JERUSALEM Israel (Xinhua) --
The Israeli national team did not qualify for the
World Cup, but the workers from the Matael factory of the Mtech
Israeli company can definitely be considered stars in the
Details about the
company’s activity in Russian stadiums were reported on
Wednesday in Hebrew language Yedioth Aharonot Daily Newspaper.
The company develops
and designs low-voltage systems, including fire detection and
extinguishing systems and integrated safety systems. Its factory
is located at a Kibbutz -a unique Israeli collective type of
settlement - at the Jezreel Valley in the northern part of the
Matael fire and
smoke detection systems contribute to the security of hundreds
of thousands of spectators in the huge stadiums in the Russian
cities of Volgograd and Nizhny Novograd. The deal is worth about
two million U.S. dollars.
“Since 2006, we have
been trying to market ourselves to the Russian market,” said
Haim Kaplan, owner of the Group.
“12 years ago, we
had a breakthrough as we developed control systems as part of
the building safety system, providing complete control and
viewing of a smoke and fire event and achieving control in
seconds. Two years ago, we signed contracts with these two
stadiums and established a control and observation system.”
The company is
considered a leader in its field, and its products are installed
in residential buildings, hotels, commercial centers, factories,
academic institutions and sports fields. The systems
installation project at the World Cup is the company’s first in
“This is a great
achievement, the highlight is our graphic software, which
presents all the fire and smoke data in the stadiums,” added CEO
“As a small company
from the valley, we managed to win prestigious budgets like that
of the World Cup, which is a win that will pave the way for us
in the face of other international tenders,” Kaplan concluded.
The Israeli LiveU,
based in the city of Kfar Saba, has also reached the World Cup.
Broadcast crews of channels and broadcast networks from the
world use the company’s equipment, which has developed devices
and technology that enable the transmission of live broadcasts
over cellular networks.
The company reports
that it has deployed 300 transmission units, the highest number
ever provided by the company at a sporting event.
equipment includes, among other things, broadcast teams of
networks and news organizations such as Fox, Sky, Reuters, AP
The company also
operates a Russian and English technical team in the field,
which will provide technical support and logistical services.
Some devices also
allow 4K transmission. LiveU also signed agreements with Russian
mobile operators to ensure fast connectivity and smooth and