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

Workplace IoT Shifts Collaboration Toward Connection

It’s hard to escape any conversation about technology these days without hearing about how the Internet of Things is affecting the corporate enterprise. What exactly does the workplace IoT mean for our everyday work life, and for how commercial office building owners and architects plan and design the buildings of the future? Most people think of … Read more

The Future of Remote Collaboration

Collaboration: About Face Collaboration can be a rich, satisfying experience. A dynamic leader can engage a group of committed people and draw a result much greater than the sum of the parts. From the dawn of humanity until recently, collaboration has been an in-person activity. Then postal mail came along and brought with it a means … Read more

Smart Buildings & Data Responsibility: What to Know Now

2018 was a big year for changes in the way that people interact with technology. On the one hand, adoption of smart devices has never been greater, with more than 19 million smart speakers (Amazon Echo and the like) shipped in just the third quarter of 2018. On the other hand, the European Union’s GDPR (General … Read more

Building Technology Trends for AEC and CRE in 2019

As 2018 comes to an end, the optimal smart building — one that integrates technology on every level to drive performance, interactivity, and productivity — remains largely on the horizon. What’s holding us back? A lack of systems interoperability, a robust enough information infrastructure, and a vision for what to do with all that data mean that … Read more

Relocating for Work: Tips from TEECOM

Moving to a new city for a job can be overwhelming. If you’re choosing from multiple locations or jobs, the list of things you’ll want to consider includes lifestyle, cost of living, school districts, transportation/commute to the office, the weather… at a minimum. Once you’ve found the right job, you’ll want to know the best way … Read more

Electrical Engineers, this Overlooked Field May be the Hot Job of the Future

In a future in which technology activates the built environment, electrical engineers are the key to connection. Smart buildings. Smart cities. Smart infrastructure. What do all of these have in common? They’re powered by the convergence of IP-connected devices, sensors, networks, and artificial intelligence. These technologies are poised to transform the way people interact with the … Read more

Can One AV System Support Every Online Meeting Platform?

Enterprise web conferencing or online meeting software platforms are flooding the market. You’ve probably used more than one of them — JoinMe, GoToMeeting, Google Meet, Skype for Business, WebEx, BlueJeans, Zoom — and you’ll probably see a new one next month. The relative ease of deployment of software in comparison to traditional conferencing hardware has helped … Read more

Three Ways the AV/IT Convergence Has Changed the Design Profession

In case you haven’t noticed, the internet is eating all the things. Audio and video components in both home and commercial environments are no longer standalone devices. Instead, they are often networked to one another and to the internet. The pro audiovisual industry refers to this as the AV/IT convergence, and it offers many advantages for businesses. … Read more