One Minute Data Download: What are Immersive Environments?

Immersive environments blur the boundaries between physical and digital space. How do we define immersive environments, and what are they used for? Our Data Download video gives you a definition, market outlook, and business case in one minute:   Sources: Forecast augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) market size worldwide from 2016 to 2021 (in billion … Read more

A World Without Waiting: Translating the Amazon Go Model to Other Sectors

If you haven’t seen Amazon’s prototype zero-wait grocery store, watch their video (below) first and then come read this. At first this might seem like ground-breaking new work, but the reality is that Amazon Go is just the latest iteration in a series of technologies that are helping to eliminate waiting everywhere we go. And beyond simply … Read more

3 Ways Technology Can Aid Mindfulness in the Workplace

Just when you’ve gotten into the flow of reviewing a report, a flicker catches your eye. It’s a new Slack message from your manager… Click. You’re texting a detailed message to a co-worker when a shocking news headline pops up on your phone… Tap. Technology is good at distraction. In fact, some people, including former Google … Read more

5 Ways Virtual Reality is Changing Patient Care

If you still think that virtual reality is only good for gaming, recent studies demonstrating its benefit in healthcare may change your mind. Virtual reality shows such potential for easing pain, addiction, and mental health disorders that some in the healthcare world anticipate the birth of a new medical profession: the virtualist, who is responsible for … Read more

14 Audiovisual Trends that will Affect the Architecture of Spaces: InfoComm 2017 Recap

InfoComm is an audiovisual pro’s paradise: a six-day, 545,000-sf expo where top product manufacturers unveil their coolest stuff and whisper about trends to come. To cover the huge show, which also includes more than 100 educational sessions and countless meet-and-greets, TEECOM sent a five-man crew, including Gil Lopez, Luke Goodloomis, Josh Srago, Jason Brounstein, and Scott … Read more

Will Virtual Reality Replace Conference Rooms?

Twenty years ago, asking “Will virtual reality replace conference rooms?” was a science fiction scenario. Think about the “high-tech” tools you used at work back then. Google had just been born. Wi-Fi networks were at their dawn, “landline” desk phones were widespread, and email was just surpassing snail mail as a means of communication. If you had … 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

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

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