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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 […]

Tips For Advancing Your AV Career

Being in a technology industry, the majority of learning and skill development is often focused in technical areas. Whether it is to master installation techniques, become trained in the latest hardware, develop proficiency in the newest programming language, or amass certifications of competency in areas of technical expertise, aspiring to become and advancing as an […]

How to Succeed at AV Programming

For decades, integrators, consultants, manufacturers, and technology managers have wrestled with the challenge of addressing programming for their AV projects. Some have hired programmers on staff, while others look to freelancers or subcontractors to satisfy or supplement their needs. In any case, programmers remain a scarce resource, and the demand for good programming can be […]

Control Concepts Announces New Control4 Offering

In an effort to support third-party manufacturers looking to integrate their products with Control4 automation systems, Control Concepts has announced a new offering of Control4 driver development. As a Control4 driver developer, Control Concepts complies with the standards for driver development set forth by Control4 by demonstrating competency in learning the platform and producing work […]

Maximizing Your Organization’s Work-From-Home Productivity

Discussions about working from home have been growing louder among many business circles within and outside the AV industry and have crescendoed during recent months. The need to stay at home, coupled with the availability and benefits of technology, have made working from home a more desirable reality for a greater percentage of the workforce […]

The Art of Standardization

With the simplification of systems, the availability of training, the move toward the adoption of modern programming languages, and the rise in configuration or “no programming required” options, it can be tempting to simply hire a programmer or contract a resource that can write code to make AV systems work. While this seemingly easy win […]