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Axino-tech Consulting and Services is based in Wellington; New Zealand. My name is Bruce Whiteside and I provide technician services and consultancy in the fields of broadcast RF engineering, broadcast transmitter design services, installation and commissioning, analogue electronics, electrical appliance measurement, consumer AV product test and review, technical writing and design document peer reviewing.

I was employed for over 40 years as a broadcast technician and consultant by Kordia and predecessors BCL, BCNZ and NZBC. Detailed background and history can be found on the ABOUT page. I am still available for itinerant technical work and consultancy on a short term contract basis. Enquire via the CONTACT page above.

Expertise

Design input to broadcast transmission systems design, for TV, FM and DAB transmission providers. Recommendations on configuration, power, programme input equipment, configuration, viability of off-air in-fill sites. Developing design documents, test plans and installer instructions.

Configuration and acceptance testing of broadcast transmission equipment for both FM radio and DVB-T.

I am one of the few consultancies remaining with expertise of analogue TV; still in use for MATV systems, security and hotels/motels.

looking puzzled picFor domestic appliances, I can provide checks of power consumption, power quality and safety, although are not an accredited laboratory. Small appliances and energy saver lamps can be very unfriendly to the power grid, making it important to check power factor and harmonics of current.

Confused about the jargonese in ads and user manuals? Axino-Tech can provide advice about Freeview and SKY reception problems as well as helping with interconnections between TV's, stereos and other domestic equipment.

Customised product tests from simple performance checks to full consumer type testing including ease of use assessments.

I can provide advice about TV and FM reception, technicalities of broadcast transmission in N.Z plus assistance with setting up of broadcast transmission facilities. I may be able to help analyse RF interference problems and even build prototype radio-frequency filters (if below 1GHz), to prove that a proposed solution works before committing.

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For consumers and community groups, advice is available regarding Freeview and SKY reception, splitting TV to multiple rooms, connecting up smart TV's plus common IT matters.

Axino-Tech is able to provide technician services, including product testing, product comparisons, electronic assembly and testing of prototype circuits.

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