On May 21, 2012 at 22:30, ckleiman said...
Dear Longshot, you may want to seriously consider trying AP. No buy in necessary to become a dealer. The product will do most everything Crestron will do. About IP control? What a joke. Don't listen to cpchillin, impact and vince del pino when it comes to this subject because they don't know what they're talking about. I met directly with Crestron management last week and they told me IP control not as reliable as RS232 and do not recommend especially when list of IP devices grows large, therefore, the M1 controller with more RS232 outputs a distinct advantage despite what these individuals may try to say to dissuade. I got this straight from the horses mouth so you can choose to accept or not but that's what Crestron had to say on the subject. As far as getting you up to speed on programming is concerned there's no doubt about it. We've got web browser control with full sync between multiple touch panels and two-way communication between controller and iDevice. I can get u up to speed in no time. No need to pay CAIP. U can do yourself and put the profit in your pocket where it belongs.
MODERATORS and DANIEL:
I think the above post is too much and it is breaking the rules of the forum.
We have a manufacturer representative that is suggesting to a dealer to use its product without the OP asking for an alternative. The OP was asking a specific question on another's system programming. This is product promotion from all angles. Or to say it differently: As RC does not want Creston/AMX/C4/RTI/e.t.c in all the threads to step in and to reccomend their lines and their solutions, RC should not allow this manufacturer to do so.
In addition this manufacturer represenative mentions the capabilities of the other manufacturer and specifically "ip control" and calls it a "joke". This is not only promotion, it is also unethical.
Lastly, he calls some long established members - who I personally and I am sure others here trust and have proven themselves - ignorant and in his own words describes them "they don't know what they're talking about".
I am sorry Daniel and moderators but I think some action is needed from you.