Public Safety, Security During Inauguration Entrusted to Federal Signal

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Published: February 4, 2009

When the Washington D.C. Office of the CTO (OCTO) needed a secure, reliable and redundant mission-critical communications network to stand behind the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama they turned to Federal Signal Corporation. For more than 90 years, Federal Signal has enabled scalable mission-critical communications when time is of the essence and the message is urgent.

Integrated system packs vital power to protect
The integrated and secure Federal Signal alerting and notification system consists of custom communications field sites that feature digital speaker arrays, command and control software, voice controllers, secured IP-based cameras and communications capabilities backed up with robust wireless mesh technology. Advanced technology to help protect people, property and the environment during the inauguration was packaged in one seamless system powered by Federal Signal’s global public safety industry platform.

Rapid real-time access for first responders
Federal Signal is a leader in the design and deployment of fully redundant indoor, outdoor and personal alerting and notification systems that protect communities and citizens around the world. Mission-critical communications are enabled by Federal Signal alerting and notification systems, which are deployed in hundreds of implementations in countries, states, counties and cities around the world. Integrated alerting and notification systems are part of the Federal Signal industry public safety platform that enables the safe and secure communities of tomorrow-today.

Michael K. Wons, vice president and general manager of Federal Signal Corporation’s Public Safety Systems Group, said, “Federal Signal’s comprehensive portfolio of integrated solutions improves public safety and security in communities every day. Federal Signal was honored to have helped the District of Columbia enable mission-critical communications during the historic inauguration of our new commander in chief.”

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Federal Signal February 2009 press release.

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