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Steve Greenblatt

Using Collaboration Tools for Your AV Business

In its purest sense, the term collaboration means working with someone to produce or create something. The AV industry is the business of fostering collaboration through creating products, integrating systems,…

In its purest sense, the term collaboration means working with someone to produce or create something. The AV industry is the business of fostering collaboration through creating products, integrating systems, or developing software that support communication between people. It is the individuals and groups that seek methods of collaboration and communication to satisfy their needs, […]

Design Considerations for Intelligent Buildings

The concept of an intelligent building involves an approach that is not unfamiliar to the AV integration industry. AV designers, integrators, consultants, and programmers have been in the business of…

The concept of an intelligent building involves an approach that is not unfamiliar to the AV integration industry. AV designers, integrators, consultants, and programmers have been in the business of making disparate equipment talk together and act as one cohesive unit for some time. Similar to other integration projects, before attempting to provide a solution […]

Creating an Integrated Meeting Room Experience

One of the biggest catchphrases in the AV industry of late has been the “integrated experience.” What does this entail for spaces like meeting rooms? A true integrated experience needs…

One of the biggest catchphrases in the AV industry of late has been the “integrated experience.” What does this entail for spaces like meeting rooms? A true integrated experience needs to account for all considerations that make an impression on users and provide positive feelings and a successful outcome before, during, and after being in […]

Newest Edition to the Control Concepts Team – Elizabeth Scozzari

As they say, no team is fully functional without a solid foundation and efficient support structure. Leaning into that thought, Control Concepts is proud to announce the addition of Elizabeth…

As they say, no team is fully functional without a solid foundation and efficient support structure. Leaning into that thought, Control Concepts is proud to announce the addition of Elizabeth Scozzari in the new role of Executive Assistant. Although Elizabeth joins the Control Concepts team with little to no AV solutions experience, she brings a […]

Jeff Mackie Named Control Concepts’ Chief Technical Officer

As a testament to his knowledge, experience, and leadership sills along with his creative vision for the future of AV software solutions, Control Concepts, Inc., a Crestron CSP, AMX VIP, and…

As a testament to his knowledge, experience, and leadership sills along with his creative vision for the future of AV software solutions, Control Concepts, Inc., a Crestron CSP, AMX VIP, and Extron EQIP company, is proud to announce the promotion of Jeff Mackie to Chief Technical Officer. Jeff joined Control Concepts in 2010 with a  20+ year […]

Control Concepts Welcomes Jonathan Brenner!

As the needs for our 20+ year client base of Crestron, AMX, and Extron projects continue to grow, Control Concepts raises its commitment to the AV community with the addition…

As the needs for our 20+ year client base of Crestron, AMX, and Extron projects continue to grow, Control Concepts raises its commitment to the AV community with the addition of Certified Programmer and aspiring software developer Jonathan Brenner. Jonathan joins Control Concepts after breaking into the industry on the AV integration side where he […]

Control System Programming vs. Software Development: Is there a Difference?

While “programmer” and “software developer” are often used interchangeably, there are in fact some key differences between the two roles, especially in the AV control space. When we refer to…

While “programmer” and “software developer” are often used interchangeably, there are in fact some key differences between the two roles, especially in the AV control space. When we refer to AV control system programming, we are essentially defining the process of creating a program that allows the user of a room or space to interact with […]

Tips for Attending ISE 2019

As Integrated Systems Europe continues to grow to record heights, each year there are more first timers to visit the show and/or Amsterdam.  Last year was my first time, so…

As Integrated Systems Europe continues to grow to record heights, each year there are more first timers to visit the show and/or Amsterdam.  Last year was my first time, so I thought I’d share some useful observations and tips. The first thing to know is that this show is larger than the largest InfoComm show. […]

The Cost of Not Having Control Modules

As the industry moves toward more configurable, “no programming required” solutions, the availability of device drivers or control modules (terminology depends on the specific system) compatible with the popular control platforms (Crestron, AMX, Extron, RTI,…

As the industry moves toward more configurable, “no programming required” solutions, the availability of device drivers or control modules (terminology depends on the specific system) compatible with the popular control platforms (Crestron, AMX, Extron, RTI, Control4) is greater than ever for AV manufacturers. Conversely, for a control platform to be effective in providing a solution that does not depend on complex […]