Audiovisual Trends at InfoComm 2018: Transparency and Collaboration

InfoComm, the largest professional audiovisual event in North America, drew nearly 43,000 registrants to Las Vegas this year. Ten of those 43,000 were TEECOM employees. We brought our wish lists from clients and scanned through thousands of expo exhibits and sessions to find the most useful and interesting emerging technologies. Here are the biggest audiovisual trends … Read more

Transportation Trends: Future Tech

In part one of this blog, we discussed how San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 1 project represents mass transportation trends as it rolls toward its 2022 opening. For part two, we sat down again with Senior Design Engineer Rob Friend, RCDD, RTPM, and Design Engineer Paul Herget, ECSE, to envision the future beyond. What will travel look like in … Read more

The Cooperative Built Environment: The Quest for a Friendlier Playground

There’s a problem with the technology within our industry. We’ve got all these smart systems and devices that surround us all the time, technology that has transformed our everyday experiences, but most of the systems in our built environment are shackled, restricted, designed to be discrete links in a chain, rather than a network of cooperative … Read more

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies: Transformative or Hype?

TEECOM designer Paul Orozco had just transferred to Sacramento State when he saw a flyer seeking team members for the Hyperloop project hosted by SpaceX. It was the first Hyperloop student competition ever, and the Sac State team jumped in with enthusiasm but little discipline. Through a year of competition, the team iterated multiple pod designs but fell short of … Read more

Amazing, Interesting & Useful: 2018 Audiovisual Trends Seen at ISE

  The annual Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) is now the world’s largest professional communications technology event, covering everything from LED display screens, sound systems, networking, building control systems, and much more. Workplace, healthcare, government, museums and many other markets are addressed and represented. Taking place in Amsterdam throughout 15 halls of exhibitors, it has become the global … Read more

3 Lessons from the World’s Best Innovation Labs

Workshop. Research lab. Fab lab. Impact lab. Incubator. Maker space. Innovation hub. Whatever your organization calls it, dedicated in-house R&D spaces are increasingly popular as a way to introduce new thinking to every industry. As TEECOM developed our research space, we looked to several successful labs for inspiration. Here are the lessons we learned: 1. Optimize … Read more

One Minute Data Download: What are Immersive Environments?

Immersive environments are simulations that fill the user’s visual field, giving the sensation of physical presence. Virtual reality delivers immersion from the individual’s point of view, while immersive rooms bring many viewers into the same simulation. What are immersive virtual reality environments used used for? Our Data Download video gives you a definition, market outlook, and … 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