A 360 Virtual Reality Tour of TEECOM’s Oakland Office

TEECOM’s Oakland headquarters office redesign, courtesy of Forge Architects, was inspired in part by our love for hosting collaborative events. The audiovisual system in our all-hands space includes a 13.5-foot by 6.2-foot video wall, a prompting screen, and integrated speakers and microphones. We invite you to take a virtual tour of our new space via 360 video. … Read more

Integrated Technology Design Firm TEECOM Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oakland, California, USA — The year was 1997, two years after the last restriction had been removed on commercial use of the internet. One young telecommunications engineer had a vision for how low-voltage building systems would one day operate on a single network, delivering unprecedented environmental efficiency and enabling rapid advancement. Not everyone … 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

A Hotel Designed for the Most Finicky of Clients

The Republic of Cyprus has a storied history with cats. There is some evidence that the animals were first domesticated by a neolithic tribe on the Eastern Mediterranean island, and there is a legend that Saint Helena, the mother of Constantine the Great, imported cats to Cyprus to control an infestation of snakes. Today, the feline kind is given free … Read more

At SFO, the Big Room Produces Big Results

Team collaboration is a challenge for any project — and the larger the project, the bigger the challenge. San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 1 renovation is a truly huge project. At 1,100,000 sf and $2.4 billion in construction costs, it involves more than 20 design firms and will be phased over nine years. It’s so complex, in fact, … 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 Virtual Reality is Saving Our Clients Time and Money

At the end of 2015, TEECOM’s president and CEO David Marks issued a company-wide challenge for staff members to come up with an application for virtual reality that would improve our workflow. Luke Goodloomis, Audiovisual Design Engineer and Project Manager, won the $10,000 prize (which he shared with others in the company who helped with research) … Read more

“Texas Big” Technology Guides the Patient Experience at Parkland Hospital

The patient experience at a large hospital is often defined by stress and anxiety. Patients are vulnerable, and healthcare facilities impersonal. Trigger points are basic but overwhelming, and can include worries such as, “Why doesn’t the nurse remember my name?” “How do I know where to go next?” “How will I know what to expect?”

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