Articles tagged with: Crestron Programming Tool

ADAPT Case Study

Crown ADAPTs a Better Way

ADAPT Case Study

Have you heard of Seattle’s Space Needle? The iconic 605-foot tower was built in 1962 for the World’s Fair, becoming a Seattle landmark and an instantly recognizable icon in the city’s skyline. Nestled here in Dallas, TX we happen to have our own iconic landmark in our downtown’s cityscape - Reunion Tower. Reunion Tower is referred to locally as ‘the ball’, the south’s own version of the Needle. Just like the Space Needle, Reunion Tower also features a revolving fine-dining restaurant at the top, Five-Sixty, named after height of the building. This iconic restaurant is well known for being a part of celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant group.

Since PanTech Design specializes in Crestron programming tools and not in reviewing restaurants, you may be wondering what this has to do with ADAPT. Crown Audio Video in Dallas, TX was the Crestron Technology Professional (CTP) selected to do the automation enhancements for the Five-Sixty Restaurant. When they ran into software challenges with the system they were implementing, they turned to PanTech Design for the answer. Read on to learn more about the project and how ADAPT and the PanTech Design team helped Crown complete this high-visibility commercial automation project.

Why People Shifted Away from Crestron (And Why They’re Coming Back Now)

Exploring the Impact of Crestron Programming on the Home Automation Industry

Why People Shifted Away from Crestron (And Why They’re Coming Back Now)

The phrase “home automation” used to be synonymous with Crestron. Back in the early 2000s, if homeowners wanted the latest smart technology, the choice for automation was a no-brainer: Crestron.

There really was no other option. If you wanted an automation system, it was going to have to be custom Crestron programming from the ground up.

So what changed? Why did Crestron go from home automation’s poster boy to just one of many programming systems for smart homes?

It’s a complicated answer, but the shift started right around 2005-2006.

 

The Only Way to Get Rid of Programming is Through Programming

Thoughts on Software for Crestron and Other Home Automation Brands

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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