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We Appreciate Your Continued Trust in Us

We are thankful to our clients, partners and friends who helped make 2021 successful! We value those who put their trust in us and found value in our work and especially appreciate the efforts of our dedicated team who worked together to overcome challenges and ensure our clients’ needs were always met! Breaking down some numbers, we […]

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The Biggest Reward of InfoComm21

There’s nothing like the feeling of reuniting with your AV friends and family.  This was the sentiment of many who attended InfoComm21 in Orlando October 27-29. While it is accurate to say that there were several aspects of InfoComm21 that proved to be disappointing including the considerably lower attendance, the absence of big name players, […]

Control Concepts Celebrates Our Young AV Professionals

For years, the AV industry has been focused on planning for growth and expansion by recruiting and developing new, young talent.  NSCA’s Ignite program, AVIXA’s Young AV Professionals Council, and numerous mentorship and internship programs have been established to bring awareness of the AV industry to students and provide opportunities for young members of the […]

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 […]

The Impact of Holiday Cheer Throughout the Year

The holiday season invites positive thoughts of kindness, care, and consideration no matter your beliefs or background. It is a time for reflection and pause to appreciate those who are important in our lives. Starting with Thanksgiving and lasting until the new year, more than any other season attitudes are uplifted and moods are lightened […]

Who Should Determine What Programming Language is Used?

One of the trending conversations in the AV industry involves the move from proprietary, manufacturer-specific programming platforms toward the adoption of modern, robust programming languages. Whether the move is spear-headed by manufacturers opening their hardware to support one or more software development languages or a result of clients seeking alternatives, the flexibility to select a […]

Creating Harmony By Understanding Personalities

No matter the company or situation, the relationship between sales and engineering is always strained.  Despite their need to work together the ability to find harmony is often a challenge.  Similarly, tensions also exist between other team roles or departments such as project management and programmers, or marketing and product development.  In each case, a […]

The Benefit of Commitment to the AV Industry

Despite the innovative technology, impressive solutions, and memorable experiences, according to popular opinion is that the people and community are AV industry’s greatest assets. Most who find the AV industry stick with it for the long haul and build a successful career, making it even more interesting and impressive is that historically they happen upon […]

How to Optimize Projects and Manage Costs

As discussed in a previous post titled “Higher Hourly Rates Result in Lower Costs,” an hourly rate is not indicative of the true cost of a service provider.  Rather, the time it takes to complete tasks or deliver outcomes is the determining factor.  Since time is a limited asset for everyone, its value should be protected […]

How Higher Hourly Rates Result in Lower Costs

When evaluating a service provider like a independent programming company, the question about hourly rates can many times serve as a qualifier. While comparing hourly rates would seem to be a natural way to narrow down the field, the decision may not be as straightforward as it seems. As clients are evaluating their options, it […]

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