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Benefits from AV Experiences

On last Sunday’s AV in the AM topic of AV memories touch on the “over/under” way of coiling cables. Steve Greenblatt learned this about 20 years ago onsite with one of his mentors who was tuning a room. He has never forgotten it, use it all the time for any cable he ties up, and […]

Uncovering the Why Behind HMTL5 in AV Control

As more AV manufacturers embrace the transition from proprietary programming languages and software development tools to open standards for control system solutions, there is a growing trend to adopt HTML5 for user interface design. This move to HTML5 is not just another way to make the AV industry more appealing to outsiders or address the growing need for […]

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New Middleware for EMS Platform and Crestron Fusion Available

[May 2020] – Control Concepts is excited to announce the release of a new middleware product integrating Crestron Fusion with EMS Platform Services.   EMS Platform Services is an add-on, middle-tier component offered by EMS.  Platform Services provides a modern, scalable way for partners and customers to integrate with EMS through a RESTful API providing […]

TOA Works with Control Concepts to Make Their New AM-CF1 Control System Ready

In August of 2019 TOA Electronics, a professional audio product manufacturer, reached out to Control Concepts about a new audio collaboration product, the AM-CF1, they were soon to be launching to provide the most comfortable and natural web conferencing experience in huddle rooms and small to medium conference rooms. In addition to providing a high […]

How Software Can Extend Your Systems’ Lifespans

Whether it’s in response to limited resources, budgetary restrictions, or an economic downturn, the opportunity to get more from existing systems can be accomplished without the need to upgrade hardware or radically change installations. The easiest element to modify when looking to improve system performance, add functionality, and/or adjust the user interface is the software […]

How a Video Tutorial Enhances Integration of a Control Module

How can a video tutorial enhance a control module and its integration? In an effort to simplify the integration of their products with Crestron and AMX control, Clockaudio initially reached out Control Concepts in 2017 looking for programming support. The conversation focused on developing modules to help integrators and AV programmers minimize the time and […]

Control Concepts Welcomes New Audio DSP Expert

It is with great pride and enthusiasm that Control Concepts welcomes Mike Spadafora to our technical team.  As a control system programmer and audio DSP expert, Mike joins a veteran group of programmers and software developers serving a variety of control system platforms including Crestron, AMX, Extron, Utelogy, RTI, Control 4, and Elan. “I’ve known […]

How ISE Provides a Unique Perspective

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the world’s largest AV trade show, provides a great opportunity to gain perspective on the technologies and direction of the industry.  With a combination of commercial, residential, and digital signage solutions all occupying the same trade show space, ISE provides a unique opportunity to appreciate all of the ways that AV […]

Who Should Determine What Programming Language is Used?

One of the trending conversations in the AV industry involves the move from proprietary, manufacturer-specific programming platforms toward the adoption of modern, robust programming languages. Whether the move is spear-headed by manufacturers opening their hardware to support one or more software development languages or a result of clients seeking alternatives, the flexibility to select a […]