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” »
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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” »
In our December blog post we mentioned plans to release our first book in 2014. Those plans have been in the works for a while, and we’ve made major progress on the writing side of things. As such, we’re excited to announce that the book will be released on March 31st!
A self published collection of stories, lessons learned, business best practices and historic insights, “Our Code” will provide the reader with a better understanding of who we are and what we do. It includes lessons we’ve learned over the years that are applicable to nearly all small businesses, not just Crestron programmers or those in the professional audiovisual industry. Some of the topics covered include the founding of AVPA, our experience launching a new venture on September 11th 2001 and some of the attitudes we believe a successful business should maintain. Continue reading “Release Date Announced for AVPA’s First Book Titled “Our Code: History, Practices and Processes of AVPA”” »
As we move toward the end of 2013 we wanted to first thank our loyal customers for the partnerships we’ve formed this year, and the partnerships we’ve strengthened this year. While our business is about Crestron programming, lighting programming, design support and consulting, we’re really in the same business that all successful companies strive to achieve. To develop relationships with satisfied customers by delivering quality and value. We deliver Crestron projects that put control at the fingertips of our users. Whether it’s for slick whole house entertainment or streamlining important meetings in the boardroom. Our software makes a difference and we know that it all starts with our customer’s trust. Continue reading “Year-end Wrap Up and Happy Holidays from AV Programming Associates” »
Over the years we’ve worked with nearly 300 Crestron dealers providing high-end Crestron control systems and Crestron lighting systems for homeowners across the US, from San Diego to Florida. And one thing we’ve learned is that each integration company has unique talents and areas of specialty. Some Crestron dealers are great at designing amazing dedicated home theaters for San Diego residences. While others are better at whole house audio systems and distributed control, tying everything into centralized touch panel control. It’s important that the right Crestron dealer is chosen for your project based on your desires, project type, budget and timeline. Continue reading “Looking for the Best Crestron Dealers to Help with your Home Automation Project?” »
Historically, Crestron has allowed XPanels to run on Mac computers, but it usually takes a lot of extra work to build both a PC-compatible XPanel application and one to run on Macs. That’s changed now with the advent of Crestron’s Core3 UI and Smart Graphics; in fact, done correctly the same XPanel file can run across both platforms without the need for any rework.
The past few years have seen the release of several changes in Crestron’s products, programming tools and techniques and the emphasis placed on Certified Crestron programmers, now called Crestron Service Providers. All this to say, a substantial push is being made to expand both the capabilities of Crestron’s platform and the technical advancement it incorporates. Continue reading “Crestron XPanels on Apple Mac and PC with Crestron Core3 UI and Smart Graphics” »