Our X-DOT Team
Our people are our most valuable resource, and we look forward to getting to know you! Here is a little bit of information about who we are.
Jim Wolfson - President
Mr. Wolfson began his career as a field engineer with Collins Radio in Richardson, Texas after graduating from Oklahoma State University with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1966. In 1969 Compucon, Inc. recruited him as a microwave system interference analyst and programmer.
During his tenure with Compucon, he held many management positions and was eventually promoted to Executive Vice President of the company. Subsequently he became part owner of Compucon and was instrumental in building it into a leading frequency engineering and field services company.
While at Compucon, Mr. Wolfson earned his Masters of Engineering (Systems) degree from Southern Methodist University. His Master's Thesis was written on microwave system design optimization. Mr. Wolfson left Compucon and founded X-DOT in 1982.
As a result of over 50 years of telecommunications experience, Mr. Wolfson has the problem solving capability and management leadership required to solve the many types of problems related to microwave system design.
Vivian Wolfson - Vice President
Prior to joining X-DOT, Ms. Wolfson’s background was in communications beginning with an all media production company specializing in national sales meeting productions and internal business communications, then with the company that invented voice messaging, and onto the alpha-numeric paging industry, all prior to the evolution of cell phones and smart phones as we know them today.
Ms. Wolfson joined X-DOT in 1991 where she has been an invaluable part of the company since that time. During her tenure with X-DOT, she has worked in practically every position in the company and currently serves as Vice President.
Ms. Wolfson is an integral part in managing X-DOT, which includes project management, quality control, and daily operations of the business. She is also responsible for the FCC microwave regulatory work that is performed on a daily basis at X-DOT for large and small telecommunications companies. Under her guidance, X-DOT has built a strong reputation in the industry for their highly accurate and complete FCC work.
Jim Curlin - Engineering Services Manager
Mr. Curlin began his career as an Engineering Officer in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1989. He was responsible for designing local communications networks that were deployable to units in forward operating areas. These networks included line-of-sight and over-the-horizon microwave paths as well as satellite links that provided both a voice and data interface into world-wide military communications networks. In addition, he was team manager during the training, deployment, and operations of tactical communications systems.
In 1995, Mr. Curlin began his industry career as the microwave engineer for ALLTEL Communications, Inc. He was responsible for transport planning, and microwave path design and implementation. In 1996, he moved into the RF engineering field and ultimately was responsible for the design, implementation, and testing of both analog and digital cellular networks in multiple metropolitan and rural networks. He lead the testing and evaluation of the first large scale smart antenna system deployment in the company, gathering data and documenting guidelines for system integration, frequency planning, and performance monitoring.
Mr. Curlin joined X-DOT in the Spring of 2002. Now with more than 25 years of experience working at both the corporate and field levels, Mr. Curlin has a unique understanding of the concerns of customers from engineering and planning a network to operating and maintaining that network once it is built. His ability to interface with clients in all areas of the communications industry makes him ideally suited to meet the needs of your company.
Jim and Vivian Wolfson of X-DOT have always given me nothing but the most reliable and trustworthy information I could possibly receive. My earliest memory of working with X-DOT was when Alltel’s Albany DR6C system was bouncing all over kingdom come every spring and fall, and another survey company reviewed the path data and said the paths would never work.
I called Jim Wolfson and he said the path data was reliable and the paths should work. I took that information to the bank, worked on the radios for 56 hours straight and determined that the real problem was that the air conditioning system was blowing on the solid state oscillators causing them to drift severely off frequency. With the addition of a little Plexiglass as an air-conditioning baffle and Voila!
I love to tell this story of how one man sitting 1,500 miles away was so confident in his understanding and knowledge of his profession that he saved his customer untold thousands and thousands of dollars, and restored their system to the highest degree of reliability that they expected.
Thanks Jim and Vivian for your support over the years, I am blessed to have you as
Kevin Roper, Director
The Northeast Texas Consortium (NETnet)
We would love to hear from you and talk about a potential project, or simply answer any questions you might have and point you in the right direction.