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Federal Engineering to Assist Utah to Implement Public Safety Communications Network

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Federal Engineering to Assist Utah to Implement Public Safety Communications Network

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, May 20, 2019 — The State of Utah has selected Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) to provide technical support and project management assistance to the Utah Communication Authority (the Authority) during the implementation of a state-wide upgrade of their 800 MHz Radio System.

Mr. Quinton Stephens, General Counsel and Deputy Director for the Authority, said: “Federal Engineering has been providing public safety mobile radio consulting services to the State for almost two years now. They are thoroughly familiar with our unique needs and were instrumental in developing the request for proposals for the new radio system. Based upon their vast Utah experience, they were the clear choice in supporting the implementation of the new radio system.”

Mr. David Edmunds, the Authority’s Executive Director, stated: “We have been happy with FE’s work. They have exceeded our expectations on multiple occasions and we look forward to their participation during this next phase of our project.”

Mr. Rajit Jhaver, FE’s Director, provided a summary of the project: “The upgraded communications system will consist of:

  • Approximately 30,000 P25 radios operating on 700/800 MHz simulcast and multicast sites
  • Approximately 180 operator position consoles with the ability to expand to approximately 235 operator position consoles in the future
  • An integrated Network Management System (NMS) capable of monitoring and controlling the above systems
  • A centralized voice logging recorder to record all public safety radio traffic

FE will be instrumental in ensuring contractual compliance of the vendor selected to implement the statewide public safety emergency radio system and provide technical and other expertise and advice regarding the implementation/migration of Utah’s statewide public safety radio communications network.”

Federal Engineering is a leading, nationwide firm providing analysis, design, procurement, and implementation support for NG911, PSAPs, ECCs, and EOCs. These services complement FE’s wide range of consulting services in public safety and public service communications involving LTE as well as traditional VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, and 4.9GHz mobile radio systems. FE also supports FirstNet planning in anticipation of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. Since 1983, FE has completed thousands of communications projects for 46 state governments, as well as numerous local and federal government 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, aerospace, finance, education, publishing, and computer services industries. 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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