Med center gets Israeli surveillance gear

June 28, 2011 at 10:08 AM

RA'ANANA, Israel, June 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army is expanding and upgrading video surveillance systems at the Brooke Army Medical Center with equipment from Israel's NICE Systems Ltd.

The Brooke Army Medical Center is a hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.

NICE said the center has used its video surveillance solutions since 2001 and is now expanding the deployment to secure new facilities, which include a new seven-story hospital wing and an adjoining 5,000-space multilevel parking garage.

BAMC is also renovating an existing facility where NICE video surveillance solutions are already deployed.

For planned expansions and improvements, BAMC is deploying the latest version of NICE's IP video solution, NiceVision Net 2.0, which will enable BAMC to leverage its existing infrastructure of analog surveillance cameras while migrating to IP video.

The NiceVision solution provides smart video capabilities for all "edge" devices, including encoders, access control and cameras. This results in better video surveillance capabilities and a lower overall total cost of ownership, the company said.

The NICE solution facilitates more efficient and effective management, maintenance and control of a video surveillance deployment. It can also easily scale to accommodate BAMC's rapid facility expansion, which will include more than 1,600 video surveillance cameras planned for integration with the NICE solution.

"The security requirements of BAMC are very stringent," said Yochai Rozenblat, president and chief executive officer of NICE Americas. "We're happy to have been able to play a key role in securing Brooke Army Medical Center for the last decade and look forward to serving the hospital's future security needs."

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