A State of Control 44 slate

A State of Control 44: Touchy, Feely

Have you experienced an excellent user interface in control?

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.

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ResiWeek 115 slate

Resiweek: 115: I will survive

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.

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Daily Download April 17, 2018

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.

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Daily Download April 16, 2018

ProAV warranties

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.

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Daily Download April 11, 2018

What Amazon gets from Ring

ResiWeek 109: Amazon has purchased smart doorbell maker, Ring, for $1 billion. It has since dropped the price to $100. Rich Fregosa and Tim Albright join Matt Scott to discuss what Amazon’s strategy is with this acquisition.

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Daily Download March 28, 2018

Pushing firmware down the network

A State of Control 42: Firmware updates are increasing in their frequency in the audiovisual industry. This is due to security threats as well as feature enhancements. Our panel discusses who in a facility should own the decision to push out a firmware update.

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A State of Control 43: Kung Pao Programming

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.

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Daily Download March 20, 2018

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.

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ResiWeek 109: Punch Fast, Punch Hard

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.

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A State of Control 42: RAG; Red, Amber, Green

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.

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