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“Glocom Lanka” team strengthen by experienced & skillfull members in the industry.
Stephen Leaver (UK) – System Consultant
With more than 25 years of experience in design and consulting on IT & broadcast AV systems and solutions, Stephen Leaver has helped implement and design solutions. As an all-round solutions architect, Leaver grasps a wide range of enterprise technologies in storage, networks and server fields. He seeks the challenge of new products and their integration towards a solution
Leaver possesses excellent communications skills and has a logical approach while working in a highly competitive environment. He has worked with Rohde & Schwarz and Sony and is a keen follower of the transition of SDI to IP
The Leaver track record reveals significant practical experience of the technology convergence within the AV/IT and file-based workflow and considerable expertise in test and measurement and of terrestrial DVB head end and transmitter products worldwide.
•Working on file-based infrastructure, design to deliver and specify workflow
•Commission, launch and upgrade of channels to state-of-the-art facilities
•Experience in systems and networking design on MediaGrid – the IP ‘smart scalable’ high bandwidth storage solution, crucial to achieving desired workflow
•Workflow integration with appreciation of network designs and demands both local networks and WAN
Worked on complete HD/SD studio refits
•On PetaSite Library solutions providing support for S-AIT and S-PetaSite systems
•Support & consult on file-based multimedia systems workflow and MAM. Media/Business applications supporting design resilient SAN and NAS topologies (which include Production, Transmission, Archiving, Asset Management and Graphics systems)
•Design of systems that support corporate networks and meet resilience/reliability performance and security requirements of the application.
Company: Rohde & Schwarz
Period: October 2014 to Oct 2017
Positions held: Sales Manager - Middle East & Africa
Company: Sony Professional Solutions MEA FZ LLC
Period: September 2012 to Aug 2014
Positions held: Solutions Architect
Company: Encompass Digital Media Ltd
Period: November 2011 to June 2012
Positions held: Consultant Project Manager
Company: Omneon [now part of Harmonic]
Period: October 2005 to October 2011
Positions held: Pre-Sales Engineer / Systems Engineer
Company: Sony Professional Solutions Group
Period: Feb 2005 to Oct 2005
Positions held: Freelance Consultant
Company: Sony Broadcast & Professional Europe / SES Basingstoke
Period: May 1998 to Feb 2005
Positions held: Product Manager
Previous Roles: Overland Data (Storage) – Wokingham (Technical Support Manager Europe)
Certance - Tech Support Manager, Tulip Computers UK PLC -Tech Support Manager Norbain
Further Training Completed
•Novell Certified Network Engineer [CNE] Qualification
•Interfacing Technology Trained to Hardware and command interface block level both Parallel [SCSI and ATA] Serial [SATA and FC-SCSI]
•HP Procurve Networking Switch Administration Training.
•Various Sony Internal Training including SAP Material Master, Management Orienteering / Team Building, Multicultural appreciation focused on Japanese Culture
H. Chaminda Gamage – Senior Engineering Manager Sales & Support
•Freelance vision Engineer, having experience in international cricket broadcast coverage.
•Energetic, Experienced and qualified Broadcast System Designer/System Administrator & broadcast engineer in Broadcast Media Services. Seeking responsibilities for broadcast system installation, configuration and commissioning to provide operational support for MCR, Post Production, and studio productions.
•20years experience in the Television industry/ Experienced Broadcast System integrator, Editor & with a wide knowledge of broadcast production equipment.
•Senior Project Engineer/Installation Manager Worked under M/S Salam Media Cast as Project Engineer and Site Engineer for Baseband system at Al Rayyan Migration Project in Doha in 2018
•Senior Engineer Operations Asia Broadcasting Corporation (HiruTV) supervision of Automation system installation and responsible for making sure the programs are broadcast at the highest quality level and on time.
•GloCom Pvt Ltd (Dubai) - Senior Systems Engineer (Broadcast Media) Responsible for the system designing, make system proposal & implementation of digital broadcasting, IPTV system under IT infrastructure.
•Editor-In-Charge MTV CHANNEL (Pvt.) LTD (Sri Lanka) Design and installed a NEW reality TV System and work as a system administrator for SirasaTV SuperStar Season 1&2, Dancing Star, ShakthiTV Super Star, and MTV Mega Star Programmes.
Further Training Completed
•BSc University of Colombo
•National Diploma in Engineering Sciences in the field of Electronics.
•Certified in Harmonic Inc. NMX operations & VOD system designing
•Media Asset Management and Automation system designing – Media-Alliance
•Trained in Sri Lanka about Digital Studio Designing and techniques conducted by Asia Broadcasting Union.
•Trained at Sri Lanka Television Training Institute under German experts to work for SAF games held in Sri Lanka.
Probodika Lakpriya Basnayake – Director/Head of Engineering
•Started broadcast engineering career in 2002 as a technical executive at M/S MTV Channel Pvt Ltd in Sri Lanka and 2010 joined with “Carlton Sports Network”, as a project engineer. Finally he became Head of Engineering at CSN.
•In year 2015 joined to SoluSys consulting Pvt Ltd, leading broadcast system integrator in Sri Lanka as manager of media solutions then there involving in several installation projects in Gulf region.
•Since 2017 he changed his carrier as freelance vision engineer, has working experience with UK broadcast engineering service companies named as ArenaTV, Televideo & Video-Europe for several international ICC cricket coverage. Under M/S Innovation Productions and M/S Wild Track production companies he worked as Vision Engineer. Finally he worked as main system engineer for newly made broadcast kit of Wild Track productions and now he works as Vision guarantee in the same kit.
•System Designer (Vision) – 32 Cams Broadcast OB Kit for Wildtrack Productions UAE
•Installation engineering in-charge of “SUMAGA TV” IPTV Channel in Haguranketha, Sri Lanka.
•System Designer/Installation in charge of “RISIRA TV” IPTV Channel in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
•System Designer/Installation in charge of “DIDULA TV” IPTV Channel in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
•System Designer/Installation in charge of “IBC Thamil” TV Channel in Jaffna, Sri Lanka and connecting with IBC master Control Room at London UK.
Further Training Completed
•UK qualified broadcast engineer, holding a BEng 1st class degree from Birmingham City University for Telecommunications and Networks Engineering.
•Having professional training for Operation of SIS Upod DSNG system
•Satellite News gathering operation and maintenance training at Cambridge Satellite Solutions – UK,
•Operation and maintenance of Outside broadcast system training at Arena TV - UK
• Operation and maintenance of EVS XT servers at Broadcast Networks - UK.
Prasad Weerasinghe - Head Of Broadcast Installations
•Years of experience in terrestrial broadcasting (FM/TV).
•5 years of experience in terrestrial TV broadcasting equipment installation, Antenna Installation & maintenance (TV).
•8 Years of experience as the Deputy Manager – Transmission. • Working Experience in three pioneer broadcasting organizations in Sri Lanka.
•Specialized in installation & maintenance of broadcast equipment.
•Dedication & Hard work is the success to my career.
•Capability of successfully completing tasks in the given time frame under tight schedules.
•Installation Team member of of 32 Cams broadcast kit for Wildtrack Productions UAE
•Installation supervisor of broadcast automation and PCR system for Voice of Asia
•Medium Wave Antenna Tuning Unit for Public Authority for Radio & TV - Oman
•Installation of DVB-T2 System at Sharjah Media Corporation & Qatar Media Corporation.
•Installation of FM transmitters for Qatar Media Corporation
•Installation of FM Transmitter and Combiner System for Arabian Radio Network
•Installation of UHF Links (300MHz to 350 MHz)
•Installation of FM transmitters & FM Antennas systems
•Installation of Analog TV transmitters & Antennas systems
•Installation of Digital TV transmitters & Antennas systems
Further Training Completed
•National Certificate in Engineering Craft Practice
•Radio, TV and Electronics (NCECP) : Government Technical Collage, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka.
•Satellite Communication Workshop : Asian Broadcasting Union
•Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) Work Shop : Asian Broadcasting Union.
•Operation and handling training of the Spectrum Analyzer, Network Analyzer & Combiner Tuning : Arthur C Clarke Center, Sri Lanka
•Assembling & Tuning Audio Broadcasting Transmitter: Broadcast Electronics, Inc –USA
•Data Communication & Computer Networks Workshop : Arthur C Clarke Center – Sri Lanka
•Diploma in Electrical Engineering - “Athulatmudali” Foundation, Sri Lanka.
Graham Rendell (UK) – System Consultant
Mr. Graham has started work with the BBC in Chiswick, London in their Equipment Department.
Later moved to a private company, Michael Cox Electronics, designing and manufacturing broadcast television equipment for studio facilities around the world.
Then he started his own business in much the same field and expanding it to manufacturing various interfaces and communications products and providing specialist facilities for television productions, moving over to working as a freelance broadcast engineer around 1992.
Around this time he worked on several “adventure” TV shows for Chatsworth TV in the UK. As overall engineering manager for the broadcast equipment and the studio installations.
He worked on most of the international cricket tournaments from about 1995 to 2010 in the West Indies and South Asia for TWI / IMG television as the onsite engineering manager. Many venues at that time did not have broadcast facilities up to international broadcast standards. Work involved pre-visits to the various stadiums ensuring that facilities were in place for the TV equipment and cameras including power and A/C. He worked closely with the cricket boards and venues to improve their broadcast facilities over the years.
As broadcast television contracts changed over the years he provided the same support to the Dubai based Ten Sports broadcaster, mainly in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In around 2007/8 he was asked by Ten Sports to assist in the planning of the broadcast facilities for the Dubai cricket stadium in Sports city. This involved several visits to the architects and later site visits. The stadium is now one of the few cricket stadiums to be pre-wired with broadcast camera and audio cables.
The largest cricket project he was involved with at this time was the Cricket World Cup 2007 in the West Indies for which he was the overall broadcast engineering manager. This was an international tournament played across 9 countries in 12 stadiums. From around 2003 until the event in 2007 he was again involved with architects and the cricket boards as a broadcast facilities consultant. Several stadiums were completely rebuilt and the others were upgraded. He was involved with all aspects of the broadcast engineering at all the venues including the power arrangements, telecommunications and the A/C. The main challenge being the fact that the tournament was spread over so many countries, each with their own cricket boards.
For the 2011 cricket World cup Mr. Graham was also involved in some of the stadium refurbishments and new builds in Sri Lanka as he was regularly working in the area for Taj TV / Ten Sports. For the 2015 cricket world cup he was a unit manager for the unit covering the New Zealand matches and for 2019 cricket world cup he was unit manager for several venues around the UK.
In 2008 he was approached to work on the prestigious Indian IPL cricket tournament for the then host broadcaster Sony Entertainment. He worked on this project for the first 10 years. Covering 11 venues over 8 weeks, the length and breadth of India was a challenge.
A side from cricket, he also worked for HBO Sports on their coverage of the Wimbledon tennis championships in West London for 10 or so tournaments in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Work involved the installation and maintenance of the broadcast equipment as well as the design and supply of some custom equipment for the graphics area. He was also responsible for the radio communications facilities on site. Other projects include
all the Summer and Winter Olympics since 1992