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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.

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. […]

AIA New York Names Cornell University Upson Hall Renovation 2018 Design Award Winner

AIA New York has announced its 2018 Design Awards, and Cornell University’s Upson Hall Renovation is among the 32 winning projects. Designed by LTL Architects and Perkins + Will, this 134,000 SF project is a renovation of lab, classroom, academic department and office space for the Engineering College.

The Sextant Group provided planning and design services for audiovisual, IT/telecommunications and […]

The Sextant Group Welcomes Scott Ondik PE, CPP

Scott Ondik PE, CPP has joined The Sextant Group as Systems Designer.

A licensed professional electrical engineer who holds the prestigious Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification, Scott specializes in systems consulting, with deep experience with physical/electronic security and telecommunications cable plant. Bringing his 18+ years’ experience with integrated security, IT/network, CATV, nurse call and fire alarm systems, he’ll work with […]

Emerging Trends in Security & Access Control — by Scott Ondik PE, CPP, Systems Designer

As mobile device technology continues to advance, so does their extensive use in new security and access control applications and functionality. Our smartphones provide a single, powerful device, which is mobile and connects us to the world in ways previously not imagined. Mobile device applications in the electronic security industry have become much more prevalent in recent years. For […]

Overcoming the Seven Smart Building Hurdles: The Human Factor in Intelligent Building Technology — by Joseph Bocchiaro III Ph.D., CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C

“Look! Up in the cable tray! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! NO! It’s the Intelligent Building Technology Project Manager!”

You don’t need to call Superman to overcome the hurdles to create an intelligent building, but the work does begin and end with people. Yes, throughout projects there is a tremendous amount of technology involved — from design through integration […]

TRUE NORTH | Hospitals to Patients: Get Out and Stay Out!

by Alan Dash, Senior Consultant, The Sextant Group
This article also appeared in Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo’s The Leaflet, October 2015

Hospitals used to love it when you came and stayed for days on end. But now with recent insurance and accountability changes, they are facing significant fines for re-admission (and the resulting public perception of poor care). They want […]

TRUE NORTH | 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 […]

TRUE NORTH | 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 […]

TRUE NORTH | Integrating Technology Into Architecture

by Craig Park FSMPS, Assoc. AIA, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

Marshal McLuhan said, “The medium is the message.” More true today than ever, with the increased use of audiovisual, IT, building energy management, and security technologies in commercial and institutional buildings, McLuhan’s words ring true. As a result, architects and interior designers find they are working earlier and more […]