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gatekeepers

the individuals or groups in an organization who regulate either access to goods and services (in the case of social welfare provision), or the flow of information (in the case of politics or the news media). See also TWO-STEP FLOW OF MASS COMMUNICATIONS.
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As of March 2003, gateways, gatekeepers, session controllers, softswitches, and SIP proxies from more than 20 different equipment vendors including Cisco Systems, Sonus Networks, NexTone, MERA Networks, MediaRing, Quintum, and VocalTec have been tested and connected to the iBasis network.
Depasquale, BIO-key's CEO, will be a featured speaker at Information Gatekeepers Group's (IGI) Executive Telecom Briefing.
Wainhouse Research today announced availability of its newest market research report, "Rich Media Conferencing - 2002: Multimedia Networking Infrastructure Products," an in-depth study of the bridges, conferencing servers, gateways, and gatekeepers that are the key components impacting the audio conferencing, videoconferencing, and web conferencing industries.
Global Crossing, Telecommunications Industry Association, China Quantum Communications, Clifford Chance, The Strategis Group, and Information Gatekeepers.
With intra-gatekeeper communication, EGK 5000 gatekeepers can distribute and re-route calls to other EGK 5000 gatekeepers, providing load balancing and improving the scalability.
Lapena found the job of the gatekeepers from the Piers and Inspection Division and customs police from the Enforcement and Security Services redundant after a walk-through inspection at the Manila International Container Port (MICP) on Monday.
The role and influence of gatekeepers in social science research has been the subject of some debate and remains a challenge for many researchers.
Today you have to adopt new tactics for getting past the new-generation gatekeepers.
These cells, which have been discovered by Swedish researchers at Uppsala University together with Brazilian collaborators, act as gatekeepers and carry a receptor for nicotine that can explain our ability to remember and sort information.
While Coffee identifies the essential role gatekeepers play in ameliorating the informational asymmetries between dispersed investors and management, the primary corporate governance concern that he chooses to develop is the blind spots that gatekeeper failures create for outside directors.