Control System Programming

Control Concepts Now Offering Utility Modules Online

In a continuing effort to expand the capabilities of traditional AV systems and support the greater community of control system programmers, Control Concepts announces the creation of a Utility Module Store. This store will facilitate the availability and distribution of Control Concepts utility modules. “Over the years, our software developers have created innovative tools to […]

Control Concepts & QSC Expand Relationship

As options for AV control system solutions continue to evolve for clients, so do the offerings of Control Concepts. Most recently, Control Concepts invested in learning, building their skills, and demonstrating proficiency with the Ecosystem from QSC. “As an independent programming and specialty services provider, it is critical that we are ready for whatever new […]

How to Effectively Repurpose AV Control Programming

It’s a known fact that programming carries the label of being time consuming, tedious, and challenging. Thus a working system that is well-programmed has a lot of value. Those who invest in developing code not only want to know they own it, but that they can leverage it to get the most value for their […]

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Why All Device Drivers/Modules are Not Created Equally

A driver or module is a critical component in the effectiveness of any programmer and the efficiency of any integrated system. As in the world of computing, drivers and modules are an essential part of connecting software to hardware. Simply put, drivers provide easy access to hardware functions without needing to know the precise details […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Programmed vs. Configured Solutions… Which Approach is Best?

AV control system programming is still a highly-valued offering with clear advantages, but its future is becoming more ambiguous as the industry’s understanding, needs, and expectations evolve. While many clients value a high degree of customization, they are burdened with the time constraints and costs of highly customized offerings. As a result, many are gravitating […]

SIMPL# Crestron Programming for Maximum Efficiency, Performance and Flexibility

As we have discussed previously, Crestron’s SIMPL# is a conduit for bridging Crestron’s SIMPL programming language with its 3-Series controller’s support for the powerful C# programming language.  Working in SIMPL# offers Crestron programmers maximum efficiency, fast turnaround, improved performance and increased flexibility.  All of this helps us deliver even more for our clients and enables […]