Eastern Michigan University benefits from next-generation Nextiva Video Management Software, advancing campus security and expediting investigations
Verint® Systems Inc. today announced that Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is leveraging the next-generation Nextiva® Video Management software from Verint Video Intelligence Solutions™ to advance the security of its facilities and further its commitment to safe learning environments. A Verint customer for over two decades, EMU is focused on protecting its students, faculty and staff, and securing its large geographically-distributed campus through cutting-edge technology.
Located in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the university is a culturally diverse learning and teaching community set in a small city environment amid a major metropolitan area. With more than 23,000 students attending academic and athletic sites, EMU comprises 800 acres with 122 buildings, 14 residence halls and three apartment complexes. In October 2010, as part of a security modernization initiative, it deployed the next-generation Nextiva Video Management software and IP cameras from Verint to help monitor and advance the safety and security of its vast campus grounds. The system was designed and implemented by long-time Verint partner Camtronics, a Michigan-based integrator of security systems.
“Verint’s Nextiva IP video solution is proving to be an impactful part of our focus, helping us meet important security objectives. Since we began using the technology, it has been key to our proactive approach to enhancing situational awareness and transforming threat detection from a manual, resource-intensive operation to an efficient, accurate, automated process,” says Greg O’Dell, chief of police, Eastern Michigan University Police Department. “Nextiva is a fundamental part of the university’s security program and vital tool in helping us maintain a safer campus by deterring crime, as well as providing forensic evidence and follow-up investigation as needed.”
With Nextiva, EMU is leveraging state-of-the-art technology to quickly resolve incidents and investigations taking place on campus grounds. Adds O’Dell, “We count on Nextiva as a key intelligence source for video forensics and investigations, and have been amazed at the number of times we have used the system to aid us in investigations and in making arrests.”
Verint Nextiva features powerful IP video management solutions that streamline the management of large, geographically distributed video operations. The solution includes automated video system health monitoring for greater system uptime and lower operating costs, policy-based video distribution, intuitive live and recorded video viewing, virtual matrix, and investigation management software for faster, more productive investigations.
“Verint is committed to customer success. Our longstanding partnership with Eastern Michigan University is a great example of how we help our customers improve security and investigative tools with our innovative software,” says Debjit Das, vice president of global marketing, Verint Video Intelligence Solutions. “Our ongoing goal is to provide EMU with the solutions and services it needs to maintain a safe environment for its students, facility and campus grounds.”
About Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. Established by the state in 1849 to educate teachers, EMU is recognized as one of the top producers of educational personnel in the country. The University provides more than 250 undergraduate and graduate degree/certificate programs in five colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Human Services, and the College of Technology. With an enrollment of more than 23,500 and seven regional centers across Michigan, EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.
Camtronics is a full-service electronic security consulting company focused on designing and supporting security systems. Based in Michigan, Camtronics is a leading integrator of innovative solutions. We tailor systems to meet individual customer needs for maximum effectiveness and efficiency.
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. 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. Verint is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol “VRNT.” Visit us at our website www.verint.com.