Audio Visual Software and Services Provider
Founded in 1997, Control Concepts is the premier provider of specialized software and services for the Audio Visual (AV) industry. Control Concepts is a team of experienced technology professionals who specialize in AV control system programming, software development, and specialty services for AV systems in boardrooms, conference rooms, and classrooms.
We work closely with our technology partners to provide software and services that drive AV system efficiency and effectiveness.
We provide technology managers with software and solutions to deliver consistency, reliability, and ease of use for their AV systems.
We provide consultants with software and solutions that help them maximize client investment, as well as supplement their skill sets.
We help integrators grow and scale their business by lending our expertise on complex projects.
We work with manufacturers to help them increase customer integration and implementation of their products.
Problems We Solve
At Control Concepts we go to great lengths to accommodate our clients.
Here are solutions to common problems brought to us by each market.
We offer an array of control system programming services as well as management & maintenance once your AV systems are installed.
It’s not enough to simply provide a user with basic functionality using typical features and still call that a custom integrated system.
By working with us, you gain more customizable development, more timely response, more control over your end product.
For manufacturers, we look to provide module development and middleware development
With specialty services from Control Concepts like systems engineering, audio DSP programming, and field commissioning, we empower you to deliver more.
Technology managers, consultants, and integrators should consider the value of hiring a third party to commission their systems to identify open items and ensure performance standards are met.
As part of our specialty engineering services, Control Concepts offers AV strategic planning to its technology partners.
The Essentiality of Support in Business Relationships
As the world continues to recover from the impact of the pandemic, individuals, businesses, and their clients are leaning on supportive relationships and genuine insight to regain their confidence and comfort. More than ever people are weighing a company’s values, customer service, dedication, and care before making a commitment. The days of alluring clients in the AV industry with catchy marketing and flashy products are in the past. Everyone wants to know that if something goes awry the companies and products they have invested in will have their backs. Before this differentiator can be client facing, it must start at home.
At Control Concepts, support is, and has been, valued and handled with the utmost care for as long as the company has existed. Support is back-bone of how we improve ourselves and how we serve our clients best.
The internal culture of Control Concepts fosters these key items:
- Ask for guidance/assistance when you need it.
- Provide guidance/assistance when you can.
- You are not an individual to carry your professional burdens alone.
- We are a team that share professional burdens to succeed as a team.
Crestron Home and .AV Framework Driver Development from Control Concepts
Control Concepts is proud to announce the availability of Crestron Home and .AV Framework Driver development for manufacturers of third-party controllable devices, systems, or applications. Crestron Home and .AV Framework Driver are a critical components in providing compatibility for third party devices with Crestron Home and .AV Framework as well as supporting ease of integration, confi guration, and programming of Crestron’s latest 4-Series processors and virtual control platform VC4.
Tips for Returning Employees to Work
A return to in-person work in one form or another is imminent. Whether organizations bring back their entire staff, schedule a staggered presence, or plan to congregate on demand, the pandemic work life that everyone has grown accustomed to will be changing for the majority of businesses and staff. Even if these changes don’t have an impact on roles and responsibilities, they will likely have an effect on company dynamics, team engagement, work hours, and scheduling flexibility. For some, it may be as easy as a welcomed return to a comfortable routine. For others it can be uprooting a new way of life that they have grown accustomed to living and truly value.
Getting Extra Mileage From Your AV System
More often than not, the go-to solution for a system that is not satisfying users’ needs is to purchase new equipment and start over with a new installation. Whether or not perception is reality, it is commonly thought that operational defects are tied to the brand of equipment being used and that by simply replacing the equipment is the best course of action to remedy the problem. The truth is that an improperly designed, installed, programmed, or configured system will not work no matter what equipment is used. There are circumstances when a device may not fit the need, doesn’t offer the desired functionality, or is beyond its lifespan; however, in many circumstances, the custom programming or system configuration is the key variable in the overall success of the system, as fittingly stated in an old proverb, “a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”