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Paging & Intercom: Analog vs. IP

Jim Tchinski, EET, CTS, NET+, NICET | Technical Solutions Engineer What are the differences between analog and IP paging/intercom systems? First, let’s look at the differences between Intercom and Paging systems. Think of these as two different systems. Paging is a way of mass notification, usually to a large group of people; it is one-way […]

ESCO Partner Highlight | Layered Solutions, Inc.

Layered Solutions is a national emergency management solutions provider with whom ESCO has partnered to better serve our clients in the education, healthcare and commercial markets. Through this partnership, the ESCO team will be even more capable of customizing security solutions for our customers as we know that one size does not fit all. Layered […]

TekTone | ESCO’s New Partner in Healthcare Communications Solutions

ESCO has recently partnered with healthcare communications specialists, TekTone Sound & Signal to better serve our customers within the skilled nursing and assisted living market. TekTone provides a variety of systems including nurse call, wander management, tone-visual nurse call and wireless emergency call solutions. TekTone was born as a manufacturer in 1973 in Florida, opened […]

2017 Symposium on Sustainability in Healthcare

  Gary Dunn | Executive Vice President, Business Development, Strategic Accounts Last week I attended the 2017 Symposium on Sustainability in Healthcare held in the Cincinnati, Ohio area that was co-hosted by Wright State University and Heapy Engineering. ESCO Communications has been a sponsor and exhibitor at this annual event for several years now. The […]

Safety & Security Resources for Healthcare Facilities

The need for top-notch physical security in the healthcare industry is ever present in today’s society. This is evident in the letter released by the Department of Homeland Security on December 30, 2016, warning hospitals and other facilities that they are at risk of being targeted by terrorist group ISIS.  Click here to see the letter […]

Loudspeaker Demos : The Questions to Have

Kevin Watson, CTS-D | AVL Engineer – Business Development One of the best tools a sounds system designer can use is to have a demo of their intended loudspeaker in the space it will be going. But making it a worthwhile demo takes more than just putting the speaker there. System designers have various methods […]

A Closer Look at Crestron Mercury

Stephen Hill, CTS-D, Technical Solutions Engineer During my time at ESCO, I have heard no less than a million times (this number may be a bit exaggerated) that AV systems need to be simple for the end-user – our customer – to operate. As a technical person, this is sometimes difficult to get completely right. […]

Huddle Spaces in the Classroom: Are You Set Up for Collaboration?

Rick Wagner, CTS | Education Account Executive The familiar classroom of the early 2000’s, 90’s, 80’s usually consisted of a chalkboard, an overhead projector of some sort (remember when they were wheeled in on a cart?), and all of the students sat in rows facing the front of the room. These classrooms have changed considerably! […]

Hill-Rom @HIMSS 2017

  HIMSS 2017 is upon us! The annual Conference & Exhibition will be held February 19 – 23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. HIMSS, the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society, reached 59 members in 1962 and held its first national convention in Baltimore the same year. Now, the organization encompasses […]

Homeland Security Warns Hospitals of ISIS Attacks

On December 30, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security Healthcare and Public Health Sector released a letter warning hospitals and other facilities that they are at risk of being targeted by terrorist group ISIS. Practicing “an abundance of caution” the organization’s branch chief calls out several resources that will help support your facility’s safety and […]