Consulting - Design Engineering - Real-Time Process Control - Project Management
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This website is provided as a point of reference (see reference materials to your left) for engineers and programmers and to give more information about my background and the extent of my experience throughout serveral industries.
dcco is the name of my consulting company (Doug Cameron and COmpany) and specializes in Consulting, Audio Visual System Design (including Digital Signage), Engineering (real-time process control), and Project Management.
Shown below are a couple of projects from different industries, giving examples of different modalities that I am experienced and proficient in. For a complete overview, please see my resume, found elsewhere on this website.
I have extensive background in audio visual system design and project management of corporate environments and educational facilities. Design emphasis has been placed on web-based, real-time process control of audio visual controllers and their components. Vendors I work with include AMX, Crestron, Extron, Polycom, Cisco, and many others. I hold certifications with many of these vendors in addition to a CTS certification with infocomm.
As an everyday process when we use the phonebook (although the phonebook is going by the wayside to the internet), it is a rare occasion that you will find a page missing and/or a duplication of pages. This is due to a real-time process control concept that I developed for the bindery industry.
And again, when you go out on Sunday morning to get your Sunday paper, and all those inserts fall out, you can thank me for the development and implementation of a real-time process control concept and system, found in 80% of the major newspapers worldwide correctly puts a newspaper together (newspapers are printed in sections, not all at once) with sections and inserts both geographically, and demographically with the proper inserts.
College classrooms of today leave a lot to be desired as to the integration of current technology to enhance the learning experience of student and tools available for instruction in teaching/lecturing. For the most-part, roll-around carts are still used when an instructor needs to present/display documents, slides (powerpoint) images, videos, and sound (among others). The dcTEC classroom was designed to give the instructor room on a podium (custom designed), and to be able to have room for textbooks and papers without having everything piled on top of each other while teaching. Furthermore, it gave the instructor a central point of control for computer functions, audio, video, and displays. This was done from a single touchscreen monitor providing smartboard software, computer monitor and system control. System control was designed as a web interface to the controller and provided real-time control and monitoring of all system components. Additional software was designed for help desk control and functions. Costs were maintained at a minimum level with the capability of “cookie-cutter” the system to other classrooms based on the developed standard. This design was presented at InfoComm (Educomm) in 2006. Please see the powerpoint prentation under Classroom Technology for more in-depth information. The Classroom Technology section also includes a working demo of the control software
During my employment career, I have held positions within different industries and disciplines, including banking, information technology, farming, post-sales, ownership, and management. The one point that has disturbed me most during the transition between employments is that although the job market is reputably there, getting to these jobs for resume submission is another problem altogether. From the early days when I entered the job market, until today, the methodology of employment has changed drastically, and not for the betterment of job seekers and employers. With the creation of headhunters and employment agencies, employers found that they could hire better-qualified people and save time. As technology progressed and the Internet came to commonplace, employment moved to the web, with the headhunters and employment agencies soon to follow. In today's marketplace of employment, I have found major changes in the way job searching and dealing with middle personnel (job sites, headhunters, etc.) operate. In today's submission of resumes, more than likely, the submission is not to the hiring company but to a middle company (employment agency or headhunter). It is rare that even an acknowledgement is received when a resume is submitted through a job site or headhunter. Irritating still, trying to contact the middle organization posting the job offering for a status of your submitted resume is futile. Most middle companies will not return calls and most do not list contacting phone numbers. At best, an e-mail address will be given and most times responses are not forthcoming. From the employment agencies point of view, this is business as usual. Most recruiters are required to make a pre-determined number of calls per day, and fulfill quota placements per month and most are not qualified for the field of employment they are placing. I say this from first hand experience as earlier this year I gave lunch-time seminars to one of the largest headhunter/employment agencies with presence on the web. These seminars were presented to educate the recruiters as to current IT technology and how they could acquire information to stay current in today's IT technology. I always started my seminars by going around the room and asking the recruiters what their work and educational backgrounds were. Never once did I find any individual whose education and background matched that of the industry and field they are recruiting for. And I wonder why I get no response from recruiters. Employers are fairing no better, as the cost of commissions and services continue to cut into recruiting costs, with questionable results. Employers are finding that they now are doing most of the work and resumes send by headhunters and employment agencies are becoming no better than if they perform the searches themselves, many of which now do. To this end, Help Wanted Direct was started and the concept website was created. Please see the Help Wanted Direct section for a powerpoint presentation and a working demo.