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If you are integrating parts from different suppliers into a system, there is a good chance that things aren’t going to go exactly as planned during the process. The amount of time it takes to work around issues can be attributed a lot to experience, but I feel that having the proper mindset plays a...
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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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11ProAVSchool - Pessimist
Let’s face it, the world is full of Pessimistic people. Bookstores are filled with self-help books that try to mould us into being more optimistic about things. While having a positive attitude is an unquestionable factor in being happy, there are certain types of things that you can’t always afford to be optimistic about. As...
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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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In this industry, there are certainly advantages to being well versed in a wide variety of AV topics. Being able to do a bit of everything will help you become more valuable to your team and in turn advance your career opportunities. While I personally put a lot of weight into being diverse, it has...
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There are a lot of factors that make it clear to me that our industry has undergone a shift in the last decade. Sure, the economic downturn has played a huge factor on the spending budgets of our clients. The instability in the entire monetary system has definitely made it harder for economic growth to...
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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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A lot of people will tell you that having the right tool can make the job so much easier. Instead of fighting for hours getting something to work, just a couple minutes with this magical tool and you are done. A diversion from the usual technical aspect of the industry, I would like to talk...
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