Four Key Executive Briefing Center Audiovisual Strategies

Executive Briefing Center Audiovisual Strategies Executive and customer briefing centers (EBCs and CBCs) can create enduring impressions on visitors. How can the media systems we design help make them wonderful places? Consider these four key executive briefing center audiovisual strategies: First and foremost, let’s tell a coherent, compelling story: All the audiovisual tricks in the world can’t make up … Read more

From AV Integrator to Consultant: a Guide to Making the Leap

Three professions form a symbiotic Venn in the professional audiovisual industry: Manufacturers, consultants, and integrators. Manufacturers make the audiovisual systems components, consultants choose and combine components to meet the client’s needs, and integrators install the systems as designed. As Josh Srago describes it, “Imagine the project design is a paint-by-numbers. The consultant’s role is to draw … Read more

To the Meet-Me Room and Back

First, let’s answer your question: What is a meet-me room? And why do we call it something that sounds like a commercial office space where your boss is likely to deliver unwelcome news? The “me” suggests you’re meeting an actual person for an intense discussion about why the monthly forecast is falling behind the required revenue stream. In … Read more

6 Tips for Better Communication between Architects and Engineers

Architects and engineers are highly trained individuals who work in specialized fields. This allows them to do their work well, but it also means that to anyone not trained in their field, they sometimes seem to be speaking gibberish. No one likes gibberish. So when Eric Ibsen, Chief Design Officer, and Amie Zemlicka, Project Lead, both … Read more

5 Simple Tricks to Make Software Development Slower

In a team environment, finding opportunities for everyone to collaborate simultaneously can be difficult, especially for remote teams. Our weekly team coding sessions arose from a desire to get everyone in the same room and make progress on some of the interesting, challenging, and often new problems that we face in our projects. Team coding sessions … Read more

Three Ways the AV/IT Convergence Has Changed the Design Profession

In case you haven’t noticed, the internet is eating all the things. Audio and video components in both home and commercial environments are no longer standalone devices. Instead, they are often networked to one another and to the internet. The pro audiovisual industry refers to this as the AV/IT convergence, and it offers many advantages for businesses. … Read more

AV/IT Strategies for Civic Spaces

If keeping up with technology churn is tough for corporations, consider the plight of most civic organizations, for whom funding cycles are unpredictable. Cities, counties, and other governmental organizations rely on technology to communicate with the public by broadcasting council meetings, holding large public meetings that require amplified sound, and providing access to visual information. As … Read more

Audiovisual Trends at InfoComm 2018: Transparency and Collaboration

InfoComm, the largest professional audiovisual event in North America, drew nearly 43,000 registrants to Las Vegas this year. Ten of those 43,000 were TEECOM employees. We brought our wish lists from clients and scanned through thousands of expo exhibits and sessions to find the most useful and interesting emerging technologies. Here are the biggest audiovisual trends … Read more

Parking Structure Technology: Get It Right

From the outside, a parking structure seems like a simple design. It’s just decks, ramps, and parking spaces, right? But parking facilities are undergoing a technological disruption much like what’s happening within the walls of the “social building.” A multitude of new technologies and solutions are flooding the market, and we’re being challenged to answer the … Read more

Changing from a Career in High-Voltage to Low-Voltage Engineering: A TEECOM Case Study

When he graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, the job market looked like a cherry orchard to Michael Kelly. An electrical engineering degree is a powerful piece of paper. It says that the holder possesses a technical understanding of the generation and distribution of electric power; the collection, processing and … Read more