There has been a bit of talk about experience in the audiovisual industry lately. The end users are asking for more intuitive interfaces, InfoComm changed their name to AVIXA which includes experience.On this episode of A State of Control, our panelists discuss how to deliver a great user experience while also maintaining a level of quality to the control system.
Overcoming the hazards of mergers and acquisitions
Amazon bought Ring for $1 billion. Now they have dropped the price on the last generation of products, but other distributors have not. We discuss when will Amazon become your distributor. CEDIA purchases a traveling trade and education show for residential dealers. Our panel debates what happens when the acquiring company no longer supports a legacy product.
Mainstream your control programming
A State of Control 43: The ProAV industry has been talking about configuration taking over programming as well as getting more traditional computer languages like C# and others in the control and automation segment for a while. Our panel discusses whether audiovisual programmers should be excited about mainstream computer programmers in control or should they be afraid.
ResiWeek 109: Wyrestorm has increased their warranty to five years. Rich Fregosa and Tim Albright join Matt Scott to talk about the importance of warranties in the audiovisual industry. The panel debates warranty versus advanced replacement and other forms of support from ProAV manufacturers.
Pushing firmware down the network
As manufacturers move to more mainstream programming languages for their control platforms what is the impact on the audiovisual industry. Where control will head in the future. Our panel also discusses the difference between bespoke control programming and “fast food” programming.
Free Access to Firmware
State of Control 42: Rich Fregosa, Mark Peterson, and Michael Braithwaite join Steve Greenblatt of Control Concepts talking about firmware. Programmers now have to deal with the fact that tech managers and end users have access to a number of manufacturers’ firmware.
Amazon continues their push into residential audiovisual, control, and automation with their purchase of Ring for $1 billion. Wyrestorm has revealed a new five-year warranty. Our panel discusses the newest AV dealer with a nationwide reach; Guitar Center.
Firmware. Firmware everywhere. This month we discuss who is responsible for keeping firmware updated in your installations. The best ways to manage firmware across a client’s network. And where your audiovisual devices are in the firmware lifecycle.