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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 […]

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 […]

Programmed vs. Configured Solutions… Which Approach is Best?

AV control system programming is still a highly-valued offering with clear advantages, but its future is becoming more ambiguous as the industry’s understanding, needs, and expectations evolve. While many clients value a high degree of customization, they are burdened with the time constraints and costs of highly customized offerings. As a result, many are gravitating […]

Still Packing Granny On Top. Guest Post by Marc LaVecchia

By Marc LaVecchia – President, BMA Software Solutions While driving to a job site recently, I stopped beside an old pickup moving someone who was either a terrible planner or in a desperate hurry to move. The items were stacked frighteningly high, defying any rules of balance, as if the plan for loading the truck […]

It’s Easy Being Greener in AV

Green AV has a lot to do with making systems smarter, more energy efficient, and being more conscientious about waste.  Components of Green AV impact all parties involved in the industry, so the responsibility  falls on many shoulders; however, feature-rich  programming is the linchpin. Manufacturers can be called upon to produce “greener” products through environmentally […]

The Truth about Working with Independent Programmers

Many questions go through the heads of business executives, project managers, and sales people everyday when they are put in the position as to which direction they should go to satisfy their control system programming needs. Outsourcing isn’t for everyone There are many integrators who have never outsourced programming and do not believe that it […]

Know Your Control System Programmer

Whether you realize it or not, the outcome of a high end, customized audiovisual system ultimately rests on the shoulders of a control system programmer.  Establishing the requirements, conveying the proper information, and entrusting in the capabilities of reliable resources are the critical factors that lead to success.  With so much time and effort dedicated […]

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