Strategic Consulting: TEECOMadvance

Prepare your organization for a changing future through a focused but flexible technology strategy.

Future Insights

Future Insights

How will technology’s evolution affect people, process, and place? Our leadership team, David Marks, Blair Parkin, and Alex Serriere, provides bespoke intelligence for clients seeking to understand the changing nature of technology and the emerging needs of consumers. By identifying and analyzing future trends, we advance your business practice.

Visioning

Visioning

TEECOMadvance’s technology visioning team works with key design and user stakeholders to establish technology-enabled workflows, then propose a matrix of technologies and how they would exhibit themselves in the built environment. This forward-thinking strategy maximizes the value of your technology budget and creates enterprise resilience for change.


Design & Engineering: TEECOMinnovate

We collaborate with design teams to create and document innovative integrated technology systems.

Telecom

Our telecom expertise includes inside-plant and outside-plant structured cabling systems (fiber and copper), pathway systems, and IT spaces like MDFs, IDFs, server rooms, labs, and data centers. Our licensed professional electrical engineers design cable and pathway systems and spaces that are functional, constructible, and cost effective.

Audiovisual

Audiovisual technologies are critical, whether for enabling local, mobile, or global collaborations, for conveying ideas, or for entertaining. We delight in creating audiovisual presentation solutions that turn themselves on when they’re needed and off when they’re not, saving energy and maintenance costs. We create high-performance solutions that are simple, easy to use, reliable, flexible, and, most importantly, value driven.

Acoustics

Acoustics has significant effects on the functionality, enjoyment and overall user experience of any space. TEECOM’s acoustical consulting and engineering services can provide valuable guidance for all stages in a project’s lifecycle. We creatively develop practical solutions that respond to user expectations and needs while considering budget, relevant codes, industry standards, spatial constraints, and technology opportunities.

Security

From access control using biometrics and RFID, to IP-based video surveillance and management, to door hardware coordination and parking controls, our security design and engineering services extend from mission critical corporate security, to high-performance museums, to some of the world’s toughest detention centers. We deliver security projects that range from simple to highly complex engagements, all of which typically utilize the converged and integrated network.

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Network

The network is the crucial technology platform for every modern, integrated, efficient, and social building. Our engineers consider the core network, the distribution network, and the access network (such as wireless and distributed antenna systems). Our robust, thorough, and highly skilled team ensures this most fundamental communication pathway is engineered flawlessly and with the future in mind.

Wireless

Modern workspaces demand ubiquitous connectivity. Wireless offers untethered connectivity to tablets, laptops, mobile phones, and many other mobile devices. Our wireless team has designed over 15 million square feet of space designed to maximize the user’s experience. We follow the latest trends in device capabilities, understand both WiFi and cellular technology considerations in buildings, and optimize antenna placement for wireless services to deliver the best possible experience.

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VoIP

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) work environments demand seamless and reliable support for a multitude of personal devices and a hand-off between the VoIP system and the cellular network. Wireless networks permit users in-office or connected via VPN to enjoy all the features of an enterprise-class desk phone from a smartphone. Our engineers plan, design, implement, and integrate VoIP systems, which play a major role in an integrated technology user experience and liberate workplaces from the traditional fixed desk phone.

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Virtual/Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) represent the future of software integration with the built environment. As VR/AR technology becomes more affordable, business applications grow exponentially. TEECOM designs 3D systems that support your enterprise, whether you’re visualizing data sets for seismic science or prototyping next-generation hardware. We partner with research and commercial players across the sector to provide independent insight into what works and what doesn’t for commercial, cultural, industrial, and educational applications.

Immersive Environments

Data defines your organization. But how do you manage it? TEECOM’s immersive environment design integrates multimedia technology with the built space, placing you at the center of your data. Immersive environments support nearly endless research, learning, and entertainment applications, including crisis simulation, situational training, economic modeling, virtual travel… all powered by secure high-speed networks.

Projection Mapping

What if your entire building was a canvas? With video projection mapping, any real-world surface can become a screen. TEECOM’s projection mapping expertise includes designing for the application’s precise geometric and photometric requirements, including multi-channel projection and interactivity. This advanced display-based user experience adds a wow factor to lobbies, cultural exhibits, and enterprise presentations.


Project Management: TEECOMdeliver

Engaged technical project managers keep your project on track and enable an integrated solution.

Predictable Outcomes

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Our project managers create predictable processes that keep technology off the critical path during construction and enable technology decisions to be made on a pull schedule. TEECOM’s project managers proactively orchestrate collaboration between stakeholders to ensure that projects remain on schedule and on budget with minimum risk. During design and construction phases, our project management team oversees vendor management and procurement, move coordination, and commissioning. We also provide an on-site liaison to the owner’s team.

On-Site Project Managers

Larger, complex projects sometimes require full-time on-site representation to ensure everything happens when it needs to. An on-site project manager acts as the liaison between the construction and design teams and the owner. Whether it’s establishing and tracking the budget, preparing presentations to executive leadership, or interfacing with a client’s project management organization, we can help.

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Vendor Procurement

We bridge the gap between vendors and major project stakeholders to ensure our clients receive the highest quality products at competitive prices. Working with multiple vendors, we review and approve the appropriate equipment, including but not limited to cabling, owner and carrier network equipment, communication circuits, desktops/laptops, and phone systems. We issue purchase orders to the vendor who orders the equipment, track equipment delivery, and oversee installation and commissioning.

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Move Coordination

The move coordination process begins with a survey and map of existing equipment and connectivity, followed by the development of a risk-mitigation plan, and then a detailed move plan and the hiring of a move team. Most moves begin with the implementation of a network at the new site, then the migration of servers, followed by desktops, phones, and printers. Whether phased or happening over a single 24-hour period, we make moving simple and easy for environments the size of data centers, small server rooms, or entire offices.

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Commissioning

When implementing a new network, audiovisual, or security system, it’s important to know that the systems work on Day 1 when users occupy and form their first experience-based impressions of the new space. Commissioning can be handled by a separate agent or as part of TEECOM’s zero-defect initiative.

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Expanded List of Services and Systems

Services

  • Needs Assessment and Program Document Preparation

  • Budget Planning

  • Drawing and Specification Production

  • Integrated Technology Construction Documents Production

  • Bid Package Preparation

  • Construction Administration

  • Predictive Wireless Design Surveys

  • Validation Wireless Surveys

  • Integrated Technology Project Management

  • Master Planning

  • Design Guidelines Preparation

  • Door Hardware Coordination

  • Vulnerability / Threat Assessments

  • Commissioning Services

  • Troubled Project Mitigation

  • Peer Review

  • Technology Visioning

  • Green / LEED Optimization Assessment and Strategy

  • Schedule and Implementation Planning

  • Move Relocation

  • Vendor and Procurement Management

  • On-Site Project Management

Telecom Systems

  • IT Spaces (MDF, IDF, Server Rooms, Labs, and Data Centers)

  • Structured Cabling

  • Pathways

  • Outside-Plant Cabling

Emergency and Safety Systems

  • Nurse Call / Point-of-Care Communications

  • Emergency Call Stations (Blue Light Phones)

Security Systems

  • Access Control and Alarm Monitoring

  • Video Surveillance

  • Intrusion Detection

  • Entry Telephone

  • Visitor Management

  • Asset and People Tracking

  • Security Operations Centers

Audiovisual Systems

  • Sound Systems

  • Presentation Systems

  • Visual Monitoring Systems

  • Large-Scale Displays and Immersive Environments

  • Large-Scale Information Visualization Systems

  • Integrated Operating Room Systems

Acoustics Systems

  • Sound Isolation and Speech Privacy for Noise Sensitive Spaces and Facilities

  • Room Acoustics

  • Work Environments and Acoustically Sensitive Functions

  • Interior Acoustics

  • Noise and Vibration Control Systems

  • Isolation of Noise and Vibration Generating Activities

  • Acoustical Design of Exterior Facades and Glazing Systems

  • Acoustical Design of Outdoor Sound Barriers

  • Assessment and Testing of Interior Environments

Network Systems

  • Wide-Area Network Architecture

  • Local-Area Network Architecture

  • Core / Distribution / Access Layer Networks

  • Network Security

Wireless Systems

  • Wi-Fi

  • Cellular

  • Distributed Antenna Systems

VoIP Systems

  • Traditional TDM and VoIP Systems

  • Mobility Solutions

  • Call Center / ACD / IVR

  • Unified Communications / Unified Messaging

  • Circuits

  • Expense Auditing and Contract Management