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A State of Control 61: Balance Of Knowledge

Together in the Trenches

Harman Developer’s Conference was recently held Richmond, Texas. Developers from all over came over to take classes, share ideas, break bread and look at the latest advancements in the AV industry. On this episode, we talk about the most important lessons we got out of the conference, the state of the industry as a whole, and where Harman and control systems are headed in the future.




  • Past Harman Development Conferences have been discussed on A State of Control on Episode 49 and Episode 38.
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Control and automation makes the audiovisual world go ‘round. When commercial integrators and residential AV dealers talk about integration, the glue that makes it possible for various products to work together seamlessly is the control platform. Control programmers are typically one of the last AV pros to leave a job site. They are also one of the technical trades that interact with the clients.

Steve Greenblatt created and produces AVNation’s monthly look at the control and automation space. Greenblatt has been in the AV control and automation space for over 25 years. Steve has taught programming for a major manufacturer. Today he helms his own independent control and programming company, Control Concepts, out of New Jersey. Greenblatt is heavily involved with AVIXA, serving on multiple committees and helping write and facilitate several white papers. If you are interested in being a panelist on AVNation’s A State of Control you can email Tim Albright at or Steve Greenblatt at



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