ESCO Blog

Digital Signage in Education

By Rick Wagner Over the course of the last five years or so, pricing of displays have dropped fairly significantly.  Here at ESCO, we see this affecting a number of areas, including the approach within the classroom – whether to continue to utilize a projector as the main display, or to switch back to displays […]

Security Assessments-Like Vacations, Take Planning

Security Assessments–like vacations, take planning.  Well it’s 2018 and I just returned from a vacation in the Bahamas. Much like life, there were rainbows, rough waters, and guiding markers leading to wonderful vistas. When we were planning our journey, we were looking to go somewhere we had never been before or to explore deeper into […]

Update on Wireless Mic Frequencies

  Phil Hodson, Director of Project Engineering In 2014 we blogged about the FCC selling off additional UHF broadcast frequencies to the highest bidder again, (visit “Wireless Mic Frequencies”, July 16, 2014).  After much yelling and screaming, even lawsuits that auction has occurred.  It is time to move again—maybe.  Anything purchased from us (ESCO) after […]

Better Healing Environments, Higher Patient Satisfaction Scores

With dwindling revenue at stake, the impact of patient satisfaction scores on reimbursements has healthcare providers reconsidering how their physical environment might be hurting the patient experience, operations and revenue. We do know that your patients’ experience starts even before they walk through your doors — an unkempt lawn, chipped door frame, unclear signage, speed […]

Thanks for Celebrating with Us!

ESCO Communications recently celebrated 55 years of providing our clients with audio visual and technology solutions. It was a pleasure to see so many of our customers, partners, family and friends and celebrate our successes on such an amazing occasion. Giving credit where credit is due, a special thank you to our people — from […]

A One-Step Solution for Mass Notification

by Rick Wagner ESCO has been working within the education industry for over 50 years now.  Through the years there have been waves of technologies and/or focus of attention on certain societal occurrences.  Unfortunately, “Active Shooter” scenarios have been on the rise over the years so focus on improving reaction to these scenarios has been […]

Smoke Detectors vs. Duct Detectors

Duct detectors have been around for my entire 22-year career.  These devices are expensive to install, test, maintain, and replace. The payoff for these devices does not seem to warrant their cost, in my opinion. Many times, depending on the jurisdiction, adopted codes and AHJ, smoke detectors are not required throughout every premise. Often, the […]

PASS: School Security Methodology

As schools across the US are getting back into the swing of things, this blog discusses a model that, just like math’s Pythagorean Theorem, ends with a solid answer. This formula helps guide us to answer questions about the solution to a mathematical question; it is a proven theory that has stood the test of […]

Welcome Kevin Lodes as ESCO’s New Director of Sales

The ESCO team asks you join us in welcoming our newest team member, Kevin Lodes. Kevin has taken the role of Sales Director at our Indianapolis location managing and further developing our service sales department across all of the ESCO sales territory. Prior to becoming a leader at ESCO, Kevin managed sales and operations on […]

ESCO Goes to Notre Dame

Over the past year and a half, the ESCO team has been hard at work to help implement key improvements to the home of the Fighting Irish, Notre Dame Stadium. The Notre Dame Crossroads Project added about 800 thousand square feet to the stadium (that’s 12 times the size of the White House!), making it […]