New Parkland Hospital Case Study

Healthcare facilities are complex, high-risk environments, increasingly reliant on a technology infrastructure that facilitates patient care but can frustrate if delivered poorly. In this case study, TEECOM shares valuable lessons learned during our design of the integrated telecommunications, security, audiovisual, network, wireless, and voice over IP systems for the new 2,800,000 sf Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. The … Read more

Solving Conference Room Acoustics Problems: Three Often-Overlooked Strategies

No matter how much money you invest in a videoconferencing system, you’ll inevitably be disappointed in the experience if your conference room acoustics are bad. Conference room acoustics are frequently a challenge because these environments tend to be full of hard surfaces: gypsum board walls, glass, tables, screens. All of these elements create what is referred to … Read more

Blair Parkin Joins International Technology Consultancy TEECOM as EMEA Principal

  Blair Parkin, who has achieved renown for more than 30 years of innovative work as a technologist in many sectors, has joined integrated technology consulting firm TEECOM as principal, based in Brighton, UK. Blair will lead TEECOM’s technology services for the EMEA region, continuing the firm’s highly active and expanding business in Munich, Berlin, Dublin, … Read more

TEECOMfit: Creating a Culture of Wellness, One Step at a Time

Like most knowledge workers, the engineers at TEECOM get a mental workout every day, solving our clients’ problems. But physical exercise? That’s another story. Most of our work is done in front of a computer, and while we have redesigned our offices to encourage movement and changes of posture, we face the same challenges most people … Read more

Are Bots in Your Future? Three Trends Shaping Workplace Technology

This post was co-authored with Alex Serriere, TEECOM principal, CTO, and Director of Research. The technology landscape continues to change, each year bringing not only new tech but higher expectations from end users about that new tech. Consumer technology in particular has seen the most dramatic advancement. It’s up to enterprises to deploy technologies that align … Read more

SFMOMA’s New Technology Strategy Reinvents the Museum Experience

The 10-story expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) nearly triples its gallery space, adds a multipurpose performance venue, and features a 4,400 sf vertical garden. The now 450,000 sf cultural destination “sets a new standard for museums,” according to the New York Times. But the new SFMOMA design doesn’t just represent a reinvention … Read more

How AV as a Service (AVaaS) Can Save Your Firm Time and Money

Today’s audiovisual systems go beyond a connection in the wall or table, a projector and screen (or large TV), and microphones and speakers in a room. Product offerings have expanded greatly, and many are network integrated. This shift to network-based audiovisual systems has allowed the AV industry to follow suit with IT in exploring the capabilities of … Read more

Higher Education: Determining the Best Camera Control Set-Up for Lecture Capture

The Challenge Lecture capture, the recording of lectures and other classroom presentations, is becoming more popular. Schools provide recorded lectures to help students prepare for classes, view lectures remotely, and catch up on classes they may have missed. The AV components comprising a lecture capture system usually include a microphone, a lecture capture recorder, a mixer, … Read more