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3 Future Technology Trends: What It Will Look Like and What It Will Do

by Mark Valenti CTS, President/CEO, The Sextant Group

We are approaching the “Era of Abundance:” virtually unlimited bandwidth that is essentially free. This completely upsets the traditional economics notion of price set by supply and demand. Bandwidth is growing exponentially, and its abundance is one of the most important developments of our time. Traditional economics teaches us that price reflects […]

May 30th, 2014|Knowledge, Technology, Trends|

7 Security Technology Trends for 2014

by Michelle Hofmaster MSSM, CHS-III, Senior Consultant, The Sextant Group

Technology, technology, technology! Security technology has advanced so rapidly, yet many organizations simply do not budget for the security face lift, a.k.a security technology upgrades. Following are 7 Security trends for 2014 that many organizations will be implementing:

Migration Planning – Many video, access control, and intrusion detections systems are antiquated […]

January 15th, 2014|Knowledge, Security, Technology, Trends|

Healthcare Acoustics: A Quieter, Gentler Approach

by Alexis Kurtz LEEP AP, Project Consultant / Acoustical Consultant, The Sextant Group

Numerous studies confirm that high noise levels in a healthcare setting can have negative implications on patients, staff and visitors. Noise causes sleep disturbances, which in turn have been shown to cause increases in blood pressure and heart rate for patients, as well as have adverse impact […]

The Most Dangerous Job In America: Hospital CIO

By Alan Dash, Senior Consultant, The Sextant Group

Back in the gentler days of Marcus Welby and Dr. Kildare, one doctor or a handful of medical staff would serve as a patient’s primary contact for care, billing and follow-up. Today of course it’s far different – patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes have driven clinical and business processes while concurrently driving […]

Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Interactivity in the Age of Collaboration

by Brian Patrick CTS-D, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

For several years, the only candy my daughter would eat was a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Even after Halloween trick-or-treating, she gave all of her loot to her brothers – except for those coveted cups. But as I write this article, there are still several unopened in my refrigerator. Why? Because […]

Hear and Now: Avoid the Number One Complaint about LEED-certified Buildings

by Alexis Kurtz LEEP AP, Project Consultant / Acoustical Consultant, The Sextant Group

If you design a LEED® Gold building — one that’s built on a restored brownfield site, finished with reclaimed wood, recycled materials, and low VOC paint, one that recycles gray water, offers sufficient daylight and views, and of course, has plenty of bike racks, but is too […]

Cutting-Edge Technology Shapes the Future Of Learning

The Sextant Group invites architects, students, staff, and AV professionals to North Carolina State University’s new Hunt Library for an exclusive tour, demonstrations, presentations and a look behind the scenes at the technology driving “the library of the future.”

PITTSBURGH PA – The Sextant Group, the technology consultant responsible for the audiovisual, information technologies and acoustical design for the […]

Mark Valenti CTS Inducted Into Audiovisual Hall Of Fame

PITTSBURGH PA – Mark Valenti, founder and chief executive officer of The Sextant Group, has been inducted into the System Contractor News’ Second Annual Audiovisual Hall of Fame.

Honorees this year include mentors, educators, executives, and industry experts who “define the AV industry,” according to SCN Editor Kirsten Nelson. She whimsically observes that the esteemed select few members of our […]

Healthcare Acoustics: Shhh!

by Greg Coudriet CTS, INCE, LEED AP BD+C, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

Acoustical conditions can profoundly impact the quality of patient care in healthcare facilities. A well-designed hospital will improve patient recovery rates by providing quiet and restful patient rooms that are free from disruptions by rolling carts, paging systems, and other activities in the bustling, 24/7 facility that […]

The Sextant Group Extends “Best Places To Work” Winning Streak

PITTSBURGH PA – For the fourth time in the last 6 years, we have been honored by American City Business Journals as one of Western Pennsylvania’s “Best Places to Work”. The Sextant Group ranks #31 among all participating firms, and an even more impressive #26 among firms of similar size.

The recognition announced at an October 17 awards ceremony was […]

October 18th, 2012|News|