av trends

ISC West 2022: An Untapped Opportunity to Grow Your Business?

AV integrators should look to adjacent industries, such as security, to find ways to synergize and broaden their expertise. Editor’s Note: Brittany DiCesare, account manager, Control Concepts, helped with ideating and writing this article. Given the absence of a reference point, we were left with uncertain expectations and open minds as first-time attendees of ISC […]

The Critical Importance of the Ability to Troubleshoot

Fixing a symptom can be easy; identifying the cause of the issue and effectively addressing it can be a real challenge. While a reboot can appear to be a quick fix, the underlying problem could still be lurking. The overwhelming trend in technology is that products and systems need to be simple to implement while […]

Future-proofing Programming Starts with Architecting Device Control

How often does an AV system get designed, commissioned, and programmed, and then never touched again? The answer is: Not often! AV systems must be adaptable to meet users’ changing needs. Starting with a “simple” design that meets current requirements, while keeping in mind the potential for future growth, always sounds like an effective strategy. […]

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Finding Silver Linings in the COVID-19 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 […]

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, […]