Programming in the AV industry?

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The emergence of smart devices

In the past few years, the market has been hit by a fever of smart devices, many of which can be classified in the audio-visual category. From now on, every consumer can buy a smart projector on eBay for less than $100 that has its own mobile app, or a $50 smart speaker that plays your favorite music via a streaming service. Many devices available on the market created a noise of products of dubious quality, but despite this, some eminent manufacturers have managed to maintain high quality and keep up with the times.

Connecting the development world with the AV world

As a continuation of the control of AV devices and the increasing of common smart devices that have their own APIs, there was a need for a quality platform that enables the control and unification of absolutely all controllable devices. In this field, Crestron has made the most progress, which enabled the programming of their devices to take place in the widely used programming language C#, and the development of the management interface in the HTML5 language. With this move, Crestron opened its doors to immense possibilities in which AV equipment takes on a completely new meaning.

Final thoughts

The AV industry has evolved from a classic hardware engineering industry to an industry where AV, network, and computer industries are intertwined. According to the apparent state of the market, there has been a large gap between the computer and AV worlds where the AV industry seems to have been unaware that at some point it will have to catch up with the ubiquitous developer industry which, according to some facts, is far more developed than the AV industry, either because of its commerciality or because of greater agility. Classic AV engineers found themselves in a situation where, in addition to their standard work, they must learn to program and keep up with the times just to meet the requirements of clients who have been pampered by the development industry and learned that they can get an app for everything and that everything can be managed with one click or by using a simple voice command. AV manufacturers themselves are slowly closing the gap between device programming capabilities. The first method is the drag-and-drop method, which enables simple system adjustment without the necessary knowledge of programming, which is popularly advertised as “No-Programming-Required” for devices. Another way is classical programming, in which the engineer must possess advanced programming skills to successfully program a complex system tailored to the client’s requirements.



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