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How Much Time are You Wasting Programming Crestron Systems?

There’s a Better Way to Approach Crestron Programming

How Much Time are You Wasting Programming Crestron Systems?

With the holidays here, it seems a fitting time to talk about a challenge that faces so many Crestron programmers: time. Programming systems, making changes to those systems, meeting customer preferences, fixing glitches… everything takes time, and if you’re not careful, programming starts eating away at personal time.

When that client calls and complains about the interface during your holiday break, what do you do?

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The Only Way to Get Rid of Programming is Through Programming

Thoughts on Software for Crestron and Other Home Automation Brands

The Only Way to Get Rid of Programming is Through Programming

Over a decade ago, an executive from one of the top home automation brands asked to meet with me at CEDIA. Meetings like this were fairly common, as PanTech Design would handle a lot of out-of-the-box programming projects. But that wasn’t why the executive had called the meeting. No, he had the express purpose of telling me to “brush up my resume because they were going to put me out of a job.”

I looked him dead in the eye and said “you’re absolutely wrong. The only way to get rid of programming is through a lot of programming. But good luck trying!” 

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