FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, November 2, 2017 — Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) has been invited to participate in the IWCE’s Critical LTE Communications Forum, to be held in Dallas, TX on November 8-9, 2017. IWCE’s Critical LTE Communications Forum is focused on mission-critical LTE network solutions. The conference will examine the network solutions, applications, and opportunities for governments and enterprises to transition to voice and data networks within an LTE framework.
IWCE’s Critical LTE Communications Forum is dedicated to critical communications for government, public safety, critical infrastructure, and enterprises as state and local governments prepare for FirstNet and Smart Cities. This two -day conference examines how the deployment of the largest LTE network in the country affects all sectors and users of critical communications technology. Attendees will gain insight into LTE’s envisioned impacts on traditional LMR users, cellular networks, 5G, NG9-1-1, and critical infrastructure as well as the deployment of smart city technologies.
FE’s Chief Consultant, Neil Horden will be participating in a panel titled “ FirstNet Interoperability with LMR and 911”. This session will address the topic of what FirstNet will mean to public safety’s existing LMR and 911 communications systems. The session will explore the technical, operational, security, and financial impacts associated with FirstNet’s introduction into the public safety communications arena in the near term. In addition, it will examine how all these systems could change as FirstNet evolves and 911 migrates to next-generation 911. This session is scheduled for 9:00 AM -10:00 AM on November 9, 2017.
“As a leader in public safety consulting, Federal Engineering remains on the forefront of technology developments. Mr. Neil Horden, FE Chief Consultant and a recognized industry expert in wireless communications, will be participating, and providing his perspective on the important topic of LTE and LMR interoperability. This topic is timely as we integrate new technologies to meet the needs of critical communications system users, both wirelessly in the field, and at the dispatch centers,” said FE’s President and CEO, Ronald F. Bosco.
Mr. Bosco continued: “Federal Engineering, as a leader in public safety and mission critical communications, feels compelled to assist the industry through this transition; an obligation we happily undertake through our participation in events like this important conference. We are proud to help the industry move forward by sharing the lessons we have learned in the application of new and evolving communications technologies in thousands of engagements.”
Mr. Horden is a 35-year veteran of the wireless communications industry and began his career with Federal Engineering in 2004. Prior to joining FE, he held various positions at a major radio equipment manufacturer including Systems Engineering, Sales Engineering, and Product Management. Mr. Horden is a member of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and serves on their Commercial Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and the Radio Club of America (RCA). Mr. Horden is a member of Project 25 Technology Interest Group (PTIG) Board of Directors and serves on MissionCritical Communications magazine’s editorial advisory board. He also participates in National Public Safety Telecommunications (NPSTC) working groups, APCO standards development committees, and presents regularly at the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) and APCO conferences.
Federal Engineering is a leading, nationwide firm providing analysis, design, procurement, and implementation support for NG9-1-1, 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.