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Welcome to CEI

Founded in 1986, Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI) is a premier, full-service, broadcast, A/V and media IT systems engineering and implementation company, comprised of professionals with in-depth backgrounds in complex project management, system design and technical fabrication.

Our experience encompasses the entire range of broadcast, IPTV, multi-media, video teleconferencing, BYOD, electronic journalism, production, post-production, Video Over IP, digital asset management and archiving facilities as well as distribution technologies utilizing fiber, terrestrial broadband and satellite.

We have experience with a variety of projects such as Auditoriums, Association Studios, Command and Control, AV-NOCs, Corporate Conference Rooms, Distance Education, Financial Institutions, House of Worship, Library Media Center, Media Centers, Museums, Network Operations, Performing Arts, Radio Stations, Research Centers, SNMP Solutions, Sports Complex, Sports Stadiums, Television Studios, Theaters, University Classrooms, VTC Boardrooms and Worship Facilities.

Rely on CEI to deliver world-class consulting, systems design, integration, service, support, training and all your professional product needs.

Logan Hinnant Joins CEI Sales Team

Logan Hinnant Joins CEI Sales Team

CEI is pleased to announce Logan Hinnant (CTS) has joined the company to develop new sales opportunities for CEI’s expanding audio visual and media IT business. Logan comes with a wealth of AV industry experience...

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Discovery Latin America Large Scale End to End IP Playout Facility  by CEI Discovery Latin America Large-Scale, End-to-End IP Playout Facility

Communications Engineering Inc. (CEI) designs and integrates large-scale, end-to-end IP Playout Facility for Discovery Latin America. Migrating the LatAm channels to Virginia centralizes playout resources, drives efficiency, and allows room for channel expansion. TV Technology Article

WAMU 88.5 News  by CEI

Greenspring Retirement Community Channel 6 Digital HD Upgrade

Communications Engineering Inc. (CEI) has just completed a major, high definition upgrade of the Channel 6 TV production systems at Greenspring in Springfield, VA, one of 18 Erickson Living retirement communities, serving over 3000 residents and staff. Project details plus photos

WAMU 88.5 News  by CEI

New Control Center, Auditorium / Seminar Room, Conference Rooms and Meeting Rooms at NIH National Institutes of Health

John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center 

CEI was chosen to design, engineer, install, integrate and test AV systems for the New John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center-II facility. The 500,000 square foot, state-of-the-art collaborative and cutting edge Neuroscience Research center is home to 85 groups, encompassing more than 800 scientists. This exquisite building houses interactive labs and shared resource spaces to the innovative features that make it one of the world’s most energy-efficient life science facilities.    Project details plus photos

New Fully Digital High-Definition Media Production Center at American University School of Communications

Communication students at American University gain hands-on experience with the tools of their future professions. The New Media Production center provides students and faculty with state-of-the-art video and audio production facilities, tools and support. CEI worked closely with American University SOC staff to design, build and provide state of the art equipment for:  Project details plus photos

WAMU 88.5 News  by CEI

CEI Builds Audio Production Suites for Discovery Communications

The Discovery Creative and Technology Center (DCTC) facility chose Communication Engineering, Inc. (CEI) for professional services that included consultation, project management, system design, documentation, implementation, testing, commissioning and equipment for the DCTC Audio 5 and 6 Audio Mixing Suites. Project details and photos

WAMU 88.5 Blue Grass control room built by CEI

CEI Builds World Class Broadcast System for Media Giant WAMU 88.5

Washington, DC’s leading public radio station, WAMU88.5, more than doubled its size recently by outfitting a 48,000 square foot facility with world class broadcast technology. The American University-licensed media giant commissioned Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI) to engineer the design and build state-of-the-art technical systems while providing advanced technical training. Project details plus photos

Upgrades to Fox News Channel by CEI

Fox News Channel Upgrades DC Bureau

Anyone with experience working with a national news organization will tell you how important and vital their Washington, DC Bureau is to their operation and competiveness. Fox News Channel, (FNC), is no different, as many hours of FNC national programing originates from DC every day. So when it was time to make major upgrades to their DC Bureau, Fox News chose Communications Engineering, Inc., (CEI), of Newington, VA to provide comprehensive system integration services for the project.. Project details plus photos


Vote for Voice of America submitted by CEI

VOA Speeds World News Production and Air

The Voice of America (VOA) is an international multimedia broadcaster providing service in 44 languages. Serving an estimated weekly global audience of 123 million, VOA provides news, information and cultural programming through the Internet, mobile and social media, radio and television. Operating from Washington DC, VOA produces multiple worldwide streams in various languages providing news to the world community in... Project details plus photos

Washington Redskins Score Big at FedExField With New HD Video Systems From CEI

When the Washington Redskins kick off the 2010 regular season against the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday, fans will be treated to a completely new stadium experience thanks to a comprehensive high-definition (HD) upgrade to the FedExField video control room and infrastructure by Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI). Project details plus photos

CEI Announces Successful Completion of HD Production And Origination Facility Upgrade at Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic

Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI) announced today the successful completion of a comprehensive high-definition (HD) upgrade and expansion of the studio and news facilities for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic in Bethesda, Md., enabling all of the network’s news and entertainment programming to be delivered in HD. READ MORE>

CEI’s NASCAR HD Production Center Project Nears Finish Line As Hall of Fame Celebrates Grand Opening

Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI) today announced a significant milestone for the new NASCAR high-definition (HD) production center in Charlotte, NC – a new radio production area that is being put into action with today’s opening of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. READ MORE>

CEI Completes HD Production System for New "Moving Beyond Earth" Exhibit
At National Air and Space Museum

Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI) announced today that it has completed the integration and installation of a high-definition (HD) studio and control room with editing suite upgrades for the National Air and Space Museum’s new “Moving Beyond Earth” exhibition, located in the museum in Washington, DC. READ MORE>

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