UTILITIES AND ENERGY COMMUNICATION SOLUTIONS

Empower Your Utilities to Meet Escalating Demands — Raise Safety and Service Quality While Lowering Costs with Mission Critical Communications Solutions

PRESSING CONCERNS FOR UTILITY COMPANIES

Utility companies keep our worlds turning. They make sure the power’s on and the water’s flowing, all while maintaining public safety. With a pressure to cut costs and a rise of threats to network security, the risk of disruption runs high. Utilities must be more responsive to customers, prepare for emergencies and disasters, comply with changing regulations and secure their assets— all while preserving safety in the field, their facilities and the community.

40% – INCREASE IN CYBER ATTACKS AGAINST THE ENERGY SECTOR1

$10 BILLION – IMPACT OF THE LARGEST BLACKOUT IN NE U.S. 5

67% – COMPANIES WITH ONE OR MORE COMPRISING SECURITY CAUSING THE DISRUPTION

78% – LIKELY ATTACK ON SCADA OR ICS SYSTEMS IN THE NEXT 24 MONTHS

OVERCOME CHALLENGES WITH MISSION CRITICAL COMMUNICATIONS FROM COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS

Energy provisioning is being consumerized as customers embrace green technologies like solar panels and electric cars. Beyond renewables, our online experience provides an added ease of switching energy providers with just a click. In less than five years, 20 percent of electric energy must be renewable for U.S. government agencies, the country’s largest consumer. Utilities that don’t comply pay serious fines. What’s more, the frequency and severity of droughts, heat waves, storms and natural disasters burden further. 

That’s why mission critical communications are imperative. The ASTRO® 25 radio network is equipped to handle the full scope of daily operations and unimaginable disasters. It empowers utilities with greater safety and efficiency, while delivering the continuity of service their customers expect.

UTILITIES TRUST MOTOROLA COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTIONS FROM COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS TO TRANSFORM OPERATIONS

From the water plant to the power line, at the office or the substation, Motorola communication solutions from Communications Electronics instill efficiency, productivity and safety in the most difficult conditions and demanding environments. Companies worldwide are transforming the way they interoperate with the world’s leading mission critical communications platform, ASTRO 25, and our expertly-integrated solutions, systems, applications, accessories and services. Connect your personnel, facilities and equipment together to help operations run more efficiently and safely, control infrastructure, and reduce risks and costs.

SOURCES:

  • 2014 Energy Market Review, Willis
  • “Cyber Attacks Up By 60 Percent At Water Utilities,” Water Online, December 10, 2013
  • Critical Infrastructure: Security Preparedness and Maturity, Ponemon Institute and Unisys, 2014
  • Presidential Memorandum – Federal Leadership on Energy Management, www.whitehouse.gov, 2013
  • “Facing the Heat,” Electricity Today, September/October 2014

Motorola MOTOTRBO communication solutions help you reach personnel anywhere they go, improve safety and security, keep every department connected, improve response times, maximize your investment and meet budgets cost-effectively. With offices in Timonium and Jessup, MD and Fairfax, VA serving Maryland, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, Central Pennsylvania, and Delaware, Communications Electronics can help. Contact us today for more information.

COVID-19 Update & Our Commitment to You

Click here to view Motorola Recommended Communications Equipment Cleaning Guidelines

 

*Last Updated 3/26/20

CE continues operations as an essential service provider

To our valued customers and partners, 

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the United States and across the globe, we want to reinforce that Communications Electronics’ number one priority is keeping our employees, partners, and customers safe. Our team has been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we can continue to deliver uninterrupted, high quality service while remaining focused on the health and safety of our staff and clients. We are fortunate to have ample technology and significant experience with working remotely.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Motorola Solutions is providing recommended cleaning and disinfecting guidelines for our radios, body-worn cameras and accessories based on our current and best understanding of radio hygiene. You can review their recommended equipment cleaning guidelines here.

Communications Electronics provides a critical service as defined by the Department of Homeland Security. Our business supplies crucial equipment and vital services to fill the urgent needs of telecommunications companies, service providers, emergency responders, law enforcement, and a multitude of private entities throughout the nation. Therefore, we will continue operations at this time and are fully available to serve you.

If you have any questions during this time, please contact your CE representative. We are here to help you.

We thank you for your continued patronage. Communications Electronics will strive to maintain exceptional service to our customers during this difficult time. Wishing you good health.

Roger Cassell
President & CEO
communicationselectronics.com
1-888-TALK-CEI

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3/13/20

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in the United States and across the globe, we want to let everyone know that Communications Electronics’number one priority is to keep our employees, partners, and customers safe. Here is an update on preparations and steps we have taken to date. Two weeks ago, CE assembled a cross-disciplinary COVID-19 Management Team to actively monitor the situation and make recommendations to leadership. We have been assessing the situation daily, remaining vigilant, and following recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local authorities. We’ve assembled guidance for our employee teams, pursuant to these recommendations.

As you know, the situation is evolving rapidly, and COVID-19 is affecting people differently, depending on their location and situation. As a result, flexible solutions are needed. CE Senior Management is considering all options, including the possibility of asking staff to work remotely.

While we remain focused on the health and safety of our staff and those around us, we also remain committed to serving our customers. Fortunately, we have technology in place and significant experience with working remotely. We have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure we can continue to deliver uninterrupted, high quality service. Operational teams have been working to identify potential needs and strategies associated with full-virtual delivery of services. Project managers and supervisors are actively having preparedness discussions with our teams. Our IT team has been reviewing and testing systems and protocols, to ensure necessary tools and support for staff to operate virtually. Everyone has a role to play.

If you have questions or feedback, you can reach the COVID-19 Management Team at Safety@Talkcei.com.

Being flexible and able to overcome big challenges is part of what makes us who we are. We have the infrastructure, skills, and desire to support each other, while providing the highest level of service to our customers. Obviously, this is a fast moving, fluid situation affecting our country and the world. We will update our guidance and decisions as the situation changes. Please continue to monitor the CDC Website for updates.

We hope that you and your family are well,

Glenn Lesley
Chief Operations Officer
Communications Electronics