DiDonato Consulting Services, Inc. (DCS), founded in 1997, represents over two decades of  wireless engineering experience in a wide range of areas. Some of these are described briefly below.
DCS Team members have performed detailed communications needs analyses for a wide range of public safety agencies and other clients. This includes hundreds of direct interviews with dispatch, field, and management personnel from fire, emergency medical, law enforcement and airport agencies across the country. This extensive experience yields a thorough understanding of the challenges which face today's public safety personnel, and the communications required to help them meet those challenges. Large Scale Wireless Design: DCS Team members have performed wireless engineering design services for many critical systems. These designs allow an agency's budget to focus directly on addressing their needs in the most cost-effective manner. Examples include: * Development of a $50M digital simulcast 800 MHz trunked radio system for   Montgomery County, Maryland (project completed in 2004) * Development of a $40M simulcast 800 MHz trunked radio system for the   City of Atlanta in preparation for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games * Development of a new $50M APCO Project 25 simulcast trunked radio   system for the City of Atlanta to replace the earlier analog system. * Development of a high-reliability simulcast P25 trunked system for   Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). * A VHF encrypted wide-area system for the FBI, covering the states of   Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and Rhode Island * Public Safety land-mobile system designs for many county jurisdictions,   including Virginia, Maryland, New York, and others * Extensive underground and in-building RF distributed antenna systems design at Dulles International Airport * Design support for a complex consolidated dispatch center at Washington-Reagan National airport Propagation and RFI Analysis: DCS Team Members have extensive experience in wireless propagation analyses and RF interference studies. Mr. DiDonato holds a Master Certification (RF Radiation) from the National Association of Radio & Telecommunications Engineers. Dispatch Facility Design: DCS has provided critical design services for many public safety dispatch facilities. Typical support includes staffing analyses, space planning, operational development, and equipment definition. Procurement Support: DCS has provided many clients with detailed technical and functional specifications. We also have extensive experience in developing objective evaluation criteria and in supporting the technical phases of contract negotiations. System Implementation - Program Management & Acceptance Testing: Implementation Oversight: After our client has executed a contract with a Vendor, DCS provides project oversight to ensure that the implementation is performed to high quality standards. Factory Acceptance Testing: Field Acceptance Testing: After implementation is complete, DCS will supervise system validation through both factory & field testing to ensure that all contractual obligations are met and our client’s needs are achieved.               Voice Quality Coverage Testing:
DiDonato Consulting Services       Principal: John DiDonato, NCE        1027 Covington Street     E-mail: dcs@didonato.us    Baltimore, Maryland 21230   Phone: 410-570-3367  Fax: 443-708-1238