AV Industry Trends

Control Concepts’ Highlights from InfoComm 2022

The camaraderie of the AV community and the crucial need for software solutions that can ease clients’ needs for working systems. The most talked-about way to describe InfoComm22 was “a family reunion.” Most involved would agree that the highlight of their InfoComm22 experience was the opportunity to reunite with business associates, colleagues, clients, and friends […]

Why is it Important to Attend InfoComm?

When Control Concepts started in March of 1997, one of the first priorities was to become an ICIA member (then InfoComm, now AVIXA) and head to LA in June for InfoComm.  Since that initial event, there has been no looking back. InfoComm has been a staple on our company calendar, this year’s event marks my […]

Celebrating the Women of Control Concepts and the AV Industry at Large During Women’s History Month

As we celebrate International Women’s History Month in March of 2022, Control Concepts recognizes the impact of the women on our team, whose contributions critically impact our overall success. Pridefully and intentionally, the percentage of women and young professionals within the organization has risen consistently over the past three years. Currently, 1/3 of our 12 […]

Why Invest in In-Person Company Events

At a time when hiring and retention are so critical, remote work, flexible schedules, and work/life balance are of high importance to team members.  There is also an increased demand for roles that offer growth, opportunity, connection to company success, and association with positive company culture.  Since it is a mix of these qualities that […]

Creating Harmony By Understanding Personalities

No matter the company or situation, the relationship between sales and engineering is always strained.  Despite their need to work together the ability to find harmony is often a challenge.  Similarly, tensions also exist between other team roles or departments such as project management and programmers, or marketing and product development.  In each case, a […]

We Appreciate Your Continued Trust in Us

We are thankful to our clients, partners and friends who helped make 2021 successful! We value those who put their trust in us and found value in our work and especially appreciate the efforts of our dedicated team who worked together to overcome challenges and ensure our clients’ needs were always met! Breaking down some numbers, we […]

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How to Make Hybrid Meetings Successful

As many companies begin to return to in-person work, technology will play a big part in the successful adjustment to new ways of meeting, collaborating, managing shared spaces, and hybrid meeting needs.  Returning to in-person work will not be a flip of a switch, it will be a gradual transition and in many cases will […]

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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 […]

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Silver Linings in a Pandemic

Are there really silver linings in a pandemic? While we adapt to the new normal of social distancing, working from home, and shelter in place, fears abound about health, safety, and finances as do frustrations about isolation, schedule disruptions, and uncertainty. It proves to be a very difficult time to be optimistic and have a […]