Jim Smith, CTS, Consulting Systems Engineer, Polycom, Inc.

Currently employed by Polycom, Jim Smith, CTS®, has been involved in the design and integration of innovative electronic systems for more than 25 years. His experience includes design of audio system electronics, telephone interfaces, cameras and other subsystems while at PictureTel. He was heavily involved in the development of Certified Videoconferencing Engineer testing and certification programs at both PictureTel and Polycom. Prior to the communications industry, Smith was involved in the design and development of advanced electronics for military laser and smart-weapons systems.

He has been published in the InfoComm reissue of the Wadsworth classic The Basics of Audio and Visual Systems Design, The BICSI System Integration Handbook, and was awarded full faculty status by InfoComm International®. He is frequently called upon as a consultant in the use and applications of conferencing technology by companies around the world.