Ritter Communications announces opening of new technology center

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – Ritter Communications announced the opening of a new $8 million data technology center, and the announcement drew praise from Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

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The new data technology center drew praise from Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

According to a media release, the technology center is the first service provider-grade data center to serve northeast Arkansas and the businesses in the area.


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The multi-user data and storage technology center is the only one of its kind in the area.

Work on the center started in 2019, and despite the COVID-19 pandemic, crews completed the project on schedule.

“The new Ritter Communications Data Technology Center is a significant new contributor to economic development in Northeast Arkansas and the region,” Gov. Hutchinson said. “This world-class facility better serves Northeast Arkansas businesses as it provides them a top-tier data center option that is closer than Little

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The Technology 202: Biden could face a deadlocked Federal Communications Commission

The future balance of the agency largely hinges on a Republican push to confirm Trump’s nominee

Trump has tapped Nathan Simington, a Commerce Department aide who was very involved with the president’s efforts to crack down on tech companies to address alleged anti-conservative bias on social media. Republicans are racing against the clock to confirm Simington in a lame-duck congressional session in which there are many competing priorities. The Senate Commerce Committee will consider Simington’s nomination during a session tomorrow morning, according to the committee’s website. 

If confirmed to the five-person commission, Simington would join FCC commissioners Brendan Carr (R), Jessica Rosenworcel (D) and Geoffrey Starks (D). If Republicans retain control of the Senate, it could be difficult for Biden to nominate a tie-breaking Democratic commissioner to fill the fifth slot.

But expect major resistance from Democrats, who have been critical of Republicans’ efforts to use regulatory threats to

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Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel, and VP of Communications

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Noom, the leading digital health platform focused on behavior science, today announced several key executive hires to further accelerate the professionalization and commercialization of the company’s mission to help more people live healthier lives.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for people to make better choices about their health,” said Saeju Jeong, Co-founder and CEO of Noom. “Adding world-class, experienced leaders is critical for us as demand continues to grow for Noom’s successful approach to healthier living. I could not be more pleased to welcome Michael, Michal, and Emma to Noom.”

Noom added the following individuals to its leadership team:

  • Michael Noonan, Chief Financial Officer: Noonan joins Noom with more than 20 years of financial leadership experience. Most recently he served
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Japan launches advanced relay satellite with laser communications tech into orbit

A Japanese satellite carrying laser relay technology launched into space Sunday (Nov. 29) on a mission to transfer data at high speeds from military and civilian Earth observation spacecraft.

Artist's concept of the JAXA Laser Utilizing Communication System (LUCAS) payload relaying information to other satellites using laser technology.

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Artist’s concept of the JAXA Laser Utilizing Communication System (LUCAS) payload relaying information to other satellites using laser technology.

The communications satellite carrying the laser payload soared to orbit at at 2:25 a.m. EST (0725 GMT or 4:25 p.m. local time) from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan, aboard an H-IIA rocket.

Rocket builder and launch provider Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) announced the successful launch on Twitter, adding the satellite had separated from the upper stage of the rocket. From there, the satellite will make its way to geostationary orbit for a 10-year mission. “It was confirmed that the rocket flew as planned,” MHI said in a machine-translated statement from Japanese. 

Unusually, the mission

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Critical Event Management Category Leader Everbridge Makes Key Appointments to Expand its Global Marketing and Communications Functions

  • Veteran marketing executive and MIT Sloan School of Management graduate Stacey Wu, former head of global marketing at security software leader Fortinet where she helped grow the company’s market cap from $5B to over $20B, joins Everbridge as Chief Marketing Officer
  • Three-time CMO and Harvard Business School graduate, Jessica Deckinger, who previously worked with major brands such as Humana, the National Football League (NFL) and JP Morgan Chase, joins Everbridge as Chief Communications Officer

Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ:EVBG), the global leader in critical event management, today announced two executive appointments focused on the expansion of its market-leading and global brand, as well as the continued international category creation for critical event management (CEM). Everbridge pioneered CEM and continues to innovate and grow the importance of the category which has taken on increased urgency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stacey Wu, former SVP of Global Marketing at Fortinet joins Everbridge as Chief

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China notches 34th launch of the year with communications satellite

China conducted its 34th launch of the year on Nov. 12, sending the Tiantong-1 (02) mobile communications satellite into an orbit high above Earth.

A Long March 3B rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China at 11:59 p.m. local time on Nov. 12 (1559 GMT; 10:59 a.m. EST) carrying the Tiantong-1 (02) into a geostationary transfer orbit.

Tiantong-1 (02) is the second satellite for China’s mobile communication system. It will orbit at an altitude of around 22,236 miles (35,786 kilometers). Here, the speed of the spacecraft’s orbit matches the rotation of the Earth, meaning the satellite effectively stays fixed over a point on Earth, which is very useful for communications. The satellite will take around a week to reach its designated point within this particular orbit.

Related: The latest news about China’s space program

Liftoff of the Long March 3B rocket from Xichang carrying
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Weather-proof chip aims to take self-driving tech, wireless communications to next level — ScienceDaily

Modern communications technology, regardless of use, relies on a similar formula: devices send signals and information through data centers, towers and satellites en route to their final destination. The effectiveness of the communication relies on how well that information travels, and there are a variety of factors that can slow down that journey — geography, weather and more.

A new device created by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin can overcome challenges like bad weather to deliver more secure, reliable communications. This could aid military communications in challenging areas, improve the ability of self-driving cars to see the environment around them and speed up wireless data for potential 6G networks.

Ray Chen, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and leader of the project, made a comparison to TV satellite dishes that go out or become fuzzy during poor weather. The same

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Web Real Time Communications Market: Technological Advancements, Current And Future Scenario Of The Global Market

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In its research report, Market Research Future (MRFR) emphasizes that the global web real-time communications market 2020 is expected to grow signifcantly, securing a substantial market valuation of up to USD 10 billion and a healthy 44% CAGR over the review period.

Drivers and Restraints

The factors that contribute to the growth of the web real-time communications market are growing demand for safe communications mode, increasing demand from business to enhance customer relationship management, increasing adoption of such solutions in the healthcare sector, and increasing demand for better communications solutions. In addition, web RTC offers a higher quality of video and audio at a lower cost with an improved level of protection relative to other telecommunications systems and thus could drive the development of the global web RTC industry. The benefits of introducing such approaches also improve

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Australia’s critical infrastructure definition to span communications, data storage, space

The federal government on Monday published an exposure draft on the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020. It seeks to amend the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 to implement “an enhanced framework to uplift the security and resilience of Australia’s critical infrastructure”.

The Australian government’s Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy currently defines critical infrastructure as: “Those physical facilities, supply chains, information technologies, and communication networks, which if destroyed, degraded, or rendered unavailable for an extended period, would significantly impact the social or economic wellbeing of the nation, or affect Australia’s ability to conduct national defence and ensure national security”.

Within the broad definition of critical infrastructure, the Act currently places regulatory obligations on specific entities in the electricity, gas, water, and maritime ports sectors.

“However, as the security landscape evolves, so must our approach to managing risk across all critical infrastructure sectors,” the Bill’s explanatory document [PDF] said. 

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Hytera Envisages the Future of PMR at Critical Communications World Virtual Conference

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SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hytera, a global leading Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) solution provider, participated in Critical Communications Week (CCWeek) 2020 as a Brand Leader sponsor to showcase its latest innovations and shared perspectives on the evolution of communications technologies from 2G to 5G. CCWeek, a five-day virtual exhibition and conference on Nov. 2-6, offers a new opportunity for stakeholders of the critical communications sector to network after the Critical Communications World 2020 offline event was cancelled due to the pandemic.

On the first day of the fully packed five-day conference progromme, Simon Yin, general manager assistant of Hytera Americas, shared with attendees Hytera’s insight of how the critical communications sector is to move forward in the 5G era. Hytera believes that there is no single technology

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