Radio System Strategic Planning

Radio Strategic Planning

Mono County, California has awarded Federal Engineering, Inc. (FE) a contract to providing consulting services and recommend the future course of the County’s public safety mobile radio system.

Mr. Rajit Jhaver, FE Director, said: “Founded in 1983, Federal Engineering has become nationally recognized for our expertise in public safety radio technologies and state-of-the-art communications systems. Our experts are known for crafting the most cost-effective solution based on our clients’ communications needs. We are committed to providing Mono County with the highest quality of service and the most knowledgeable staff. Our team has decades of demonstrated history, completing projects successfully and to our clients’ satisfaction. We are proud of our stability and the fact that we are routinely asked to finish projects other firms were asked to leave behind. The County will benefit from our experience assisting hundreds of local and county governments in implementing billions of dollars in communications projects.”

In announcing the contract, Mr Nate Greenberg, Director of Information Technology for the County said: “We look forward to having Federal Engineering serve as Mono County’s trusted advisor.  FE will work with the County to set a strategic direction for enhancing our existing public safety radio system and identify tasks required to move in that direction. The firm will assist the County in the assessment of our VHF analog system, including evaluating our mountain top sites. In addition to the existing system analysis, FE will perform coverage studies to identify alternatives for enhancing system performance.” 

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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Radio System

In 2015, the Mono County Information Technology (IT) Department inherited the County’s Public Safety and Administration Land Mobile Radio System (LMRS) from the Mono County Sheriff’s Department. The system is used by the County, Town of Mammoth Lakes, eleven independent fire departments, and school districts for their daily operations. The system is considered critical infrastructure necessary for emergency services and response.