Projection Mapping’s Potential Architectural Use

Projection mapping — using projectors to map video onto any surface — has traditionally been associated with “spectaculars” such as concert backdrops, advertisements, and art shows. One of the most frequently cited examples is the 2010 AC/DC show at Rochester Castle, which concluded with the castle’s apparent collapse, a feat of optical illusion on a grand … Read more

Audiovisual Upgrades Make the California Academy Planetarium Even More Immersive

For a man whose job involves applications of the latest technology, Blair Parkin’s favorite exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences is surprisingly low-tech. It’s a tiny fragment of rock, displayed behind plexiglass, that most people overlook. But as our tour group moves through throngs of meandering school children on a busy Wednesday, Parkin points at … Read more

How to Create a Convincing Virtual Reality 3D Sound Experience

The Role of Audio in Virtual Reality As implementation of virtual reality (VR) increases, daily amassing use cases, it is clear that a critical part of the immersive experience is the soundfield. How to create a convincing virtual reality 3D sound experience? In this article, TEECOM defines best practices for acquisition, production, and distribution of audio when creating … Read more

The Path to Audiovisual Design Success: Q&A with Josh Srago, CSE 40 Under 40 Award Winner

Consulting-Specifying Engineer has announced the recipients of the 2017 40 Under 40 award. This award is given to 40 nonresidential building industry professionals age 40 and younger who stand out in a variety of personal and professional aspects in their lives. TEECOM nominated Josh Srago for the CSE 40 Under 40 Award because of his demonstrated … 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

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

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

InfoComm 2016: Trends in System Designs

The heat of the June Las Vegas sun beat down on the 38,833 attendees of InfoComm, the largest trade show in North America for the professional audiovisual and telecommunications industry. TEECOM was glad to send seven members of our audiovisual group to guide clients around the show floor featuring 1,000 exhibitors, see what new products industry-leading … Read more