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The Bootcamp is a Creston programming course, designed for beginner and intermediate level programmers. 7+hrs of video content giving you “behind the scenes” training as Dustin walks through a complete project from start to finish. The official Crestron courses provide great in-depth knowledge but can leave you with a bunch of gaps in your understanding...
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Having worked in the AV industry for quite some time, I’ve seen people “stuck” in the role that they have started in and never have the opportunity to advance or really explore new opportunities. Programming AV systems is something that is greatly assisted by knowing what connects where and how it is supposed to function,...
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Crestron’s Smart Graphics are very powerful, but a bit abstract to use if you have never worked with them. I created this tutorial video on using a Dynamic Button List, which can be populated on the fly from your code. It is useful if you want to show information that is not static, such as...
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Today I want to talk about some of the challenges programming control systems. I’m going to pick on Crestron since that is what I spend most of my time with. In traditional programming, over the years things have moved very heavily towards an object-oriented paradigm. To understand how far we’ve come let’s go back to...
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If you sit back and define a mission statement for the Pro AV Industry, you will come across what I feel is the key objective that ultimately drives everything we do on a daily basis. The main goal of this industry is to provide technology that enables people to have more effective communication. No matter...
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If you’ve ever needed to do some Crestron programming offsite, all you need is a processor – the panel can be simulated using an XPanel. Here is a quick video showing how to set this up. Tweet
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In my opinion, the thinking behind AV control systems just hasn’t kept up with technological advancements. Note that there are more modern ways of doing programming, but the Industry leaders, Crestron and AMX still seem to be largely stuck in the past from an ideological perspective. Let’s discuss some of the key points that lead...
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