Control Concepts

How Everyone is Connected Through User Experience

User experience (UX) is quite the buzz word these days in the AV industry. User experience not only describes the seamless operation of an AV system addressing needs and pain points of users, it also captures the emotion a user feels when utilizing the space and interacting with technology. User experience is built upon a […]

Why is it Important to Attend InfoComm?

When Control Concepts started in March of 1997, one 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.  Including a day visit in Philadelphia […]

Making Technology and the AV Industry Accessible

Control Concepts, whose main focus is AV control system programming and software development, has brought a lot to the industry including expert knowledge, industry-known modules, drivers, and middleware, as well as a diverse team whose skill sets has get reach across the industry. However, Control Concepts doesn’t limit itself to hiring only those who are […]

Celebrating SCN’s The Nine

In an industry thirsty for new talent, the AV world also takes time to recognize the rising, influential people already in the industry and who are establishing their roots. Specifically Systems Contractor News (SCN) The Nine scouts out aspiring folks who are not just “in AV,”  but who are involved and making a lasting impact. “The […]

Turning AV-over-IP Challenges Into Opportunities

AV has relied quite heavily on IT for some time now for facilitating control of devices, interconnectivity of systems, communication across applications, and management of assets, rooms, facilities, and AV operations. To date, provisioning of AV devices on the network has become a fairly manageable effort that could be done with minimal disruption to IT […]

The Importance of Introducing Young People to the AV Industry

While attending several AV industry events this year, I have been witness to some consistent remarks that particularly resonated with me. All were constructive in their intent, yet the associated emotion ranged the gamut of curiosity, concern, and alarm. Each of these instances stemmed from a basic realization that there were no new faces in […]

Symco Technology Showcases: How to Provide User Experience Defined AV

As the conversation about the pending demise of custom solutions and control system programming becomes louder, the focus on user experience is trending on an upward path.  User experience has become a critical part of differentiating products and solutions throughout all of the business world, modern technology, and naturally the AV industry.  Ironically, custom solutions […]

An Evolving Industry – Observations After 22 Years

A Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus once said “the only thing that is constant in life is change.” Change is a common industry theme over the past 22 years that Control Concepts has served the AV market.  As the years have progressed technology has advanced, systems have been simplified, the pace of business has increased, […]

Using Collaboration Tools for Your AV Business

In its purest sense, the term collaboration means working with someone to produce or create something. The AV industry is the business of fostering collaboration through creating products, integrating systems, or developing software that support communication between people. It is the individuals and groups that seek methods of collaboration and communication to satisfy their needs, […]

Design Considerations for Intelligent Buildings

The concept of an intelligent building involves an approach that is not unfamiliar to the AV integration industry. AV designers, integrators, consultants, and programmers have been in the business of making disparate equipment talk together and act as one cohesive unit for some time. Similar to other integration projects, before attempting to provide a solution […]