NICE Systems Ltd., Ra’anana, Israel, a provider of intent-based solutions that extract insight to impact business performance, reduce financial risk and ensure safety and security, announced enhancements to its open security situation management solution, NICE Situator. The new release of NICE Situator offers greater openness and interoperability, and enhanced situation visualization and workflow, the company said. NICE will debut the new version of NICE Situator in booth No. 7109 at the 2011 ISC West Conference, April 5-8, 2011 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

NICE Situator, which was recently named the leading PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) software solution by independent analyst firm IMS Research, now provides a number of enhancements. These include capabilities for precise, real-time tracking of relevant assets (whether vehicles, aircraft, ships, radar targets, sensors, or a host of other resources).

These capabilities are ready-made and vertical-market specific. They also address specific compliance requirements and standards, such as those of NERC CIP, the North American Electric Reliability Council's regulations for protecting critical infrastructure, and those of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) National Incident Management System (NIMS). Customers can leverage pre-configured industry-compliant visualization packages or easily customize their own visualization icons and logic.

“We are happy to introduce these new capabilities in NICE Situator,” said Davidi Vortman, general manager, Security Management Solutions, NICE. “With the new NICE Situator version, organizations can leverage a wealth of external information sources for decision support when responding to situations or threats.


“For example, in an airport emergency landing, external data fed into NICE Situator, such as the aircraft's size or type, number of passengers, or any hazardous materials on board, might dictate a specific response scenario,” Vortman continued.

Mark Moscinski, senior vice president for SDI, a national systems integrator specializing in mission-critical systems and infrastructure, said, “Having worked with NICE to implement NICE Situator, I can tell you we are very impressed with the solution's capabilities, and in particular the direction that the company has taken with its newest release of NICE Situator.”