Joe Randolph is an independent consultant with over thirty years of experience in the design of telecommunications equipment. His background includes the design of telephones, modems, fax equipment, voice messaging equipment, PBXs, channel banks, DSL line cards, and a wide variety of VOIP and IP telephony products.
Mr. Randolph has broad experience in developing cost effective implementations of a variety of telecom products. He also has extensive experience designing PSTN POTS line interfaces for international compliance, with product approvals in over 100 countries worldwide.
In recent years Mr. Randolph has assisted numerous companies with developing VOIP and other IP telephony products that include interfaces to the PSTN and to POTS terminal devices such as telephones and fax machines. His extensive background in telephony and in public network infrastructure has allowed him to provide valuable assistance to clients who wish to connect their products to the PSTN or to have their products emulate PSTN interfaces.
Many of Mr. Randolph's consulting projects have involved development of equipment used by network carriers for delivering POTS, DSL, and broadband fiber services. He is a recognized expert in the design of protection circuits for lightning and power cross, including compliance with industry standards such as Telcordia NEBS GR-1089-CORE.
Prior to forming Randolph Telecom in 1984, Mr. Randolph was employed at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he held positions as a Member of Technical Staff and as a Technical Supervisor. His prior experience as a manager in a product development environment helps him to understand management's perspective on technical and marketing issues, and to be responsive to those concerns.
Mr. Randolph holds a BSEE degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a MSEE degree from Purdue University.