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The Sextant Group Adds Medical Simulation and Entertainment Technologies Expert Daniel Ayers in Kansas City

Daniel Ayers ETCP has joined The Sextant Group as Project Consultant. Based in Kansas City, Dan will work with The Sextant Group’s consultants nationwide to provide audiovisual, information technology, security, acoustics and specialty lighting services.

With a background in higher education, Dan comes to The Sextant Group from the University of Kansas Medical Center where he held the position of […]

February 22nd, 2018|Technology|

Lighting Design for the Future By Steven Cooper LC, CLCP, Lighting Designer

LED lighting: just another innovation riding on the shoulders of those that came before, right? Is LED merely a new tool lighting designers can use to illuminate buildings and our environment, like those arc lamps, incandescents, halogens, and fluorescents we are all familiar with?

While it is true that the LED light source is continuing the tradition of advancing […]

Intelligent Building Technology Improves User Experience

Principals Greg Clark, J.P. Bonin and Craig Parks’ white paper “Intelligent Building Technology Improves User Experience” was just published by IFMA Foundation in the World Workplace Europe Academic and Research Conference Proceedings. The paper is a companion piece to the presentation at the October 2017 IFMA conference in Houston, and appears here in full, courtesy of IFMA.
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January 15th, 2018|Technology|

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 […]

Project Consultant Matt Keene CTS-I Joins The Sextant Group

A technology expert with 20 years of eclectic industry expertise, Matt Keene CTS-I has joined acoustics and technology consultancy The Sextant Group as Project Consultant.

Based in Phoenix, Matt will work closely with firm’s consultants nationwide, providing audiovisual, IT/telecom, security, acoustics and lighting design services for higher education, corporate and healthcare clients. In his new role, he will oversee projects […]

October 24th, 2017|News, Technology|

Overcoming the Seven Smart Building Hurdles: The Human Factor in Intelligent Building Technology

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 and The Evolving Sports Experience

by Mark Gillis CTS-D, Principal Consultant

With insightful commentary, dozens of camera angles for replay of every critical event and affordable hyper-real 4k televisions, TV gives the sports fan an “up close and personal” viewing experience. Why would anyone leave the comfort of his or her own living room to attend a live sporting event?

This question is driving sport franchises […]

Crowdsourcing A Vision: T-Summit ’16

by Joseph Bocchiaro III Ph.D., CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group

Well, this was certainly not what I expected was going to happen. Instead of heeding my favorite philosopher’s advice – Leonardo da Vinci, the Empiricist – I had already drawn my own conclusions for the experiment.

Leo had said, “Experience never errs, it is only your […]

Designing Modern Classrooms

SouthEast Education Network’s SEEN Magazine recently interviewed Senior Project Consultant David Barnett CTS-D for the feature “Designing Modern Classrooms.” An expert on transforming traditional classrooms into engaging, technology-infused learning environments, David addresses several key aspects of the design process, including the early integration of a technology design consultant. David suggests that in order to transform spaces into modern learning […]

TRUE NORTH | Higher Ed Classroom Revolution Informs Corporate Space Planning for Millennials

by Joseph Bocchiaro III, Ph.D., CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, Principal Consultant, The Sextant Group
This article originally appeared in RealcommEdge Magazine’s May 2015 issue.

In 2015, millennials will become the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. Since the majority of these millennials are technologically adept, their expectations of when, where and how we work are driving thinking on future office […]