Integrated Technology Design Firm TEECOM Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oakland, California, USA — The year was 1997, two years after the last restriction had been removed on commercial use of the internet. One young telecommunications engineer had a vision for how low-voltage building systems would one day operate on a single network, delivering unprecedented environmental efficiency and enabling rapid advancement. Not everyone … Read more

Parkland Hospital

Real Time Location Systems Boost Healthcare Outcomes

Over the last ten to 15 years there has been a big technology push in the healthcare industry. It started with technology advancements in electronic medical equipment and has evolved into many technologies that are focused on improving patient care, patient recovery times, and staff efficiency. In fact, we have seen the healthcare industry go from … Read more

Uniting Place and People: Annual Oakland Tree Planting Inspires 150+ Volunteers for Earth Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oakland, CA, USA — Place unites people. That’s why ten local architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms are uniting on Friday, April 21 to plant more than 20 trees in downtown Oakland in honor of Earth Day 2017. More than 150 volunteers are expected to participate in planting trees and revitalizing the block … Read more

Trend Report: Social Media Interfaces, Creative Displays, and Immersive Environments at Integrated Systems Europe 2017

During February I got to spend five cold and snowy days in the city of Amsterdam attending the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) convention. This convention is an enormous event focused on technology in workplace and public space, ranging from display systems, network-based technologies, communication, audiovisual, and everything else that you can think of that has a plug … Read more

A Hotel Designed for the Most Finicky of Clients

The Republic of Cyprus has a storied history with cats. There is some evidence that the animals were first domesticated by a neolithic tribe on the Eastern Mediterranean island, and there is a legend that Saint Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great, imported cats to Cyprus to control an infestation of snakes. Today, the feline kind is given free … Read more

How to Prepare Your Network for the IoT: A Checklist

Prepping Your Network for the Internet of Things: A Checklist for Owners and Design Providers Did you know that access to cutting-edge technology is the top contributor to job satisfaction? To make sure your workplace network has the speed and security necessary to support the technology your workforce wants, including but not limited to the Internet of Things, … Read more

Trend Report: Smart Devices and Big Data at Integrated Systems Europe 2017

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) is the largest audiovisual systems integration conference in the world. This year’s show took place in Amsterdam in early February. More than 73,000 people attended, and there were more than a thousand exhibitors. This year’s ISE theme revolved around “Smart Buildings.” Although this term can mean many things, the two main questions put forward … Read more

At SFO, the Big Room Produces Big Results

Team collaboration is a challenge for any project — and the larger the project, the bigger the challenge. San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 1 renovation is a truly huge project. At 1,100,000 sf and $2.4 billion in construction costs, it involves more than 20 design firms and will be phased over nine years. It’s so complex, in fact, … Read more

Audiovisual Design Tips for a Corporate Presentation Space Worthy of a TED Talk

With all-hands meetings, knowledge shares, events, and exhibitor demos becoming more common, organizations expect more from their internal presentation spaces. These areas have to be dynamic, flexible, and easy to use. In addition, presenters often want to reach colleagues beyond the office walls, in remote locations, and even at different times, so recording these events has … Read more