Consulting

Software & Professional Services Guide

Desktop systems consulting, custom software development, multimedia production and publishing.

40 years experience: PCs to mainframe.

Current concentrations: Networking Security, Collaborative Workgroup Systems, Computer-Based-Training, Internet/Intranet client/server development, custom programming languages, virtual machine management, telecommunications and networking protocols.

Virtualization: VMWare Vsphere, Oracle VirtualBox, Microsoft VirtualPC.

Desktop Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows NT (3.1, 3.51, 4.0) Windows 2000 Professional, XP Professional, Vista (all versions), Windows 7 (all versions), Ubuntu Linux.

Server OS support: Microsoft Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2012, Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS.

Development Environment and Programming Languages: Networked Intel-based systems running Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, VMWare Vsphere, Advanced Server 2000, Enterprise Server 2003, Server 2008 Standard, Linux (Centos, Ubuntu, RHEL). Languages include PowerBasic, Tcl, Visual Basic, assembler, Toolbook, C/C++, MSAccess, FoxPro, X-base, MS-SQL, Cobol, Algol, awk, Perl, Java, MS Basic (DOS), MySQL, Postgres, Python, Javascript, REXX. Full complement of desktop video, audio, graphics and printing systems including DVD mastering, laser videodisc SCART, full-motion MJPEG/MPEG capture and output, 48-bit scanner, typsetter-quality printing (600+ licensed typefaces), color comps and proofs, in-house large-format printing, fully color-managed environment, 30-bit display path, Adobe  CS3, Photoshop, Lightroom 5, DXO, On-One, Topaz, Photomatix Pro, QImage, VueScan, Premiere, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Contrbute, MS Office 2003/2007/2013, Visio, Project, ESRI ArcServ, various others.

Partial Client Listing (past and present):

McLachlan Insurance New Media Learning LLC Foxwoods Casino
Guided Learning Systems LLC New Century Education Corp. Tropicana Atlantic City
Physicians World Communications Group Corporate Profiles Inc. Las Vegas Hilton
      REMBIS Associates AT&T Janssen Pharmaceutica
      Tactical Medical Communications Johnson & Johnson Mole Lake Casino
      Professional Postgraduate Services Raritan Valley Community College Safe Food Solutions
      Health Economics Research Somerset County Technical Institute Carroll Computing
Chamberlain Group McGraw-Hill Professional Books ABC Computing
 Phillips NV Community Distributors, Inc. (Drug Fair NJ) Reed PLC
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield NJ Chubb Group of Insurance Companies Hunterdon Co Division of Senior Services
Altech Corp. Industrial Laser Systems Inc. Shadowlawn Press
Avon Shapolsky Publishers Inc. Rembrandt Group
National Center for Padre Pio Summit Bankcorp. National Weather Service
Holy Cross Abbey (Berryville, VA) Toshiba Telecom USA OOCL
Salvation Army World Headquarters TCS-Cranford, Inc.  Schering-Plough
United Parcel Service Applied Concepts Machinery Corp.  Medco Containment

Professional Highlights:

Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CompTIA A+, Network+, Microsoft MCP, various other vendor certifications.

Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Raritan Valley Community College, 1999-present.

Adjunct Instructor, Somerset County Technical Institute, 1998-1999.

Developed first operational on-line automotive insurance quotation system for NJ; system includes extensive integration to legacy agency management applications.

Applications Service Provider to various industries and non-profit organizations for web-based regulatory and/or mandatory training topics; active non-disclosure arrangements preclude naming some of these clients openly on the website. Thousands served daily.

Principal author of the CourseMaster CBT authoring system, with 900,000+ runtimes licensed; used in financial services, insurance, US Govt, colleges and universities, industry, etc. CourseMaster provides flexible presentation and student management services for training and simulation.

Co-produced the award-winning multimedia CDROM Annual Report 1995 for Raritan Valley Community College. Won AECT “Best of 1995″ and League of Innovation “Excellence in Communications Technology.”

Principal author of REMBIS Conferencing system software; REMBIS is a speakerphone audio-graphic conferencing system supporting two-way data transfer, simultaneous with audio, over a single ordinary telephone line and through any conference bridging system. REMBIS however failed to sell to its intended pharmaceutical market, and was disbanded in 1998. Portions of the software system live on.

Served as Technical Editor, McGraw-Hill Personal Computer Programmer’s Encyclopedia, and book series, Computing That Works. Knowledgeable in over 40 programming languages.

Managed project to convert 35 retail pharmacies from on-line systems to standalone systems in a period of only five months; this included retrieval of stored data with conversion to new system and complete training. Also wrote automated backoffice insurance claim processing and accounting system.

Managed project and developed software to support conversion of distribution warehouses to electronic order entry systems and full electronic inventory management. Reduced cost of order processing by 90%. Pioneered usage of barcodes in warehouse inventory management and field order entry. Piloted early EDI-style data interchange within supermarket industry.