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Adam Hanson

Future-proofing Programming Starts with Architecting Device Control

How often does an AV system get designed, commissioned, and programmed, and then never touched again? The answer is: Not often! AV systems must be adaptable to meet users’ changing needs. Starting with a “simple” design that meets current requirements, while keeping in mind the potential for future growth, always sounds like an effective strategy. […]

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Decrypting AV Device Security for Control Programmers

With a growing focus on network security, manufacturers in the AV industry are doing their part to protect clients and avoid vulnerabilities by implementing authentication and secure connections in their products’ API (Application Program Interface aka communication protocol). In the past, AV integration with third party devices via RS-232 or an isolated Ethernet network could […]

Understanding Secure Device Communication in AV Control

Cybersecurity is a hot topic of conversation in the world at large and the AV industry is no exception.  As AV has become a specialized area of IT, it is critical that security best practices are implemented in integrated systems and devices. For many years, the AV industry has relied on RS-232 communications to integrate […]