Brief track record and experiences of Lai Wing Hin are as follows.
Wing Hin has 37 years’ of experience in various fields of broadcast
engineering/technology and management in both radio and TV.
He was responsible for the planning, implementation and management of many major development projects when working in Singapore. These include notably the following:
(a) The state-of-the-art Radio Technical Centre (RTC) of MediaCorp Radio (completed in June 2002), which is a fully automated radio master control room designed for unmanned operations.
(b) Broadcast System at the Singapore’s new Parliament House (for live telecast of parliamentary sessions), with 10 robotic-controlled TV cameras and associated equipment, which was completed in 1999.
(c) Broadcast Server System and Editing Suites at Caldecott Broadcast Centre, for the simultaneous video and audio editing and packaging of parliamentary programmes in the four (4) official languages while the parliamentary proceedings are in progress (with the feeds from the Broadcast System at the Parliament House). This project was also completed in 1999.
(d) Construction of the Kranji Transmitting Station and installation of transmitters and associated equipment, including transmitting antennas, for Radio Singapore International (RSI).
(e) Radio Singapore International’s Studio Complex at Caldecott Broadcast Centre.
(f) TV Theatre/Studio (underground), with about 850 audience seats.
Wing Hin retired from MediaCorp in 2005. In that year and the following year he was engaged by the companies under the MediaCorp Groups of companies (on short-term contracts) to provide consultancy services relating to management.
He also provided freelance project consultancy services, training, and translation services.
In 2009, Wing Hin provided project consultancy services for the Thazin Radio (Myanmar) on the system designs and preparation of tender technical specifications and requirements for its Radio Studio Complex and its Transmitting Station (MW and SW). Thazin Radio is currently on air.
Wing Hin provided the ABU (Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union) Technical Advisory Service (TAS) to Vietnam Television, Hanoi, on the proposed television complex project from 7 October to 21 October, 1995.
He was a Member of the Technical Committee for the preparation and establishment of the Singapore Standard 325:1988 (Specification for Electrical Safety Requirements for Room Aerials).
While working in Radio TV Malaysia (RTM), Wing Hin was a delegate to the, and a signatory of the Final Acts of the, ITU LF/MF Broadcasting Conference in Geneva, 1975. [ITU = International Telecommunication Union]
While working in RTM, Wing Hin was a Member in the Technical Committees of the Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM), for the various Malaysian Standards in “Lighting”, “Glossary of Terms in Electronic Engineering”, “Electrical Protection & Insulation Practices”, “Electronic Components, Fuses etc. for Domestic Uses”.
He presented his paper on the Field Trials of Digital Television in Singapore at the ABU-AIBD Seminar --- “Digital Broadcasting: Managing the Transition”, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5 – 9 July, 1999.
He contributed a paper entitled “Digital TV Field Trials in Singapore” to ABU Engineering Committee Meeting, 29 Oct – 2 Nov, 1998, Shanghai, for presentation.
A paper was also contributed by Wing Hin, entitled “Digital TV in Singapore” to the International Symposium on Broadcasting Technology (ISBT), Beijing, August, 1999, for presentation.
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Wing Hin has been a Chartered Engineer (U.K.), a Member of Institution of Electrical Engineers (U.K.), a registered Professional Engineer (Malaysia), a Member of Institution of Engineers (Malaysia) and a Member of Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (U.S.A.) right up to his retirement from active employment. He requested to resign from the memberships of these professional institutions with the reason that he had retired from active employment and did not find the need to maintain the memberships.