Business Briefs Pinnacle Bank promotes Chavez

Business Briefs: Ellington hires new staff member

Pinnacle Bank announced that Jessica Chavez has been promoted to
executive vice president and chief risk officer.
Pinnacle Bank promotes Chavez

Pinnacle Bank announced that Jessica Chavez has been promoted to executive vice president and chief risk officer. She joined Pinnacle Bank shortly after it opened in 2006 and has been involved in banking for more than 25 years. Before joining Pinnacle Bank, Chavez was a vice president with Greater Bay Bank.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce the promotion of Ms. Chavez,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Susan K. Black. “Jessica joined Pinnacle Bank shortly after we opened in 2006. She has played a pivotal role in crafting and executing the Bank’s Compliance and Bank Secrecy Act Programs. She has also been a significant contributor in the operations area of the Bank. In her new role, Jessica will also provide leadership in the Bank’s enterprise-wide risk management program, with direct reporting to the Audit Committee of the Board. In the current regulatory environment, compliance and risk management are more critically important than ever. We are delighted to have someone with Jessica’s talent within our ranks.”

She brings a wealth of knowledge in all areas of operations with extensive knowledge in regulatory compliance and risk management. Chavez began her career with University Bank and Trust Company where she rose to Operations Officer before joining Greater Bay Bank as Assistant Vice President/Regional Service Manager.

“I am excited about this opportunity to become a part of Pinnacle Bank’s executive management team,” Chavez said. “I truly believe in the community banking model and our team of professionals at Pinnacle Bank are the best. It has been a wonderful experience helping to build this bank for the past 4 years and I look forward to continuing to contribute to the Bank’s growth and overall soundness.”

Anritsu introduces new analyzer

Anritsu Company, based in Morgan Hill, introduces the S412E LMR Master handheld analyzer developed exclusively for the installation, verification, and service of P25/NXDN and LTE public safety, utility and private mobile communications systems. A lightweight, easy-to-use, battery-operated instrument, the LMR Master combines complete P25/NXDN radio test set functionality with a cable and antenna analyzer, 2-port network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, interference analyzer, and power meter, plus LTE transmitter measurement capability. The first solution that can test emerging 700 MHz narrow band and broadband digital public safety systems, the S412E significantly reduces the number of tools field technicians and engineers need, thereby saving time and money while ensuring accuracy.

Covering the 500 kHz to 1.6 GHz frequency range, the S412E can conduct radio transmitter and receiver measurements with antenna, cable, transmission, and interference analysis. It includes a CW/P25/NXDN signal generator with internally adjustable power from 0 dBm to -120 dBm.

The S412E also includes a high-performance, fully functional spectrum analyzer. Excellent DANL of -152 dBm makes the instrument ideal for locating low-level signals that can interfere with LMR systems. Low -100 dBc/Hz phase noise allows measurement of P25/NXDN and NXDN emission masks. An option allows spectrum analyzer coverage to be extended to 6 GHz.

The high-performance 2 MHz to 1.6 GHz cable and antenna analyzer (extendable to 6 GHz) can conduct FDR-based Return Loss and VSWR measurements to accurately characterize antenna systems. Distance-To-Fault (DTF) measurements easily determine poor connections, contamination, damaged cables and water penetration. Excellent dynamic range of >100 dB allows users to view and adjust the RF performance of critical RF devices, while the dynamic range and fast 850 us/point sweep speed allow for accurate filter transmission measurements.

Anritsu has designed the S412E to coverage map BER, significantly simplifying coverage drive testing. P25/NXDN Tx measurements that can be made are received power, frequency error, modulation fidelity, symbol deviation, NAC and BER for 1011 Hz and 0.153 test patterns. BER estimation from voice traffic and BER/MER measurements from control channel traffic can also be performed. The S412E can accurately measure BER down to -115 dBm signal levels to help ensure successful signal transmission – even with local interference or multipath. Constellation, histogram and P25/NXDN control channel hex decodes can be displayed.

A coverage mapping feature allows up to eight hours of BER and RSSI testing to be associated with a GPS location. Coverage mapping also supports received power and BER for 1011 Hz and 0.153 test patterns, BER estimation from voice traffic, and BER/MER measurement from control channel traffic, along with GPS location and time.

FDD LTE measurement options include transmitter RF measurements to verify correct output power and low out-of-channel emissions. Modulation measurements help verify that communications meet data rate targets, even at the coverage edge. Over-the-Air measurements help verify coverage, inter-cell interference, and signal quality without taking the site off line.

The S412E utilizes the field-proven, compact, rugged design of the Anritsu Site Master(TM). A field-friendly battery can be changed in just seconds to extend measurement time. A standard transmissive color display is viewable in direct sunlight and at wide viewing angles.

The S412E LMR Master has a delivery of 4 to 6 weeks ARO. Details:

Careers in liquid gold

Job-seekers interested in water careers are invited to a free information session to learn about exciting, rewarding and well-paying careers in the water industry from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Gavilan College Room, PB3, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd. Details and to register: 852-2801 or

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