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11-Aug-2016 Print page

RFS Announces New Appointments to Support Broadcast System Integration and Services

MELBOURNE (Australia), August 11, 2016 – Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, announces two executive appointments engaged in reinforcing the company’s broadcast system services. The company has hired Mark Ward as Director, Systems Integration and Services, to lead the department’s global efforts and Tristan Gough, Project Services Manager.

Mark Ward, RFS’ new Director, Systems Integration and Services, will lead the Program Management Office and be responsible for all external and internal customer project management, as well as the development of RFS’ growing services business. He will also be involved in sales and operations of the company’s Broadcast and Defence Systems (BDS) Business Unit.

“RFS’ end-to-end broadcast system solutions are not limited to equipment alone; they include a host of additional services that make or break an installation,” said Ward. “Strengthening the focus on our dedicated broadcast services is an important step in enhancing customer exposure to the full range of RFS capabilities.”

Ward has an extensive background in communications and most recently spent seven years at BAI Communications as National Business Development Manager, and six years as General Manager of Vertical Telecoms.

RFS also welcomes Tristan Gough as Project Services Manager in the broadcast services department. He will perform project management functions and deliver cost-effective solutions for customers, reporting to Mark Ward. Gough has worked closely with RFS on two major projects. He has over 15 years of experience in telecommunications, having worked as Project Manager at Syndicate Communications and NBN Co.

RFS’ Systems Integration and Services for Broadcast Department oversees the provision of services that are critical for successful installations, including:

•    Site survey – assessing existing infrastructure and coverage requirements
•    Field strength mapping – using sophisticated software packages
•    System design – tailoring for specific site, performance and coverage requirements
•    Manufacturing – leveraging state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities
•    Project management – ensuring projects progress smoothly
•    Installation and commissioning – taking responsibility for system optimization and deployment

“RFS has been a leader in Broadcast and Defence RF systems for over 40 years and supplies some of the most advanced systems to TV and radio broadcasters, as well as defence communications, all over the world – not the least of which is our contract with the Durst organization for antenna and combiner systems on the One World Trade Center tower,” said Timo Brouwer, CEO - RFS Australia, Vice President - Broadcast & Defence Solutions. “As this technology has grown in complexity it is natural that our customers look to RFS to assist them with a range of services to ensure the design, installation and integration of those systems happen seamlessly and reliably. It is part of our global strategy to grow these capabilities, and these recent appointments are part of that strategy.”

RFS’ approach to broadcast services is grounded in its involvement in all steps of the infrastructure process, providing end-to-end solutions that begin with guiding selection of appropriate equipment to assure future-proof installation performance. The company’s ability to service the entire process simplifies every installation, logistics and project coordination, and assists broadcasters in accelerating deployments.

Trademarks: RFS® is a registered trademark of Radio Frequency Systems. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About RFS
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for outdoor and indoor wireless infrastructure.

RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors. As an ISO compliant organization with manufacturing and customer service facilities that span the globe, RFS offers cutting-edge engineering capabilities, superior field support and innovative product design. RFS is a leader in wireless infrastructure.

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