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

What Exactly Does TEECOM Do?

What does TEECOM do? Sure, we can give you a rundown of our services, and roll out our new tagline (we’re “the tech in architecture”), but the world of technology and engineering is confusing, full of jargon, and involves a multitude of service providers. So when TEECOM Associate Jason Cummings (JC) was asked this very question by a … Read more

How to Prepare Your Network for the IoT: A Checklist

Prepping Your Network for the Internet of Things: A Checklist for Owners and Design Providers Did you know that access to cutting-edge technology is the top contributor to job satisfaction? To make sure your workplace network has the speed and security necessary to support the technology your workforce wants, including but not limited to the Internet of Things, … 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

SFMOMA’s New Technology Strategy Reinvents the Museum Experience

The 10-story expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) nearly triples its gallery space, adds a multipurpose performance venue, and features a 4,400 sf vertical garden. The now 450,000 sf cultural destination “sets a new standard for museums,” according to the New York Times. But the new SFMOMA design doesn’t just represent a reinvention … 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.

Lessons in Technology User Interface Design

TEECOM’s Oakland office is practically on top of the 12th Street BART station, so it just makes sense to give our staff a convenient way of checking train departure times. And while there are lots of real time BART information displays, this one is uniquely ours. Starting with an existing open-source project, we improved the functionality by making the signage readable from across the office.