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Steve Greenblatt

The Benefit of Commitment to the AV Industry

Despite the innovative technology, impressive solutions, and memorable experiences, according to popular opinion is that the people and community are AV industry’s greatest assets. Most who find the AV industry stick with it for the long haul and build a successful career, making it even more interesting and impressive is that historically they happen upon […]

How to Optimize Projects and Manage Costs

As discussed in a previous post titled “Higher Hourly Rates Result in Lower Costs,” an hourly rate is not indicative of the true cost of a service provider.  Rather, the time it takes to complete tasks or deliver outcomes is the determining factor.  Since time is a limited asset for everyone, its value should be protected […]

Takeaways and AHA! Moments from InfoComm19

The week after InfoComm will always be bittersweet for me. While I enjoy the energy, excitement, engagement, and activity of the week, I also feel a mix of excitement, exhaustion, over-stimulation, disappointment, and reflection when it is over. As with any big event, all of the planning, the hype, the anticipation, the hard work, and […]

Why is it 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 […]

Turning AV-over-IP Challenges Into Opportunities

AV has relied quite heavily on IT for some time now for facilitating control of devices, interconnectivity of systems, communication across applications, and management of assets, rooms, facilities, and AV operations. To date, provisioning of AV devices on the network has become a fairly manageable effort that could be done with minimal disruption to IT […]

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, […]