Major Improvements to Apple’s iOS 10 in Maps and Messages

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Apple’s iOS 10

Sean Delph is a longtime technology executive who engages with services provider Delcom Group as sales director. Also a systems integration consultant, Sean Delph has a focus on optimizing Apple products functionality for his clients.

With the release of iPhone 7, improvements in software have been lauded as a key reason for purchasing a new device. One area of iOS 10 focus has been Messages, which is completely revamped to give Facebook Messenger competition in the social communication sphere. With Messages now open to developers, the platform promises to provide users with a more interactive experience. Already, companies such as Nintendo have released special stickers in support of mobile game launches and other brand campaigns.

Another area of significant improvement in iOS 10 centers on Apple Maps, which has reached parity with Google Maps, and seamlessly integrates with public transportation information in many cities. As with Messages, Apple has opened its Maps application to developers, so that extras such as geolocated business reviews and ride-sharing services are already appearing.


Integrated VOIP a Key to Apple’s Strategy for Seamless Calling

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Integrated VOIP

A respected technology executive, Sean Delph serves as sales director with Delcom Group. Sean Delph provides client-tailored custom audio-visual technology solutions, and has particular experience in Apple products and systems integration. One area in which Apple has made significant strides is in allowing system wide permissions for third party messaging apps and Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP).

Geared toward mobile devices, this represents a major improvement because it now enables calls made through VOIP systems such as Skype, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp to be handled as if they were native calls.

iOS 10 also has analytics in place that recall which apps are used to contact specific people and set that VOIP channel as default. This has the potential to solve the issues encountered involving having to remember which VOIP is used for each friend or contact.

In addition, incoming VoIP calls will ring and can be answered in the same way as calls within the native phone app are. Messages left with missed calls will have the contents transcribed, such that they can easily be read and responded to. These improvements also extend to the workplace through a new Apple and Cisco partnership that benefits remote workers and businesses that must coordinate their activities.

Sean Delph and Delcom Group Partner with Perot Museum

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Perot Museum

Sean Delph serves as director of sales for Delcom Group, an integration technology company based in Lewisville, Texas. Sean Delph, also a manager of central enterprise accounts, has been with Delcom Group since 2002.

In 2012, Delcom Group’s integration services were used in the running wall exhibit in the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s Sports Hall. The 55-foot interactive wall enables children to race virtual projections of former Dallas Cowboys running back Felix Jones, World Olympic Gymnastics Academy Level 10 gymnast Emily Richardson, a 3D life-sized cheetah, and a 3D life-sized Tyrannosaurus rex. The high-profile installation is the centerpiece of the museum’s 180,000-square-foot, $185 million facility.

First, participants interact with a touchscreen to decide who (or what) they want to race: Jones, Richardson, the cheetah, or the T. rex. Next, they are instructed to head to the starting line and wait for the countdown. After a three-count, the race begins, and children run alongside a life-like video figure to the finish line. The exhibit, a collaboration between Delcom Group, 900lbs of Creative, and BenQ America Corp, has proven to be one of the museum’s most popular.

Why Breed Texas Longhorns?

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Texas Longhorns

An accomplished technology professional, Sean Delph serves as sales director for Delcom Group, LC, a comprehensive technology integration firm located in Lewisville, Texas. Aside from technology, Sean Delph has an interest in food and farming, and he recently started raising Texas longhorns.

The Texas longhorn breed of cattle was originally brought to North America by Spanish explorers. Currently bred for their meat and beautiful horns, and for their ability to maintain pastures, the breed is hardy and intelligent, which has allowed it to continue to thrive over the years.

Longhorns forage on almost anything, making them an economical choice for breeders. They can keep a pasture in control with their grazing, and they also produce a lean, low-fat, and low-cholesterol meat similar to deer and elk.

The horns of the Texas longhorn grow rapidly, often reaching a tip-to-tip length of 30 inches in the first year. The longest tip-to-tip length on record measures 109 inches. The horns may be sold for decoration, but they also deter predators — another reason for the longevity of the breed.

The HP Touchpoint Manager

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HP Touchpoint Manager

As sales director for Delcom Group, LP, a Texas-based technology company, Sean Delph oversees a team of professionals while also providing clients with integration consulting services. A proven sales leader himself, Sean Delph personally accounts for 40 percent of Delcom Group’s revenue and is the No. 1 dealer of Hewlett-Packard education products in the State of Texas.

HP offers many solutions created specifically for a school environment. These include the HP Touchpoint Manager, which provides cloud-based troubleshooting tools to help schools more effectively manage their IT needs.

School administration can use HP Touchpoint Manager to create a technology network across teacher and student devices, even those that have different operating systems. Using a dashboard format, Touchpoint Manager provides real-time insights and alerts to users. The software tracks network health and detects and troubleshoots issues before they occur, thereby improving classroom productivity. Additionally, a comprehensive security model protects both teacher and student data.

A Brief Overview of Barco’s ClickShare

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Barco’s ClickShare

A Texas resident, Sean Delph has dedicated more than a decade to the Delcom Group, a full-service technology integration company. As the sales director, Sean Delph has sold substantial services that make up nearly half the company’s revenue and earned him a place as one of the top sales professionals in the organization.

Among companies the Delcom Group partners with to offer collaborative audio visual system services is Barco. The company is a supplier of networked visualization products that cater to a variety of markets, including health care and entertainment.

Barco’s many technology solutions includes a wireless presentation system dubbed ClickShare. ClickShare offers four products that enhance collaboration and improve decision-making processes during meetings. The products connect participants to a central meeting room screen, which allows them to share content from their laptops, smartphones, and tablets with others at the click of a button in a seamless process that engages meeting participants.

ClickShare accommodates all sized meeting rooms. The CSM-1 model caters to standard meeting rooms, while CS-100 and CSE-200 serve smaller settings. CSE-200 can also support medium-sized rooms. For larger settings that host high-profile meetings, such as boardrooms, CSC-1 is suitable due to its expanded feature set.

Delcom Group Invests in Running Wall for Petro Museum

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Delcom Group

Sean Delph serves as a sales director for Delcom Group in Lewisville, Texas, where he holds the responsibility of conducting weekly sales meetings and assisting with design marketing materials. In 2012, Sean Delph’s company engaged in an integration services project for the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s Running Wall Exhibit.

Located in the museum’s Sports Hall, the Running Wall Exhibit is a 55-foot interactive exhibit that allows children the experience of racing against various 3D opponents, including a WOGA Level 10 gymnast, Dallas Cowboys player Felix Jones, a cheetah, and a life-sized Tyrannosaurus rex. Six short-throw projectors power the exhibit, which uses image blending technology to maintain a seamless video projection as participants run alongside the 3D opponents. The Running Wall became a fast favorite with museum visitors and maintains a reputation as one of the museum’s must-see attractions.

Delcom Group collaborated with projector company BenQ America Corp and the boutique creative agency 900lbs in order to execute the exhibit. Scalable Displays and the Science Museum of Minnesota provided additional financial contributions toward the project.