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Ron Aitchison - Technical Resume (C.V.)

RONALD (RON) AITCHISON is the President and founder of Zytrax, Inc., a Montreal-based company that specializes in wireless and wire-line IP communications. Zytrax develops its own products as well as undertaking specialized consulting, training, system design, and development for clients.

This a summary of Ron's technical skills and experience. He has over 30 years experience in programming, design and project management roles and spent period of over 5 years in a variety of sales, marketing and business development roles in Europe and the U.S.. A full Resume (C.V.) is available on request (please briefly state the reasons for the request).

Technical Coverage
Languages: Expert: C, Ruby, PHP, MS Visual Basic, HTML, XML, XHTML, CSS2, W3C DOM, Assembler (various including Intel 8050/8086, Motorola PPC/8000 and PIC)
  Used: C++, C#, Python, Javascript, Java, Perl, Shell script
Web CMS/Frameworks: Drupal, Ruby on Rails, Dojo, Prototype (AJAX and COMET), Wordpress
Systems Administration: Expert: Linux (various Redhat, Fedora, Gentoo), FreeBSD, DragonFlyBSD, MS 2000 Server, BIND (DNS), Apache, Lighttpd, OpenLDAP, ipfw, OpenSSL, DHCP, Courier (email), Postfix (email), Communigate Pro (email)
  Used: MS 2000 Professional, MS Server 2003, Windows '95, '98, XP Pro
Databases: Expert: LDAP, PostgreSQL, MySQL, BDB
  Used: MS SQL, MS Access
Hardware Design:
  • PowerPC (8055) w/ 100MB LAN, Encryption (HiFn), FLASH, SDRAM, PCMCIA, ISM Radio interface.
  • Custom Wireless LAN bridge.
  • Various logic control circuit boards
  • ORCAD Capture and Layout tools.
Design &Programming:
  • ISDN: ISDN NI-1, 2 and 3, Supplementary Services, E911 Services (C)
  • Embedded Systems: TCP/IP IPv4 Stack, DHCP Server, Web Server, Firewall, Telnet Server, TFTP Server, IGMP, QoS, Traffic Shaping, NAT+(C), 802.11+ Stack.
  • FreeBSD/Linux: Web Editing System (PHP), eCommerce (PHP), Appliance Configuration System (Ruby), Mail Server (C/Ruby). RAID enhancements (C/assembler), Web Sites (HTML/CSS/Ruby/PHP)
  • Embedded OS: RTMS, Nucleus, Linux
  • Windows: OpenOffice enhancements (C++), Configuration Utilities (VB, C++, C)
Specialist Skills:
  • IP Protocol Suite: TCP, IP, UDP, ICMP, IGMP, SCTP, IPv4, IPv6 etc.
  • Routing/QoS Systems: RIP, OSPF, BGP-4, MLPS, RSVP etc.
  • Communications: SS7, X.25, HDLC, SDLC, Bi-sync etc.
  • Wireless: 802.11, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g FHSS, DSSS etc.
Recent Projects:
  • SS7-SIGTRAN Study for US FCC Manadate
  • Web sites (Ruby on Rails, AJAX, COMET)
  • Web System Management interface (Ruby)
  • VoIP System Design for E911 (Emergency service)
  • RAID enhancement (FreeBSD) (C)
  • ISDN Supplementary Services for E911 (C)
  • Embedded TFTP and HTTP Server (C)
  • Web page editing feature (PHP)
  • Embedded PowerPC + encryption system for radio (ORCAD plus C)
  • Pro DNS and BIND Apress ISBN 1-59059-494-0 (Aug 2005)
  • Extensive public technical resources (2,000+ pages) on web ( - accessed ~500,000 per month
  • Open Guide to DNS (
  • Open Guide to LDAP (
  • article
  • Specialist DNS articles (

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