Miami International Airport awards surveillance system upgrade contract to GTSI

8 August 2012 (Last Updated August 8th, 2012 18:30)

GTSI has received a contract from the Miami International Airport (MIA) to upgrade its surveillance systems and supporting infrastructure.

MIA Airport

GTSI has received a contract from the Miami International Airport (MIA) to upgrade its surveillance systems and supporting infrastructure.

Under the contract, the company will collaborate with Nice Systems to design and implement an expanded security network inside and outside the airport, to enhance surveillance as well as monitoring capabilities.

GTSI chief operating officer Jeremy Wensinger said the company is providing an integrated solution for video management, video analytics, ground-based radar, high-resolution cameras and secure wireless networking.

"These components will enhance the overall security system at MIA and allow the airport to better support the critical mission of protecting passengers and employees," Wensinger said.

The project includes upgrading the NiceVision video surveillance solution currently deployed to examine, manage and record on a system which can handle over 2,600 video surveillance cameras installed all through the facilities of MIA.

GTSI will deploy Nice Systems' new NiceVision Net 2.5 video surveillance solution to detect runway intrusion as well as monitor and secure restricted areas inside the airport.

Claimed to be the open platform solution for IP video security, the NiceVision Net 2.5 will allow MIA to take advantage of existing analogue camera technology following its migration to IP video.

MIA has recently unveiled the new $180m, three-level, 400,000ft² international arrivals facility, which is twice the size of the existing Concourse E facility.

The new facility includes a passport control area featuring 72 lanes, with a capacity to process 2,000 passengers each hour.


Image: MIA's new facility is built as part of the airport's art of the airport's $2.9bn North Terminal project. Photo: Miami-Dade Aviation Department.