Who We Are

AC Video Solutions is a full service audio and video systems integrator. We offer expert consultation, technical support, and production services to a diverse clientele throughout the United States and Canada. We are proud to hold the official designation of National Women’s Business Enterprise certification along with WBE certifications in New York and New Jersey.

Andrea Cummis

Managing Partner

Andrea has more than thirty years of experience as an engineering, operations, and technology executive and consultant, and has worked with many broadcasting and media companies. She has consulted on issues such as new technology, system design, organizational structure, workflow, standard operating procedures, and startup planning for a variety of media companies.

Previously, Andrea served as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Oxygen Media, and as Director of Network Engineering and Operations for USA Networks.

Andrea is the first woman to be an officer of the National Board of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE). She is presently the Treasurer for the National Board and Secretary for Chapter 15 (New York City). Andrea holds SBE certification as a Technical Operator (C.T.O.) and Broadcast Technician (C.B.T.).

Andrea’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon, a Master’s in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, and an Executive Juris Doctorate (EJD) in Law and Technology from Concord Law School, where she graduated first in her class.

Andrea is on the Board of Directors for Family Radio, NJ.

C. Renard Fiscus


Renard is the “nuts and bolts” partner of the organization with more than thirty years of mechanical and construction experience, providing invaluable full service integration coordination, managing the ergonomic infrastructure aspects of an installation such as lighting grid design, electrical requirements, green screen construction/implementation and general facility layout concepts.

Philip Altenburg

Senior Design Engineer

Philip has more than 25 years of experiences ranging from architectural, acoustical, mechanical and industrial design and engineering, as well as project /operations management.

Most recently, before joining AC Video Solutions Philip was an EIC at NEP Studios, involved in the building and commissioning the HD Video and Audio systems for the Gayle King Show for OWN, Yahoo Financials for Yahoo Online for NEP Studios. Philip also provided engineering support to the New York Duplication Center, the Offline Editing rooms, as well as a variety of live and pre-taped shows for Veria Living and Arise News was constantly engaging.

Philip is extremely proficient in a variety of design, control and programming software is affiliated with AES, SBE, SMPTE, and is an SBE Certified Audio Engineer.

Karen Newman


A former executive with FOX Sports Net in Los Angeles, and Show Partners in Florida, Karen is a four time Emmy® Award winner and has served on the AWRT Board of Directors. Her technical production experience includes location work in Russia, Kuwait, Australia, France, Norway, Cuba, Spain, Japan, England, Mexico, and throughout North America.

As Chief Operating Officer at AC Video Solutions Karen provides the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure operating efficiency and financial strength as the company expands and diversifies.

Jim Lien

Director, Sales and Business Development

Jim Lien brings 35+ years of broadcast and A/V industry experience to the AC Video Solutions team. Previous companies include Grass Valley, Snell & Wilcox, Leitch, Pixel Power, Christie Digital, Harmonic, and Aurora Multimedia. Jim’s greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and industry expertise. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach.

Jim’s primary responsibilities with AC Video Solutions include equipment sales throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions focusing on Playbox, Harmon, Livestream, IPtec, MNC Software, Sprite Media as well as system integration and extended warranty sales in all vertical markets.

Jim holds a BS-EET from Thomas A. Edison University, Trenton NJ and an AAS in Electronic Communication from the University of Southern Colorado. He is a member of SBE and a certified SMPTE TV Broadcast Engineer.