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POWER & IT: BETTER COORDINATION = BETTER OUTCOMES — By Paul Dooley and Jim Montalbano

The Sextant Group recently became part of NV5 Engineering & Technology, resulting in many a good conversation with our new fellow engineers.

For example, what’s to be gained when electrical engineers and IT systems designers collaborate rather than working separately? Senior Electrical Engineer James Montalbano LEED AP BD+C and Principal Consultant for Information Technologies Paul Dooley RCDD, CTS recently […]

Beyond Code: DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEMS ARE CRITICAL TO BUILDING OPERATIONS — by David Glenn RCDD, CTS-D, LEED AP BD+C

The importance of Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) to facility operations cannot be overstated. Even among some professionals, incorrect terminology and questions abound about DAS. The topic mainly comes up during initial scope discussions for qualifications and proposals for new construction or major renovation projects, but it may be re-visited any time during a project – and hopefully before construction […]

5×5: FIVE EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES THAT WILL RESHAPE YOUR CAMPUS IN FIVE YEARS by Craig Park & John Cook

This article first appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of APPA’s Facility Manager magazine.

“The future ain’t what it used to be.”—Yogi Berra

“Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.”—Satchel Paige

As two of baseball’s preeminent philosophers once noted,
change is inevitable, and sometimes a little scary. However, adapting to change
is always strategic, and never more so than when […]

INTELLIGENT BUILDINGS: Patti Fisher Explains It All

System Designer Patti Fisher RCDD, DCDC, OSP, WD authors the latest cover story Intelligent Buildings and ICT: Preparing for Buildings of the Future in the BICSI trade journal ICT Today. One of only 200 BICSI-certified Data Center Design Consultants (DCDC) and fewer than 100 credentialed in Wireless Design (WD), she is part of an elite group among all IT […]

27 Points of View

Twenty-seven of The Sextant Group’s designers and consultants have just returned from the largest professional AV event in North America, InfoComm 2018. The result? A diverse report that reflects the remarkable creativity and innovation of the audiovisual industry. Here are the team’s top tech and trend highlights.
Sensational Visuals: Sony’s Crystal LED
Sony’s Crystal LED display was a conversation starter at […]

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 […]