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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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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, […]

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 […]

Top Trends in Library Design

by Project Consultant Christopher Foster CTS and Senior Consultant Jim Viviano CTS

Norfolk’s Slover Library. Santa Clara Library for the 21st Century. The iconic game-changing James B. Hunt Library at North Carolina State University. Wherever you look, emerging technologies in colleges and universities around the world are transforming the way faculty teach and students learn by creating innovative, collaborative environments […]

Something Digital This Way Comes!

Principal Consultant Craig Park FSMPS, Assoc. AIA brings a modern perspective to service marketing in the article “Something Digital This Way Comes!” featured in Marketer, an SMPS publication. Here, Craig takes a long look at how the Internet of Things has affected traditional marketing and propelled us from “bricks and mortar” to “bits in clicks”. No longer do the […]

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 […]