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SAM G. HARLAN, P.E.
Director – Advanced Technology
Sam is in charge of video services, team leader of the Broadband Evolution activities and engineering coordinator of ARRA Stimulus Grant/Loan applications at CHR Solutions with a focus on network and video strategic planning. Sam assists clients with Market Driven Strategic Planning for their distribution, transport access and switching systems. These activities have lead to ARRA applications, network plans and RDUP loan designs.
Previously, Sam has worked with clients on the acquisition, evaluation, purchase, upgrade and launch of RF video systems. Sam has developed RFI’s and RFP’s that have addressed turn-key MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 IP video headends, middleware, set top boxes, encryption, Video on Demand and ad insertion services. Sam has experience with analog, digital and IP head ends using coax, ADSL2+ and FTTP distribution methods.
Sam has also been responsible for leading the project management team in charge of large or complex projects. Sam has been directly involved in CATV rebuilds, FTTP applications, CAD system evaluations, legacy network evaluations and upgrades, asset purchase assistance, telco BSS/OSS/CAD systems and CATV billing systems evaluation and implementation.
Sam is a frequent speaker at NTCA, RICA, OPASTCO, VON, ERTA, ACE School, CHR Forum, TelcoTV, client staff and board retreats.
Sam graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture Engineering. He has been a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas since 1976 and is a member of SCTE, IEEE and TSPE.
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