MER Group Awarded Mabat 2000 Upgrade Project

MER Group awarded the Israel Police Mabat 2000 upgrade project valued approximately 30 million NIS and spanning ten years

Holon, September 15, 2016: MER Group, a supplier of communications, security, intelligence and cyber solutions, hereby announces that it has won a tender by the Israel Police to upgrade and maintain the Safe City systems, communications infrastructure and a video analysis system for the Mabat 2000 project in the Old City of Jerusalem.

The project will upgrade the operational capabilities of the Israel Police in order to improve personal safety in and around the Old City using innovative systems that provide fast and efficient solutions for personal safety issues in Jerusalem. The contract is for 10 years and is valued at approximately 30 million NIS.

In 1999, MER won the first tender to develop the Mabat 2000 project and all related infrastructure before the Pope’s visit to Jerusalem in 2000.The current tender is for the upgrade of existing systems to more advanced technology, including improved resolution and video quality and sophisticated video analytics systems.

MER Systems will upgrade the command and control software used at the police control center in the Old City of Jerusalem and will install a new version of the command and control system developed by Secure-M NG. At the end of the upgrade process, the company will provide support and services for these systems until 2025, including software upgrades, system maintenance, and customer support 24/7.

Nir Lampert, CEO of MER Group: “We are thrilled at the repeated opportunity to collaborate with the Israel Police on the Mabat 2000 project which upgrades the operational capabilities of the police by integrating multiple advanced technologies that support decision-making processes in real-time. The project required MER Group’s field teams to cope with challenges related to implementing a project in in the Old City’s complex and dangerous locations, as well as with with the need to upgrade the system while maintaining the functional and operational continuity of the existing system. This imporatant personal safety project in Israel reflects positively on our knowledge and skill to the security market in Israel and abroad and will expand MER’s market share.”

About MER Group

MER Group (TASE: C.MER) is a global Israeli-based company involved in the development, manufacturing, marketing, and installation of technologically-based solutions for the telecom, security, intelligence, cyber, big data, smart city, and emergency services industries. Via its subsidiaries, the company plans and installs broadband infrastructure for clients around the world, provides engineering, planning, and construction services for renewable energy projects, and invests in Israeli natural gas pipeline projects. The company’s clients include government, municipal, and security institutions, commercial companies, banks, and communications operators. The company owns industrial plants manufacturing telecommunications towers, as well as software and electronics development centers. MER Group employs some 1,200 people and has dozens of subsidiaries. The group is active predominantly in Latin America, Africa, and Israel.

The group is managed by Nir Lampert and is controlled by C. MER, FIMI fund and Yitzhak Ben-Bassat and is traded on the Tel-Aviv stock exchange since 1992.

The Company’s executive offices are located in Holon.

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