CCI makes a splash at InfoComm Orlando 2006.

Industry professionals from around the country convened in Orlando Florida for the 2006 Infocomm International Conference and Exhibition. This year is highlighted by an increased involvement in education by members of the Independent Programmers Council and Dashboard Committee.

“The Infocomm show has always been the ideal opportunity for experts from all industry disciplines to present their knowledge and share experiences with industry professionals looking to the future,” said Steve Greenblatt President of Control Concepts Inc. and steering committee member of the Independent Programmers Council. “Contributions from Control Concepts to this year’s coarse offering include several presentations related to control system programming and interface design”. Both Steve Greenblatt and Greg Maderic of Control Concepts are active Infocomm International committee members.

The presentations and workshops presented by the Control Concepts’ staff are geared to provide the attendees with an in-depth look at the latest technologies and best practices for high end control system programming and interface design. “Association and committee efforts over recent years indicate a fundamental shift from engineer driven design to user centric focus in what is clearly a service industry dependent on user satisfaction” states Greg Maderic current Chairman of the Dashboard for Controls Committee. Offered this year from the Dashboard Committee are two courses and one workshop related to human factors and graphic design automation for programmers and interface designers. Human factors theory has been presented previously at Infocomm 2005, FOSE 2006, and Infocomm Europe 2006 with great success. A first for Infocomm attendees this year was an in depth look at Adobe Photoshop scripting automation which sold out at record speed.

The goal of these courses is to share best practices and guidelines for approaching various technological and managerial challenges that are common to the industry. “Continuing education is a great way to stay abreast of the latest industry trends as-well-as an opportunity to interact, share expertise, and learn from our peers”, states Steve Greenblatt, “our involvement in Infocomm seminars has been rewarding from both the attendee and instructor perspective.”