Suitable Technologies, a videoconferencing company based in Silicon Valley, is opening its first office outside California in downtown Kansas City. The firm plans to build an international support center for what it calls the Beam, which enables users to communicate instantly to remote locations using videoconferencing technology over a Wi-Fi or cellular 4G LTE connection.
Kansas City competed with Austin, Texas, for the center. The Kansas City Area Development Council said Suitable Technologies will occupy space at City Center Square and employ one person to start, although it’s already planning to hire several more. Development council CEO Bob Marcusse said that over the last year, the organization had helped recruit companies that are pledging 1,800 new jobs with a $110 million payroll.