NEAL E. SIMON
EXCEPTIONALLY EXPERIENCED: Cisco & Polycom Codec Installation & Configuration (16+), Biamp Install & Config (12+), Clearone Install & Config(16+), Extron Install & Config (18+) Crestron (15+)
Additionally: Systems Design, Excellent Mechanical & Carpentry Skills, Sales Demo configuration.
NES Systems (DBA) – NY, NJ & PA Mar 2017 to Current
AV Design/Install & Engineering
Sub-Contractor for design, installation & operation of AV, conferencing systems for clients & integration companies.
Verrex @ GRF, Advanced AV @ Vangard, National 911 Museum, M&T Bank @ NYC, Morgan-Stanley, Goldman Sacks, Citigroup.
Rack buildout & commissioning, cable pulls & terminations.
Video Wall Installation & Set-Up, Planar, Christie, NEC
AutoCAD, VISIO, BluBeam
Setup of MAC & PC systems to network. Installation of Operating systems & Apps.
Viju Group - Cedar Knolls, NJ Jan 2014 to Mar 2017
Field Service & Commissioning Engineer
Onsite Service & troubleshooting.
Crew Lead & Installation, Systems Testing & commissioning.
Systems installation & Upgrades, modifications for improved performance.
Field Engineering as required. Systems & equipment setup, DSP configuration, Control systems troubleshooting, code updating, Codec configuration, Video Walls, Projection & Flat panel installation, calibration.
Rack builds, "as-built" generation. Sales consultation & client demo setups & training. On-site Support & Backfill. Setup of MAC & PC systems to network. Installation of Operating systems & Apps.
Hi Fi House-Commercial - Broomall, PA June 2012 to Dec 2013
Lead Installer & Field Service Engineer
On-site systems installation and crew management, Field Modifications to original plan, Systems and equipment setup, DSP configuration, Crestron/AMX control troubleshooting, code updating, Rack builds, Preinstall Testing, "as-built s" generation.
Video Walls, Projection & Flat panel installation, calibration.
Installed Systems Testing and commissioning. Sales consultation & client demo setups and training.
Olympus, Inc. - Center Valley, PA Mar 2010 to May 2011
Lab Operations Tech & QC Engineer
Design & integration of multiple station test lab for AVP Medical Media System. Extron, Polycom, Sony Crestron program testing & troubleshooting.
R&D for new systems, prototype design/build.
Designed/ built interface for multiple roadcase demonstration systems.
Coordinated, troubleshoot and phone support field engineers & installers.
Tested protocol conception. Equipment Qualification.
VISTACOM, INC Allentown, PA Aug 2007 to Feb 2010
Lead Installation Technician
AV, VTC, large & small venue systems installation, upgrades & service, rack wiring, mechanical, cable pull, termination, systems activation, modification, troubleshooting for Universities, Hospitals, Corporate and Government clients.
Proficient with Crestron, AMX, Extron, Tandberg, Polycom, Clear One, Biamp, Magenta, AutoCAD, Visio.
WIRE ONE COMMUNICATIONS - NYC, NJ, & PA Oct 2006 to Aug 2007
Resident & Field AV/VTC Engineer
Video Conference Operations, systems maintenance at sites in NJ, PA, NYC.
Updated, repaired, setup and operations for special events, on call 24/7.
Updating skills thru vendor training & self-study.
Crestron, Clear One, Tandberg, AMX, Polycom, Extron, etc.
NES Systems (DBA) - New York, NY Mar 1992 to May 2005
AV Design/Install & Engineering
Sub-Contractor for installation & operation of AV and conferencing systems for clients & integration companies.
Verrex @ GRF, Advanced AV @ Vangard, National 911 Museum, M&T Bank @ NYC, Morgan-Stanley, Goldman Sacks, Citigroup. Rack buildout & Commissioning, cable pulls & Terminations.
Live Event Broadcast TD, A1, A2.
Morgan Stanley 1999 to 2001
Resident VTC & AV Systems Engineer Technical Operations
Maintenance, installation, upgrade of 300+ VTC/ATC, audio/video production & streaming media facilities. Small conference rooms to large auditorium & video control rooms.
Crestron control system operation & programming.
Design, construction of Streaming Media facility, re-design, construction of existing facilities to improve performance.
Extensive involvement with IT systems, ISDN, Telco.
Component level troubleshooting.
Installation, maintenance of LCD & 3-tube video projection systems.
Parts, equipment research & purchasing.
Project management and cost projection.
Supervising & Production Engineer for live events:
ABC, CBS, HBO, MTV, NBC, VH-1
Electrical Engineering Program - Penn State - Hazelton, PA
Audio Recording & Production Engineering - Institute for Audio Research - New York, NY
Broadcast Video Engineering Certification - Center for the Media Arts
Rhode Island State Certification for low voltage & AV Systems in the State of Rhode Island
CTS Certification May 2008 to Present - Industry Standard InfoComm Certification
Biamp DSP Certification June 2014 – Manufacturer’s Training & Certification
Clearone DSP Certification May 2008 - Manufacturer’s Training & Certification
FCC Commercial Broadcast License Originally issued July 1976