Public Safety Radio Replacement The project included the buildout of a 700 Mhz trunked, two-way radio system in an area that includes the Willamette Valley, north to the Columbia River Gorge, east to The Dalles and south to Bend, Oregon. The trunked radio system provides additional radio capacity to ODOT and OSP personnel in a densely populated area of the state. Implementation of the system also included installation of repeaters and site control equipment, central trunking switches and dispatch consoles. The aging analog microwave system has been upgraded to a digital platform through the replacement of microwave equipment and integration of associated routing and monitoring equipment with the new system. The project will strategically place repeaters around the state to connect local systems, enhancing interoperability at individual local levels. Services provided by Black & Veatch included: Site field survey and documentation Site acquisition, leasing and zoning Environmental assessment Boundary and topographic surveying services Geotechnical services Tower mapping and structural analysis Site development and design Site inspection and Quality Assurance/Quality Control during construction The program, has which laid the foundation for statewide interoperability, provides ODOT and other Oregon public agencies increased radio coverage through advanced technology. Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you. 0 Related Insights Five Steps to a Successful NERC-CIP Low-Impact Assessment Recognizing the growing threat that cyber-attacks pose to the national power grid, the U.S. federal government is working to strengthen its protection of our critical infrastructure. To support this effort, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved a NERC-CIP reliability standard that increases protections of less-critical assets. Here are five steps to a successful NERC-CIP low-impact assessment. Smarter, Safer Cities: Improving Public Safety Smart cities also can be “Safe Cities” through the integration of smart city and public safety initiatives. An estimated 20 Safe City pilot programs are underway across the United States, in addition to programs on nearly every continent, in cities such as Dubai, Singapore and London. How to Obtain the Best Consulting Support for Your Radio System Upgrade or Replacement U.S. cities and counties strive to improve mission critical communications, but selecting a land mobile radio system that is cost-competitive and meets current and future operational requirements can be a formidable task. The LMR to LTE Odyssey: Preparing for the Transformation FirstNet will be the first nationwide wireless broadband network committed to America's first responders. It will transform the public safety industry and trigger advancement from narrowband Land Mobile Radio technology to broadband Long-term evolution technology. Electric Utilities: Preparing for New Roles in the Smart City Transformation Electric utilities are facing a need and opportunity to transform their business due to the bidirectional nature of distributed generation and energy storage. Related Project Stories Holistic Public Safety Radio and P25 System Upgrade Brings Long-Term Value Lake County, Illinois, partnered with Black & Veatch to assess, evaluate and develop their P25 radio system. Consolidated Network Improves Communications for Baltimore County Agencies Baltimore County, Maryland combined existing public safety and public works radio systems to improve communications capabilities for all County departments. Shared Land Mobile Radio Solution Saves $2 Million Rockwall County, Texas, deployed a shared solution when they upgraded their land mobile radio (LMR) system. Through proper planning and execution, the project saved the county $2 million. First Responder Radio Upgrades Increase Coverage and Interoperability in City of Arvada The City of Arvada in central Colorado is developing two new communications sites in support of the city’s first responder P25 land mobile radio (LMR) system to service City of Arvada Public Safety and Public Works and Arvada Fire. Monterey County Next Generation Emergency Network (NGEN) Radio Monterey County, California, has implemented a consolidated radio communications system fostering state-of-the-art telecommunications technology to support county operations.