Town of Abingdon, Virginia, Deploys Federal Signal Public Safety Broadband Wireless Network to Enable First Responders

UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. , Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Federal Signal Corporation's Safety and Security Systems Group, a leader in advancing security and well-being, today announced that the Town of Abingdon, Virginia , has deployed a Federal Signal 4.9 GHz public safety broadband wireless network to deliver mission-critical communications to police, fire and EMS personnel. In addition, the network will include 2.4 GHz access for consumers and commercial entities.

"The Town of Abingdon needed a high performance mesh network for both public safety, and consumer and commercial access. Federal Signal's solution met our mission-critical need to enhance public safety and security in our growing community," said Floyd Bailey , director of information technology for the Town of Abingdon . "With the Federal Signal network in place, our first responders can instantly synchronize key public safety databases, transport video surveillance data, manage incident scene communications and complete vital interoperable communications."

Public safety wireless broadband networks help emergency services organizations, such as police, fire and emergency medical services, to prevent or respond to incidents that harm or endanger persons or property.

"Federal Signal's public safety broadband wireless networks are part of our comprehensive offering to enable first responders to take control of vital assets and data in mission-critical situations," said Matthew B. Brady , vice president of sales for Federal Signal's Public Safety Systems Division. "We are pleased to help the Town of Abingdon enhance safety, security and well-being in their vibrant community every day."

The Federal Signal public safety broadband wireless network is part of Federal Signal's global Public Safety Systems industry platform.

About Federal Signal

Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) enhances the safety, security and well-being of communities and workplaces around the world. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer and manufacturer of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and institutional customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill. , with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates three groups: Safety and Security Systems, Environmental Solutions and Fire Rescue. For more information on Federal Signal, visit:

SOURCE Federal Signal Corporation's Safety and Security Systems Group