Galloway to keynote ‘Vermont Communities in a Digital Age’ February 16

first_imgAnne Galloway, award-winning journalist and founder/editor of VTDigger.org, will be the keynote speaker at Vermont Communities in a Digital Age. This all-day workshop, presented by the e-Vermont Community Broadband Project, takes place February 16 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center. Galloway will discuss the importance of online journalism for reporting community news in Vermont.e-Vermont is working across the state to help communities solve local issues with 21st century tools. This workshop will highlight some of the projects taking place and bring leaders and learners together to share what they have discovered so far. Topics include mobilizing community resources during emergencies, a hands-on lab about digital tools for business, a showcase of how technology is expanding the classroom for 4-6th graders, and a preview of how town meetings can reach a wider audience.Registration is only $20 and includes course offerings, refreshments and lunch. For a complete schedule and to pre-register online visit the e-Vermont website at www.e4vt.org(link is external), call 802-859-3090, or e-mail [email protected](link sends e-mail). Follow e-Vermont on Facebook (e-Vermont) and Twitter (@eVermont). Galloway is the current executive director of Vermont Journalism Trust. She has worked as a reporter and editor in Vermont for 17 years. She served as the editor of the Sunday Rutland Herald and Times Argus and is a former a staff writer for the Hardwick Gazette and the Barton Chronicle. For many years, Anne was a contributing writer for Seven Days Newspaper. Her reporting has appeared in The New York Times, the New York Daily News, Vermont Life and City Pages (Minneapolis).e-Vermont partner The Snelling Center for Government is the lead organizer for Vermont Communities in a Digital Age.The e-Vermont Community Broadband Project is led by the Vermont Council on Rural Development, and is made up of the Vermont State Colleges, the Vermont Department of Libraries, the Vermont Department of Public Service, Vermont Small Business Development Center, the Snelling Center for Government, Front Porch Forum, Digital Wish, Evslin Family Foundation and Vermont Community Foundation.e-Vermont is funded through a federal program for Sustainable Broadband Adoption and the matching support of local funders.last_img read more

Mitsubishi Develops 28 GHz Massive-element Antenna and RF Module for 5G Base Stations

first_imgMitsubishi Electric has developed a compact massive-element antenna and RF module for the 28 GHz 5G radio base stations. The system achieves a wide 800 MHz bandwidth and wide-angle beamforming to provide high-speed, large-capacity communication, aiming at early commercialization of 5G. The status of development will be presented at the Brooklyn 5G Summit to be held in New York City from April 19 to 21, 2017.To accommodate the rapid increase in mobile traffic, and realize advanced services and applications, 5G technologies are being developed worldwide with the expectation of commercialization as early as 2020. 5G will deliver ultra-high-speed transmission of 20 Gbps, far exceeding the 3 Gbps rate specified for 4G. Two key technologies that will drive this technology are Massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO), which use high frequency bands to secure wide bandwidth, and MIMO, which spatially multiplexes multiple signals at the same time in the same frequency while compensating for large propagation loss in higher frequencies through the use of multi-element antennas. Mitsubishi Electric’s new antenna and RF module for 5G base stations will be used for Massive MIMO. This work includes is part of the research and development project for realization of the 5G mobile communications system, commissioned by Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.Key Features of the Massive-Element Antenna and RF Module:1) Wide bandwidth achieves high-speed, large-capacity communication Wideband high-frequency circuitry enables communication with a wide 800MHz bandwidth. 3) Compact antenna and RF module for easy installation Highly efficient integration of RF device realizes compact sizecenter_img Beam control technology is combined with a proprietary massive 256-element antenna and RF device. Wide-angle beam forming at ±45 degrees horizontally contributes to expanded area coverage. 2) Wide-angle beamforming expands area coveragelast_img read more

Duke wins Clinton County PASS battle

first_imgBy Frank Buhrman That enabled sixth starting Jack Frye to move into third but he was unable to challenge for the lead. Scott Ellerman finished fourth and Scott Lutz finished fifth. Duke took his sixth PASS event of the season and third at Lock have. LOCK HAVEN, PA. (July 26) – Ken Duke Jr. emerged from an intense, nearly race-long three-car bat­tle to win the 25-lap IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car event co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Sprint Series and Laurel Highlands Sprint Series Friday at Clinton County Motor Speedway.  Feature results – 1. Ken Duke Jr.; 2. Dylan Proctor; 3. Jake Frye; 4. Scott Ellerman; 5. Scott Lutz; 6. Reed Thompson; 7. Dakota Schweikart; 8. Jeffrey Weaver; 9. Dale Schweikart; 10. Tylor Cochran; 11. Josh Fox; 12. John Walp; 13. Ian Cumens; 14. Mike Murphy; 15. Dave Guss. Most of the race was a dogfight between Duke, polesitter John Walp and outside front-row starter Dylan Proctor, with Proctor leading the most laps but all three drivers taking turns at the front.  After Duke, who had started third, grabbed the lead for the final time, Walp spun and had to re­start in the rear. last_img read more