Audio Visual Software and Services Provider
Founded in 1997, Control Concepts is the premier provider of specialized software and services for the Audio Visual (AV) industry. Control Concepts is a team of experienced technology professionals who specialize in AV control system programming, software development, and specialty services for AV systems in boardrooms, conference rooms, and classrooms.
We work closely with our technology partners to provide software and services that drive AV system efficiency and effectiveness.
We provide technology managers with software and solutions to deliver consistency, reliability, and ease of use for their AV systems.
We provide consultants with software and solutions that help them maximize client investment, as well as supplement their skill sets.
We help integrators grow and scale their business by lending our expertise on complex projects.
We work with manufacturers to help them increase customer integration and implementation of their products.
Problems We Solve
At Control Concepts we go to great lengths to accommodate our clients.
Here are solutions to common problems brought to us by each market.
AV Software and Solutions
We partner with Technology Managers, Consultants, System Integrators, and Manufacturers to design and deliver a full spectrum of AV software and solutions.
We offer an array of control system programming services as well as management & maintenance once your AV systems are installed.
It’s not enough to simply provide a user with basic functionality using typical features and still call that a custom integrated system.
By working with us, you gain more customizable development, more timely response, more control over your end product.
For manufacturers, we look to provide module development and middleware development
With specialty services from Control Concepts like systems engineering, audio DSP programming, and field commissioning, we empower you to deliver more.
Technology managers, consultants, and integrators should consider the value of hiring a third party to commission their systems to identify open items and ensure performance standards are met.
As part of our specialty engineering services, Control Concepts offers AV strategic planning to its technology partners.
How Everyone is Connected Through User Experience
User experience (UX) is quite the buzz word these days in the AV industry. User experience not only describes the seamless operation of an AV system addressing needs and pain points of users, it also captures the emotion a user feels when utilizing the space and interacting with technology. User experience is built upon a user interface that is inviting, modern, consistent, reliable, and easy to operate. However, user experience also takes into consideration the entire process that a user undergoes when working with technology, appreciating the finer details of the installation and room aesthetics, and feeling of comfort in the environment. Care, consideration, high quality, and attention to detail are the underlying factors that contribute to the feel that a quality user experience embodies.
How Higher Hourly Rates Result in Lower Costs
When evaluating a service provider like a independent programming company, the question about hourly rates can many times serve as a qualifier. While comparing hourly rates would seem to be a natural way to narrow down the field, the decision may not be as straightforward as it seems. As clients are evaluating their options, it is important to understand the significance of an hourly rate.
Engineering AV Control Like a Software Developer
With the growing belief in the diminishing value of custom AV systems, control system programming and control system programmers are finding their place in the industry being seriously challenged. Despite the fact that the AV integration industry can tailor and personalize solutions to offer a user experience that addresses specific user needs, many technology managers are opting for the consistency, simplicity, value, and ease of deployment found in configured or even closed systems that involve limited or no customization. What is behind this shift in mindset from custom to standard solutions?
The Importance of Introducing Young People to the AV Industry
While attending several AV industry events this year, I have been witness to some consistent remarks that particularly resonated with me. All were constructive in their intent, yet the associated emotion ranged the gamut of curiosity, concern, and alarm. Each of these instances stemmed from a basic realization that there were no new faces in the room and the average age in the industry is increasing rather than decreasing each year.
Simply put, where are the young people in the AV industry?