Control Concepts Strengthens Software Development Team


Hiring programmers in the AV industry has always been a challenge. Not only must their qualifications meet the requirements, but they must also integrate well with an existing team, be adaptable and willing to adopt current methodologies and practices, and have a shared vision with the management of the organization. Finding the right fit is even harder in a competitive job market where AV programmers who have what it takes to become AV software developers are even more unique.

As Control Concepts continues its quest to redefine its identity as an AV software developer serving manufacturers, software vendors and integrators with their API (application programming interface) integration needs, the company announced the addition of veteran AV programmer Jonathan Chaidez to the software development team. .

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Jonathan joins Control Concepts with six years of experience in the AV industry, ranging from installation to programming. He is well versed in several control and audio platforms including Extron, QSC, Crestron, Audinate and Symetrix.

What intrigues most about Jonathan is his passion for knowledge and his personal interest in learning new programming languages, including Python, Lua, JavaScript, C, Rust and Visual Basic.

Jonathan Chaidez, System Programmer

“I’m excited to join a real software team where I can apply my knowledge and experience while learning from others who are well versed in implementing software development methodologies in the AV industry,” Chaidez said. “Developing modules, drivers and plugins is not only the type of work I really enjoy, it’s also rewarding because of the great benefit it offers to manufacturers, integrators and other programmers.”

“We welcome Jonathan with open arms and know that he will be a valuable asset to our customers and our team as a whole,” remarked Steve Greenblatt, President and Founder of Control Concepts. “Jonathan’s passion for software development, coupled with his curious desire to keep learning and growing, makes him an ideal candidate for this role.”

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The addition of Chaidez expands the Control Concepts software development team to eight, and the overall team to twelve, providing additional bandwidth in anticipation of increased demands from manufacturers planning new product releases or expanded product capacity through the availability of control system modules, drivers and plugins to take advantage of their comprehensive API.

“As the AV industry continues to move towards more out-of-the-box configured solutions, manufacturers understand the critical importance that modules, drivers and plug-ins play in the adoption of their products,” added Greenblatt. “Our current team has been specially trained to meet this need in the market and serve as a reliable and supportive partner to help increase project efficiency and product success.”

Collectively, Control Concepts prides itself on solving software challenges that seem beyond the capabilities of ordinary AV programmers. Through Jonathan’s experience, potential and willingness to continue learning and growing, we remain committed to pursuing this new reality while meeting customer needs and delivering value within the industry. audiovisual.


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