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Measuring the ROI of Technology-Enabled Meeting Rooms

Measuring the Value of Technology-enabled Meeting Rooms   In a previous post, we talked about the questions and considerations to help effectively plan meeting rooms that enable collaboration.  Goals and expectations for room and technology utilization should be considered before planning begins. Knowing what success will look like is imperative. Establishing how you will monitor and measure that success is equally as important, especially as investment may be required to configure new ...

Planning Technology-Enabled Collaboration Rooms

Planning Technology-Enabled Collaboration Rooms Collaboration is, essentially, a group of people coming together to get the most from their combined analytical and creative energies. Time and again collaboration proves to be one of the most significant ways to solve business challenges.  Today, the meetings themselves can be a challenge given the increase in remote workers and changes necessary for others returning to offices.  The balance of live and remote engagement must be considered ...

Five ways proactive audio visual maintenance will make a difference

Whether you have complex audio visual systems with multiple screens and projectors, or a more simple set up, you’ve decided to invest in creating functional meeting spaces that meet your needs. Supporting your investment over time is an important consideration. Proactive system maintenance can discover issues before they become serious problems. This reduces IT burden, system downtime, and user frustration because users experience reliable and well-performing audiovisual (AV) systems. 1. ...

Prioritizing Needs for Audio Visual Collaboration Upon Return to Work

Prioritizing Needs for Audio Visual Collaboration Upon Return to Work While some organizations are starting a returning to work program, all employees may not be returning at the same time so some remain remote. Even those returning to work may not be returning to prior meeting routines. Regardless of location status, many people have become very familiar with video conferencing platforms over the last few months. It’s likely that this form of collaboration will be required for the ...

A Look Inside The New Welsh-Ryan Arena at Northwestern University

Pentegra Systems was proud to partner with Mortenson Construction and Meade Electric on the Welsh-Ryan Arena Renovation project at Northwestern University.  The renovation included seating upgrades, wider concourses, new restrooms, new lighting, state-of-the-art audio and video capabilities, lobby expansion and new locker rooms.  Pentegra Systems worked closely with Meade Electric to design and install various sound systems throughout the arena.  Pentegra also contributed to the broadcast ...

Schaumburg’s Village-Wide Video Security Project

Schaumburg is a well-known northwestern suburb of Chicago of about 75,000 residents and has been ranked as one of the best places to live in Illinois. Below is a case study written by Robert D. Grossman of Security Sales & Integration Magazine about the video security system installations taking place across the Village of Schaumburg. This was a multi-phase project to add video cameras to various properties in the village with a goal of creating an “enterprise platform for video ...

Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills District 181 to Tighten Building Security at Nine Schools

Below is an article written by Chuck Fieldman of the Chicago Tribune about the new security upgrades for entry into 9 Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills District 181 schools. Mr. Fieldman details Pentegra Systems' integrated security solution, which District 181 refers to as "double buzzer systems." Visitors to the schools will still walk into an unlocked door and into a vestibule where he or she will then have to be buzzed in by a school employee. However, an additional layer of security is being ...

Time-lapse Video of Shakespeare Theater’s “The Yard at Navy Pier” Construction

Pentegra Systems began the audiovisual infrastructure installation for the new flexible theater at "The Yard at Navy Pier" for Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Spring of 2016. This system included video distribution equipment, a technical intercom and paging sound systems and socket outlet panels. Additionally, Pentegra Systems provided the necessary audiovisual equipment racks, connections and cabling to bring the Shakespeare Theater’s AV infrastructure to life. Take a look at this time-lapse ...

Delayed restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple is triumphant

Below is an article written by Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune about the restoration of Oak Park's historic Unity Temple. Blair gives a great summary of the Unity Temple restoration project and a brief history of the temple itself. Pentegra Systems began an audiovisual, security and data network design build installation at the historic Unity Temple in Oak Park, IL last year. To find out more about the integrated solution Pentegra Systems installed at Unity Temple, head on over to our Unity ...

The Yard is Taking Shape

In the Spring of 2016, Pentegra Systems began installation of the Audio and Video infrastructure for the new flexible theater at "The Yard at Navy Pier" for Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Pentegra Systems provided video distribution equipment, a technical intercom and paging sound systems and socket outlet panels. Additionally, Pentegra Systems provided the necessary AV equipment racks, connections and cabling to bring the Shakespeare Theater’s AV infrastructure to life. Preparing to open in ...

Benedictine University

Benedictine University

Read The Success Story

Benedictine University was founded originally in Chicago in 1887, though has been situated on its present 108-acre campus in the western suburb of Lisle since 1901. In 2012, The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Benedictine University as the No.1 fastest-growing campus in the country among ...

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