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The following projects exemplify the types of services that Metropolitan Technologies typically provides:


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Swarthmore College
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Metropolitan Technologies was chosen by this prestigious institution to provide a campus wide Public Address System Assessment and Design Study as part of a security upgrade project.. This was to revamp the entire 55 building campus Public Address System. As MT went through this facility it became apparent that a solution could be found leveraging some of the buildings existing fire alarm systems. When MT gave the report it showed some of the buildings presented a significant cost savings when simply upgrading some existing facilities. For the rest of the Campus a re-design of Public Address was necessary. MT also conducted Acoustic Studies for the outdoor areas and also the train station as well. This study determined what type of equipment would be needed to provide proper coverage in the event of any emergencies that required high quality audio.

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Rowan College of Engineering
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MT provided full service technology consulting, all IT Infrastructure, Security Systems and Audio Visual Systems design for this very prestigious facility. MT was involved every step of the way in coordinating with all the engineering disciplines. The project has some very interesting LAB layouts. The Technology designed for this project is complex and was coordinated very tightly at every submission during SD, DD & CD phases. MT listened to the client, and incorporated existing standards with new solutions presented by MT. Security systems consisted of CCTV along with Access Control. MT suggested wireless Access Control to bring the costs down, and it resulted in a 40% savings. MT designed the various complex Audio Visual systems for all the LABS with many variations of all the latest Display and Sound solutions. MT assisted on integrating all systems on the Rowan Network. MT is also the Security Design Consultant for the Rowan College of Business.

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Rowan Business of College
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This project consists of constructing a new four-story, 96,500 square foot academic building to support the growth of the Rohrer College of Business at a cost of 63.7 million. MT was chosen to design Security on the Rohrer College of Business. MT provided full service technology consulting for all Security systems. MT ensured all the Integration of existing systems with new technology, would work properly. MT provided Homeland Security best practice on Camera placement. MT was also able to save 40% in Access Control Door costs by designing a wireless system for all interior doors. All the Exterior doors were hard wired. MT coordinated closely with all the MEP engineering disciplines. The project includes all CCTV and Access Control riding on the Rowan building LAN, which is connected to the Rowan Data Center. MT also provided IT/Security/AV design on the concurrent running Rowan College of Engineering.

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Paterson School # 16
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MT provided full service technology consulting, all IT Infrastructure, Security Systems and Audio Visual Systems design for this facility. MT was involved every step of the way in coordinating with all the engineering disciplines. The project has some very interesting new solutions. The Technology designed for this project is complex and was coordinated very tightly at every submission during SD, DD & CD phases. MT listened to the client, and incorporated existing standards with new solutions presented by MT. Security systems consisted of CCTV along with Access Control. It also included a main Command Center and a back up Command Center. MT designed the various complex Audio Visual systems for all the with many variations of all the latest Display and Sound solutions, from classrooms to all specialty spaces. MT assisted on integrating all systems.

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School of Osteopathic Medicine The Academic Center The Science Center The Universities Doctors Pavilion
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MT provided all the site survey work for a Technology retrofit that included all the infrastructure cabling to support Voice/Data/Wireless and CCTV. MT has provided coordinated specifications and drawings for the bidding of this project. MT coordinated and provided all the information to the MEP engineers for all Technology closet requirements to support the new technology infrastructure. In addition, MT provided Construction Administration services. MT is also providing the complete site inspections, payment review and recommendations for the contractors work to Rowan.

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Hudson County Science & Technology High School
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MT provided full service technology consulting, all IT Infrastructure, Security Systems and Audio Visual Systems design for this very prestigious facility. MT was on all the teams bidding this project as the Technology Consultants. MT was involved every step of the way in coordinating with all the engineering disciplines. The project has some very interesting technology solutions. The Technology designed for this project is complex and was coordinated very tightly with MEP/Architectural team along every submission during SD, DD & CD phases. MT listened to the client, and incorporated existing standards with new solutions presented by MT. This building has 28 Technolgy rooms for infrastructure and Network support. Security systems consisted of CCTV along with Access Control, Security Command Center and back up security center. MT designed the various complex Audio Visual systems for all the Classrooms and specialty spaces (Auditorium, etc.) with many variations of all the latest Display and Sound solutions. MT assisted on integrating all systems.

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New Public Safety Building
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MT was chosen to provide full service Technology Consulting for: Security Systems, IT Infrastructure (Wired & Wireless) Systems and Audio Visual Systems design for this new Public Safety facility. MT worked with the Architect, Client & Staff to provide integrated technology solutions. The Technology designed for this project is unique in many ways. MT coordinated very tightly all the other engineering disciplines, with cost savings and building efficiency as well as functionality in mind.

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Georgian Court University International Collaboration Center
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Metropolitan Technologies was chosen to engineer its 4th project on this campus. The University was seeking a design for the new International Collaboration Center that would be flexible and could accommodate up to 24 simultaneous Video Conferences. The project Started out with a gift from a former student, and once they saw what was being designed they expanded the gift so the University could do even more in Video Conferencing. The system was a TelePresence based system with tracking cameras and microphones as well as a touch screen in the lectern.

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Sidwell Friends School
 Sidwell Friends School
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Security Systems, Infrastructure Design

Protecting President Obama’s Children presented unique Security challenges at Sidwell. MT’s design satisfied the requirements of the U. S. Secret Service, who monitor this facility to watch over the President’s children who attend this school. Metropolitan Technologies was selected to provide design engineering services for Security Systems that included CCTV and Access Control as well as IT Network Design for this famous K-12 facility. MT also provided infrastructure design for both wired and wireless, as well as all Audio Visual Systems consulting services for the renovations and the addition of a new building on the School campus. In addition, MT’s solution to permanently re-route outside carrier plant cable to accommodate the new construction also allowed for the temporary re-routing of carrier services prior to the demolition of an existing campus building.



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Berkeley High School
Berkeley High School
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Threat and Vulnerability Assessment

Much attention has been focused on the educational community and the effects of school-based violence from within the community and from the outside world. In the aftermath of the terroristic threats realized on 9/11 and the subsequent media attention to suicide bombers and international terrorism in general, the community is asking the school boards to revisit its plans for providing the best protection for its children and staff. Unfortunately the media focus on events such as the massacre in Columbine has resulted in copycat murders and increased the pressure on school boards to provide adequate protection to its pupils and staff. School boards are then challenged to provide a balanced and cost effective system of security in a manner that is conducive to education – and the school district budget. In an effort to help the community and school board determine the actual threats to their property and populations, and the status of the site’s vulnerability to those threats, we developed a Threat and Vulnerability Assessment that used the best-in-class recommendations of government and educational security sources as it’s guideline. Using this tool Metropolitan Technologies measured the compliance several school district facilities to these standards. The result was a professional report that provided clear recommendations for policies, procedures and products that could be used to ameliorate vulnerabilities. Using this template we examined the vulnerability of the Berkeley High School facilities and found key recommendations that could dramatically improve the safety and security of the building and its occupants. A good portion of the recommendations were low cost/no cost solutions such as the revision of existing procedures and institution of training exercises. The school district is using these guidelines to continually improve its security posture.



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Pemberton High School

Pemberton High School
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Security Systems, Command and Control Center

Metropolitan Technologies was chosen to provide Security Design services for Pemberton. The high school will act as the main Command and Control center for the district and will be linked into a second Command Center as a backup. MT took the lead on the project and used French & Parrello as the Electrical and Mechanical Engineers as a sub contractor to assist and design the command centers electrical and mechanical needs. Collaborating with the architect, MT created a facility that will serve the district for years to come. This High School has well over 200 cameras including: special license plate ID cameras; night vision cameras; as well as PTZ and fixed cameras. MT also designed an innovative storage solution for the CCTV system that cut the budget in less than half of the original projected costs,



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Newark Public Schools - New Robotics Building (Newark, NJ)
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Metropolitan Technologies has been chosen as part of the F&P team to provide Voice, Data, Audio/Visual and Security Design for this new building in Newark, NJ. It is where K-12 students will go to learn the science of Robotics and be able to design & build the future robotic systems that will enhance manufacturing around the globe.



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Curtis Institute of Music
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Metropolitan Technologies was selected to provide programming for security, IT, and Audio Visual consulting services for the expansion of the Curtis Institute of Music located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia. Curtis is one of the world's leading music schools with a highly-selective student body over its 84-year history. Curtis recently purchased a building close to its main building and is converting it into student dorms, rehearsal space, and recital space. Metropolitan Technologies guided the school in the proper direction for technology & security from a schematic standpoint.



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Neptune School District - District Wide Security Project
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Metropolitan Technologies has been entrusted to provide Security Design Services for this District. Metropolitan Technologies will be providing drawings & specifications to converge various types of security systems & equipment to create a more manageable security solution for the whole district. Upon completion of this design, it will provide the district with the ability to manage a converged and fully integrated security solution that will serve the district for years to come. This system will be directly tied in to the police department and monitored by local law enforcement. This project will be completed by end of Summer 2008. This a repeat client for the people on the MT team who also served this district with another firm in prior years.



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Governor Livingston High School - Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
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Metropolitan Technologies will be conducting this Threat and Vulnerability Assessment (TVA) with credentialed and experienced professionals who, with over 100 years of combined experience, will identify any shortcomings or security anomalies. Upon completion of a detailed report on the state of security, Metropolitan Technologies will provide the remedial engineering solutions as well as budgetary information necessary to assist the district in a "phased in" approach to fulfill their security needs. Metropolitan Technologies will conduct interviews with various stake holders to ensure the needs are met and are compliant. The final result will comply with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Community Affairs and the New Jersey Department of Education.



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Georgian Court Heritage Center (Lakewood, NJ)
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Georgian Court University is converting the existing Catherine McAuley Chapel into the Georgian Court Heritage Center. The Heritage Center will celebrate the traditions, mission, and values of the University throughout its history and communicate the story of the academic growth of the University and fidelity to the values of the Sisters of Mercy, whose ministry focuses on service to the community through education and health care.

Metropolitan Technologies' services will consist of Sound and Video System Design to include design of a multi-screen video display; design of an audio/video system for a presentation theater; and design of a building-wide sound system for general paging and background music, Interior Room Acoustics to include design of interior finishes to achieve appropriate reverberation times, Mechanical Noise and Vibration Control to include recommendations for noise and vibration measures to achieve appropriate background sound levels, and IT Cabling Design to include coordination between IT infrastructure and wireless access points and campus wireless system.



Project Title:
Georgian Court University Wellness Center (Lakewood, NJ)
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Metropolitan Technologies designed the technology infrastructure for this 60,000 square foot facility for all the various systems. It is a fast track project and Metropolitan Technologies worked quickly with the client to develop the standards for this facility. This facility is state of the art with various workout machinery in the high end gym as well as basketball and volleyball courts.



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Plainfield High School (Plainfield, NJ)
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Established in 1857, Plainfield High School is the second oldest high school in the State of New Jersey. Contracted directly with the Plainfield Public School District, Metropolitan Technologies provided Security Consulting and Design services to address the security needs of the existing High School and old High School building that also utilizes classrooms, etc. After utilizing state-of-the-art technology to digitize old paper drawings into usable electronic format to complete the needed documents for systems design, Metropolitan Technologies provided drawings and system specifications that were used for bidding. Construction Administration is included in our services to oversee this Project to completion.



 
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