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PepperDash 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.

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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.

Essentials Runs on Crestron’s 4-Series MC4

We are excited to say that you can leverage Crestron’s newest and fastest processor by using PepperDash Essentials on an MC4. The Essentials software, available for free on the GitHub repo, works without any additional modifications needed to run on the new 4-series processors.

No Changes Needed

You won’t need to change anything about the way you use Essentials in order for it to run on the latest and greatest of Crestron’s new 4-series processors.

Even Faster

The increased speed of the newest processors makes Essentials run even faster than before. Initialization is lightning fast on the new MC4, so you’ll be able to test and commission faster than ever.

Multi-Core Architecture

Crestron’s MC4 uses a new multi-core architecture, and Essentials is structured to take advantage of the efficiencies that are gained with the new hardware.

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 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

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.

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.

End Users

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.