Being in the AV programming industry, which is highly technical, requires us to stay on top of the ever-changing technology. New products and programming languages are being introduced all the time. It requires our team at AVPA to constantly be researching, reading, and staying open to new things that could benefit our clients. Any programming company that doesn’t do this is bound to die a slow death, as technology eventually passes them by.
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AVPA is excited to announce that our own Matt Grisafe has released a new book. It’s titled Business Ain’t Rocket Science, and it offers insights and stories from Matt’s 20-year career as a small business owner. It was written primarily for other small business owners—especially those who are just getting started. As the title suggests, the insight he offers isn’t complicated or confusing. It’s straightforward and easy to implement.
Finding a great Crestron programmer that can take on a complex commercial programming project is no easy task. Finding multiple experienced and competent Crestron programmers to upgrade the AV systems in your various corporate locations across the country could prove to be next to impossible! Even if you do manage to find a great programmer in every city in which your company has an office, you would then need to maintain communication with all of them and ensure that each is completing the programming according to your specs and staying on schedule and on budget.
Sound daunting? It would be! Especially if you have other tasks on your plate as well.
For most companies with multiple offices, a better way to go would be to find one Crestron programming company that can handle the programming for every location.
Crestron Programming for Companies with Multiple Locations
At AVPA, we can complete projects anywhere in the country and have even worked outside of the United States. With offices on both ends of the country, it is easy for us to have team members work on site when needed, no matter where your offices are located. With AVPA, you can work with one programming company that can provide you with consistent great results across all of your locations.
When you have a multi-office corporation, consistency is key—especially when it comes to technology. It helps everyone be on the same page and allows for an easier onboarding process when employees transfer from one office to another. It also allows for better communication between offices. And when it comes time to upgrade your AV system down the road—when new technology becomes available or your company’s needs change—it will be much simpler if the system in each office is programmed by the same company.
Over the past year, AVPA has been working with a large financial company with offices across the country, helping them roll out a new Crestron-controlled video conferencing system. We started with a pilot project in one office, and once that was complete, we began programming systems in their other offices across the country. When the whole project is complete, the company’s video conferencing systems will be consistent from office to office and will greatly aid interoffice communication. The user interfaces in every office will have an identical look and will all function the same. If one of the company’s employees is transferred from one office to another across the country, they won’t have to learn how to operate a whole new system. When the company opens a new office, the same system can be easily replicated.
Consistency in Residential Crestron Programming
Consistency isn’t only important in corporate settings. On multiple occasions, we’ve had residential customers wanting us to program the AV systems in their main home as well as their vacation home(s). Their reasoning? They wanted everything to operate the same, no matter where they were spending their time, and didn’t want to have to learn how to operate two or more different systems. In other words, they wanted consistency. AVPA was happy to help them by programming their various AV systems to operate similarly—even allowing them to use the same control device in multiple locations.
AVPA is able to take on projects like these because we are willing and able to work in multiple locations. When you need a Crestron programmer who can perform on a national level, contact us at AVPA.
In just a few short months, AV Programming Associates will celebrate its 20th anniversary! Not many small businesses reach this milestone—especially those in the tech space. We’ve seen programming companies and AV companies come and go. Some start out with a bang and then shut down just as abruptly, while others slowly fade away over the course of several years. Unlike those, AVPA has seen steady growth over the past 20 years and has become one of the leading Crestron programming companies in the United States.