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Magal gets another African port project

YAHUD, Israel, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- An unidentified West African seaport is receiving integrated security systems from Israel's Magal S3 under a $2.6 million contract.

The order is the second Magal has received recently for port security in the region.

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"We are proud to be delivering this comprehensive solution to this important customer, representing a major portion of the entire port project," said Magal President and Chief Executive Officer Eitan Livneh. "We are proud to be delivering this comprehensive solution to this important customer, representing a major portion of the entire port project.

"It is also significant as it is our second win, following another order for $21.4 million for the Mombasa port, reported just a few weeks ago.

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"As security is an integral part of international trade, ports are increasingly turning to solutions such as ours in order to comply with the ISPS (International Ship and Port Facility Security) code. I believe that Magal is well-positioned to secure additional business in this vertical market and specifically in this region," he said.

Magal S3 said that under the contract it will deliver an integrated security solution including a variety of systems, including DTR (taut wire), which will be deployed on a wall running several miles along the coastline, gates and access control, radio communications, static and PTZ cameras.

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All sensors and communications will be networked to two command-and-control centers through Fortis, Magal S3's state-of-the-art Physical Security Information Management system. The system will also integrate sophisticated technologies such as cooled thermal sensors and a remote acoustic hailing device.

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The contract is expected to be completed this year, the company said.

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