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Steve Greenblatt

Why it is Important to Attend InfoComm?

When Control Concepts started in March of 1997, one the first priorities was to become an ICIA member (then InfoComm, now AVIXA) and head to LA in June for InfoComm.  Since that initial event, there has been no looking back.  InfoComm has been a staple on our company calendar.  Including a day visit in Philadelphia […]

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 […]

Symco Technology Showcases: How to Provide User Experience Defined AV

As the conversation about the pending demise of custom solutions and control system programming becomes louder, the focus on user experience is trending on an upward path.  User experience has become a critical part of differentiating products and solutions throughout all of the business world, modern technology, and naturally the AV industry.  Ironically, custom solutions […]

An Evolving Industry – Observations After 22 Years

A Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus once said “the only thing that is constant in life is change.” Change is a common industry theme over the past 22 years that Control Concepts has served the AV market.  As the years have progressed technology has advanced, systems have been simplified, the pace of business has increased, […]

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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 […]