Chester County, Pennsylvania
ACD Telecom has been Chester County’s consultant, technology and regulatory advisor. ACD has analyzed, studied and performed frequency coordination on their 6 GHz Microwave system. We have completed and filed major Waivers for their 800 MHz system with FCC, performed frequency coordination, propagation and interference studies, completed and submitted Waiver of construction and notification FCC rules, represented them before FCC and assisted the County with their regional interoperability planning.
State of Vermont
ACD Telecom was hired as their consultant to develop a state-wide Interoperability plan, find suitable VHF / UHF channels for statewide use as part for their “Lifeline” system, perform frequency coordination, and work with FCC and IC (Industry Canada) to obtain necessary licenses. This system, utilized by all State agencies, is available for interoperability purpose for all local and federal agencies as well. As part of our efforts, we have performed coverage and interference contours for all proposed sites, intermodulation (if necessary). We have also completed and filed major / minor Waivers of FCC rules and regulations.
Clay County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Florida
ACD worked with CCSO on their 800 MHz system. As their consultant, we assisted and advised CCSO on digital wireless technology and standards such as Project 25 and TETRA, FCC and NTIA related policies, rules and regulations, frequency coordination, and licensing. As CCSO’s Consultant and Project Manager, ACD worked with TA, SN and EFJ on their Re-banding project, phase one (1). In this phase, ACD: A. Participated in planning and determining the most efficient way of migrating the current frequencies to the new frequencies as identified in the Re-banding Order. B. Assisted in determining the time frame(s) necessary for the retuning and/or replacement of equipment, including maintaining interoperability with other jurisdictions which have reciprocal arrangements with CCSO. C. Performed a spectrum analysis to identify co-channel and adjacent channel users, assess current interference problems, verify baseline system performance relating to frequency assignments and ascertain compatible system upon relocation to new spectrum. D. Provided negotiation support between CCSO and TA, CCSO and SN, and between CCSO and EFJ. E. Reviewed documentation and recommendations provided by the Manufacturer describing replacement/alternate equipment they plan to provide to comply with the Re-banding Order to insure that CCSO has the equivalent communications system after the migration that is in place prior to the move.
ACD Telecom was again selected by Clay County to provide P25 Console and LMR System Implementation Project Management and Consulting Services.
City of Evansville
As the City of Evansville-Vanderburgh County, Indiana’s consultant ACD Telecom was hired to perform a needs assessment for their 800 MHz Trunking system in a multiphase project. ACD completed phase 1 of the project, which was to develop propagation maps and perform on street mobile coverage of their present system throughout the County. The report had been submitted to the agency with options and associated costs. The next three phases were; formulate a Request For Proposal (RFP) for a new P25 Trunking system in the 800 MHz band; Review and help select a vendor for the new system; Act as the agency’s Project Manager for delivery, installation and testing of the new system.
U.S. Air Force
The David Grant Medical Center (DGMC) Travis AFB, California is the largest Military Treatment Facility (MTF) on the West coast and the second largest inpatient MTF in the United States Air Force. DGMC encompasses over 808,475 net square feet with 3,662 rooms, 350 inpatient beds, 41 aero medical staging beds and 52 dental treatment rooms. The building itself is an eight story building with a basement. There are four occupied floors with interstitial between each of the floors thus making the eight stories. The interstitials house all the HVAC equipment along with all the cable trays and electrical equipment. Immediately adjacent to the MTF is the one story Dental building which is also a concern of DGMC. DGMC Information Technology staff recognized a concern with unreliable portable wireless communication and had contracted with ACD Telecom to perform analysis of the coverage of VHF 149 MHz Code Blue Paging, UHF 406-420 MHz trunking system, the, 4 major cellular systems; AT&T Wireless, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint Nextel, and the 929 MHZ USA Mobility paging system. Testing was performed of the systems for each of the occupied floors and the adjacent Dental building. In the case of the currently installed distributed antenna system. The amplified channels were tested with the amplifier system under conditions of both ON and then OFF to compare the improvement afforded by the amplifiers and antenna system. Upon completion of testing, ACD Telecom converted the collected data to both tabular (Microsoft Excel) and graphic AutoCAD format for review by the client. Additionally, a summary report was drafted using graphic views of coverage performance for each of the channels on each floor. For more information on the work performed by ACD Telecom for Travis AFB, please contact us.
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
ACD Telecom provided Consulting Services and Project Management to Tren Urbano in support of their Rebanding efforts. We have developed their RFPF (Request For Planning Funding), negotiated with TA and SN in order to execute the PFA. Upon execution of the PFA, ACD began inventory of Tren Urbano’s subscriber units, working with their manufacturer (Motorola) on infrastructure inventory, suitability and Interoperability planning. As Tren Urbano ’s consultant and PM, we negotiated with Motorola, SN and TA to develop and execute an FRA. ACD also performed a coverage analysis of their legacy 800 MHz communication system and generated a report to depict coverage deficiencies along the railway. ACD is currently assiting Tren Ubrano in their RFP procurement process to upgrade their 800 MHz communication system.
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
ACD Telecom was selected to research, analyze, and document the timeline and FCC regulatory changes that had affected the original PTC VHF High-Band licenses primary license holder status. This included the formulation of a major waiver of FCC Part 90.20 rules. ACD Telecom was also contracted to analyze potential co-channel and adjacent channel interference between PTC and Cecil County, MD. If destructive interference were found, then formulate an amicable solution, including consulting with the frequency coordinator and FCC Gettysburg office engineers, and mediate CRR 1102 resolution between PTC and Cecil County. Other past and current projects include Needs Assessment to migrate to P25; Radio Facility & Communications Center Site Surveys and Inventory; Interoperability Assessment; Spectrum Analysis and FCC Licensing Processing; Technical Assessment of FCC Licenses; Solution Development Technical Options; Conceptual Design Alternatives; Life-cycle Planning; Funding Strategy Development; RFP Development; Simulcast Timing and Coverage Testing; Regional 700 MHz Frequency Coordination; Site based 4.9 GHz FCC Licensing.
State of Louisiana, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
ACD Telecom was hired by the State of Louisiana to assist and advise with their adoption of Cellular Push-to-Talk technology. As their consultant, ACD generated a study on the different benefits and costs with different implementation strategies for interconnecting LMR with LTE via an ISSI gateway.
State of South Dakota
ACD Telecom developed South Dakota’s spectrum portion system of region 38. ACD had also worked on South Dakota’s behalf, becoming familiar with the state and Congressional leadership and their goals, and becoming familiar with the technical and logistical issues germane to South Dakota. On October 23rd of 2002, South Dakota successfully launched their system with all licensing established.
State of Montana
ACD Telecom was hired to complete the spectrum portion of the State of Montana’s statewide system, which is comprised of channels located in the VHF band. The Interoperability Montana project has involved the acquisition of 3 to 5 channels per site, at locations across the state. The first portion of the project (Northern Tier Project) involved the acquisition of VHF channels at locations along the northern Montana border, which required extensive negotiations with Industry Canada to acquire. After the successful completion of the Northern Tier Project, ACD was hired again by the state to acquire additional spectrum at over 20 locations across the state. Montana retained ACD’s project management and consulting services for the second phase, which was for complete replacement of the system, coverage testing, functional testing of the equipment and negotiation with both the vendor and SN.
State of Oklahoma
DPS hired ACD Telecom as their Re-banding Consulting and Project Manager for phase one (1). These consulting services, provided in conjunction with involvement of the DPS and the manufacturer (Motorola) will be same as previously delineated and discussed under other public safety agencies.
Oregon State Police
ACD Telecom was hired as the State Police’s regulatory and licensing consultant. We successfully completed and electronically filed forms 601, waiver requests along with their coordination related studies, with FCC to obtain VHF channels for their statewide High Band system as part of their interoperability planning.
City of Edmond, Oklahoma selected ACD Telecom to provide regulatory work, spectrum management, licensing, consulting and project management work to migrate its citywide 800 MHz Trunked system P25 Phase I technology, which is also integrated with the State of Oklahoma Statewide 800 MHz system.
Allegan County, Michigan
ACD Telecom was selected by Allegan County to provide a Needs Assessment of their legacy LMR equipment and project management for migrating to a new P25 communication system. As part of the contract, ACD provided an in-depth review of their system’s communication infrastructure and architecture. As a result of the Needs Assessment, ACD advised different recommendations for migrating to new P25 system which included joining the Michigan’s Public Safety Communication System (MPSCS).
Branch County, Michigan
ACD Telecom is Branch County’s current consultant for their migration from a legacy VHF High-Band analog system to an 800 MHz P25 Phase I system. ACD was contracted to perform an analyze on their LMR communication system to depict coverage deficiencies as well as an inspection of their equipment and infrastructure. As their consultant, we are currently advising and assisting Branch County with their RFP procurement process to select a qualified vendor to implement their migration to a P25 Phase I system.
Town of Ludlow, Massachusetts
ACD Telecom is the Town of Ludlow’s current consultant for their migration from a legacy multi-band analog system to a UHF P25 Phase I system. ACD was contracted to perform an analyze on their LMR communication system to provide FCC licensing advise to ensure FCC compliance as well as an inspection of their tower sites and shelters. As their consultant, we are currently advising and assisting the Town of Ludlow with their RFP procurement process to select a qualified vendor to implement their migration to a P25 Phase I system.