Interview with Blair Parkin on his Transition from TEECOM to the Eden Project

During his four years at TEECOM as a Principal, Executive Vice President, leader of the firm’s UK office, and leader of the international TEECOMadvance team, Blair Parkin has taught us a lot about how a creative approach to technology design can support amazing cultural experiences and groundbreaking levels of environmental performance. This month he leaves TEECOM … Read more

Distance Learning: Tips for the Remote Instructor

The current circumstances differ from the typical distance learning scenario in that everyone, including the instructor, is remote. Best practices for video conferencing apply. Teachers also have to consider how the remote format will affect their teaching style. Platform Security Moving lessons into the virtual world requires thinking about how to balance security and convenience in … Read more

Don’t Forget to Commission Your Technology Systems

Building commissioning (Cx) is a relatively new but now frequently used quality assurance method. Owners typically contract a certified commissioning authority (CxA) to perform independent oversight of engineered systems, ideally through conception, design, procurement, functional testing, acceptance, warranty, and one year of operation. Independent from the design engineer, a CxA flags issues or opportunities for improvement … Read more

Tips for Video Conference Calls

People are working remotely more often and conducting video conference calls from untraditional locations. Here are some tips from TEECOM’s Network, Audiovisual, and Acoustics teams on how to have the best experience for you and your team on video conference calls.

Press Release: D.R.E.A.M. Centre Brings the World to Young People at Chailey Heritage Foundation

Brighton, UK – 18 December 2019 – The Chailey Heritage Foundation D.R.E.A.M. Centre sets a new standard in the creative use of cutting-edge audiovisual technology to make a range of experiences accessible for children and young people for whom it is very difficult to travel. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall opened the centre on … Read more

Press Release: TEECOM Wins AV Consultancy of the Year Award

Oakland – Oct. 17, 2019 – Technology engineering and design consultancy TEECOM won AV Magazine’s Consultancy of the Year award for 2019. Blair Parkin, Principal and Executive Vice President, collected the award at a ceremony in London on Friday evening the 11th. Parkin, who served as a judge for other categories, recused himself for this category. … Read more

Turning the D.R.E.A.M. Centre into a Reality

Chailey Heritage Foundation provides schooling and residential care for children and young adults with complex physical disabilities, high health needs, sensory impairments, and associated learning difficulties. A couple of years ago, I was approached by Matt Barton (CEO 7thSense Design / Medialon) with a request to help out on a project he’d been working on with … Read more

InfoComm 2019: The Year of the Huddle Room (and More)

TEECOM staff were on hand in Orlando for InfoComm 2019, reviewing the latest products and talking shop with manufacturers. Here is what stood out to us this year. Huddle rooms We saw a lot of technology around huddle rooms, capturing data about huddle rooms, and products that are designed for huddle rooms, like room scheduling displays … Read more

Best Practices for Value Engineering AV

There comes a time in almost every architectural project when budgets have to be re-evaluated. The process of budget alignment, known as value engineering, tends to hit “optional” items first, a category that frequently includes audiovisual (AV) technology. So how can an architect or owner make smart decisions about how to reduce the cost of AV … Read more