Automate™ Shades Expands Third Party Integration to Include Updated Crestron Home Driver

November 11, 2021, Stamford, CT – Rollease Acmeda, a global leader in the window covering industry, has expanded the third-party integration of their Smart Shade Control to include Crestron Home.    Through collaboration with their software development partner, Control Concepts, Inc., Rollease Acmeda has invested in Crestron Home Drivers enabling their Automate product line to seamlessly work with the […]

Getting Extra Mileage From Your AV System

More often than not, the go-to solution for a system that is not satisfying users’ needs is to purchase new equipment and start over with a new installation. Whether or not perception is reality, it is commonly thought that operational defects are tied to the brand of equipment being used and that by simply replacing […]

Tips for Returning Employees to Work

A return to in-person work in one form or another is imminent. Whether organizations bring back their entire staff, schedule a staggered presence, or plan to congregate on demand, the pandemic work life that everyone has grown accustomed to will be changing for the majority of businesses and staff. Even if these changes don’t have […]

Improving Project Hand-Off

When is a project complete? For some, completion is defined by satisfying requirements, receiving a sign off, or achieving client satisfaction. Although completion signifies a finish line associated with contracts, scope of work, payments, and a transition to move from one commitment to the next, completion of an installation simply marks the next phase in […]

ELAN Announces Host of New Integration Drivers

Nortek Control has announced release of an extensive assortment of new integration drivers for ELAN whole-house control solutions. The new drivers continue to expand ELAN system capabilities for dealers. The broad array of new drivers demonstrates the results of an ongoing program of close support and collaboration between Nortek Control engineers and third-party integration developers. Through the […]

Tips for Training Your AV Team

One of the continuing challenges that organizations face is building the skills of their team. Whether it is to orient and train newcomers, advance the knowledge and capabilities of existing staff, or provide a path for career advancement, there is a real need for a training strategy with resources that will facilitate growth and keep […]

How to Expand Your Network in the AV Community

Just as it is virtually impossible to be an expert in all areas of business, a profession, or an industry, it is highly improbable to be successful without a network and connections. Without the benefit of professional contacts, colleagues, clients, and friends to provide support, facilitate learning, stimulate growth, challenge ideas, field questions, and offer […]

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Control Concepts and ELAN Expand Relationship

In response to the increased demands of AV manufacturers seeking to maximize ease of integration of their products with a variety of control and automation platforms, Control Concepts has expanded its services as an approved ELAN device driver developer. “Along with our manufacturer clients, Control Concepts recognizes the history of success ELAN has built providing […]

Blurring Lines Fostering a New AV Industry Dynamic

As our society shifts to become more aware of profiling and encouraging of diversity, the need to look beyond labels or preconceived notions, be more receptive toward others, and seek to listen and understand are critical steps in achieving harmony, acceptance, and productive outcomes. The same can be said for divisions within the AV industry. […]

How to Get Started at AV Programming

For those looking for a long-term, rewarding career path in the AV industry, becoming an AV programmer might be the answer. AV programmers have been in demand for decades with the rise of integrated systems requiring ease of operation and intuitive interface design. Whether the solution is custom-programmed or configured, effective control system implementation and […]