Engineering/Programming Audio Visual & Control Systems
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LAST UPDATED: March 2016
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Me, next to the well-organized audiovisual/programming resources & materials I keep in my vehicle for utilization in the field.
As I proudly tell my clients:
“Drop me into a conference room anywhere in the world, with close proximity to my vehicle, and I’ll get the system working [or tell you what is needed to get the job done]!”
Client Feedback, Site Photos, etc.
2 Presidential Cabinet Secretaries address 40+ Energy Industry CEOs:
I spent all night correcting a critical teleconferencing misconfiguration in their Biamp AudiaFLEX system
Below, a view of the U.S. Capital dome from the 3-way divisible conferencing space at what is probably the most influential Energy Trade Association in the United States. Their most important event is an annual 2-day conference hosting 40+ industry CEOs. In February 2014, during day#1 of this critically important event they suffered a teleconferencing disaster where executives on the conference call couldn’t hear guest speakers in the room, becoming very frustrated and ultimately hanging up. My company’s senior manager called me at 4:30PM to request this emergency visit. I spent all night correcting the error in the overly-complex Biamp audio processor configuration. My efforts were a tremendous success, as seen by the client’s remarks at the conclusion of day #2.
Corporate HQ of Largest Mid-Atlantic Health Insurance Provider:
Optimizing teleconferencing mic audio in Biamp AudiaFLEX systems, correcting long-standing misconfigurations
Below, the view (outside Baltimore, MD) as seen from the 17th-floor terrace of the corporate headquarters of the largest health insurance provider in the Mid-Atlantic region. This terrace is directly outside the CEO’s private conference room, to which I was deployed in a last-minute emergency (January 2015) to inspect & optimize the audio teleconferencing configuration following reports from executive staff that the table mics were not effectively picking up the CEO’s voice during a call.
Meeting Support for Aerospace Industry CEOs
For the past 2+ years, monitoring the Crestron/Biamp system when AIA’s Executive Committee meets
Washington, D.C. as seen from the 17th floor of the Rosslyn (Arlington) office building where for the past 2+ years I have had the ESTEEMED HONOR of supporting the Executive Committee meetings of AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION. This is a TOP LEVEL meeting of over one dozen industry CEOs that convene roughly 8 times throughout the year. During these events I position myself inside or directly outside the boardroom, connected wirelessly to their audio processor, monitoring and optimizing [in real time] the incoming/outgoing audio quality of the teleconference bridge through which a handful of CEOs remotely participate.
Debugging Crestron issues for the CEO of the Largest National Federation of Unions
The White House as seen from the private conference room used of the CEO of the largest federations of unions in the United States. I took this photo after servicing the Crestron systems in the CEO’s private conference room and a much larger adjacent executive conference room on that floor. Fun Fact: Anyone wishing to step out onto this balcony must be cleared in advance by The Secret Service.
Projector Field Service
Virginia Public School Board
My meticulously organized disassembly of a large Christie Projector [recording every screw removed; every interconnect unplugged]. The projector lamp fan had failed in the hearing room of a Virginia Public School Board hearing room and normally my company would send it out for repair, but the client needed a rapid resolution (field service to replace the fan). This led to an 11-hour site visit and a VERY satisfied client. Their Media Production Services engineer describes my visit:
Miscellaneous Photos of Me
Spring 2015, view from the roof of a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate's HQ in Rosslyn, VA
Early in my career (Summer 2011), programming one of my first AMX systems (August 2011) for the new VTC room at a Fortune 500 company
Miscellaneous Photos of A/V Systems & Equipment
Additional Photos of Conferencing/Presentation Spaces
Lastly, Impressive Sights from Client Locations
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