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Yohai West is Product Marketing Manager at NICE Systems and is an expert in airport security and safety technologies like video management systems, incident management, and physical security information management (PSIM). He consults with airports around the world on best practices and strategies to mitigate security risks by anticipating, managing, and mitigating the risks. NICE customers include Los Angeles Airport, Miami International Airport and Denver Regional Transportation District.

We talk about the security functions at airports and their roles, what security threats actually exist, and how most airports now handle all the security inputs they receive. NICE Systems offers a technology that brings the video and other inputs together in a way that enables the airport to make the best possible decisions. We talk the tech, including the application of video analytics to airport security and operations.

Learn more about this at the NICE YouTube Channel and also the NICE Situator Video Case Study New Orleans International Airport MSY

Team Oracle

AirVenture 2012:

After attending AirVenture 2012 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Rob and David have a lot of observations and insight into this annual event. They talk about the places at the show they visited, the planes they saw, and most of all, the people they met, including:

Karlene Pettit, Flight for Control,

Amy Laboda, Women in Aviation, International,

Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association


Linda Meeks, Girls With Wings,

Jamie Dodson, Nick Grant Adventures:

David Allen, Other People’s Airplanes:

Benet Wilson:

Rod Rakic:

Adam Fast:


Uncontrolled Airspace:

Eden Grace Zeek, GE Aviation, US



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Teresa Stokes, wingwalker and artist:

Oshkosh 2012

The week’s aviation news:

In this week’s Australia Desk report:

Statistics are all the rage this week as all major Australian carriers claim to have the best “on time departure” ratings, more Qantas maintenance to move overseas as subsidiary company LTQ Engineering announces the closure of its Melbourne engine shop, Qantas rumoured to be back in talks with Emirates about code sharing to Europe while at Virgin, CEO John Borghetti says “bring on the competition,” RAAF Hawk 127 fleet achieves 75,000 hours or service, Indonesian Air Force Su27 and Su30 fighters arrive in Darwin to join in the multi national training Exercise Pitch Black.

Find more from Grant and Steve at the Plane Crazy Down Under podcast, and follow the show on Twitter at @pcdu Steve’s at @stevevisscher and Grant at @falcon124. Australia Desk archives can be found at

Rob, Benet & Eden

Rob Mark beats out Benet Wilson for the GE Aviation “Oshy” Trophy, presented by Eden Zeek. Benet promises revenge next time.


Opening and closing music is provided by Brother Love from the Album Of The Year CD. You can find his great music at

One Response to “Episode 208 – Geeks at Oshkosh 2012”

  1. Marin

    Thought I would include a link to the testing of the Airbus A380 on you tube.

    Also thanks for pronouncing my name right.


    August 2nd, 2012 | 12:13 pm