In our a recent blog post, we announced that AVPA was part of the team led by Land & Sea Entertainment in San Diego that won a CEDIA award for Best Integrated Home, Level IV, in the Americas. Since that time, the project was entered into the CEDIA Global Awards competition, and it was recently announced that it was also named the Global winner for Best Integrated Home! You can read the official press release from CEDIA here. Continue reading “AVPA Proud to be a Part of the Winning Team at the CEDIA Global Awards” »
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AV Programming Associates was recently presented with an opportunity to work with a new customer—a reputable and respected audiovisual integration company in San Diego. They had already secured a high-profile government project and needed to partner with an experienced, certified Crestron programming company to complete the project. They also needed some help and support regarding the system design and functionality.
After many conversations over the course of a few weeks to gather information about the upcoming project, the customer shared the amount they had budgeted to cover the programming portion of the project. Unfortunately, as the system requirements and scope of the project came into focus, it became clear that our programming costs would be more than double the customer’s budget. Continue reading “AVPA Places High Priority on Creating Lasting Relationships with Crestron Programming Customers” »
It’s critically important that we remain a top Crestron and Extron programming resource. So we’re constantly evolving as technology advances and AV systems change. We attend Crestron training annually and are always learning new programming and user interface techniques.
At the same time, part of AVPA’s mission is to develop lasting, loyal relationships with our customers and end users. Our goal is to build true partnerships with like-minded people with whom we can work and grow together. Continue reading “Building True Partnerships with Integrators, Dealers and End Customers” »
On March 31st we released our first book, entitled “Our Code: History, Practices and Processes of AVPA”. It’s already been met with a warm welcome by friends, former team members and industry partners. It’s a quick read, about 60 pages, but the book is packed with fun stories and bits of company history that even longtime customers were surprised to learn. Continue reading “The AVPA Book Release Party for “Our Code” Was a Hit” »
Our first book, entitled Our Code, is a collection of stories, business best practices and company history. It should be equally interesting to A/V industry insiders and small business owners of all types. But those of you who have known us for a while will especially enjoy the historical details about AVPA. For example, did you know that AV Programming Associates was originally called SynchroSenses Software? I bet that most of you didn’t. Last year we celebrated the completion of our 1000th Crestron programming job. Ever consider what our very first project was? Here’s a sneak peek from the second chapter of Our Code… Continue reading “Sneak Peek at “Our Code”, Due to Release March 31st” »
Regardless of the control system brand, custom programming projects face scheduling challenges. Simply by their nature, custom A/V and control systems require closer attention than simpler, standard systems. Whether we’re programming for Crestron, AMX or Extron we expect to keep on schedule and deliver on time. Part of our sales process is to outline the project timeline and estimated completion date. Of course the project schedule is based heavily on the information we’re provided by the dealer or integrator (our customer). The installers have to integrate and test the vast majority of the project before we can come onsite and begin loading the program, configuring the hardware and commissioning the system. Continue reading “Project Management Matters: Schedule Challenges with Custom Automation Projects” »