Crestron and Apple HomeKit integration is here (sort of!)

Crestron and Apple HomeKit integration is here (sort of!)

In a recent firmware and software update, you may have seen that Crestron have enabled Apple Homekit control of Apple TVs.  There is some confusion about parts of this, in particular for custom software; so I have tried to cover some of the important points and ensuring that we are able to design systems together that work within the restrictions.

{ie} are on the move

{ie} are on the move

We’re on the move!

London’s been a blast, but time to get back to our roots.

More of our work is outside of London than in it, so there really is not a need to deal with the challenges and costs of living in London if we don’t need to.

The move should not only see a massive improvement in our quality of life, but also offers us some real opportunities to grow the business.

Network tap - the Dualcomm ETAP-2003

Network tap - the Dualcomm ETAP-2003

From time to time, things don’t work as we expect them to.

Who am I kidding right?!?

On many projects, things don’t work as we expect them to.

As our industry moves further and further into the IT domain (or, depending on your take, the IT industry moves further and further into our domain) we become ever more dependant on the network infrastructure.

Crestron at ISE 2019

Crestron at ISE 2019

A week has passed since we got back from the penultimate ISE in Amsterdam (ISE moves to Barcelona in 2021 - which will certainly be warmer!).

The show is, for us, a very different show than it is for those who are visiting as part of an integration company. Of course, we’re always excited about new technology and innovation; but on the whole, these days the latest projector from company XYZ is less important to us than the opportunity to meet with our existing clients and potential new clients.

Do we come to site when we work for you, or do we only work remotely?

Do we come to site when we work for you, or do we only work remotely?

We get asked this question a lot when we’re first talking with prospective clients.

Frankly, the question was a surprise at first. The thought of commissioning software without visiting site at all was not one that really crossed my mind.

The reason for the question turned out to be very interesting; on the whole people really did not like it when programmers would do everything remotely. It would put a lot of demands on their resources and, sometimes, they felt that issues were not resolved efficiently.