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Our Captus Systems’ Team:  Meet John Radocy, CSD
Our Captus Systems’ Team: Meet John Radocy, CSD

Captus Systems is proud to introduce another member of our fine Team – John Radocy, CSD. John has joined us as our Senior Systems Engineer - & we are very happy to welcome him into the fold! CAPTUS: Why did you decide to join the Captus Systems Team? JOHN: The first thing that jumped-out at me was the people. I’ve worked with this group in the past, & I know from previous experience that this Team is more than capable, fun to work with, & are a strong, loyal group of professionals. Secondly - it’s the method in which they want to accomplish success…a newer, more refined way of thinking. And lastly - it’s the types of projects they’re targeting…projects that leverage the latest in technology & infrastructure. CAPTUS: What sparked your interest in the Audio-VisualIindustry to begin with? JOHN: Ever since I was very young, I’ve had a need - a yearning to understand how things worked. So much so, that I used to disassemble all of my toys! This way of thinking always drew me to mechanical devices (cars, machinery, boats, planes etc.), and electronic devices (technology). It’s what inspired me to take the Computer Aided Drafting and Design classes at Grumman Data Systems. Getting a Draftsman position with an Audiovisual Integrator – along with my desire to understand the workings of the technology involved - became a natural fit for me - & I have loved this industry ever since! CAPTUS: Tell us a little bit about your career path: JOHN: My first jobs were local retail establishments, which helped to mold my ability to work with customers face-to-face, & to understand how to assist them in getting what they wanted. I then started working more in the mechanical industry, which led me to understand the effects of time, & exactly what a client pays for. After taking time off to go to school, I worked at an interior design firm in NYC, which helped me to acquire knowledge in construction. Since 1992, I’ve been working solely in the AV industry (Tamco Systems, Ace Audiovisual, Audio Command Systems, Ace Communications, JVN Systems, TriTech Communications, HMBA, & now at Captus Systems). I’ve watched the industry change from barely being able to get a computer to display on a projector - to wireless technology, AV over IT, PC based video conferencing, 4K to 8K video and beyond! It’s been an exciting ride and I can’t wait to see where this all goes! CAPTUS: Name at least two interests outside your work in the AV Industry that the folks reading this might find interesting about you: JOHN: Sports & Sports History – I love filling my brain with some of the more interesting stories about sports competitions on the field, & the formation of teams and leagues off the field. On one of my projects, there was a construction manager who wore an Oakland Raiders hard hat. I explained to him the origins of both the league they started-in & of the team itself. It got to the point where every time I showed up on the job site, I would have to give him another historical insight about the team or the league they came from. This guy wound-up having groups of guys gather around me, to hear me tell the stories again. (Unfortunately, my presence held-up project progress!) On the “sports participation” side of things, I was a former college athlete with opportunities to try-out for a spot on a United States Olympic team. And on the completely opposite side of the spectrum…I love to draw, & have done many charcoal & pencil drawings - a talent & gift that I inherited from my late father. Our Captus Systems Team is bursting with experts & leaders in the AV field – & we’re also just a nice bunch of people! John is a seasoned, talented engineer who brings both his expertise & his enthusiasm to the job. Let Captus Systems help you to reach your Audio-Visual goals…it’s what we do best! Yeah. We’ve got that!


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Problem Solved Captus Systems is a leading Audio-Visual Design & Integration Company, unique in its approach to AV - from an I.T. core. We provide state-of-the-art results for all of our clients, many of which meet the requirements for Standard Application Modalities. S.A.M. is an acronym for Standard Application Modalities - the uniform processes that should be adopted to make the technology we all use more accessible, & easy to operate. In this MEET SAM overview, we cover how Captus Systems used Lightware to solve the problem that Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center had with their video meeting rooms. Problem: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center did not have enough content inputs on their Cisco Webex Teams codec. They wanted to use the existing Cisco infrastructure in a simple, easy-to-use, cost-effective way, allowing for their people to operate these rooms hassle-free. Sam Palmucci - Manager, Video Design & Engineering for MSKCC Solution: Enter the Captus Systems/Lightware/Cisco Solution. With the multiple-content input capabilities of the Lightware framework, Captus Systems was able to bring all of the inputs MSKCC needed, directly to the Cisco Touch 10. This eliminated the need for a matrix switcher & programming. Jason Tirado – President, Lightware Nicholas Foresta – System Consulting Engineer for Captus Systems Additionally, it… Reduced the overall cost of the rooms considerably Allowed for faster deployments Created a much shorter build time Ultimately, this provided MSKCC with the resources to put-in more video rooms. Everything their staff needs is now at their fingertips…right there on the Touch 10. What Makes This a S.A.M.? An effective S.A.M. connects everything & eliminates complexity. The MSKCC solution was easily & cost-effectively delivered to multiple rooms. Lightware’s open API is what attracted Captus Systems. Clients have their needs, their recommendations, & their questions; MSKCC Goals… Reduce equipment Remove programming Create faster deployment Bring-down cost Increase stability That’s exactly what was accomplished…& that is the true essence of a S.A.M. Standards effectively become templates within our clients’ organizations. Lightware’s application - within the Cisco environment - is designed to be repeatable & easily deployable. This was the perfect solution for MSKCC. The Proof is in the Pudding: The number of calls to the MSKCC I.T. Help Desk have gone down significantly! The people using these technologies don’t know the particulars of the equipment - & they probably don’t care to know why things work…they just want to touch it & have it operate seamlessly. We can do more with less, using existing infrastructure & equipment. This collaboration puts MSKCC at a point where their Audio-Visual standards are truly STANDARDS…that’s what it’s ALL ABOUT! Captus Systems is proud of the S.A.M. environments at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, & the problems that they solve. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to find more S.A.M. Systems that can do the same for you. If you believe that AV is too costly, too complicated, or too unpredictable to meet the needs of your organization…Captus Systems has the Team to find the perfect solution for you! Yeah. We’ve got that!


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