Increase Employee Engagement with Digital Signage
You are walking past a digital sign at your workplace and a QR code appears. You pause to pull out your phone, scan the code, and immediately you are transported to an immersive experience. Not just any experience, but one specifically designed to upskill you on a piece of equipment that recently received a major software upgrade. Through a series of swipes and taps, along with sounds effects and videos, you now have the confidence to navigate the new features to make your job just a little bit easier and more efficient.
What sounds like science fiction is how S3 Technologies leverages immersive experiences for our customers. In this case, a digital sign is a way to initiate a training opportunity with an employee, while in some cases, the training may be best administered with a video, virtual reality experience, or human-to-human interaction. S3’s mission, no matter the task, is to figure out the most effective and efficient way to engage employees and give them an educational (and entertaining) learning opportunity in the most accessible way possible.
As S3 continues to help value engineer solutions for our customers, we cannot help but get excited about the impact we are making on organizations across the world. From security and access control systems to launching immersive experiences from a digital sign, S3’s team of problem solvers and support experts is here to help guide you into unfamiliar territory. We believe that by embracing technology, our customers trust us to push the boundaries of what is possible to make our community and our world a better place.
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Helping You Through The S2 Sonos Update
In June 2020, Sonos will release S2, a new app and operating system (OS) that will power the next generation of products and experiences. In addition to new features, usability updates, and more personalization moving forward, Sonos S2 will enable higher resolution audio technologies for music and home theater.
Many of you are currently using S1 products and the new app will not support the advances of S2 products due to their memory and processing power.
What this means for you: Sonos will still support the S1 app currently connecting to these abovementioned devices, and you can still use older products with the S1 Controller app. The S1 Controller app will receive bug fixes and security patches, but it will not receive future software features. For those of you using S2 products, you’ll continue to use the traditional Sonos app.
Sonos suggests that you separate your S2 compatible and incompatible products into two separate systems and that products in one system will not be able to group with products with another.
How we can help: Sonos is currently offering an option to upgrade through their Trade Up program and save 30% on a new compatible product. Please let us know if you’d like more information.
TIM E-Tip Vol. 1
Looking for ways to increase student engagement? Have a lesson that needs a face-lift? The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) Model can help take your lessons to the next level! This month's E-Tip looks at ways the TIM model can help provide a framework for using technology in your classroom.
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TIM E-Tip Vol. 2
Looking for more information on how to utilize the Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) Model in your classroom? The second volume of this month's E-Tip covers the five characteristics of a meaningful learning environment and the five levels of technology as defined by the TIM. These definitions are supported by examples and lesson ideas that you can use in your class!
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Computer Science eTip
Are you overwhelmed by the thought of teaching your students computer science? In the world they are living in, students must be prepared for jobs that don’t even exist yet! While some students might not ever become computer programmers or coders, the problem-solving skills that come along with learning about computer science and programming are applicable in any field. This month’s eTip is going to focus on ways to get your students excited about computer science, and some simple ideas you can use to get started in your class!
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Using Desk Shields to Protect Students
Add a layer of protection for your students
As educators prepare to reopen in the fall, schools are looking for ways to keep their students protected from the spread of communicable diseases.
Sturdy, lightweight, and easy-to-clean solutions like this plastic shield around each student is an inexpensive way to help fight the spread.
Pricing starts at $16* per shield and we are now accepting orders before school starts. Reach out today!
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Interested in Being Part of the S3 Team?
Do you like to push the boundaries when it comes to technology? Are you someone who looks for ways to solve everyday problems? If so, you may be a fit for S3 Technologies, a company that thrives on solving problems using technology.
We are always seeking hard working, self-motivated individuals who are interested in being part of a results-driven technology team. We have positions available currently including Junior Technicians, Technicians and a Technical Design Engineer.
If you or someone you know may be interested, please e-mail email@example.com or complete the contact page here: https://www.mys3tech.com/contact for more details. Be sure to include in your message that you are interested in S3 job opportunities!
S3 Technologies Acquires Akron-Based New Territory, LLC
Enhances existing technology offerings with emerging tech to offer greater range of solutions to customers across Northeast Ohio
AKRON, OH; COLUMBUS, OH – June 8, 2020 – S3 Technologies (“S3”), Northeast Ohio’s foremost technology specialist, today announced the acquisition of New Territory, LLC (“NT”), a leader in immersive technology experiences.
S3 delivers complete technology solutions from concept through installation and support, with projects including security, audio-visual, and networking needs. The acquisition of NT adds emerging technology to this broad suite of capabilities, with a powerful mix of virtual and/or augmented reality solutions that can help clients optimize processes and workflow, enhance presentations, and deliver impactful content.
Born and bred in Northeast Ohio a decade ago, S3 has been proud to serve its community through client work for educational and government centers, local and national businesses, senior living facilities, and a variety of commercial and industrial applications. The acquisition of NT
(which currently resides in Akron’s Bounce Innovation Hub) is an extension of S3’s commitment to fostering innovation and technology prominence in the region.
S3 Technologies’ Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Chris Larker, and Co-Founder and President, Nancy Larker, commented, “We are delighted to bring the New Territory business into our family and provide even greater technology solutions for our customers. Since founding S3 ten years ago, our team has maintained an unwavering commitment to creating value for clients by solving individual business challenges. From schools to industries to senior living, we are value-driven problem solvers who thrive on uniting cutting-edge technology with real world application. The emerging tech expertise that New Territory brings is the natural extension of our client focus – and drive to be the premier provider of technology solutions to this region.”
New Territory’s Co-Founders Bill and Grace Myers added, “Being able to combine our passion for emerging technologies with a significant Ohio-based tech business like S3 is a dream come true. The power that virtual, augmented, and mixed reality applications can bring to an organization is limitless. We are thrilled both to combine these exciting fields with S3’s existing security, audio-visual, and network expertise – as well as to help clients take their technology experiences to the next level.”
About S3 Technologies
S3 Technologies is Northeast Ohio’s foremost technology specialist, creating value for our clients by solving individual business challenges. With a decade of expertise and a dedicated team, S3 delivers complete technology solutions from concept through installation and support. Our projects include security, audio-visual, networking, and emerging tech needs with an unrelenting focus on trust and consistency. We are proud to serve our community through client work for educational and government centers, local and national businesses, senior living facilities, and a variety of commercial and industrial applications. Please visit www.mys3tech.com for more information.
About New Territory, LLC
New Territory (“NT”) is a leader in immersive technology experiences, driving virtual, augmented, and mixed reality content creation, an esports organization, and a virtual reality innovation space. Please visit www.thisisnewterritory.com for more information.
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Intro To Augmented Reality In The Classroom Using Sketchfab
With so many options to use augmented reality (AR) with students, how do you narrow them down while making these lessons free and engaging for students?
S3 Technologies has partnered with New Territory, an augmented and virtual reality design company based in Akron, to bring eLearning experiences to life with immersive technology. The platform we’ll be using for this particular webinar is Sketchfab due to its ease-of-use and incredible features built into both its desktop and mobile platforms.
The webinar will take place on April 22, 2020, at 3pm. Be sure to pack your virtual bags! We’ll be taking a tour of the world using augmented reality experiences through the Sketchfab platform.