DNAV has hired Ben Ackerman as a software and field services engineer. DNAV is a consultation firm, systems integrator and representative for Sierra Automated Systems (SAS) and other manufacturers specializing in broadcast, audio-visual and public safety systems.
In this role, Ackerman will cover regional field service work and software programming for SAS products and other networked radio and audio systems.
Based in Rochester, New York, Ackerman joins DNAV after a seven-year tenure at WXXI Public Broadcasting Council (Rochester’s local NPR and PBS member station), where he grew from an intern into the role of broadcast engineer over the years, said DNAV in a press release. He worked closely with engineering staff to help design and maintain broadcast systems for WXXI(FM/AM/TV), WRUR(FM), WEOS(FM), WITH(FM) and WXXY(FM).
DNAV said Ackerman’s duties are two-fold. As a field services engineer, he will travel to assist with radio station integrations and maintaining transmitter sites in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. His integration work will include installing SAS systems along with other equipment.
He will also help to develop new software and work on existing software solutions, including SAS’s recently announced Global Connect, and maintain and monitor devices across local and remote facilities.
“It’s exciting to develop new technologies and to apply concepts I learned as an engineer to solve long-running problems for the industry at large, and not just for the station I happened to be working for at the time,” said Ackerman in the release.