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Al Korenjak worked on MACS (Manufacturing Analysis and Control System), a computer-based system for manufacturing analysis of VideoDisc player production.
Al Korenjak joined RCA Laboratories in 1966. His early work was in the areas of formal language theory and the application of data-base technology to computer-aided design. More recently, he has been involved in computer application to manufacturing. Dr. Korenjak is Head, Software Technology Research.
- RCA 1981 Company Biography
Dr. Allen Korenjak, a pioneering developer of Indeo a digital video technology at Intel and DVI a technology at RCA's David Sarnoff Research Center
The Leadership Award honored Dr. Korenjak for his pioneering innovations at Intel Corporation and RCA's David Sarnoff Research Center and for his role as chair of the Personal Conferencing Work Group and a member of the IMTC Board of Directors for fostering the merger of the two groups in 1995.
Al Korenjak, before retiring from Intel, played a significant role in merging two competing standards-implementation forums to create a unified industry group in the IMTC. Although Al helped form and lead the Intel-sponsored Personal Conferencing Work Group (PCWG), he realized that user acceptance of data conferencing was being impeded with two competing standards, namely PWG from PCWG and T.120 from IMTC. He convinced Intel management and the PCWG Directors that the two organizations should merge and took a proactive role toward that merger and forming Activity Groups in IMTC. In December 1995 the merger of the PCWG with the IMTC was completed. Al was elected and served as Executive Vice President (EVP) until he retired in 1997.
Al was instrumental in forming Activity Groups in IMTC to carry out the interoperability testing of standards-based products. As EVP, Al guided the Activity Groups in setting testing practices and procedures. To set the stage for all future interoperability events, Al arranged for Intel and Microsoft to sponsor and provide Intel infrastructure support for the first Event-120 in Santa Clara, March 1996.
Industry impact of above contributions:
The competing protocols of PCWG and IMTC were causing confusion in the marketplace. This led to slower market acceptance of data conferencing. Through Al's efforts, the marketplace was able to focus on a single standard, T.120.
Today, the IMTC Activity Groups and interoperability test events are key to the success of IMTC and its member companies whose products rely on inter-vendor compatibility. The first Event-120 test event has led to more than 40 IMTC interoperability test events that allow member companies to accelerate their product deployments and assure their compatibility.
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- 2000 IMTC Leadership Award Statement
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