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Federal Engineering Chosen by the City of Ventura for Land Mobile Radio Consulting

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Federal Engineering Chosen by the City of Ventura for Land Mobile Radio Consulting

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, February 19, 2024 – The City of Ventura, California has entered into an agreement with Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) to develop and deliver a Needs Assessment and Alternative Analysis Report for the City’s Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems. FE is also tasked with providing procurement and implementation support services to the City, as they proceed to join Ventura County’s Motorola 700/800 MHz Project 25 (P25) Phase 2 system.

Chief Technology Officer for the City, Mitchell Cameron, expressed his enthusiasm about the project: “Federal Engineering (FE) has been selected to develop the Functional Specifications for the City’s initiative to integrate with the Ventura County system. They will meticulously outline the functional and performance requirements for the design, construction, and testing of the land mobile radio system. This detailed specification will serve as a foundation for comprehensive proposals from qualified vendors.”

Mr. Cameron further emphasized, “Our choice of Federal Engineering for the City of Ventura reflects our confidence in their expertise and their deep understanding of California’s unique requirements. The FE team, comprised of seasoned professionals with extensive experience across various systems and technologies, stands out for their impartiality. As an independent entity not tied to any specific software or system vendors, FE is ideally positioned to offer unbiased, expert advice, ensuring the most effective strategy for this pivotal project.”

FE’s Vice President of Special Projects, Brad Barber, explained: “We provide our clients with unsurpassed expertise that is tailored to their particular application. From simple VHF and UHF base stations and repeater systems, through the most advanced P25 multiband, we have the proven skills required to assist our clients effectively and efficiently in deploying systems that meet and exceed their requirements.”

Mr. Barber provided more details: “Because FE has been serving clients in California for over 20 years, we know the distinctive conditions impacting communications centers within the State. Our services include:

  • Procurement Support
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Implementation Support
  • Project Management Support
  • Factory Testing and Installation Verification
  • Coverage and System Testing
  • Cutover and System Acceptance

Our goal is to provide the City of Ventura with the depth of knowledge within the LMR sector to secure their communications now as well as into the future.”

Federal Engineering is a leading, nationwide firm providing analysis, design, procurement, and implementation support for public safety and public service communications involving VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, and 4.9GHz mobile radio systems as well as LTE and CBRS. These services complement FE’s wide range of dispatch center consulting services in NG911, PSAPs, EOCS, and RTTCs. FE’s cybersecurity practice helps our clients defend against today’s complex and ever-changing threat landscape. FE personnel also serve as trusted advisors assisting clients in assessing services such as FirstNet® and the impacts of new technologies on their current and future plans. Since 1983, FE has completed thousands of communications projects in all 50 states for numerous state, local, and federal government clients as well as Canadian clients.

In addition to its public sector work, Federal Engineering provides design and implementation support services for voice, data, and video networks used in the transportation, utilities, finance, education, and computer services industries. FE’s certified independence ensures that clients receive objective, unbiased consulting services that are not influenced by any technology, product, vendor, or approach.


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