Since 1983, Bernard Pobiak has been the principal designer and developer of diverse media and information driven websites, interactive private and public web databases, LAN systems, on and off-site imaging and video, and Internet media and information system solutions primarily for non-profit organizations and government institutions.
GSA contracting is done as Bernard Pobiak. Most recently, corporate operations have been organized as Pubcomm Group, Inc., a New York Corporation.
Numerous Technology Design and Development Solutions
from an evolving Virtual Company
For a tour of our secure site work listed below, or the original site designs, contact us to schedule an appointment.
(in reverse chronological order)
- Designer, creator and host of a web based
Membership Records and Interactive Scientific Community System - sidnetcommunity.org - with multiple sub-organizations, dues e-commerce, automated email communications, membership services, committee system, events manager, strategic planning system, journal distribution and data mining for SIDNET, the Society for Investigative Dermatology. SIDNET is a professional membership organization serving scientists and physicians working in academic settings, researchers in government and industry, practicing dermatologists, residents and fellows, and members of the lay community interested in skin research. Redesign of SIDNET.ORG and several other associated organizations' websites was also accomplished.
http://www.sidnetcommunity.org (Full system - User IDs required)
- Fine Art Facimile Photography and Digital Post-Production: Fabricated and operated a feather-weight vaccuum page-flattening and stabilizing jig for digital photography and true digital reproduction of fragile and precious medieval manuscript pages, in concert with techniques we previously developed for rare art and material handling, manuscript spine support and color lighting techniques. Performed on-site imaging
with the new vaccuum system at both private collector sites and at the Walters Museum in Baltimore, MD, hosted study sites with high resolution pages for scholars to perform studies and comparisons in preparation for an exhibition at the Walters, and produced images (150 MB each) for production of the high quality associated catalog and eventual book. Private high-quality photography and digital imaging of rare prints and medieval manuscripts has been an ongoing and confidential activity since the late 1980s.
http://www.thewalters.org/ - (All our imaging and imaging sites created are private and confidential to the collectors)
and host of the most comprehensive published collection of the speeches
of Dwight D. Eisenhower ever assembled. All are searchable
within the system and from Google and other Internet search engines.
The Speeches collection are part of the ongoing
National Eisenhower E-Memorial- a portion of the National
Eisenhower Memorial approved to be built across from the Air and
Space Museum in Washington D.C. http://www.eisenhowermemorial.org/speeches
- Designer , creator and host of the National
Eisenhower Memorial Image Library, a database and delivery system with
automated uploading, search, display and resizing functions for images -
a virtual image library giving scholars and the public instant access
to Eisenhower related images and objects with full search and browsing
User IDs required: http://www.eisenhowermemorial.org/imagelibrary
Basic browsing UserID = firstname.lastname@example.org password=
- Designer , creator and host of a web based
Patient Insurance Records System with multi-case workers, reports,
automated processing and tickler functions for Caring Voice
Coalition, a non-profit providing continuance and correction of health
insurance for patients diagnosed with certain life-long illnesses.
http://www.pubcomm.com/manager1 Full system - User IDs required
- Converted and published the Presidential
Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower Online The Johns Hopkins
University editorial team of scholars spent twelve years searching
for and annotating the provenanced presidential papers and diary entries
for inclusion in their eight volume work that contains 3,640 individual
presidential papers within 4,922 printed pages. The system is an acclaimed
first online and now permanently available to the world.
- Designer , creator and host of the online
systems for the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol
and Other Drug Abuse (ICRC) service their 70 agencies representing
more than 35,000 certified professionals worldwide. Developed sub-sites
and listserve/forum systems for secure and public discussions.
- Converted previous locked Flash web system
of Caring Voice Coalition to HTML so they could control the day-to-day
changes to their website themselves.
- Designer , creator and host of the website
and online systems for the Eisenhower National Memorial The
memorial commission created under Congress selected Pubcomm to be their
IT and Online Public Outreach developer.
Backend membership system - User IDs required: http://www.webeast.com/ememorial/admin
- Created and maintained the web systems for all
4 New York City Airports, including websites and update of schedules,
gate construction and advisories. Airports included: Newark Airport,
John F. Kennedy Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Teterboro Airport
- Designed a PATH Subway intranet LAN database
and input system to provide a dynamic customer information system
to display 37 channels of multi-lingual alerts, PATH messages, advertisements,
time, weather and sports information from the Internet on television
sets and through the public address system throughout the PATH subway
stations and tracks in New York and New Jersey which service some 217,000
- Designed and programmed web based meeting
registration system to reduce time and paperwork surrounding the
Port Authority of NY & NJ Port Commerce International meetings.
- Designed, constructed and programmed the
award winning PATH Subway passenger in-station communication system allowing
Subway passengers to see progress of trains, system alerts, ads and
educational programming on view screens throughout every subway station
in the system.
- Created and maintained the only web systems for the
NYC World Trade Center including an online database of available
office space, directory of mall shops, tourism procedures, photo albums
and history, maps etc. until it was retired in 2001.
- Designed and programmed various web surveys to
gain feedback from New York transportation agency customers.
- Programmed Spanish language touch-screen
kiosk version of questionnaire system on Contraception choices
including interactive screening and profiling, offering choices and
information for the Population Council for use in clinics throughout
- Designed 'electronic slide carousel'
system for the Port Authority to produce combination professional and
in-house electronic presentations including integration of professional
and homemade 'slides', and portable laptop/projector/radio mouse hardware
specs for field presentations.
- Created Population Council palmtop computer
project for acquisition and processing of field observations of
medical procedures inside rural clinics in South American countries.
- Produced Multimedia presentation
for JFK Airport's 50th anniversary and electronic slideshow for Air Cargo
marketing for the three New York airports.
- Over the years have designed and created numerous multimedia
and CD presentations, photographic projects, and print publications for
clients to better communicate with specific audiences.
- Provided spanish language translations and adaptations
of web and diskette based medical information pieces for the Population
Council for use in clinics throughout Latin America.
- Created an online Contraception Self-Evaluation Questionnaire
featured in Glamour magazine as part of the web site designed
and hosted for the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals
(ARHP), a medical association in Washington, D.C.
- Designed, procured, installed, configured
and trained users in a new 30 computer LAN over six floors of
MODA, the headquarters and showroom for six major Italian fashion designers
including Moschino, Alberta Ferretti, Jean Paul Gautier in
New York City. System featured a full time internet connection, internal
and external email and file sharing using NT Server and Windows 95,
printer and fax sharing and a local database.
- Designed and implemented a multiple-award
winning, dynamic web presence for the Port Authority of New York
and New Jersey with the goals of enforcing an image inclusive of huge
diverse activities and facilities and allowing access to any information
in 2 clicks of the mouse without losing access to the rest of the system.
While appealing to the public with animations, history and ways to
communicate with the Port Authority, it provided an up to the minute
resource for the Press, including Press Releases, ordering printed
brochures and live contents of new materials online. The system includes
private and public web systems for the tunnels, bridges and Manhattan
bus terminals, Path train schedules and advisories, maritime facilities
and real estate and area Traffic Advisories.
- Designed and hosted secure Internet Databases
for the Lilly Endowment to input and track their grants and the
products of those grants. The unique combination of design style and
system-wide search and organization ability allowed the Endowment to
identify patterns that were previously unclear and led to restructuring
of their internal giving initiatives. Grant officers could also use the
system from any web terminal to research individual scholars' or institutions'
previous involvement in Lilly grants in any capacity or evaluate proposals
based on work already funded in the past.
- Designed and hosted a closed Internet
database of bibliographic references in the field of Philanthropy for
the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School. System allowed
cross indexed references to subjects, authors and issues related to
- Designed and implemented TEXT2000, an
electronic book system for blind and disabled students to read
textbooks on adaptive computers. Adopted by the U.S. Congress as the
standard electronic textbook for all the Blind schools in the country,
the system had to satisfy book publishers' wide objections to electronic
copies, while providing rapid internet distribution and multi-display
through large print software, braille devices and voice synthesizing
blind access devices. The resulting encryption/compression software
engine allowed live online manufacture of each new copy tied to a particular
user's hardware key device. This functional screen by screen lock,
coupled with a direct section and page text retrieval of the entire
contents of printed K-12th grade textbooks, allowed print-handicapped
students to instantly use the same textbooks side by side with their
non-handicapped peers but with whatever combination of computer access
devices their handicap required. Required extensive data conversion from
a wide variety of word processing formats, page layout software and
databases large and small.
- Successfully co-bid with Motorola and Four-Phase
Systems to replace all the IRS computer systems and the communication
interconnect wiring system within each of ten IRS Service Centers throughout
the United States. Provided cable system designs, project management
plans, supplied all materials and teams of cable technicians to complete
all the communications cabling, terminations, testing and acceptance
on schedule in all ten cities.
- Designed backbone communications wiring
system for United Technologies 'Smart' Building for use by U.S.
Navy in Crystal City, Virginia to support numerous current and future
computer and telecommunications needs.
- Designed, manufactured and installed over
500,000 feet of a proprietary, fire-code acceptable, Teflon coated
dual coaxial cable system in the US State Department, Justice Department
and Inter American Development Bank used for interconnection of Wang
and other midi computer systems.
- Assembled, tested and provided local delivery
and installation of systems products into the Federal Government. These
products ranged from the earliest word processors to an evolving range
of office automation systems from such companies as Wang, Exxon Office
Systems, Pitney-Bowes and Lexitron/Raytheon.