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James Manly Achieves CPSM

Assistant Marketing Director James Manly recently earned his Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) credentials from the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). Jim joined The Sextant Group in 2010 and has been a marketing professional for twenty-two years. While he is an exceptionally gifted marketer, his colleagues agree that his personal drive and collaborative approach to every project are […]

June 18th, 2018|News, Thought Leadership|

The Convergence of AV and IT

AV Technology Magazine featured Senior Systems Designer Jesse Fishman CTS-D, DSCE and Principal Mark Grassi CTS-D in their June issue. In writer Cindy Davis’ piece, “The Technology Manager’s Guide to IT Essentials,” she explores what IT teams need to know about networked AV. Read the article here.

Emerging Trends in Medical Simulation Design — by Senior Systems Designer Ed Dukstein CTS-D

From telepresence to virtual and augmented reality, medical simulation design (MedSIM) is capturing the attention of architects, owners, physicians, educators and medical students. What is the role of the AV designer in the process? What trends and technologies can stakeholders expect in the future?
To explore these important questions, it is useful to review medical simulation principles. According to Peter […]

The University of Hawai’i Awards Creative Media Facility

The Sextant Group is honored to be a part of the forward-thinking Next Design, Gensler, Kiewit team for the University of Hawai’i Creative Media Facility on the UH West O’ahu campus.  Principal Mark Grassi says, “The Creative Media Center is a very exciting project for the university and Hawaii. It will enable the students at the University of Hawai’i […]

June 7th, 2018|News, Technology|

Building Workplaces for a Digital Generation

InAVate Magazine features two principals of The Sextant Group in their June 2018 issue. Speaking with Greg Coudriet CTS, INCE Bd. Cert, LEED AP BD + C and Mark Grassi CTS-D for the article, “Building Workplaces for a Digital Generation,” writer Tim Kridel explores how demographic trends are changing work styles and how they impact employers’ AV technologies acquisitions. […]

What’s the Score? When it Comes to Pixel Count, How Much is Enough? — by Principal Mark Gillis with Senior Systems Designer Joe Hammett

The Sextant Group has been specifying direct-view LED systems for nearly a decade. These large displays have been particularly useful in sports venues, providing huge canvases for graphics, scoring information and video that is visible from most of the seats in any given venue. Generally high cost items, they were available with pixel pitches in the 15-16mm range – […]

Educational Opportunities for Students of the Future and The Evolution of Student Success — by Principal Nancy Sturm

To understand the Student of the Future, we must first grasp what the world will look like in 10 or 20 years and what their needs will be. It is important to not only consider them regarding their education but in the context of their overall lives. We must rethink how campuses are preparing students for the technological world […]

The Eve of Disruption: The Future of Network-Based AV Systemsby Principal Mark Grassi CTS-D

The audiovisual systems business is undergoing one of the largest transitions it has ever faced — some would even call it a complete disruption to the business as we know it. The good news for those who plan and design facilities where audiovisual communication systems are critical to communication and collaboration is that today systems are easier to control, […]

The Sextant Group Welcomes “The Sextant Six”

The Sextant Group continues to expand across the US, adding six new team members. Meet our Sextant Six 2018:

Project Consultant Daniel Ayers ETCP. Based in Kansas City, Dan is credentialed as an ETCP-Certified Entertainment Electrician by the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA), Dan has considerable experience with theatrical lighting systems, presentation, and event technologies. In addition to nearly […]

March 26th, 2018|News|

Renewing the Library into the 21st Century and Beyond: A Guide to Technology Planningby Project Consultant Mary Cook CTS

Say the word “library,” and concepts like collaborative huddle space, interactive public art display, or virtual/augmented reality lab probably don’t immediately spring to mind. But if you haven’t been in a library since your school days, you’re missing out on an opportunity to play in your community’s technology sandbox.

Libraries today are filled with much more than materials, books and […]