Magna, Sydney, 19 October 2015: As part of their major expansion and continued success in the supply of microwave solutions to Asia Pac’s leading telcos, RF communications and industry stalwart Andrew King has joined Magna Systems and Engineering as Telecoms and RF Specialist. King will be responsible for the compliance, architecture and solutions design aspects of RF proposals for Magna.
King brings with him over 40 years experience of working in the telecommunications and broadcasting industries in various roles, from manufacturing, engineering design, operations, sales, planning and working with governments and regulators. His career has spanned many different technologies, from audio to cable transmission, to satellite systems, the development of innovative use of cellular mobile services, video encoding and broadcasting.
King’s previous roles included successful stints with AWA, Aussat, Optus where the roles included design, testing and commissioning of RF links and satellite systems as well as Network TEN where during a 13 year period he was responsible for implementing digital broadcasting, the transition from analogue broadcasting including planning a network of in-fill gap filler translators, planning analogue switch off in conjunction with government and finally the restack of digital transmissions to release a digital dividend.
Andrew King is also currently the chairman of Australian Radiocommunications Study Group 6, a consultative group to government formulating Australian inputs to and monitoring the work of ITU-R Study Group 6 (Broadcasting).
About Magna Systems and Engineering
Started in 1968, Magna Systems & Engineering is a seasoned company, originating from the early days of television in Australia bringing together high-level expertise from senior engineering professionals. The company has a very select position in the marketplace of suppliers to the broadcast and communications industries.
Magna Systems & Engineering supplies individual products to plug into existing systems from a prestige range of over 30 quality brands and operates in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia with a common philosophy for all entities “a company big on experience but with the attention to detail of a specialist operation.”
The engineering and operation expertise of Magna Systems & Engineering extends to broadcasting, telecommunications, satellite earth stations, post-production facilities and station automation. Magna Systems & Engineering also provides complete service support for all hardware and software products supplied either as one-off or complete turnkey systems.