I understand your point.
There will always be someones differing view, whether they are the manufacturer, dealer, or consumer. The facts, however, remain the same. There will always be people who are unhappy.
Just because a corporation wants to do things their way doesn't mean the consumer has to follow suit. Likewise, a corporation doesn't have to make a product that consumers like. Dealers on the other hand are bound to the rules the corporation sets if they want to carry their product. That is the business model you accepted to buy into and you cant bind the consumer to your wishes or one will likely find out what happens the hard way. The consumer has rights both federally and statewide that gives them much more freedom and flexibility to do what they want with a product they legally purchased.
There will always be another RTI like company lying in wait to test the viability of their product and alternative business model(s). Dealers just need to be flexible as times are rapidly changing in all professions. Ones failure to recognize that and adapt will surely leave its mark. It is true in medicine, electronics, cars, etc. One just needs to embrace the changes that are before us and make the best of them.
The innovators are already many steps ahead of all of us. Soon, most standard devices will be able to be controlled via IP with POE as needed (many already are). Devices will be auto recognizing and integrating into systems for you. Sort of like USB drivers with OS's but more sophisticated. Many new devices have built in self learning features that adjust their internal program as it learns the needs of the user.
My point, adjust for the future and keep an open mind. Giving a few pointers to a few people here and there requires very little effort and goes a long way to building trust and respect. It just found it outright rude the way many people on forums feel they can flame anyone they want and get support from others for their bad behavior. If you are a great programmer and installer, your work will speak for itself and I am sure it will be worth the price you charge.
Peace to all!
BTW - I think RTI has the best shit and I would buy their product any day. It is rock stable. I also love the T2C+ remote, Zigbee, and the XP8 processor. Two way over Ip is da shit. Can't wait to add POE camera's around my house to watch the grass grow :)
Last edited by thehaus on July 15, 2012 04:15.