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Expert in Computers, Data Communications, VOIP, Voice Over Internet Protocol, philatelist, expert witness

Expert ID: 107914 Georgia, USA

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Expert is an expert in data and voice communications-based systems, networking to include LANs and WANs, and PC technology. He has over 40 years of experience in the design, operation, and modification of complex, nationwide data and computer communications networks. He is adept in analog and digital communication systems, network design, network analysis, and operational control, including performance monitoring, equipment sizing, testing, and troubleshooting. His expertise also includes equipment selection based on life cycle and cost analysis, as well as budgeting, forecasting, economic and statistical analysis, and North American and European communications. He designed, developed and operated the first WWW Web server operated by a Federal Agency. He has over 20 years of Web server experience and won the Federal Director's Award for his efforts. He has also taught graduate school courses in the area of data communications and Web design for a period of 20 years.

He has authored 75 computer communications books on such topics as network design, modems, multiplexing, data compression, LAN security, and internetworking LANs and WANs. These books are used at over 30
colleges and universities for courses on data communications.

Expert managed the operation of a nationwide network in which over 80 LANs are connected to five mainframes via a WAN. He is the author of "Internetworking LANs and WANs," "Practical Network Design," and "LAN Performance (2nd Edition)," all published by John Wiley and Sons. Expert is experienced in setting up Internet connections via Token-Ring and Ethernet LANs. He has worked with FTP and WWW servers and is skilled in hypertext markup language (HTML) document creation. He is knowledgeable of the configuration of various software products including TCP/IP and IPX stacks.

Expert is proficient in the areas of data compression, optical disk utilization, and functional product specifications. He is also familiar with data compression products and digital networks and networking.

Expert's work in voice communications includes sizing PBXs, integrating voice and data transmission, and developing proposals for companies to economize on the cost of their voice and data networks.

Since 1990, Expert has served as a technical consultant to evaluate several laptop notebook acquisitions involving 1000+ portable computers. He developed several technical and cost evaluation techniques which were used to select vendors during a competitive bid process.

Expert's nearly 20 years of experience comes from a network operator system standpoint. Familiar with both Novell and NT and Windows computing, He has written several articles and books on client/server systems.

Knowledgeable of hardware and software used to protect network data, he has over 10 years of experience planning, designing, and implementing Internet firewall security systems.

Expert has been involved with the integration of IBM and compatible personal computers into corporate LANs and WANs since 1981. He developed consulting studies on most aspects of personal computing to include the establishment of help desks, technical centers, and acquisition plans.

Expert has over 30 years of programming experience using over 6 computer languages. His project experiences have ranged from business applications through complex scientific model development.

Expert has developed and conducted seminars covering data communication and personal computers in the US, Israel, South America, and Europe. He has also performed market research, established business plans, and prepared advertising literature in these areas.


Expert is a six-year user of different versions of Procomm software. He has written two books related to the software (Mastering Communications Software and Communicating with the IBM PC), which illustrates its use. He has recently finished the update to Understanding Data Communications, 5th Edition, which illustrates the new version of the software. He also set up an asynchronous communications server for LAN users to access Procomm.


Having worked extensively with both protocols, he incorporated detailed descriptions in his book Mastering Communications Software.


Expert has set up several BBS systems and has provided communications access via LANs, WANs, and public dial-in into each BBS.


Expert has several years of experience setting up firewalls and using data encryptors (16 years of operational control experience with the world's largest dial-in secured network certified by NSA). He is also the author of
Protecting LAN Resources.


He has over 20 years of experience using compression tools and writing compression routines. He is the author of Data and Image Compression, the 1st thru the 4th Edition, all published by Wiley.


Expert has worked on constructing, monitoring, planning Token-Ring Networks for more than six years. He is familiar with developing capacity models and has lectured on TRNs. Expert is the author of Token-Ring Networks published by Wiley.


Expert has been an expert witness at several trials and settlements. Unfortunately, his NDA's do not let him discuss the trials and settlements, however they were positive..


Expert has served as a consultant evaluating the use of ATM as a backbone technology for interconnecting Ethernet switches.


The VoIP expert has authored three books on VoIP including one that was selected by Cisco Systems in place of a Cisco Press book for distribution to networking personnel. That book was published by McGraw Hill and sold over 40,000 copies.

This VoIP consultant also analyzed the economics of installing VoIP for several clients to payback period and ROI.

This VoIP expert has taught two-day VoIP seminars in the United States, Israel and Germany.

When you employee Expert, you get a wealth of experience that would require employment of 20 people otherwise. His knowledge is vast, a true asset when one is used to hiring based upon specialties that are narrow in scope. From corporate finance to modem operations he literally wrote best selling books on each topic.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia - Augusta, Georgia - Columbus, Georgia - Athens, Georgia - Macon, Georgia - Roswell, Georgia - Albany, Georgia - Marietta, Georgia

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1977 Degree: MBA Subject: Operations Research/Finance Institution: American University
Year: 1974 Degree: MSTM Subject: Computer Science Institution: American University
Year: 1966 Degree: MSEE Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Operations Research, New York University
Year: 1965 Degree: BS Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Pennsylvania Military College (now Widner University)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1978 to 2000 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Director Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: (Undisclosed)
Years: 1975 to 2000 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Chief Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: (Undisclosed)
Years: 1969 to 1975 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Technical Specialist Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: (Undisclosed)

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: to Present Country / Region: Israel and Germany Summary: Taught two-day VoIP seminars in the United States, Israel and Germany

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Network Management, American Delegate to represent the US at the Popov Society Congress Electrical Engineering convention in Moscow, USSR.
Awards / Recognition
Twice awarded the Karp prize for technical excellence in writing, selected by the American Publishing Institute for an award, selected by Federal Computer Week as one of the top persons in Government, Industry and Academia involved with computers. He has received numerous awards, including the American Association of Publishers Award for authoring the "most outstanding" microcomputer program published in 1983 in the science/humanity category. He has been quoted as a technical reference in both Time and Newsweek magazines.
Publications and Patents Summary
Author of over 40 professional books and 500 technical articles covering computer communications.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
For over 14 years, Expert has been presenting seminars worldwide. His topics cover virtual LANs, virtual networking, digital networking, data compression, LAN performance, Ethernet, network design, and voice over data networks (VoIP). He can develop customized seminars on most data communications and personal computing topics.
Vendor Selection
Expert has experience locating vendors of communications equipment.

He has access to the following resources:
database, industry contacts, knowledge and experience.
Marketing Experience
Expert can provide marketing assistance via the design of comprehensive survey forms. He has 10 years experience developing surveys that have questions structured for cross-tabulations that provide indications of product differentiation age segmentation, financial analysis, and other important marketing information necessary to focus a marketing effort as well as to provide valuable information to product development departments. Working with an associate, he can distribute surveys, tabulate results, and provide a detailed analysis for a fraction of the cost associated with a trial-and-error approach.
Other Relevant Experience
Analyzed the economics of installing VoIP for several clients to payback period and ROI.

Fields of Expertise

communication network, computer communication, computer network, computer networking, data communication, data transmission, LAN/WAN interconnection, internetworking, local area network, local area networking, local-area network security, wide-area network, data compression, voice communication, laptop computer, notebook computer, client/server system development, notebook computer, Internet firewall, IBM personal computer, advanced pc system, computer programming, advanced pc system, data communication training, Procomm software, XMODEM, YMODEM, bulletin board system, YMODEM, information security, data protection, image compression, data protection, token ring network, expert witness, asynchronous transfer mode, voice over IP, corporate finance, Microsoft Office software, modem pooling, multiplexing, network, network analyzer, operations research, packet switching, packet switching network, packet switching system, prediction theory, product life cycle, time-division multiplexing, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, value-added network, word processing software, World Wide Web application, World Wide Web software, network design, computer forensics, personal computer troubleshooting, online publishing, broadband integrated services digital network, hypertext markup language, digital communications network architecture, Novell NetWare networking, file server, Telnet, gray code, cost evaluation, client/server computing, baud, life-cycle cost, digital telephony, serial communications, asynchronous data transmission, matrix switch, communication server, communications path, computer network standard, frame relay packet switching, network performance, ZMODEM, cryptographic mathematics, International Business Machines computer, local-area network management, new product market survey, computer system integration, IBM-compatible personal computer, application software, IBM personal computer compatibility, online computer system, QuickBASIC software, FORTRAN programming language, computer algorithm optimization, read-only memory, local-area network virus, erasable programmable read-only memory, communication, computer security system, communication system, data communication standard, computer, spreadsheet software, main memory, T1 carrier, computer peripheral device, Pascal programming language, multiplexing equipment, telecommunication link, interactive terminal, facsimile communication, electronic mail, distributed processing, data storage system, central processing unit

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