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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 […]

HTML5 User Interface for AV Systems

As discussed in Uncovering the Why Behind HMTL5 in AV Control, there are many reasons why the world of AV control is turning to HTML5 web technologies for user interface design.  While there are significant upsides to this shift, the transition is not going to be easy for traditional AV programmers that are not actively embracing […]

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 […]

The Hidden Value of Being in the AV Industry

Before working at Control Concepts, when I used to tell people that I worked in Scouting I usually got one of two responses: “can you help my kid make Eagle?” and “can you get me a mixed tin of popcorn?” When I worked at a law firm prior, people wanted to know if I could […]

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 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 […]

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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 […]