GatesAir Appoints Tony Gervasi as Intraplex Broadcast Sales Manager
Longtime executive-level broadcast engineer joins will focus on channel management and creating brand awareness for Intraplex products throughout the Americas
Cincinnati, OH, April 04, 2018
GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, continues to expand its global Intraplex team in alignment with new business opportunities and the company’s growing range of intelligent networking solutions. Effective immediately, broadcast industry veteran Tony Gervasi, a longtime Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technology for Nassau Broadcasting, joins GatesAir as Intraplex Broadcast Sales Manager, Americas. Reporting to Steve Paulson, Director of Intraplex Sales, Tony will focus on customer initiatives and business development in North and Latin America, with an emphasis on channel management.
Tony comes to GatesAir as an Intraplex customer since 1995, including his 18 years of engineering and executive management experience at Nassau Broadcasting. While at Nassau Broadcasting, Tony worked regularly with Intraplex products across his many engineering projects, which included the design and construction of 10 full multi-station broadcast facilities in 13 east coast states. He has continued to work with Intraplex products upon leaving Nassau Broadcasting, both as an engineering consultant and as sales manager for 305 Broadcast, a distribution firm based in Miami.
“As a broadcast engineer who has purchased, implemented and used many Intraplex products over the years, I’m in an excellent position to ask the right questions and help our customers find the best networking solutions for their requirements,” said Gervasi. “Intraplex products have always been renowned for their reliability, but there is a broader set of opportunities that broadcasters can take advantange of with Intraplex as they transition to IP. I will be out in the trenches and working closely with inside sales channels, attending SBE meetings, and talking directly to broadcasters, with a goal of creating more awareness about what is possible with today’s Intraplex product range, from our fixed microwave STL solutions to our IP Link codecs.”
Tony adds that the reliability associated with Intraplex TDM networking and fixed microwave STL systems like HD Link have carried over to Intraplex Audio over IP solutions, with built-in technology that will help broadcasters strengthen redundancy in signal transport; and more effectively manage network bandwidth to enable new services and business opportunities. He specially points to the new Intraplex IP Link 200A, which enables AES67 compatibility in signal transport, and the latest Intraplex SynchroCast technology for time-locked audio networking across SFNs.
“Tony’s depth of experience in broadcast engineering will prove invaluable to the continued growth of our Intraplex brand, from addressing the specific pain points that broadcasters face with IP and TDM networking to effective implemententation and use our products,” said Rich Redmond, Chief Product Officer, GatesAir. “His expertise offers a high level of credibility while working with our channel partners and end users, which strengthens our ability to capitalize on existing and emerging business opportunities across the Americas.”
GatesAir, Inc., a portfolio company of The Gores Group, provides complete solutions for over-the-air radio and television broadcasting, leveraging wireless spectrum to maximize performance for multichannel, mission-critical services. Powering over-the-air networks worldwide with unparalleled reliability for nearly 100 years, GatesAir’s turnkey solutions enable broadcasters to create, transport and transmit radio and TV content. With customers in more than 185 countries, the company leads the industry in innovation and design breakthroughs, improving efficiency and reducing total cost of ownership with all products designed and assembled in the USA. Visit www.gatesair.com for more information, Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gatesair, and follow us on Twitter at @GatesAir.
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