Outside Plant Consulting Services, Inc. (OPCS) was established in the year 2002 to help meet the needs of the telecommunications and power industries in establishing standards, guidelines and practices for outside plant facilities and products. Dr. Lawrence (Larry) M. Slavin, Principal of OPCS, has extensive experience and expertise in such activities, based upon his many years of service at AT&T/Lucent Bell Telephone Laboratories (Distinguished Member of Technical Staff) in telecommunications product design and development, followed by a career at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore, now Ericsson) in its research and professional services organizations.

As Principal Consultant and Manager/Director of the Network facilities, Components, and Energy Group at Telcordia, Dr. Slavin was responsible for professional services related to the telecommunications industry. These activities included technical leadership in developing installation practices and "generic requirements" documents, introducing new construction methods, and performing analyses on a wide variety of technologies and products (poles, duct, wire and cable, electronic equipment cabinets, flywheel energy storage systems, turbine-generators, ...).

Dr. Slavin represents the telephone industry (ATIS) on the National
Electrcial Safety Code Committee, and is author of the recently
published book "Overhead Distribution Lines – Design and Applications",
by Wiley–IEEE, as well as a contributor to the Telcordia Blue Book -
Manual of Construction Procedures.
About OPCS
Standards Activities