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State of Control 38: Code Switching

The 2017 Harman Developer Conference highlighted a number of great developments and some changes in the industry. AV programmers are now evolving into Software developers, the influx of standard programming languages and what this means for the future of the industry.

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State Of Control 36: Digital Reckoning

Programming is not always about creating a system from scratch. Many jobs are updating and fixing existing installations. Just how do you approach wrangling a system you did not program or install? What do you do to leave the system better (documented) than you found it.

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State of Control 35: Software Bonnaroo

AV Control Programmers are an interesting lot, often seen simultaneously as both as a boon and bane on a project. On this episode we discuss the perception of programmers, what influences our image, when to say no to a request.

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State Of Control 34: Professional Currency

Crestron Masters and AV development

The recent Crestron Masters Class event brought over 800 programmers and integrators together. What did attendees learn, the levels of certification, first revels of product development and some takeaways you may not have expected.

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Don’t Underestimate the Importance of the Checklist

We’ve all been there. It’s Friday afternoon, and you’re trying to close out a project, but you keep experiencing system errors. How do you fix those mistakes, get system sign-off, and make your customer happy? Here are some tips to help you design, program, and install a strong audiovisual system that delights your customer. This … Read more

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A State of Control 26: No Programming Required

With manufacturers are pushing “No Programming Required” solutions, how do programmers see this impacting their livelihood? Our panel discusses the benefit and specific uses of “no programming required” solutions as well as the true value of programmers.

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AVNation Special: Diamond Programming

In this AVNation special we look at the world of programming from the view of a Crestron Diamond Certified programmer. How did Crestron migrate from a dealer focused programming environment to one that encouraged independent programmers? Plus, where do they see control and automation heading? Host: Tim Albright Guests: Jim Pope and Jon Ottesen Runtime: … Read more

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State of Control 22: Fragmentation

On our previous episode we discussed how programming of typical systems are being simplified. This month we talk about software solutions that help programmers with simple systems through the most complicated.

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AVWeek Episode 213: You Break It, You Bought It

CEDIA has announced its new CEO. It’s former Crestron executive, Vin Bruno. We talk about licensing versus selling control code. Plus, we get insight into an AV company’s reorganization. Host: Tim Albright Guests:Matt Scott and Bradford Benn Record Date: 9/18/2015 Running Time: 57:03 NOTICE: The YouTube version abruptly ends at the 22:00 mark. We are working … Read more

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A State of Control Episode 17: Safe Word

Host: Tim Albright AVNation Founder and Steve Greenblatt of Control Concepts Guests: Rich Fregosa and David Barnett, Record Date: 2/6/2014 We continue our conversation about making good code. How do you get customers to value well written code? What can consultants do to make sure the code is accessible and decipherable?  Running Time: 53:08   Story Links ... Read more
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