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Inter-American Development Bank Retains Federal Engineering for Digital Radio System Design and Consulting Services

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Inter-American Development Bank Retains Federal Engineering for Digital Radio System Design and Consulting Services

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, December 10, 2018 — The Inter-American Development Bank (the Bank) in Washington, DC has contracted with Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) to provide design and consulting services related to installation of a radio communications system at the Bank’s headquarters buildings.

Mr. Juan Carlier, the Bank Project Manager for system replacement, said: “The Inter-American Development Bank was established in 1959 to help accelerate economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Today, the Bank is a major catalyst in mobilizing resources for the region. The Bank is owned by its 48-member countries with headquarters in Washington, D.C. and Country Offices in each member country of Latin America and the Caribbean and special offices for Europe and Asia. We are pleased to retain Federal Engineering to assist us with implementing a new digital radio system to support our security and other facilities staff and visitors to our headquarters buildings.”

Mr. Carlier continued: “Various departments in the Bank rely upon wireless communications. As our infrastructure ages, we were looking for an independent consulting firm that could assist us in upgrading our systems and making the best use of the latest technologies. We spent a good deal of time researching radio consulting firms and selected Federal Engineering. We believe FE has the requisite technical skills and security background that the Bank requires.”

Mr. Scott Wiggins, FE Vice President, outlined the project: “Federal Engineering will be providing user needs assessments, design development, procurement support, and construction administration services to the Bank. In addition, we will lead the discussion with the Bank regarding in-building coverage and a DMR solution tailored to their unique operational environment. The Bank will benefit significantly from our extensive wireless DMR and public safety mobile radio experience.”

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, public service and commercial 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 consulting regarding 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 technology, product, vendor, or approach.


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