NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mer Group (TASE: CMER), a global system integrator since 1982 delivering complete turn-key solutions for communications and Public Safety, announced that the New York / New Jersey Port Authority, through its construction manager, Tishman Construction Corporation, has selected The Mer Group's First Responders Public Safety solution for high rise in-building radio communications to be installed at One World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York City.
The Board of Commissioners of the New York / New Jersey Port Authority approved the award of an $11.8 million contract to a joint venture between TechMer Inc., a subsidiary of The Mer Group, and North American Mobile Systems Inc. for a first responders system and a base building and tenant two-way radio system for the WTC tower One. The system will provide communication capability for first responders in case of an emergency.
The scope of work under the construction trade contract includes engineering, design, furnishing, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of a first responders communication system to be integrated into the site-wide system for communication in the event of an emergency. In addition, the Joint Venture would be responsible for the engineering, design, furnishing, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of a two-way radio system for building management and tenant communications, which will support the Durst Organization, the joint venture partner of One WTC LLC in the development of One WTC. The construction trade contract was awarded to the best value proposer from a pre-qualified list of proposers, in accordance with the procurement procedures established by the Port Authority.
"We are greatly pleased and humbled to have been awarded this unique and prestigious project for a First Responders radio communications system to be installed at One World Trade Center in Manhattan," said Chaim Mer, Chairman of The Mer Group. "Following an open and comprehensive bid process, our system proposal was selected as a best value proposal, a proven, state-of-the art integrated technology platform and a cost-effective approach that will utilize and consolidate our existing resources and systems solutions."
With construction now having risen above the 104th floor, One World Trade Center is the tallest building in downtown Manhattan. Upon completion, One World Trade Center will stand 104 stories high and offer 71 rentable floors totaling three million square feet of leasable, Class-A office space.
The Mer Group
The Mer Group, a global system integrator since 1982, delivers complete turn-key solutions for Wireless Networks; Security and Surveillance; Broadband Infrastructure; Customized Defense Systems; Communication & Monitoring Mobile Systems; Environmental Monitoring and Renewable Energy Infrastructure.
The Mer Group is a market leader with extensive multidisciplinary expertise, leading-edge technologies and best in class practices to design and deliver complete solutions. Comprehensive service and high added value for diverse activities have earned the company a sterling reputation worldwide.
The Mer Group, traded as C. Mer Industries Ltd. on the TASE (CMER) has over 1000 highly-skilled employees worldwide serving government and commercial markets in more than 40 countries.
SOURCE The Mer Group