About Us

About Us

Communications Electronics, Inc. (CEI) a Maryland based corporation headquartered in Timonium, MD was established in April of 1976 to support the mission critical needs of our customers. We have grown from a land mobile radio service center to single source solutions provider for all aspects of mission critical communications. We have over 120 employees in 4 locations that are dedicated to providing our customers unparalleled service and support in Intelligent Transportation Systems(ITS), Land Mobile Radio (LMR), In-building systems, Security and Access Control, Network Transport via wireless, microwave, fiber and copper, Cable Locating Support, Network Support, Electrical Support, Field Support, Preventative Maintenance, Installation, Testing, Repair, Tower Site Services (construction, maintenance, Installation and preventative maintenance), Engineering and Program/Project Management.

Our team has been dedicated to supporting Mid-Atlantic ITS requirements for over the last 16 years and we understand the mission critical and public safety nature of the various support devices. Together the individual components work as a system to protect roadway infrastructure and motorist. RWIS stations provide critical weather information that allows access to real time roadway conditions that are utilized in the applying of salt or chemicals in the winter months, accurately place wind restrictions on bridges and protect the safety of commuters. Overhead and portable message signs post vital traffic and safety information to alert motorist of incidents including accidents, amber or silver alerts, wind restrictions, commuting times and other vital information as needed. The CCTV network both fixed and mobile stations monitors roadways and provides the visual connection of real time conditions, assists during traffic incidents and construction and provide a vital link to protecting our roadways. Highway advisory radios fixed and mobile are utilized to provide real time or event notification broadcast to motorist working in tandem with other ITS devices. RTMS and ATR systems provide real time travel conditions for relaying speed conditions along the roadways. All of this information is compiled and transported back to district and statewide operational centers over fiber, copper or cellular data devices. The reliability and accuracy of these devices and their transport is crucial for monitoring the roadways, assisting with management decisions and protecting motorists. CEI is Maryland Department of Agriculture licensed to provide right of way vegetation maintenance, our field personnel are MOT certified for traffic control, we hold Maryland State Highway and State of Maryland Yellow and Green card certifications for erosion and sediment control and we conduct regular OSHA safety training with all support employees.

Our in-house technical service team is comprised of Program/Project Managers, Junior Project managers, Engineering, Senior Wireless Technicians, Junior Wireless Technicians, Facility Maintenance Supervisors, Senior ITS Technicians, Junior ITS Technicians, Senior Network Technicians, Junior Network Technicians, Ticket Processing Specialist, Cable Locator Technicians, Registered Cabling Distribution Designers, Senior Cabling Technicians, Junior Cabling Technicians, Service Support Staff and dedicated on call 24×7 support personnel. CEI’s field support technicians and preventative maintenance experts are outfitted with 4-wheel drive vehicles and all tools and test equipment required to support the installation, testing, preventative maintenance and repair of ITS Equipment. Our technicians are manufacturer trained and certified for Lufft (Sole Source in the State of Maryland), COHU (only authorized system integrator State of Maryland), ISS, EIS, Wavetronics, we are authorized for Daktronics, FLIR and Vicon equipment.

Mission Statement

We use wireless technologies to connect people in the moments that matter.

Core Values

  1. All In – We are passionate, creative and relentless in doing what we love… creating solutions for our customers’ unique needs.
  2. Do What’s Right – We treat others the way we expect to be treated.
  3. Expect More – We exceed our customers’ expectations.
  4. Family Matters – We take teamwork to the next level by fostering a family spirit with our employees, customers and partners.
  5. Gratitude – We are grateful for our relationships – with our coworkers, customers, and communities; we are a small company with a big heart.

Contract Vehicles

  • MDOT ITS/LMR
  • DOIT Hardware Master Contract
  • DOIT CATS+ Master Contract (14 of 17 Functional Areas)
  • Additional contract vehicles available

Certified Partners

  • Lufft Exclusive Maryland Provider of sales and service for weather and traffic products
  • COHU Exclusive Maryland Service Center and Equipment provider