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Mitch Thompson
Works at AT&T Government Solutions, Inc
Attends Park University
Lives in Helotes, TX
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Hello, everyone. I've been lurking this community for some time. I've noticed that most discussions center around A/V, streaming, and otherwise production.  I was wondering if any have done any automation in their church/campus? What I mean is, at home, I use a Vera Lite and several Z-Wave devices (light switches, door locks, thermostat) to automate various aspects of my home.  Has anyone here done the same at your church? I'm looking for ways to reduce energy costs from people leaving lights on, or better control over the 10(!) thermostats we have in our buildings.

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We have just the one controller, and as its very central to all the devices its in direct range to the majority of them. It's my understanding that they had to set it up to run some sort of repair sequence (I'm assuming a reboot or similar) every week at night because otherwise it would very occasionally turn random things on. We have never had something turn off unexpectedly. The only glitch I have seen that was a semi major issue was that it decided that it wouldn't let us log in directly to the controller for a couple weeks. We don't know what it was, but were able to get in by the vera remote site login. Then one day it fixed itself.

I don't know 100% everything about how its set up, as it was my predecessor that set it up.
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Just had a 10kW system installed on my roof, and all I can say is, "Go away, clouds!"

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Education
  • Park University
    Management, Computer Information Systems, 2000 - present
  • Community College of the Air Force
    Electronic Systems Technology, 1986 - 1996
  • Missouri Institute of Technology
    Electronics Technician, 1980 - 1982
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Jaguar Enthusiast, Telecom Geek (from POTS to SS7 to VoIP), Linux (and Android) Fanboi
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Christian, devoted husband of Lana, and proud father of Stephen and Mariah.

Retired U.S. Air Force Technical Sergeant (E6). During my twenty year career as a telephony and computer systems maintainer, I was stationed in Italy where I maintained the AutoVON military telephone system, San Angelo, TX where I was an instructor, Osan, Korea as a maintainer, Elmendorf AFB, as a maintainer on the E-3 Sentry (AWACS) system, and finally in San Antonio, TX, where I was privileged to work on an Advanced Projects team until retirement.

I've held an Amateur Radio license (WB5UZG), since 1976, when I was 14. I'm not very active, but I do keep my license renewed.

Currently employed by General Dynamics, Advanced Information Systems as an Engineer specializing in Voice Over IP, ISDN telephony, and the Linux operating system.

"If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don't understand the problems and you don't understand the technology." — Bruce Schneier
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I rarely miss a meal.
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Advanced Engineer
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  • AT&T Government Solutions, Inc
    Information System Networks Security Specialist, 2012 - present
  • General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
    Advanced Engineer 2, 2011 - 2012
  • Macaulay Brown, Inc
    Analyst 4, 2009 - 2011
  • NorthropGrumman/TASC
    Network Engineer, 2003 - 2007
  • U.S. Air Force
    Electronic Computer & Switching Systems Maintainer, 1983 - 2003
  • L3, Inc
    Network Engineer, 2007 - 2009
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Pocahontas, Arkansas - San Angelo, TX - Mercogliano, Italy - Osan, Korea - Anchorage, AK - San Antonio, TX - Kansas City, MO - Panama City, Panama
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