As a veteran Crestron programmer and member of the Crestron Advisory Board (CAB), AVPA’s President Matthew Grisafe was involved in the decision to rename the CAIP program to better describe the range of services offered by top-tier Crestron experts. The CSP designation still requires the same level of commitment, experience and certification, but better encompasses the role that certified independent Crestron professionals play.
In Crestron’s official press release the company noted that “…Crestron Authorized Independent Programmers (CAIPs) play a larger role in a project beyond programming. Crestron Authorized Independent Programmers (CAIPs) will now be known as Crestron Services Providers (CSPs) to convey the broader range of professional roles and services they offer customers, including design and engineering services, DigitalMedia™ commissioning, commercial lighting commissioning, project management, Fusion RV™ and Fusion EM™ deployment, and software development.”
As the AV and control industry changes AVPA continues to expand programming and related services, but remains focused solely on Crestron programming and Crestron-specific services. DigitalMedia is one such example. Since the summer of 2010, AV Programming Associates has maintained the designation of DigitalMedia Certified Designer and DigitalMedia Certified Engineer. And over the past few years AVPA has played an increasingly larger part in several DM projects, in both commercial and residential environments.
Commercial lighting design, programming and commissioning is another example where AVPA has gained certification and grown to meet the needs of Crestron dealers and Crestron end-users.
“The title of Crestron Services Provider is more than just a label”, says Crestron. “Having earned his or her stripes through intensive training and real-world experience, a Crestron Services Provider offers a much higher level of expertise and familiarity with Crestron than other independents.”
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding CSP’s, the services we offer or how we can help with your next project.