There has been excitement in our office this past week because our programmers are testing the Digital Media NVX by Crestron, they are loving it!

Crestron dm-nvx-350

The DigitalMedia NVX Series makes it possible to transmit stunning 4K60 4:4:4 HDR video over standard 1 Gigabit Ethernet, with no latency. DigitalMedia NVX Series provides an infinitely scalable network AV solution, from a simple point-to-point setup, to thousands of endpoints, and requires only DM® NVX Series Encoders/Decoders.

“DM NVX Series takes network AV to the next level, on the platform industry pros know and trust” said Steve Samson, Executive Director, Business Development at Crestron, “And, thanks to Crestron’s uncompromising approach to network security, only with DM NVX Series are you, your client and the video content on their network secure.”

Extron TLP Pro 725C

Extron Electronics has just introduced the TLP Pro 725C, a 7″ Series/2 Cable Cubby TouchLink Pro Touchpanel with a flip-up touchscreen built into an all metal cable access enclosure. Extron says it redesigned the TouchLink Pro touchpanel inside and out with a quad-core processor, eight times more memory and a 1024×600 capacitive touchscreen built with scratch and smudge-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. Because it’s built into a Cable Cubby access enclosure, the TLP Pro 725C offers access to AC or USB power, data and a broad variety of AV connections. For fast installation an integrated clamp system quickly secures the enclosure to a furniture surface without the need for additional parts or tools.

Contact ACSDI for all your commercial Extron, Creston, AMX & DSP programming needs.

On January 22, 2018 QSC, LLC announced expanded control capabilities for its award-winning Q-SYS™ Platform. Designed for the IT and AV professional, the Q-SYS integrated audio, video and control platform offers a reimagined software-focused control paradigm including full-featured contemporary programming tools, native touch screen controllers, drag-and-drop visual programming capabilities, as well as flexible and scalable management and monitoring capabilities needed for today’s enterprise.


ACSDI will soon be a certified Independent Q-SYS programmer provider!

We have eight programming geniuses on staff so don’t hesitate to contact us for all your Crestron, AMX, Extron and DSP programming needs.

We are so lucky to have so many devices to use in meeting presentations from projectors and screens to flat panels, pro audio systems, video conferencing and so much more.  Can you imagine having a remote control for each device and teaching every person in your company how to use them all?  That is where the control system comes in, it provides a friendly and easy to use interface to control all the devices available from one device.  Control panels come in many different types/styles from simple button panels to custom designed touchpanels from many different manufacturers.  Here is a small sampling of numerous controllers available from Extron.


Extron EBP 200 eBUS



Extron EBP 200 eBUS 3-gang 10 Button Panel






Extron TLP 350MV



Extron TLP 350MV 3.5″ TouchLink
Touchpanel mount on wall, lectern
or any flat surface





Extron TLP Pro 1720TG



Extron TLP Pro 1720TG 17″ Tabletop Pro Touchpanel

Zenith Flash-Matic


In 1955 Eugene Polley invented the first wireless
TV remote control for Zenith named the Flash-Matic.






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We sure have come  a long way!
This Crestron TST-902 8.7″ wireless tablet-style
touch screen can control just about any device in any
room at work or at home.

Steve Lehto Thumbs up

With heavy hearts, all of us at
ACSDI said farewell to our
longtime operations manager,
Steve Lehto, in April.






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Steve left to pursue his true passion, music.  Steve is a gifted musician
and we know that he will be truly happy having a lot more time to make his music.

We thank you Steve for your passionate devotion for so many years, you were the
key to making ACSDI so successful. You will be missed greatly.




ACSDI is excited about our new, larger office in Little Canada. We’re now officing East of the river starting October 17th, 2016. Drop on by if you’re in the neighborhood!

Advanced Control Systems Design, Inc.
2584 Rice Street
Saint Paul, MN  55113

All phone numbers and emails will remain the same – just our mailing and meeting address will change.

Here’s where you’ll find us:


ACSDI is always looking for quality indiviuals. Check out our Careers page for more information or submit your resume here.


As part of a $4.5 million renovation, Mankato State University transformed their Student Union Ballroom into an immersive technology showcase with custom control design by ACSDI. A 360-degree wrap-around digital video system, unique lighting system including LED wash lights, theatrical lights and linear LED ceiling fixtures, and a powerful house sound system are all controlled via Crestron DigtalMedia.

The capabilities of the video system are impressive. A master computer runs software to create a single image using any or all of the projectors. A 32,640 x 1,200 pixel canvas is possible via the 17 projectors in the space. The aim was to create a “digital palette” for students and other users to create immersive datascapes for events.

The Crestron control system is controlled by touch screen or iPad with all inputs, lights, volumes and settings available. The room can also be partitioned and controlled via individual Crestron touchscreens in each section.

pdf Read more in the Crestron project case study.


When prospective students visit Mankato State University, their first impression of the school is formed in Ostrander Auditorium. The multi-use space is where admissions and orientation events are held in addition to daily lectures, films, theater productions and other events.

A recent renovation rebuilt the space entirely. Along with impressive new interiors, state-of-the-art technology was incorporated into the space–including new lighting, sound system and AV presentation and conferencing systems. ACSDI was recruited to customize controls for the Crestron DigitalMedia systems.

We’re not only state-of-the-art, but the system has been well designed to allow it to grow and change as technology continues to change.

– Scott Hagebak, MSU Operations Director

Crestron TPS-6X and TPS-4000 touchpanels were employed to control every AV device–including source selection, projectors and screens, confidence monitors, a DSP, and lighting control presets.

pdfRead more in the Crestron project case study PDF.