tvONE Hires New R&D Test Engineers

Margate, Kent, UK, 23 August 2013 — tvONE (, a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge video and multimedia processing equipment, today announced the selection of four new R&D Test Engineers who will be based in Maidenhead, UK.

This new team of four will be headed by Neil Baptiste, who joins tvONE as the new R&D Test Team Leader. Neil has broad experience in both people and project management and most recently has worked for clients of Farncombe Technologies including Freesat and the BBC where he was contracted to work on the Youview project. Prior to that Neil was employed by Pinewood Studios and BT where he was hired as a Software Test Engineer before becoming the company’s Home Entertainment Operations Manager. Neil’s R&D Test team will include new hires, Uma Mathapati, Dario Rivas, and Wan Azhar Wan Khalil. 

Uma joins the Test Team as a Senior R&D Test Engineer. Uma has more than eight years of experience working on a wide range of products that have required a mixture of functional, manual and automated testing. Most recently Uma has been working for the Aricent Group Managed Test Services for the Vodafone Group. Uma graduated in Computer Science and Engineering from Gulbarga University. She is also qualified at ISTQB Foundation Level and is currently studying for ISTQB Advanced Level Test Analyst.  

Dario, who joins tvONE as an R&D Test Engineer has broad career experience having been employed in a number of roles within the R&D discipline. Most recently he has worked as a software development engineer and before that as an embedded systems and design engineer. He also has testing experience and graduated from university with a degree in Electronic Engineering followed by an MSc in Microelectronics and Wireless Systems.

Wan Azhar Wan Khalil, who also joins tvONE as a new R&D Test Engineer comes from Intel Products where he spent five years in a similar role focusing on the design, development, integration and functional test solutions for Intel’s proprietary boards and systems. Prior to Intel, Wan worked for Sanshin Malaysia in a Quality Control role. Wan is a graduate in Electronic Engineering from the University of Surrey.


Beky Cann

Neesham Public Relations

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About tvONE

A subsidiary of Nortek, Inc., tvONE is a world class solutions provider specialising in video conversion and AV signal distribution. Headquartered in Erlanger, Kentucky, United States, with offices in Europe, USA, Taiwan, China and Latin America, tvONE provides a complete line-up of products and services for the professional AV and broadcast video markets. Following the global merger of tvONE and Magenta Research in July 2013, the new company tvONE now encompasses these two superior brands under one umbrella.

The tvONE brand specialises in video, audio and multimedia processing equipment, based on its proprietary CORIO® video conversion technology. Products include all-in-one system solutions, windowing processors, scan converters, seamless switchers, video scalers, up/down/cross converters, analogue-digital converters (SD/HD-SDI, HDMI, DVI), format converters and standard converters.

Magenta Research is the industry-recognised brand for the transmission, switching and flexible distribution of multi-format video, audio and auxiliary signals over fiber and Cat-X cabling. Products include AV extenders, distribution amplifiers and matrix switchers for DVI, HDMI, VGA, and component, composite, s-video, audio, USB, and RS-232 signals.

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About Nortek, Inc.

Nortek, Inc. is a leading diversified global manufacturer of innovative, branded residential and commercial ventilation, HVAC and technology products. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, United States, Nortek offers a broad array of products, including technology offerings, in audio, video, access control, security and digital display mounting and mobility products.  Please visit for more information.