Control Concepts

Standardization through Custom Programming

One of the bigger issues currently trending in the AV industry is the sentiment that custom control system programming takes too long, costs too much to create, and is not easy to maintain. While there is some truth in this proclamation when looking at one-off programmed solutions, alternative approaches exist that offer very different results. […]

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 […]

Navigating InfoComm 2019 – Strategies & Tips

The success of any goal or project is determined by the creation and execution of a well thought-out game plan.  The larger and more complex the task, the more important it is to break down the goal to clearly defined steps which in turn are broken into manageable pieces that can be done in a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Making Technology and the AV Industry Accessible

Control Concepts, whose main focus is AV control system programming and software development, has brought a lot to the industry including expert knowledge, industry-known modules, drivers, and middleware, as well as a diverse team whose skill sets has get reach across the industry. However, Control Concepts doesn’t limit itself to hiring only those who are […]

Celebrating SCN’s The Nine

In an industry thirsty for new talent, the AV world also takes time to recognize the rising, influential people already in the industry and who are establishing their roots. Specifically Systems Contractor News (SCN) The Nine scouts out aspiring folks who are not just “in AV,”  but who are involved and making a lasting impact. “The […]

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 […]