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Humble [AMX, Biamp, Crestron – Can they be humble?]


What is a domain name?

This article deals with the actual details from AMX, Crestron and Biamp. A very similar situation but with three dramatically different results. For this article let’s put aside who should own the domain names and look at how the situation was handled.

I supposed to some – freedom and the first amendment only applies if it brings good news.

By removing the objective, and impartial Crestron US Masters 2016 Review article from  A/V Blogs, I would be doing a disservice to the countless people that have served this nation for liberty and  freedom.

I believed for the Crestron manager to make that statement, it is a disservice to everyone that has served this country. The article Crestron Masters 2016 review is still up on A/V Blogs website and please take a moment and discover the non biased Crestron Masters 2016 review.

It is worth noting that since Crestron stated that I/Code Creative XL was no longer part of the CSP’s organization as of February 2016 their was no possible way that I could have breached any CSP agreements with the Crestron Masters 2016 Review article. Also, the Crestron Masters 2016 Review article was not a negative article about Crestron. Based on Crestron’s own senior management comments about the article it was overall positive.

…Perhaps ‘encourage compliance’ could be replaced with shamefully disgracing liberty and freedom.

Everyone knows what inappropriate comments are but, professional opinions (journalism) should not be restricted or punished. Do not pretend to use a business model as justification. Because Biamp Systems is a successful business and they do not require such restrictions.

AMX, Biamp System, Crestron, CE Pro, AV Nation and rAVe Publications can they accept the challenge?

My new article titled – Humble [AMX, Biamp, Crestron – Can they be humble?], will challenge them to do what is morally right.  Share this post  – get their attention because this will benefit everyone!

new article coming summer 2016

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Freedom Of Speech

I deeply believe in the freedom that we have in the United States. Think about everything that is happened in our history to protect this personal liberty.

The comments and actions that I have received from a recent article about Crestron Masters 2016 training event are extreme.

I believe their needs to be some honest & unbiased reviews on technical areas in the A/V industry. This is a very difficult task because by the time someone Masters one of those technical areas, they tend to favor that product or company. Also, many of companies who offer up products for review also advertise in said publications. Therefore a bad review will undoubtedly result in lost revenue.

The Crestron Masters16 Review article is all about an honest review and I believe it will help make the Masters program even stronger. This article (Crestron Masters16 Review) has transformed into more than just a review.  Please stand with me and please share the Crestron Masters 2016 Review article.



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Where liberty dwells, there is my country. ~Benjamin Franklin

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The First Amendment – personal liberty – Comments

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AMX – A drink to Crestron CSP’s

AMX – A drink to Crestron CSP’s

Why should an Audio/Video company choose a small programming firm over a programming house with many programmers? Read the article and discover why-

AMX by Harman – Here’s a drink to Crestron CSP’s

Crestron Masters16 Review

 Crestron Masters 2016 Certificate

Crestron Masters 2016 Review


 Effective immediately Code Creative XL is out of business


Due to conditions outside of my control Code Creative XL has gone out of business. Over the next few days, weeks, and months all social media sites dedicated to Code Creative XL will be deleted. Additional information  – www.michaelhaynes.me/news/closed

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Based on the comments manufacturing companies are scared of non-proprietary interfaces (SDK) because they want to protect their market share.

Is it all about money? Read the comments and you decide.


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AMX & Crestron applications: The Inside Scoop

 AMX & Crestron has many applications that are used to set up, configure, and program their devices. But which application is the best between the two companies and which application is the worst?

AMX & Crestron applications-The Inside Scope


If anyone knows of any opening for a software developer/engineer or AMX/Crestron programmer please let me know.

Resume: www.michaelhaynes.me/about/online-resume-michael-shane-haynes/

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How Can This Be True – AMX/Crestron?


Hello, Everyone

I’ve been trying to figure out how many individuals are currently certified as an AMX Solutions Master and a Gold Crestron Certified Programmer as well.

Based on what AMX management told me regarding my AMX certifications, I currently hold more AMX certifications than anyone else.

Not even AMX direct employees have been to as many AMX training classes as I have.

I am extremely honored and humbled….Can This Be True?

So I am wondering how many individuals in the Audio/Video industry have all of their AMX certifications ( including AMX Solutions Master ) and a Crestron Gold programming certification too.

I have asked Crestron and AMX and they are not aware of any other individuals – besides myself.

I find this somewhat hard to believe so I’m asking around on social media.   Any thoughts

All Certifications Are Up-To-Date

[Update – 3/25/16] 

[Breaking News] AMX & Crestron Audio/Video history has been made!

WOW – This is amazing!

Based on my feedback so far, no one else is completely AMX certified (that has completed all of AMX courses/certification) and a Crestron Gold (or higher) Certified Programer too.

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 Joel MGarza  Senior Regional Manager at Bormann Marketing

Congrats Michael. Difficult thing to do when the C and A guys make it so difficult these days, and costly…..

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Michael Haynes, CMCP-G, ASM,CTS

Thank you, Joel for the feedback. I am extremely grateful and it is a lot of hard work — working & training. I believe some of it is cultural – what a person got used to when they got into the A/V industry. So besides the technical / programming aspects of it, the cultural side makes it even more difficult to achieve both levels of certifications.


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Micah Cade, CTS-D, DMC-E   Multimedia Sales Engineer at Providea

Great job! Manufacturers need to encourage more of this not less…

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Brian Rose  Systems Engineer at Triton Technology, Inc

Congrats!!  I hold a few certifications from both companies and know the time and effort it takes to get them.  That is an awesome achievement

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Darren Yeager, Crestron Gold Master Programmer 

Looking at the low number of Gold certified people this wouldn’t surprise me.

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Michael Haynes, CMCP-G, ASM,CTS

Thank you, everyone for the congratulations.

Darren, you have a good point. I was the 47th Crestron Gold certified programmer in September, 2015. The number of Crestron Gold Master Programmers are probably somewhere around 50. So I can see out of 50 people how I can be the only fully AMX certified person. This is a great honor to be the only Crestron Gold Certified Programmer and completely AMX certified as well.


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