses.
“The Verint solution will provide state-of-the-art surveillance capabilities to the region’s fleet,” says Arlene McCarthy, Metropolitan Transportation Services Director for the Metropolitan Council. “Most importantly, the video security solution will support the Council’s commitment to providing best-in-class safety and service to our customers.”
With its sophisticated video quality, automatic system health check monitoring and proactive problem notification, Nextiva Transit will deliver a comprehensive view of onboard events. Further, the solution will provide the Metropolitan Council’s transit operations with greater situational awareness and improved emergency response times, allowing the region’s transit system to better safeguard passengers and operators.
“We’re pleased to be working with the Metropolitan Council and supporting its fleet modernization and security initiative,” adds Elan Moriah, president Verint Video Intelligence Solutions and Verint® Witness Actionable Solutions®. “Verint Nextiva Transit is designed to help outstanding organizations, like the Metropolitan Council, increase security, mitigate risk and enhance the effectiveness of their operations.”
About Metropolitan Council
The Metropolitan Council is the regional planning organization for the seven-county Twin Cities area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington Counties). The Council runs the regional bus and light rail system, collects and treats wastewater, coordinates regional water resources, plans regional parks and administers funds that provide housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. The Council board is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the governor.
About Verint Video Intelligence Solutions
Verint® Video Intelligence Solutions™ is the leading global provider of networked video solutions designed to enhance the security of people, property and assets. Its award-winning Nextiva® portfolio features IP video management software, integrated analytics, encoders, cameras, wireless devices and intelligent DVRs for use across a variety of vertical market environments. Open, standards-based and IT friendly, Verint solutions help organizations realize the benefits of IP video leveraging their legacy video investments.
About Verint Systems, Inc.
Verint® Systems, Inc. (verint.com) is a global leader in Actionable Intelligence® solutions and value-added services. Our solutions enable organizations of all sizes to make timely and effective decisions to improve enterprise performance and make the world a safer place. More than 10,000 organizations in over 150 countries—including over 80 percent of the Fortune 100—use Verint solutions to capture, distill, and analyze complex and underused information sources, such as voice, video, and unstructured text. Headquartered in Melville, New York, we support our customers around the globe directly and with an extensive network of selling and support partners.
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