Trust Your Managed Data Services to the Professionals at Access Technologies

ImageAs a business owner, you are always looking for a competitive edge – whether it is hiring the best employees, selling the best product or just simply working the hardest.  The problem is that all entrepreneurs are trying to be better, faster and stronger.  One way to gain an advantage is to think outside the box with managed data services. Continue reading ‘Trust Your Managed Data Services to the Professionals at Access Technologies’


Wi-Fi Lunch and Learn March 8th!

We are hosting a FREE Wi-Fi Lunch and Learn on March 8th!

Our Wi-Fi partners at Xirrus, Inc. are coming into town to discuss:

  • The latest in high density Wi-Fi technology solutions
  • How healthcare, education, government, enterprise, and small to medium-sized businesses can benefit from the latest Wi-Fi developments
  • How you can optimize your Wi-Fi on any budget

Date: March 8, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce Conference Room. 1309 4th Street SW. Albuquerque, NM 87102

Space is limited, so please register for FREE here: http://wifilunchandlearn.eventbrite.com



Digital Learning Day is February 6, 2013

Tomorrow is Digital Learning Day!

Digital learning is any instructional practice that effectively uses technology to strengthen learning. Digital Learning Day is a celebration of great teaching and great instructional innovation to improve learning for all children. Last year 2 million students and 18,000 educators attended worldwide. Is your school signed up yet?

This video provides more info on this important event. You can register your school on the Alliance for Excellent Education’s website http://www.all4ed.org/


Access Technologies Explains: Importance of Video Surveillance to Your Business’s Security

Video Surveillance

Access Technology Video Surveillance

There is nothing more discouraging than investing quite a bit of time into work and then seeing it compromised by the lack of physical protection. As business owners, Access Technologies knows the value of warranted assurance, safety and peace of mind. We are proud to offer clients our Physical Security Technology of video surveillance so you, too, can share the peace of mind that comes with our complete security solution. Continue reading ‘Access Technologies Explains: Importance of Video Surveillance to Your Business’s Security’


How Access Technologies Got Its Start

Our owners recently sat down with New Mexico Business Weekly to discuss how Access Technologies got its start in 1995, and how it continues to grow as one of Albuquerque’s premier IT and technology networking companies.

Find the article here: How I got started: Praphai and Tim Gorman

Access Technologies' Owners Tim and Pie Gorman


New Mexico Rail Runner Express Digital Signage Project Wins a 2012 Digital Signage Expo Apex Award

One of our Digital Signage screens on the NM Rail Runner Express

One of our Digital Signage screens on the New Mexico Rail Runner Express.

Our VP Tim Gorman working on measurements during the first steps in the digital signage installation

Our VP Tim Gorman working on measurements during the first steps in the digital signage installation.











New Mexico Rail Runner Express

New Mexico Rail Runner Express








Our digital signage project for the New Mexico Rail Runner Express won the Bronze medal in the Transportation category of the Digital Signage Expo’s 2012 Apex Awards!

Project Information:

The New Mexico Rail Runner Express is a commuter train that currently runs from Belen to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Our client for this digital signage project is the Mid Region Council of Governments.

Project Goals:

The purpose of this digital signage project was to provide the passengers of the New Mexico Rail Runner Express with visual station information in the form of a map of the train stations that is updated as the train moves from station to station; meeting ADA requirements for the hearing impaired. We met these goals by creating new easy-to-read maps on the digital signage screens that are updated as the train moves from station to station in the form of a dot moving up the route, the screen text reads what station the train is at when it arrives, and the scrolling text also displays the next stop to give riders advance notice to when their stop is coming up. The digital signage screens allow the New Mexico Rail Runner Express to meet ADA requirements with a visual view of the route, where before passengers were alerted to which stop the train was arriving to only through announcements through the intercom system. The previous loud speaker script also did not include alerting passengers what the next stop was.  Now with the digital signage in place, station arrivals and next stops are announced both visually and over the intercom speakers.

Project Benefits to Our Client:

The Mid Region Council of Governments benefits from this project by ensuring that the New Mexico Rail Runner Express meets ADA requirements. The train also now has the opportunity to run advertising on the digital signage screens next to the maps to incur ad revenue to assist with the maintaining the New Mexico Rail Runner Express’ daily costs.

Project Challenges:

One challenge faced during this project was the irregular space requirements on the trains, which called for custom engineered mounts and enclosures to fit the equipment already in place on the train. Programming of the content was also a challenge due to synching the GPS device with the correct timing to display the needed content at the correct time.

Project Specifications:

This project consisted of installing two 40’’ Planar LCD screens onto each New Mexico Rail Runner Express car with Scala, Inc. digital signage content creation software run by one industrial computer. The customized Scala screen content is updated based by location on the train route by GPS signals; we coordinated with Scala on the testing and synching of the GPS system. In total, the project will include digital signage installation onto 22 cars.

To see our Apex Award and for a complete list of the 2012 Apex Award winners, click here.


Our Digital Signage on the Rail Runner Express is a DSE 2012 APEX Award Finalist!

Our Digital Signage project on the Rail Runner Express has been announced as a Finalist for a Digital Signage Expo 2012 APEX Award!

You can find the full list of finalists here: DSE 2012 APEX Awards

Digital Signage on the Rail Runner Express


Congratulations to 3 of our NED Managed Services clients for winning top NAIOP 2011 Awards of Excellence!

The New Mexico chapter of NAIOP (the commercial real estate development association) recognizes the top architecture projects in the state every year with their Awards of Excellence. This year three of our clients – Studio Southwest Architects, Chavez-Grieves Consulting Engineers, Inc. and NCA Architects– won top project awards for their architecture engineering and design projects. Congratulations to all of them for winning such prestigious awards, their winning projects are:

Chavez Grieves Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Award: Chavez Grieves’ Architects won the NAIOP Chairman’s Award for the renovation of the University of New Mexico Arena, better known locally as the Pit. The Pit renovation included an expansion of meeting  and special event space and brought the  45 year old venue up to contemporary  standards of the best in College sports arenas. The renovation also met all of the support functions for UNM men and womens’ basketball programs under one roof.

Chavez Grieves Pit Project

Chavez Grieves' Renovation of the Pit

Award: Chavez Grieves’ Engineers also won the category for Education Post-Secondary with the Gateway Building at Central New Mexico Community College’s Rio Rancho Campus. The project was a multistory 66,000 square-food instructional building that is the first structure on the 40-acre CNM campus at Rio Rancho’s City Center. The project was completed at $2 million under budget and is designed to meet the standards of LEED Gold Certification.

Chavez Grieves' Gateway Building

Chavez Grieves' completed design for the Gateway Building

Studio Southwest Architects

Award: Studio Southwest Architects won the category for Renovation/Remodel with the beautiful historic renovation of the Memorial Hospital built in 1926 into Hotel Parq Central, the chic new hotel in Downtown Albuquerque.

Hotel Parq Central

Studio Southwest Architects Hotel Parq Central Before & After

Award: Studio Southwest Architects also won the category of Education Remodel with the renovation and expansion of Connor Hall on the Santa Fe campus of the New Mexico School for the Deaf from the historic pueblo-revival style dormitory built in 1928.

Connor Hall

Studio Southwest Architects' design for Connor Hall

NCA Architects

Award: NCA Architects won the NAIOP Award of Excellence for the New Mexico Court of Appeals, which had also previously won an AIA architecture design award. The New Mexico Court of Appeals is a 33,000 square foot three-level facility housing courtroom facilities and Judges Offices.

New Mexico Court of Appeals

NCA Architects designh for the New Mexico Court of Appeals

NED manages Chavez Grieves, Studio Southwest Architects, and NCA Architects’ IT networks and provides 24/7 monitoring support so that they can focus all of their creative efforts and attention on creating innovative projects that keep them the top architecture and engineering firms in New Mexico. There is no limit to what our clients can achieve with NED’s help.

To learn more about our NED Managed Services, click here: NED


How Access Controls Secure Your Business

Securing your business requires much more than just a lock and key. Access Controls allow you to authorize entry and to always know who is in your facility, where, and when.

Access Controls are IP-based keyless entry solutions equipped with full software features to ensure reliable managing and real-time 24/7/365 monitoring of your facility’s entrance points.

»Benefits Access Control security can provide for any facility:

  • Monitor your facility’s entrance points in real time and 24/7
  • IP-based and uses your business’ existing Internet. Since the software is web-based, it makes for easy remote management on any computer.
  • Keyless entry using fobs, photo badges, iris scans, or fingerprints. One fob can open any door in any facility and be used in multiple locations.
  • Supports an unlimited number of doors and users
  • Operates through power and network outages
  • Hosted and highly secure
  • Lower total cost of ownership
  • Employee time monitoring tool
  • Control who enters the facility by keeping the door permanently locked and using buzz-in entry buttons
  • Software allows for system events and alarms to be displayed on any computer.
  • Map views, alarm activity can be controlled by icons on the map
  • Record keeping and archiving
  • Drag and drop and easy one-click alarm arming and disarming
  • Eliminates need to ever replace keys
  • Disable terminated employees’ fobs immediately
  • Control locking and unlocking to prohibit entry to certain areas of the facility at certain times.

Access Technologies partnered with Quintron to provide our customers with government standard Access Control security.

To learn more about Access Technologies’ Access Control systems visit www.physicalsecurityalbuquerque.com

Quintron Access Control Security Video

Click Here to View Quintron's Access Control Security Video


Have you met NED?

We would like to introduce you to NED– our exclusive remote management system. Your business can rely on NED to manage your IT network with true 24/7 support and alerting services. Our highly trained professionals can integrate our Managed Services with any new or existing Voice, Video, Security, Wireless, Wi-Fi, Digital Signage, and Data technology on any network. Leave your IT network to NED so that you can get back to business.

About NED:

  •  Access Technologies provides full spectrum IT network monitoring, alerting, and reporting services through NED to help your business reach its full potential.
  •  NED Managed Services is 24/7 capable, fully customizable, and provides true 24/7 alerting and diagnostics services.
  •  You can count on NED as your organization’s  cost-effective comprehensive solution for the ongoing implementation, management, IT support, and maintenance of   your technological infrastructure.
  •  NED can be applied over multiple integration technologies (Voice, Video, Data, Wireless, Wi-Fi, Digital Signage, Security, etc.)
  •  Contact NED with the click of one button by installing our NED chat button onto your desktops.
  •  Hardware (computer) maintenance is included with NED to ensure that your equipment is always running efficiently.

You can visit www.helpmened.com for more information about hour our NED Managed Services can help you access your business’ full potential.

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