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Notifying the Masses

Notifying the Masses The safety or your children is the greatest concern a parent can have. Parents need the reassuring feeling of knowing where their children are at all times and knowing they are safe. Parents are well aware they cannot keep an eye on their kids at all times, however. Children need to go to school. They need to get an education. Your children need to go somewhere for the majority of weekdays to learn. Do you, as a parent, trust your son or daughter’s safety at school? You ...

The Difference Between Consultants and Integrators

The Difference Between Consultants and Integrators Imagine this scenario. You are the owner of a medium sized business whose sales have been on the upswing for the past several years. Due to this increase in business, your company is in the process of expanding into a brand new facility to support the increased operational demands that accompany your business success.  Your new facility has ample office space to house your growing workforce, and includes huddle rooms for ad hoc collaboration ...

How to Manage BYOD on a Wireless Network

How to Manage BYOD on a Wireless Network In the past, it was commonplace for employees of a business to only use resources provided and owned by their respective employer. Usual examples include computers and company phones. Businesses had total control of how these devices were being used since they were in-house and more than likely that’s where they stayed. Fast forward to present day, things have changed quite a bit. Through the help of wireless networks, a movement called BYOD has ...

Benefits of Premise-Based Phone Systems vs. Hosted Phone Systems

Benefits of Premise-Based Phone Systems vs. Hosted Phone Systems In a world dominated by emailing, tweeting and text messaging, one device has continued to remain an intricate component of communication in business, the telephone. As easy as it may be to send a quick email instead of dialing the phone, there is no more effective method of communicating with another human being other than face-to-face than that of the phone. As far as technology has come, a telephone system is still a necessity ...

Technology Should Come First

Technology Should Come First When designing an office or school, or any type of building or structure for that matter, there are many factors that contribute to the final design. Every building serves a purpose. It houses people and provides them with a space to fulfill some sort of task whether it is to work or live in. Some of these factors that determine the ultimate design of any type of structure include space available to build, zoning and various regulations, expected number of ...

Technology: Assisted Living

Technology: Assisted Living Residents in assisted living facilities around the world have seen quite a bit during their lifetimes. They lived through wars, have seen humans walk on the moon and even may have seen their grandchildren have children of their own. Comparing the lives of these individuals as youths to modern-day is quite the change. Throughout this time technology has been on the upswing and only gets more advanced by every passing day. These men and women never really relied on ...

What is an electrical transient?

What is an electrical transient? The following is a great article we found from Alltec explaining what an electrical transient is and the effects it can have:   Transient surges are defined as momentary bursts of energy that are induced upon power, data, or communication lines. They are characterized by extremely high voltages that can drive tremendous amounts of current into an electrical circuit for a few millionths, up to a few thousandths of a second. Surge activity is often ...

Writers Theatre Rewrites The Theater Experience

Writers Theatre Rewrites The Theater Experience   Pentegra Systems was honored to be a part of the new Writers Theatre facility in Glencoe, IL providing all of the audiovisual integration systems. Below is an article posted by SEGD highlighting this revolutionary new space that officially opened this past March. Since it started in the back room of a bookstore in 1992, the hallmark of Chicago’s Writers Theatre has always been intimacy. When it needed more space to grow and ...

6 Things That Make For a Great Service Department

6 Things That Make For a Great Service Department Imagine you own your own company and you’re about to put in a brand new phone system for the entire building. You are completely replacing your existing system that has more than worn out its welcome. You’re excited. You’re employees are excited. There are so many new features that come with your soon-to-be-installed phone system that will make daily operations so much simpler. As if the deal wasn’t sweet enough a local integrator ...

Videoconferencing Industry Growing on the Daily

Videoconferencing Industry Growing on the Daily The following is a great article by Chip Manning we found posted on VDO360 highlighting how the videoconferecing industry continues to grow.   According to Transparency Market Research’s latest study, at a projected valuation of $6.4 billion around the world, 2020 will represent a clear milestone in the videoconferencing market. That’s a phenomenal compound annual growth rate of 9.36 percent from 2014 to 2020. Industry-wide ...

Dekalb Public Library

Dekalb Public Library

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With a rich history dating back to the 1880s, Dekalb Public Library has been the cornerstone of a growing and dynamic community. The library provides easily accessible information and a welcoming environment to all of its patrons with clubs and programs for both children and adults. Dekalb Public ...

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