Verint taking part in London Heathrow field trial of "Total Airport Security Solution"
Nov 20, 2012 (Menafn - AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION via COMTEX) --US-based Verint Systems Inc. VRNT said that it is leading and providing key technologies to the first Total Airport Security Solution proof-of-concept at Heathrow in London.
TASS is comprised of a multi-level video and situation intelligence offering specifically designed to help airports advance their threat detection capabilities. Verint said it is the TASS consortium initiator and coordinator, along with several key partners from European technology companies. The team launched the field testing of the TASS prototype in October 2012.
During the trial, three pre-identified security threat scenarios are being tested, allowing members within the airport community to observe and evaluate the TASS system.
Part of the Seventh EU Framework Program, TASS is a four year project that is expected to run until March 2014. The TASS consortium is led by Verint and composed of 20 leading European technology companies, research institutes and end-user organizations.
The purpose of TASS is to enable an advanced, integrated approach to airport security by creating an entire airport situation intelligence solution that provides real-time, accurate situational awareness to airport authorities.
Based on integrating and fusing different types of real-time sensors and sub-systems for data collection, TASS operates in a variety of modes, including fixed and mobile, and under any environmental condition. TASS represents a significant step forward in developing the model for integrated systems at airports, which typically have a range of systems and sensors not natively designed to interoperate or share intelligence in a coordinated manner.
Heathrow security officials will continue to conduct several simulated scenarios testing the system's functionality and interoperability with the integrated technologies, the company said.
TASS is funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme, Theme 10 "Security," call FP7-SEC-2009, Work Programme Topic 2.2.2 "Integrated Comprehensive Approach to Airport Security."
The TASS consortium consists of 20 European partners that come together from a range of operational, industrial and academic fields, ranging from sensor design, electronic communications, security applications and civil protection.
Learn more at www.verint.com.
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