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Looking for a Crestron Programmer
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Post 1 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 01:33
bennettavi
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Met with a client who has existing working Crestron gear, installed by a company that recently went out of business. She needs help and her system needs love. We are waaaaaay to green in Crestron to help her out properly. It mainly appears they need some tweaking of button placements, favorite channels, and overall a smoother experience in controlling their stuff.

We are doing some audio video upgrades for the customer and are in need of someone very proficient with Crestron to assist us. If anyone is seriously interested in more detail of the job - just send me RC mail. Job is in Louisville, KY and I would prefer to meet on site, not just through the internet. Thanks.
Post 2 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 15:14
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Do you have the source code for the program or just the compiled ? Or do you even have the program ?
OP | Post 3 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 16:39
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Do not have anything regarding the programming.
Post 4 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 17:26
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On April 8, 2012 at 16:39, bennettavi said...
Do not have anything regarding the programming.

So you need a complete new program then.
"Quality isn't expensive, it's Priceless!"
Post 5 made on Sunday April 8, 2012 at 20:02
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I'd agree, being green at Crestron, you definitely want someone onsite. From the little information you've posted, you're looking at several thousand dollars at a minimum. As the poster before me mentioned, you have no choice but to start from scratch without the original program. You may already know that, I don't know, but just wanted to add confirmation of that fact.

Usually when I mention the hourly rate of Crestron programming (about $150/hr) to folks interested in changes, people suddenly begin thinking their system is perfectly fine.
OP | Post 6 made on Monday April 9, 2012 at 07:58
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Thanks guys for the responses. I was not aware that it would have to be completely redone. I figured there may have been a way to "upload" the existing work and build onto it - kind of like RTI.
That's why I come here - great info.
I am meeting with the client this week and I will further discuss what will need to happen if they want to stay with Crestron.
Thanks and I'll keep you posted.
Post 7 made on Monday April 9, 2012 at 13:24
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Do her a favor and keep her in the Crestron world. get her a properly programmed system and she will thank you for years to come.
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OP | Post 8 made on Monday April 9, 2012 at 19:43
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Longshot - thats exactly what we're hoping to do. We are/have been Prodigy dealers for a while now, and are in negotiation with our team members about bringing on the full line along with the complete programming training. But until then....

As of now, I have already exchanged emails today with her about having the system completely re-programmed by a certified programmer subbed by our company. She is not against it, but is a bit upset she's already paid so much to have the past work done - which I completely understand. I'll keep you guys posted. Thanks.
Post 9 made on Monday April 9, 2012 at 21:57
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That's always a tough discussion. I always steer it towards the fact that our firm delivers them a copy of the programming and they wouldn't have this problem in the future when using us.
OP | Post 10 made on Tuesday April 10, 2012 at 09:19
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Good point cgav.
Post 11 made on Tuesday April 10, 2012 at 10:46
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For take over jobs its is always tough. Once she has the system fully functional you guys will be hero's. Throw in something extra on the functionality side like a playlist button for music in the bathroom (Some other feature she would like).
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Post 12 made on Tuesday April 10, 2012 at 12:46
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That's why I always say when a client pays you for programming give them the code. It's theirs they payed for it.
Post 13 made on Wednesday April 11, 2012 at 00:45
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Esplain to her that you could try and help your get a copy of the code from her original installer and you can bill her hourly to rip it apart and possibly improve on it, saving her money, but you couldn't never guaranty the programming unless you can do it from scratch which would like be more efficient and cost saving anyway.

Even I'd it was RTI and you could upload it, would you really want to? I always redo programming from scratch on take over jobs.
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Post 14 made on Friday April 20, 2012 at 02:11
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What kind of equipment she has by the way? Can you list the Crestron gear and other stuff?


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