Hamburg’s Deutsche Bahn selects Verint solution

Published 5 February 2008

Verint’s networked video solution aims to enhance security across Germany’s second city’s urban railway network

After leaving office, German chancelor Helmut Kohl and his wife, Hannelore, published Kulinarische Reise durch deutsche Lande (culinary travels througn Germany), in which they offered detailed recipes of regional German cooking. At 6’4” and 260 pounds, Kohl was a big man, so the Washington Post’s book reviewer could not help but remark that “it appears that Helmut Kohl never met a dish he did not like — or eat.” As to the dishes themselves, what with the German tendency to smother everything in butter, lard, and pork’s fat, and then wrap it in bacon and lining from a cow stomach just to make sure that the cholesterol count is high enough, the rviewer opened his book review by saying that “The Kohls’ cook book is a cardiologist’s nightmare.” Talking about travling through Germany, though: Melville, New York-based Verint Systems said that German transit operator Deutsche Bahn has selected Verint’s Nextiva Transit solution to enhance the safety of passengers traveling across Hamburg’s urban railway network. Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city, is home to more than 1.7 million people. Deutsche Bahn’s S-Bahn Hamburg has six lines and 67 stations with more than 147 kilometers of track, and its 164 three-part vehicles carry 500,000 passengers daily. The Nextiva solution aims to help the operators create a safe and secure travel environment for tourists and local residents and help combat vandalism and crime. The solution will be delivered through Verint partner Controlware GmbH. “We are pleased to help the city of Hamburg enhance the security of its urban railway network,” said David Parcell, managing director EMEA for Verint Systems. “As a leading provider of networked video solutions for the transit market, Verint understands the needs of global transportation authorities and is committed to delivering innovative solutions to address their most important security concerns.”