FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, October 29, 2018 — Federal Engineering, Inc. ( FE) has been invited to participate in the IWCE’s Critical LTE Communications Forum, to be held in Chicago, IL on November 6-7, 2018. IWCE’s Critical LTE Communications Forum is dedicated to critical communications for government, public safety, critical infrastructure, and enterprises as they prepare to transition from LMR to mission-critical LTE, and state and local governments prepare for FirstNet and Smart Cities.
FE’s Chief Consultant, Neil Horden will be participating as part of a panel titled “Measuring Critical LTE Networks for Reliability and Coverage”. This session will address the issues as users change private LMR systems, where critical-communications entities largely are responsible for their own systems, to LTE, where users will be depending on a carrier to provide connectivity. The session will cover tools that entities can use to test, measure, and verify broadband service, as well as redundant connectivity alternatives that can be used when the primary service is unavailable. This session is scheduled for Wednesday November 7, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
FE’s President and CEO, Ronald F. Bosco stated; “Federal Engineering appreciates our long relationship with IWCE, and is pleased to support their Critical LTE Communications Forum again this year. This topic is especially timely as we enter a new phase in Public Safety communications, with FirstNet and other LTE services sharing the market with traditional LMR systems.” Mr. Bosco continued; “Federal Engineering, as a leader in public safety and mission critical communications, is proud to participate in events like this important conference. By sharing the lessons we have learned in the application of new and evolving communications technologies in thousands of engagements, we hope to help the industry move forward.”
Additional information on the IWCE Forum can be found at: www.iwceexpo.com/criticallte18/.
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, serves on the board of the NG911 Institute, 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 the leading, nationwide firm providing analysis, design, procurement, and implementation support for public safety and public service communications. FE provides consulting services involving LTE as well as traditional VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 4.9 GHz mobile radio systems. FE also supports FirstNet planning for the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. Since 1983, FE has completed thousands of projects for 46 state governments, as well as numerous local and federal government clients.
Federal Engineering, Inc., recently added the L.R. Kimball public safety communications consulting practice to the firm. FE now offers the services of a worldwide leader in public safety answering point (PSAP) consulting. With FE/Kimball, jurisdictions can rely upon one firm for virtually all of their consulting needs in E9-1 -1, NG9-1-1, PSAPs, Emergency Call Centers, and Emergency Operations Centers as well as land mobile radio voice, wireless data, broadband, backhaul, and emerging LTE mobile communications systems.