SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 6:00 PM–An Israeli technology company, Techmer, has won a $11 million bid to deploy smart communication systems at One World Trade Center, the 104-story skyscraper currently under construction in lower Manhattan, Ynet reported.
The need for an advanced communication system at the new WTC arose during the 9/11 attacks when first responders had difficulty communicating.
Techmer CEO Itsik Ben Tolila explains, “In the 9/11 attacks, security cameras captured footage of many firefighters running up, while many policemen were running down. The reason is that a police helicopter warned the police forces that the building was about to collapse and they managed to escape. The firefighters did not receive such a warning, and therefore many firefighter and just a few cops were killed.”…Read More>>