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

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Georgia (GA)
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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.

communication network


computer communication


computer network


computer networking


data communication


data transmission

He has authored 65 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.

LAN/WAN interconnection

Expert currently manages 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.



local area network


local area networking


local-area network security


wide-area network

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.

data compression

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.

voice communication

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.

laptop computer


notebook computer

Expert's nearly 10 years of experience comes from a network operator system standpoint. Familiar with both Novell and NT computing, Expert has written several articles and books on client/server systems.

client/server system development

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

Internet firewall

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.

IBM personal computer


advanced pc system

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.

computer programming

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.

data communication training

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.

Procomm software

Having worked extensively with both protocols, Expert 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.

bulletin board system

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.

information security


data protection

Expert 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.

image compression

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.

token ring network

Expert has had over a year's experience working on Y2K problems, developing test plans, implementing strategies for equipment, and looking at hardware and software. He is experienced with several different hardware platforms.

year 2000 problem

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

asynchronous transfer mode

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.

voice over IP


Microsoft Office software


modem pooling






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

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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;  and Marietta, Georgia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Telecommunication and Computer Networks; Intellectual...
VOIP, Data Communications (LAN/ WAN), Telecommunications,...
Voice Communications, Data Communications, PBX, VoIP, Voice...
Video Conferencing Market, Telepresence Video, Desktop...

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

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1978 to 2000


4-Degree Consulting




1975 to 2000


Data Communications, U.S. Office of Personnel Management




1969 to 1975


Honeywell Information Systems, Inc.


Technical Specialist


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.


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.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - John Wiley & Sons  
 - McGraw-Hill  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in PC serial communications for consulting on sending a signal over a single wire that can be used to connect to the serial port on a computer device.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on audio video system installation.
  • VOIP expert in patent infringement case involving find me follow me technology.
  • Expert in Voice over IP.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
Israel and Germany   Taught two-day VoIP seminars in the United States, Israel and Germany

Market Research:
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, Expert can distribute surveys, tabulate results, and provide a detailed analysis for a fraction of the cost associated with a trial-and-error approach.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

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.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of communications equipment.

He has access to the following resources: database, industry contacts, knowledge and experience.

Other Skills and Services

Analyzed the economics of installing VoIP for several clients to payback period and ROI.


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