Project managers and programmers have different goals and timelines. They both need to work together to complete the AV install on time and with the desired outcome. On this episode of A State of Control we talk about the importance of project managers in a control and automation project and how to get both sides communicating more effectively.
When technology creates a feeling of familiarity
Amazon announces a new “Alexa for Hospitality” which gives hotels voice control. The use of mobile devices for control and automation interfaces. Are there too many “end users” at the InfoComm show; and how do you define end-user?
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.
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.
Networking with clients and getting your techs learning about networks
Sonos and James Loudspeakers have both joined the buying group Azione. What this move says about both companies positioning toward the dealer channel. The Control4 PCNA networking class reached the 1,000 tech milestone. What ADT’s revenue numbers say about the health of security.