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PepperDash Essentials is an open source Crestron framework capable of running a wide variety of system designs and can also serve as a standardized plug-in architecture to augment other Simpl# Pro and Simpl Windows programs.

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Essentials

PepperDash Essentials is an open source Crestron framework capable of running a wide variety of system designs and can also serve as a standardized plug-in architecture to augment other Simpl# Pro and Simpl Windows programs.

PepperDash Essentials is now an Open Source Technology

Trust and transparency are foundational elements for any healthy, long-term relationship. These are also primary drivers for the high adoption rate of open source software. Unfortunately, viable open source options are harder to come by in the audiovisual industry, which creates some unique challenges.

The closed, proprietary nature of most audiovisual control software limits the ability of Consultants and AV Designers to directly specify the quality of the control software. This lack of a common specification leads directly to the extremely custom nature of typical AV software, and in-turn, provides very few cost-effective options for IT Managers to have their systems serviced and upgraded.

To help offset these industry challenges, we have released our PepperDash Essentials framework as open source software. We believe this is an important first step toward enabling Consultants and AV Designers to specify a professional, peer-reviewed framework for the control software, and to provide IT Managers with more viable options for support of their systems.

Essentials Code
Access on GitHub
Essentials Code
Access on GitHub

PepperDash Essentials is now an Open Source Technology

Trust and transparency are foundational elements for any healthy, long-term relationship. These are also primary drivers for the high adoption rate of open source software. Unfortunately, viable open source software options are harder to come by in the audiovisual industry, which creates some unique challenges.

The closed, proprietary nature of most audiovisual control software limits the ability of Consultants and AV Designers to directly specify the quality of the control software. This lack of a common specification leads directly to the extremely custom nature of typical AV software, and in-turn, provides very few cost-effective options for IT Managers to have their systems serviced and upgraded.

To help offset these industry challenges, we have released our PepperDash Essentials framework as open source software. We believe this is an important first step toward enabling Consultants and AV Designers to specify a professional, peer-reviewed framework for the control software, and to provide IT Managers with more viable options for support of their systems.

Access on GitHub

PepperDash Essentials is now an Open Source Technology

Trust and transparency are foundational elements for any healthy, long-term relationship. These are also primary drivers for the high adoption rate of open source software. Unfortunately, viable open source options are harder to come by in the audiovisual industry, which creates some unique challenges.

The closed, proprietary nature of most audiovisual control software limits the ability of Consultants and AV Designers to directly specify the quality of the control software. This lack of a common specification leads directly to the extremely custom nature of typical AV software, and in-turn, provides very few cost-effective options for IT Managers to have their systems serviced and upgraded.

To help offset these industry challenges, we have released our PepperDash Essentials framework as open source software. We believe this is an important first step toward enabling Consultants and AV Designers to specify a professional, peer-reviewed framework for the control software, and to provide IT Managers with more viable options for support of their systems.

End Users

IT Managers

For IT Managers who support audiovisual systems, having control software developed on an open platform mitigates risk and provides more options for service and support.

Even if the user experience is the same, there are an infinite number of ways for a software program to be created. This is one of the biggest challenges for long-term support of customized audiovisual systems. As time goes on, the chances of the original developer being available goes down and the lack of consistency between developers virtually guarantees the time and cost of servicing a system will go up.

By standardizing on a shared and open framework, more developers will understand how the software is structured and how to service each system.

Great Value

Benefit from previously developed functionality instead of paying yet another developer to re-create the same features.

Dependable

The high adoption rate of open source software creates an efficient environment for resolving software defects, allowing for the creation of stable and dependable software.

Improved Support

Audiovisual systems developed from an open framework have a wider range of support options and are not as limited as other proprietary alternatives.

End Users

IT Managers

For IT Managers who support audiovisual systems, having control software developed on an open platform mitigates risk and provides more options for service and support.

Even if the user experience is the same, there are an infinite number of ways for a software program to be created. This is one of the biggest challenges for long-term support of customized audiovisual systems. As time goes on, the chances of the original developer being available goes down and the lack of consistency between developers virtually guarantees the time and cost of servicing a system will go up.

By standardizing on a shared and open framework, more developers will understand how the software is structured and how to service each system.

Great Value

Benefit from previously developed functionality instead of paying yet another developer to re-create the same features.

Dependable

The high adoption rate of open source software creates an efficient environment for resolving software defects, allowing for the creation of stable and dependable software.

Improved Support

Audiovisual systems developed from an open framework have a wider range of support options and are not as limited as other proprietary alternatives.

Consultants & Designers

Due to a lack of transparency from audiovisual software providers, both independent and within integration firms, AV Consultants and System Designers are forced to work with limited information and are constrained in their ability to formally document expectations for the underlying software that is critical to the overall operation and success of their designs.

With the public release of Essentials, AV Consultants and System Designers can now make objective specifications of the control software that ensures a minimum threshold of quality and helps baseline any bid proposals.

Consultant

Easily Specified

An open source software framework that creates a baseline for quality and performance that is freely available to all bidders at no additional cost.

Fully Configurable

PepperDash Essentials is capable of supporting a wide variety of system designs, without the need for additional software customization.

Customizable

The underlying framework of PepperDash Essentials can be extended to support the demands of the most complex and unique system requirements.

Consultant

Consultants & Designers

Due to a lack of transparency from audiovisual software providers, both independent and within integration firms, AV Consultants and System Designers are forced to work with limited information and are constrained in their ability to formally document expectations for the underlying software that is critical to the overall operation and success of their designs.

With the public release of Essentials, AV Consultants and System Designers can now make objective specifications of the control software that ensures a minimum threshold of quality and helps baseline any bid proposals.

Easily Specified

An open source software framework that creates a baseline for quality and performance that is freely available to all bidders at no additional cost.

Fully Configurable

PepperDash Essentials is capable of supporting a wide variety of system designs, without the need for additional software customization.

Customizable

The underlying framework of PepperDash Essentials can be extended to support the demands of the most complex and unique system requirements.

Developers

Developers

The majority of Crestron developers find themselves working independently or within small teams, limiting their opportunities for feedback and learning from industry peers. This siloed landscape reduces collaborative momentum and increases the collective time spent on code duplication.

With the release of PepperDash Essentials as an open source project, we hope to provide Crestron developers an opportunity to collaborate, regardless of location, place of employment, skill level, or experience.

Even without the intent of deploying Essentials, developers can find value in comparing architectures and methods. For those that wish to use it on their projects, welcome to the family. As with most families, we have our quirks and our faults, but we are here to help and support as best we can. For those who want to contribute, provide feedback, create plugins, and submit improvements, we are thankful for your role in creating a stronger framework that benefits everyone. We truly hope you receive ten-times as much value in return.

Latest Technology

For Crestron developers who want to stay current with the continuous advancements in Crestron programming, but who may not have the time or experience to author their own software framework.

Collaborative

For developers who enjoy working with and learning from their professional peers while also adding their own experiences and insights to the conversation.

Efficient & Flexible

Run it as a standalone program or utilize the plugin architecture to support a single device. PepperDash Essentials is designed for you to decide how much or how little to use on any given project.

Developers

Developers

The majority of Crestron developers find themselves working independently or within small teams, limiting their opportunities for feedback and learning from industry peers. This siloed landscape reduces collaborative momentum and increases the collective time spent on code duplication.

With the release of PepperDash Essentials as an open source project, we hope to provide Crestron developers an opportunity to collaborate, regardless of location, place of employment, skill level, or experience.

Even without the intent of deploying Essentials, developers can find value in comparing architectures and methods. For those that wish to use it on their projects, welcome to the family. As with most families, we have our quirks and our faults, but we are here to help and support as best we can. For those who want to contribute, provide feedback, create plugins, and submit improvements, we are thankful for your role in creating a stronger framework that benefits everyone. We truly hope you receive ten-times as much value in return.

Latest Technology

For Crestron developers who want to stay current with the continuous advancements in Crestron programming, but who may not have the time or experience to author their own software framework.

Collaborative

For developers who enjoy working with and learning from their professional peers while also adding their own experiences and insights to the conversation.

Efficient & Flexible

Run it as a standalone program or utilize the plugin architecture to support a single device. PepperDash Essentials is designed for you to decide how much or how little to use on any given project.