In Brief: Beijing Metro system picks NICE technology

May 8, 2006

Gearing up for the 2008 Olympics, the Beijing Metro system has chosen security technology from Israeli company NICE Systems to monitor more than 20 stations.

"NICE's advanced real-time distributed digital video solution will spot suspicious packages left behind on a crowded subway platform and automatically alert security personnel. The solution will also be utilized to automatically detect unauthorized entry into secured areas," the company said in a statement.

"We are very excited to be a part of this important project and deliver Insight from Interactions to help increase the security of Beijing's mass transit system," Doron Ben Sira, president of NICE Asia Pacific, said via the statement.

The company, founded in 1986, has headquarters in Israel and distributors in more than 100 countries, according to a company fact sheet. The firm said its 2005 revenues reached $311 million.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

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