Dane County Chooses Federal Engineering For Radio System Implementation Support

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Dane County Chooses Federal Engineering For Radio System Implementation Support

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, October 7, 2011 — The County of Dane, Wisconsin has awarded Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) a contract to provide technical and management support during the implementation of the County’s new public safety communications system.

Mr. Ronald F. Bosco, FE’s President, provided an overview of the contract: “Dane County is implementing a new digital P25 VHF radio system to support the County’s public safety and public service organizations. Harris Corporation was recently selected as the radio system vendor via a competitive procurement. Federal Engineering will provide program management and independent validation and verification services in support of the following implementation activities:

  • Critical design reviews
  • Equipment management
  • Factory acceptance testing
  • Installation oversight
  • Site inspections
  • Radio coverage testing
  • System acceptance testing

FE’s efforts will culminate with the successful cutover of the new radio system.”

“Federal Engineering has been supporting Dane public safety communications since 2005. The firm’s extensive knowledge of our first responders’ needs and Dane’s existing systems is unmatched,” stated Mr. Richard McVicar, Technical Services Manager for Dane County Public Safety Communications. Mr. McVicar went on to say: “ FE has consistently exceeded the County’s expectations and we are confident their participation in the implementation phase will ensure a satisfactory system within the allocated time and budget.”

Federal Engineering provides a wide range of design and management services in public safety and public service involving VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 4.9GHz communications systems. FE also assists in the design and implementation of E911, PSAPs, ECCs, and EOCs.

As a nationwide communications systems planning and design firm, Federal Engineering develops voice, data, and video networks for numerous firms including utilities, transportation, aerospace, energy, finance, education, publishing, and computer services. In addition to its private sector work, FE has completed over a thousand communications projects for 30 state governments, as well as numerous local and federal government clients. FE’s certified independence ensures that clients receive objective, unbiased consulting services that are not influenced by any particular technology, product, vendor, or approach.


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