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Post 376 made on Tuesday August 27, 2013 at 18:40
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Just getting back to message board posting after taking several years off. I've been lurking around here for many years and have really enjoyed this board over the others. I'm here to stay.

Fire alarm apprentice (almost certified), ex audio/video. I like being with a group of guys that have high install standards (must abide by all codes).
Post 377 made on Monday September 23, 2013 at 19:16
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 Hello everyone. I want to introduce myself. I am a Crestron and AMX programmer. I have been in the industry since 2005 when I graduated from college. Funnily enough I went to Savannah of College of Art & Design for a computer Art degree. This was just before SCAD created more specific degree titles. I focused on interactive design.
So there I was looking for a job and I was having a difficult time until my cousin who is a sales person for Audio Visual Innovations told me about programming touch panels to control AV systems. I thought it sounded cool but came from the world of flash, director, Houdini and Visual Basic.

When I went in for the interview with who was to be my first boss I was asked if I nought I could handle Crestron. My response was a simple cres... What? I told him I knew nothing but that I learned fast. He looked at a 3d interactive demo I had made using vb .net 2002 and 3d studio max and took me to the programming manager.

The programming manager was working on a Crestron program and they stopped to show me. I saw that there was blocks for and and or statements and I immediately realized that Crestron was a flow chart style control app. He had mentioned that he was having problems with some logic not flowing properly and I was able to help him fix it in a couple of minutes. That got me the job that started it all

Now I do AMX and Crestron programming jobs for my current employer.

This year I had started to get bored doing the same jobs over and over and I sought out to do a challenge on the side between the bread and butter. I wanted to see if I could program my own AV system. I picked the android platform to work from and put together a app I call Universal AV. It has been very exciting and challenging programming it. I don't know that I will ever be done working on Universal AV because I am always thinking up more things I want to do with it.

If anyone has any programming questions about AMX or Crestron I will try to be a resource here to help. Anyways thanks for taking the time to read this. :)
Post 378 made on Friday October 4, 2013 at 08:35
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Post 379 made on Thursday October 10, 2013 at 07:27
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Hi Everyone,

 Myself Alex Brown new member of the forum belongs to USA just saying hello to all.
Post 380 made on Monday October 14, 2013 at 06:16
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Hello guys and welcome to the forum.
It seems I missed welcoming last few members.
With CEDIA few weeks ago and recovery from it, many including me, have been running ragged.
Post 381 made on Thursday October 24, 2013 at 13:17
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I am vishwa.. Electronics enthusiasts... and working at India.. I am very interesting to do R&D....
Post 382 made on Wednesday December 11, 2013 at 16:52
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Welcome Vishwa!
The Bitterness of Poor Quality is Remembered Long after the Sweetness of Price is Forgotten! - Benjamin Franklin
Post 383 made on Wednesday December 11, 2013 at 18:52
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On December 11, 2013 at 16:52, 3PedalMINI said...
Welcome Vishwa!

In the introduce yourself thread? Man you ARE bored today!!!
Post 384 made on Wednesday December 11, 2013 at 23:37
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On October 24, 2013 at 13:17, vishwa23 said...
I am vishwa.. Electronics enthusiasts... and working at India.. I am very interesting to do R&D....

Welcome.
Post 385 made on Sunday January 12, 2014 at 11:35
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I am Wayne. I am an installer/integrator in Alabama. I use HAI for Automation, and hang TV's . My comfort level is around the 5000. mark though I have done
50K jobs pre & finish. Been working with a friend on Para & Quadriplegic whole house control. Pre wiring an 8000 sq foot house now. Does $1.00 a square foot get in the ball park for a prewire including all cables and 12/14 ga wire with all systems installed?
Have done access control, security, Audio/ video in residential and some commercial. Love to talk shop although I am no expert. Please be nice. It is a choice.
Post 386 made on Monday January 20, 2014 at 15:42
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Wayne, welcome to RC.
Post 387 made on Thursday January 23, 2014 at 13:36
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On January 12, 2014 at 11:35, wynbnt said...
I am Wayne. I am an installer/integrator in Alabama. I use HAI for Automation, and hang TV's . My comfort level is around the 5000. mark though I have done
50K jobs pre & finish. Been working with a friend on Para & Quadriplegic whole house control. Pre wiring an 8000 sq foot house now. Does $1.00 a square foot get in the ball park for a prewire including all cables and 12/14 ga wire with all systems installed?
Have done access control, security, Audio/ video in residential and some commercial. Love to talk shop although I am no expert. Please be nice. It is a choice.

I think that a square foot price for a full installed/wired/programmed system is more like $25 at the low end and $100 for a top end system. This includes wire/labor/parts/programming.

So for 8000 square foot you are looking at $200,000 for a basic AV/Automation system. Or $800,000 for a full boat system.

The differences would be quality of speakers, number of video zones and whether or not you want a distributed HDMI system vs local TV's in a few rooms. Do you want lights and thermostats only or do you want shades, pool, irrigation etc? Will you be using iPads in every room or do you want an in-wall touchpanel and/or a hand held remote? Fixed mounts for the TVs or motorized lifts?

If the client throws in a theater you could be looking at another $5 to 10 per square foot.
Post 388 made on Wednesday January 29, 2014 at 10:59
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On January 23, 2014 at 13:36, Mac Burks (39) said...
So for 8000 square foot you are looking at $200,000 for a basic AV/Automation system. Or $800,000 for a full boat system.

Are you serious?
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Post 389 made on Wednesday January 29, 2014 at 20:02
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On January 29, 2014 at 10:59, Fins said...
Are you serious?

Yes. Obviously my estimates are in the middle. You could easily double the $800k with motorized lifts, sun and black out shades higher end components in the theater, professional networking equipment HDMI switching vs sources in each zone.
Post 390 made on Thursday January 30, 2014 at 10:17
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On January 29, 2014 at 20:02, Mac Burks (39) said...
Yes. Obviously my estimates are in the middle. You could easily double the $800k with motorized lifts, sun and black out shades higher end components in the theater, professional networking equipment HDMI switching vs sources in each zone.

And you could easily do AV control on an 8000 sq ft home for significantly less than $200K.
Civil War reenactment is LARPing for people with no imagination.

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