Sensory Technologies Hosts Digital Workplace Experience at Chicago Office

CHICAGO – Implementation of technology in the workplace is constantly evolving. With the rapidly escalating need to assist organizations with knowledge transfer and training, Sensory Technologies has developed unique solutions using virtual reality, augmented reality (VR/AR) and other more conventional video services.  Sensory Technologies is opening its doors August 1st to provide you with a first-hand experience and discuss how […]

Sensory Technologies Hosts Showcase of Latest Tech Innovations for the Workplace

NEWS RELEASE
April 25, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS – For years, predictions have been made about how virtual reality and other tech innovations will revolutionize the workplace. That time has come, according to Sensory Technologies, which is hosting a 2018 Technology Showcase Tour & Roadshow on May 9.

The event will include hands-on demos of modern AV & IT technology and real-life examples of how companies are incorporating them into their growth strategies. Timed tours, which will run from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., will be held in a 36-foot state-of-the-art mobile experience center and inside Sensory Technologies’ headquarters at 6951 Corporate Circle.

“We often hear how technology is transforming the workplace. However, for many business leaders, it can be difficult to grasp how all this technology can impact their company’s bottom line,” said Derek Paquin, principal for Sensory Technologies. “This showcase gives them an opportunity to test out technologies like augmented reality, wayfinding digital signage and virtual collaboration – tools other companies are effectively using to enhance productivity, employee engagement and customer service.”
Attendees who register for the free tours will be able to engage in hands-on experiences with various types of technologies that support organizational alignment through stronger unified communication strategies.

“When you take advantage of experiences like this, you can start visualizing how technology can make a difference in key areas of your operations,” Paquin added. “And it’s not just major corporations that are exploring this technology. It’s cost-effective for small- to mid-sized businesses, especially when the solutions are offered as a service.  Many companies realize immediate cost savings. And it’s not just about hardware. Our video production and consultative services are really growing.”

The showcase and tour is co-sponsored with BP Marketing Group, which has been taking its exhibit trailer to destinations throughout the Midwest to showcase the latest products and solutions from leading manufacturers. The trailer will be on the premises of Sensory Technologies’ headquarters as part of the event.

The 2018 Technology Showcase Tour & Roadshow on May 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is free. However, registration is encouraged to ensure your slot for the timed tours. Reserve your space here.

Explore the “Workplace of the Future” at Sensory Technologies’ New Rochester Showroom

NEWS RELEASE
March 23, 2018
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Ready to experience the workplace of the future? Visitors to Sensory Technologies’ new Rochester Showroom are testing out the innovative technology that is transforming work environments by making them more interactive and collaborative.
When visiting the Sensory Technologies Rochester Showroom, located at 10 Vantage Point Drive, people can explore several major interactive areas, including the following:
CoReTEx: This space – designed to empower Cognition, Reasoning, Truth and Excellence – demonstrates how to actively support a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environment through videoconferencing, large flat panel displays, microphones, and HD cameras. With the setup, employees and guests can use their devices to seamlessly connect with the room’s hardware – allowing them to quickly engage with others.
HIVE: The Human Interactive Virtual Environment (HIVE) features an oversized interactive video wall that can be used for immersive experiences, including virtual tours, virtual meetings, augmented reality, virtual reality and virtual collaboration with co-workers and clients in different locations.
Huddle Room: By equipping team members with the advanced technology that facilitates active collaboration, organizations can use the Huddle Room to encourage spontaneous, small-group collaboration. The space includes video conference solutions, interactive boards and monitors.
Through hands-on experiences, visitors to Sensory Technologies new space also are learning:

  • Techniques that help them envision and plan solutions for their own work environments.
  • Guidelines and best practices for designing collaborative spaces.
  • Design options created through the use of interactive displays, device accessibility, lighting, acoustics, privacy and security features, furniture integration, sightlines, room scheduling and facility infrastructure requirements, such as electrical, conduit and HVAC.

“We are excited to have found a space that allows our clients to experience, first-hand, the technology that’s transforming the way we communicate in the workplace,” said Bill Riley, Regional Director for Sensory Technologies. “Demos can be critical to our clients’ understanding of how technology can help them achieve their objectives – including increasing productivity, promoting collaboration and enhancing communications.”
As part of its services offerings, Sensory Technologies provides video conferencing system design, web streaming and distribution, sound and acoustic design, video and audio integration, and management of on-site and remote support services.
Since its founding in 2006, Sensory Technologies has become one of the largest collaborative and audio video technology solutions providers in the nation. In addition to the showroom in Rochester, it has showrooms and offices in Syracuse, NY, Buffalo, NY, Chicago, IL, Indianapolis, IN and Fort Wayne, IN.
The Rochester team was previously located at 150 Metro Park.
For more information, visit www.sensorytechnologies.com.

Psychologist Talks About How to Embrace Change in a Rapidly Changing Workplace

NEWS RELEASE
March 15, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS – Rarely does anyone want to do a “happy dance” when asked to make a significant change in the way they do things. Yet, today’s employees regularly face that challenge in a rapidly evolving, technology-focused work environment.

As part of a luncheon hosted by IndyCREW, Stephanie R. Stilson, PhD, EMBRACE™ Strategist for Sensory Technologies, will speak on “Embracing Change, Enhancing Your Business Culture.” The event is 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., April 17 at the Marriott North in Indianapolis.
“With the introduction of new technologies in the workforce, effective change management has emerged as one of the most important goals organizations face,” said Stilson, a cognitive development psychologist. “It’s also one of the most challenging. There’s a natural tendency for us to perceive change negatively – even when we realize it’s for our own good.”
Stilson will discuss how organizations can gain a broader understanding of how to apply change management more effectively, while keeping in mind the factors that cause employees to resist change in workflows, strategies, technologies and other workplace initiatives.
As an EMBRACE™ Strategist for Sensory Technologies, Stilson uses her psychology background to consult organizations on how to embrace the changes that must take place to stay competitive in the future. She focuses on the communication strategies that will help define organizational success. Sensory Technologies specializes in emergent visual technology, including digital signage, videoconferencing, collaboration experiences and audiovisual solutions, that amplifies organizational collaboration and enhances engagement with internal and external audiences.
IndyCREW, a resource and referral network in commercial real estate, is an affiliate chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Women Network.
To register for the luncheon hosted by Indy Crew, go to indycrew.org/events/luncheon. The fee is $55 for non-members and $40 for members. For more information about Sensory Technologies, visit sensorytechnologies.com.

Sensory Technologies Demos Advanced Interactive Experiences at Ithaca College’s Educational Technology Day

ITHACA, N.Y. – Ready to really get your head up in the clouds? As part of Ithaca College’s 28th Annual Educational Technology Day on March 22, Sensory Technologies will showcase next-generation touch displays designed to elevate interactivity using cloud conferencing solutions. Attendees will get hands-on experience with advanced technology that enhances collaboration through immersive experiences.
Sensory Technologies, which specializes in emergent visual technology, including digital signage, video conferencing and collaboration experiences, is among dozens of companies that will be offering demos of innovative technology at the free regional event. More than 1,600 people are expected to attend.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ithaca College’s Campus Center and includes:

  • A technology symposium
  • An expo of more than 60 technology vendors
  • Roundtable discussions among technology experts about best practices
  • Educational sessions featuring Ithaca faculty, staff and students
  • Tours

Karl Paisley, CTS, Business Development Manager at Sensory Technologies, will highlight the features of interactive displays – one of the final steps institutions often face after designating space for learning and collaborative environments and selecting a cloud conferencing solution. Hands-on opportunities at the Sensory Booth will feature a 55-inch NewLine X Series interactive display that incorporates an on-board Windows 10 PC, twin cameras, microphones and speakers.
“It’s one solution that answers many questions for organizations that are seeking interactive, collaborative solutions,” Paisley said. “The display features advanced touch-screen technology that allows people to seamlessly interact through voice, video, data and annotation features.”
For more information about the annual Educational Technology Day at Ithaca College, go to www.ithaca.edu/edtechday/. To learn more about Sensory Technologies, go to www.sensorytechnologies.com.

Sensory Technologies execs to speak at global conference hosted by IFMA

CHICAGO – As part of a conference on modern workplace environments, Sensory Technologies is hosting a presentation on how employers can more effectively engage a multi-generational workforce through technology and innovative strategies.
The IFMA Facility Fusion Conference & Expo, which is March 20-22 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, also features sessions on innovative workplace design, technology trends and effective outsourcing. IFMA is the largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals.
Sensory Technologies’ John Brisk, Business Development Manager for Advanced Visualization Collaboration, and Stephanie Stilson, PhD, EMBRACE™ Strategist, will speak on “Knowledge Transfer Techniques & Technologies in the Multigenerational Workplace” on March 21.
“With five generations currently in the workplace, all with significantly different ways of processing information, many companies are challenged with how to effectively communicate with them,” Stilson said. “As part of the presentation, we will explore the changing expectations associated with internal communications, and offer an experiential learning model that organizations can use to successfully promote generational knowledge transfer.”
According to Brisk, it’s critical that organizations develop a strategy that allows for effective knowledge transfer among the multiple generations of employees that make up today’s workforce.
“It’s important to realize that today, more than ever, your employees all have very different ways of processing information and learning new skills,” Stilson added. “By addressing those differences with the right strategy and technology, you can increase the likelihood that critical knowledge will be captured, shared and preserved. It ensures that you will have a more engaged workforce, as well as better continuity of culture, business agility and market adaptability.”
Sensory Technologies specializes in emergent visual technology, including digital signage, videoconferencing, collaboration experiences and audiovisual solutions, that amplifies collaboration and enhances connections with internal and external audiences.
To register for the IFMA Facility Fusion Conference & Expo, visit  https://events.ifma.org/facilityfusion/2018. For more information about Sensory Technologies, go to www.sensorytechnologies.com.

NanoLumens recognizes Sensory Technologies for creative implementation of Chicago Aon Center project

ATLANTA, GA – Just weeks after gaining international recognition for its interactive LED visualization solutions, NanoLumens announced Sensory Technologies as one of the winners of its own annual awards competition.
In honoring Sensory Technologies with its NanoLumens Crystal Nixel™ Award, NanoLumens cited the partner company with creative implementation of two massive NanoLumens® LED displays in the Aon Center, one of Chicago’s most iconic skyscrapers. The highly visual digital display measures a total of 840 square feet.
The floor-to-ceiling video wall greets visitors in the building’s south entrance with stunning video images of Chicago. “This is a visual experience unlike anything else in Chicago,” said Joe Hynes, Senior VP of Project Management at JLL, the property management firm for the Aon Center. “It’s so enthralling that people, including tenants, are constantly stopping to take selfies and videos and sharing them on social media.”
As a partner for NanoLumens, Sensory Technologies, an audio visual solutions provider, installed the two 42’w X 10’h 4mm pixel pitch displays as part of the Aon Center’s renovation of its lobby and atrium. Combined, the two displays create a single, ultra-wide visual display.
The partnership on the Aon Center project was seamless, according to Andrew Sellers, technical operations principal at Sensory Technologies. “From an installation perspective, the learning curve for NanoLumens products was extremely intuitive,” he said. “We’ve worked with NanoLumens before in Chicago, and we know that NanoLumens’ solutions minimize complications on large projects.
Sensory Technologies, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., has extensive experience with emergent technology, including large matrixed displays, digital signage, video conferencing, immersive environments and collaborative solutions that elevate messaging and engage audiences. The company also is at the leading edge in installing innovative options like gesture-based interactivity and 3D and curved visual orientations.

Tech Expo 2018 showcases futuristic innovations that are changing how employees communicate at work

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Attendees of Tech Expo 2018 on Jan. 23 will engage in immersive experiences — specifically, taking a look at the ways technology innovations are changing how people are able to communicate in the workplace.

As part of the 8th annual event hosted by Sensory Technologies, more than 20 leading vendors will be demonstrating products that explore virtual and augmented reality, and other collaborative and immersive experiences that are helping companies accelerate their business goals.

Leading tech experts also will host presentations throughout the daylong event, which runs from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery on the University of Rochester campus in Rochester, N.Y. The event is free. However, registration is encouraged at sensorytechnologies.com/techexpo18ny/

Sensory Technologies, one of the largest collaborative and audio video technology solutions providers in the nation, started hosting the event in 2010. The expo was created in response to the accelerating pace of technology being used by companies to gain a competitive advantage in their industries.

“Technology has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives and it’s especially evident in the way that we communicate,” said Derek Paquin, Principal of Sensory Technologies. “And it’s constantly changing. We’ve been hosting this Tech Expo as an annual event to help businesses get hands-on experiences with technological innovations just as they’re hitting the market. It’s one thing to read about these advances but quite another to be able to see first-hand how technology can make a difference in your actual workplace.”

Paquin also said that technology is increasingly becoming more than a “nice to have” feature in the workplace. It’s essential to remain competitive with attracting the top talent as well as gaining clients, he said.

Bose, Panasonic, Yamaha, Crestron, Bosch, Biamp, NEC, Epson and Shure are among the more than 20 vendors who will be on hand to demonstrate their latest product and system releases. The demos will span numerous areas, including digital messaging and signage, 3D wayfinding, mixed reality, space design and interactive collaboration, and how they can specifically benefit companies.

Presentation topics include the following:

  • “Embracing Technology Approaches that Engage Tomorrow’s Workforce”
  • “Bending Physics to Meet the Needs of Today’s Spaces”
  • “Emerging Trends in Technology”
  • “AV Technology Impacting Architectural Design” (AIA credit available)

The event also will help attendees get insights on the foundational basics of various components. The topics of these 15-minute learning sessions include Control System Basics, Microphones and Speakers for Conferencing, Video Conferencing: Codecs vs. Software Clients; Projection vs. Flat Panels and Signals, Resolution and Extension.

For more information or to register, visit sensorytechnologies.com/techexpo18ny/

What: Tech Expo 2018

When: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 23

Where: Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, 500 University Ave., Rochester, N.Y. 14607

Indianapolis-based Sensory Technologies earns spot on Top 50 Systems Integrators List

INDIANAPOLIS – With the commercial AV installation business projected to hit $4.27 billion by year’s end, Sensory Technologies is among the companies earning national recognition for leading in this area of the tech industry.

Sensory Technologies, an Indianapolis-based company with 133 employees, landed in the No. 32 spot on the Top 50 Systems Integrators List, which is released annually by System Contractor News (SCN). Sensory Technologies, which projected $38.5 million in revenue for 2017, specializes in design, integration, managed services support and cloud-based solutions, including those for audio-visual, telepresence, digital signage, virtual collaboration and video content management. Sensory Technologies first made the Top 50 Systems Integrators List in 2007, and has consistently earned the recognition ever since.

SCN also noted that commercial AV installation has experienced continued growth, with revenue growing by 12 percent year-over-year, compared to last year’s projections of $3.82 billion.

“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized as a leader in the industry by SCN,” said Derek Paquin, Principal of Sensory Technologies. “We always strive to excel in delivering next-generation technology, comprehensive solutions and customer service to support our clients in their efforts to be competitive. This is an affirmation that we continue to be among the nation’s top companies delivering collaboration solutions and services.”

Paquin also said that the industry’s overall growth reflects an increasing demand for innovative ways of communicating to employees, key stakeholders, customers and prospective clients. “Companies are finding that the standard ways of communicating are no longer sufficient in reaching their audiences,” he said. “We’re able to introduce new and exciting ways to help them connect through technology.”

Sensory Technologies was founded 12 years ago. SCN has been compiling the Top 50 Systems Integrator List for 10 years.

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