The Year of Giving – 2015

Since TEECOM was established in 1997, giving back has been a continuous top priority within our organization. We strive to provide our employees with multiple opportunities throughout each year to volunteer, donate, and support local organizations. Our giving back program, TEECOMcares, aligns with our organization’s core principles: demonstrate that we care; establish and maintain trust; and add … Read more

Bike to Hope: Merging Passion with Giving Back

In 2014, TEECOM was invited to join the City of Hope’s Northern California Real Estate & Construction Council Bike to Hope event. TEECOM’s giving back program, TEECOMcares, supports our community and the organizations our employees care about most. With many avid cyclists in the office who ride weekly, and some who even bike to work every … Read more

Introducing Lobby Transit

To kick off 2015, we’re excited to announce the latest addition to our Apps for Buildings suite: Lobby Transit. Lobby Transit™ is an app that makes it super simple for you to set up a real-time transit information display in your office, lobby, or coffee shop. These displays not only encourage commuting via public transit, but … Read more

Wireless Inspection Cameras – A New Tool For Project Site Walks

Recently, I was tasked to do inspections of data devices in ceilings on one of our project sites, the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay. As an engineer, we are often tasked to identify the cables that are often hidden in high and hard to reach places. In this task, we needed to verify if cables were terminated or not, and to determine if cables were pulled to the location as specified in our drawings. To help me with this task, I used two tools: iPad with Plan Grid App and the Wi-Fi Wireless Inspection Camera from Oasis Scientific, Inc.

Saving Energy With New Computers

As we continue our transition to a fully mobile workforce, we encountered a significant side benefit to deploying laptops as our standard workstation: laptops save a ton of energy. At the moment, our standard deployment includes a Lenovo W530 and two Dell U2312 displays. The difference is striking: even with the third screen the result is nearly a 60% decrease in average energy consumption with the new laptops.