Wertsberger, Saltamar Innovations’ founder, is an accomplished
system software engineer and systems manager with extensive background
in electronics research and development, control and data acquisition
During the 18 years of Shalom's computer work, he took active
part in development of communications systems, including LAN
and WAN development, commercial client server database systems,
CAD software and security software, at all levels. Shalom also
spent time as a system manager and a network manager for a community
of over 2000 people spread over five continents.
Before attaining his degree as a software engineer from the
University of Southern Maine, Shalom was a merchant marine officer. In this capacity he was in charge of power generations
of several megawats, power distribution and automatic control
systems and he worked closely with navigation, communications and other shipboard
equipment. Combining the experience he gained with his hobby
as a ham radio operator, Shalom created many electronic and control
designs. Those range from industrial measurement and control
systems to a number of embedded systems.
his professional work, Shalom is also an inventor. His extensive marine
and underwater experience drove him to invent and patent a sonar based
ship navigation system. His interest in aviation drove him to develop
inventions in this field, specifically to the community of GA pilots of which Shalom is one. Shalom also developed other inventions and
tools in the areas of electronics, machining and carpentry.
Shalom is now pursuing development of one of his inventions - the Continuous Reesonant Trap
refractor, which in combination with another invention - the Lateral
Waveguide Stack- promise breakthrough advantages in soalr cells, high
level image sensors, specialized 3D displays, and more.
As a US registered patent agent certified to practice in the
United States Patent and Trademark Office (Registration No. 43,359), Shalom currently dedicates
most of his time to Saltamar Innovations and its clients. Shalom is married to Orna Intrator, a professor in teh University of Rochester. Like
many of us, he wishes he had some more time for his inventions
and hobbies such as flying, boating, glasswork, and many more.