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Daily Download June 27, 2018

Expanding Masters

A State of Control 45: Host Steve Greenblatt is joined by Rich Fregosa, Dave Hats, Bernard Morgan, and Jon Otteson talking about Creston Masters. The conversation starts off today discussing the expansion of the Crestron Masters program.

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A State of Control 46: Virtualized Control

Software-Defined Automation

As AV continues to grow in the world of IT, not only are more devices on the network and more control taking place using network protocols, the traditional control system processor is now migrating to other forms like server and cloud-based solutions. This is a significant change in the approach to control and will not only cause manufacturers, designers, programmers, and technology managers to think differently, but it will also introduce new areas of value and concern.

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Daily Download June 19, 2018

Driving certification demand

State of Control 45: Crestron, AMX, and other programming companies have several levels of certification. A year ago Crestron introduced their “Diamond” level programmer. Today’s panel is three of those Diamonds talking about what these certifications mean to customers and those outside the audiovisual industry.

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Daily Download June 7, 2018

When Amazon becomes your distributor

ResiWeek 115: In February of this year Amazon purchased Ring for a reported $1 billion. Recently the online retailer dropped the price of the first generation doorbell to below what residential audiovisual dealers can buy them through distribution. Our discussion today focuses on what this move, and Amazon in general, will do to the dealer/distributor relationship.

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Daily Download May 30, 2018

The value of Crestron Masters

A State of Control 45: Each year Crestron Electronics invites their certified programmers to the Northeast for training, networking, and furthering their careers. It’s called Crestron Masters. Host Steve Greenblatt who’s attended nearly every Masters talks with those who attended and have attained the “Diamond” level certification; the highest Crestron offers.

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ResiWeek 121

ResiWeek 121: Named Defendant

An accomplice to data breach

Best Buy rolls out a yearly service plan for customers. At $200, the plan gained the box store $46 million in revenue last year. Amazon confirmed the recording and transmission of a family’s conversation. What that means to the smart speaker market. Continuing innovation as CI legends pass and retire.

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Daily Download May 22, 2018

Focusing on the User Experience

A State of Control 44: AVIXA pivoted from InfoComm International highlighting the “experience”; the Audio Visual and Integrated Experience Association. Our panel discusses what ProAV programmers can do to enhance the user experience.

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State of Control 45 slate

A State of Control 45: Meet the Gems

Audiovisual Programming Peer learning

Each year a gathering of Crestron Certified programmers takes place. It’s called Masters and the gathering is a chance for those who have earned at least a basic Crestron certification to get deep dive into what’s coming next from the control and video distribution giant. Now they have added Diamond Level certification and that entails teaching your peers. On this episode of A State of Control we talk with three Diamond Certified Crestron programmers

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