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Building an Office Without Walls By Principal Consultant Craig Park

Over the past eight years, The Sextant Group made the move from brick-and-mortar space to home offices for more than two-thirds of their staff. From fixed-base to virtual space, building a collaborative culture, empowering employees, and demonstrating the productive benefit of the technologies they specify, has been a positive for both their staff and their clients.

Improving communication without boundaries
Since […]

New School of Dentistry building to greet students with active-learning classrooms this fall

The Sextant Group is honored to be working with Creighton University and RDG Planning and Design on Creighton University’s new School of Dentistry, scheduled to open to students and patients this fall.  In addition to active learning classrooms, the building features teaching labs, simulation labs, operatories, conference rooms and small group collaboration rooms equipped with audiovisual presentation, collaboration and […]

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 […]

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|

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Mark Valenti Presents “Higher Education 2025” at Manhattan Education Symposium

Speaking alongside other industry experts, Mark Valenti CTS will present Higher Education 2025 at the CannonDesign and Steelcase Education Symposium. During this day-long event on April 11th, 2018, speakers explore the theme of lifelong learning, technology trends, curriculum design and continuous learning environments.

Mark will discuss changing demographics, economic cycles, pedagogical advancements and an ever-increasing rate of change in technology […]

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 […]