Progressive Communications has been successfully providing custom design and build services for 20 years. These services range from control software for video conference systems and control systems. Progressive Communications is certified to program both AMX and Crestron hardware to accomplish any goal.

Our Services

Control System Programming

Progressive Communications has been successfully providing Control Systems Programming for more than two decades.  Our certified staff is capable of producing AMX, Crestron, or Extron solutions to meet any needs.

DSP Programming

Digital Signal Processor programming is a combination of art and science.  Our engineers go the extra mile to make sure your presenters are heard and that conference rooms sound like they are right next door.

Remote & On-site Commissioning

Remote and On-site Commissioning is where the rubber meets the road.  Any programmer can hand off a solution to the field and say that it works.  We stand behind our products and our partners when the system is commissioned.  Having a PCI engineer on-site or on the phone gives you the edge when need it.

About Us

Progressive Communications was formed in 1990 as an Audio Visual Company with an extensive background in exhibit, network, and video applications.  During the last 20 years, Progressive Communications has grown into a Systems Integration Specialist Company with completed projects throughout the country.  

Progressive Communications, Inc. currently serves commercial, corporate, education, performing arts and residential clients by providing the best solutions for their communications, control, entertainment and presentation needs.  Our electronic systems feature innovative designs, personnel service, superior components, and professional results within practical budgets. 

Our experience includes design, engineering and installation of a wide variety of electronic and mechanical systems.  The following is representative of, but not limited to:
1.        Integrated Control Systems via Ethernet and structured wiring
2.        Video Conferencing Systems
3.        Distance Learning Networks via IP, ATM, Fiber, and Microwave
4.        Video Playback Systems
5.        Video Projection Systems
6.        Video Wall Systems
7.        Interactive Kiosk Systems
8.        Lighting Systems – Theatrical and Architectural
9.        Digital Signal routing 

The main strength of PCI is our unique ability to understand and integrate the above systems.  As a systems programmer for industry leaders AMX, Crestron, and Extron the staff at PCI understands the applications and is able to implement appropriate solutions.  With over 50 years experience, our staff brings added value to the finished project for the end user.

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AMX ACE certification

ACE Certified Dealerships and Independent Programmers are AMX trained and certified professionals dedicated to providing superior levels of expertise in AMX control systems. AMX Certified Dealerships must maintain staff with ACE Certification in designing, installing and programming AMX control systems.
The ACE Certification Program qualifies individuals in designing, installing and programming AMX control systems through a series of courses followed by written and practical testing. Certification must be renewed on an annual basis to maintain ACE status.

Biamp Certification Training

Our Audia Certification Program is more than an excellent training course.  During the course, you'll experience dynamic, rich and in-depth training direct from the development and application engineers who create and support our products every day. By the end of the course, every student will be able to program and implement an Audia system design, delivering an immediate return on the time spent away from the office.

Certified Technology Specialist

A Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) performs general technology solution tasks by  creating, operating and servicing AV solutions, while conducting AV management activities which provide for the best audiovisual resolutions of the client’s needs, both on time and within budget.

Clear One

Configure ClearOne installed audio products including the new Converge Pro product line
Quickly and confidently install ClearOne equipment, which will save you time and money
Get better performance from your ClearOne systems
More effectively sell ClearOne products
Better explain the performance of ClearOne products
Effectively troubleshoot ClearOne equipment
Easily integrate ClearOne products with AV control systems
Earn renewal credit for CTS certification

Crestron Services Provider

The title of Crestron Services Provider is more than just a label. Having earned his or her stripes through intensive training and real-world experience, a Crestron Authorized Independent Programmer offers a much higher level of expertise and familiarity with Crestron than other independents. As part of Crestron's award-winning True Blue Support team, those independent programmers we've certified are part of our extended family, and receive a level of support equal to any member of the Crestron True Blue team. Please note that our training program and software are only available to Crestron authorized dealers and partners.

Crestron certified programmer

A Crestron certified programmer holds the highest respect in the industry, due to the rigorous training, extensive experience, and stringent testing required before achieving "Crestron Certified" status. In order to help Crestron certified programmers stay up-to-date, each year CTI offers exclusive and specialized "Masters Classes" that are invitation-only to Crestron certified programmers.

Masters Classes are an invaluable opportunity for programmers to train on the latest Crestron software and hardware, while networking and sharing knowledge with other programmers.

Crestron DigitalMedia™ Certified Designer (DMC-D4K)

The DigitalMedia™ Certified Designer (DMC-D) certification is achieved after passing the DMC-D exam given at the conclusion of the day. It is intended for industry professionals who are transitioning to the digital age and need to understand not only the challenges that the digital world presents, but also how the Crestron DigitalMedia™ product family provides solutions to those challenges.

Crestron DigitalMedia™ Certified Designer (DMC-E4K)

This comprehensive 3-day course provides expert DigitalMedia™ system design and commissioning training for pro AV integrators, designers, engineers, and programmers resulting in the DigitalMedia™ Certified Engineer (DMC-E) certification.

Upon completing this course and passing the certification exam, students will be certified by Crestron to meet the qualifications of "DMC-E" as required in the HD Digital Transport and Distribution System (HD-DTDS) specification. A DigitalMedia™ Certified Engineer (DMC-E) is qualified to design, install and commission a DigitalMedia™ system. This certification is listed as "required" on many DigitalMedia™ systems design specifications.
The DigitalMedia™ Certified Engineer (DMC-E4K) certification course includes the DMC-D certification on the first day of class, and the DMC-T certification as part of the DMC-E. The course includes hands-on lab training include fiber and copper termination, building and commissioning a DM system, programming, and extensive troubleshooting.

Extron Certified A/V Associate

Increased familiarity with AV technologies
In-depth knowledge of Extron products and applications
Excellent opportunity for new hires to get up to speed quickly
Extron Certified AV Associate official recognition
Solid foundation for future Extron certifications
10 InfoComm® renewal Units (RUs) for maintaining InfoComm CTS certifications
Obtain prerequisite for other Extron Certifications

Extron Certified Control Associate

Simple control system design
TouchLink™ template modification using GUI Configurator software
TouchLink™ System configuration with Global Configurator software
Complete the Extron Control Associate Certification Program and receive:
Prerequisite qualifications for future advanced courses

SynAudCon

SynAudCon’s mission is to establish a baseline of audio and acoustic understanding for audio practitioners. This mission is accomplished in several ways by using Web-Based and In-Person Training, Avenues to Share Information, Technical Articles & Archives, and Special "One Time" Events.

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Community Involvement

PCI understands the importance of community involvement by committing time and talent to such organizations such as the Northeastern DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA) Special Olympics track and field event, as well as being members of the Lombard Area Chamber of Commerce & Industry.  PCI has actively supported the Lombard Kiwanis Club, Brookfield Zoo, the Village of Lombard, several local colleges, and the Boy Scouts of America.

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Solutions

Progressive Communications Inc. provides high value technical solutions to corporate, residential, and educational integrators. Our highly trained and certified staff services not only our community but strategic partners nationwide taking a team approach to provide world class solutions.

Control System Programming

Progressive Communications has been successfully providing Control Systems Programming for more than two decades.  Our certified staff is capable of producing AMX, Crestron, or Extron solutions to meet any needs.

DSP Programming

Digital Signal Processor programming is a combination of art and science.  Our engineers go the extra mile to make sure your presenters are heard and that conference rooms sound like they are right next door.

Remote & On-site Commissioning

Remote and On-site Commissioning is where the rubber meets the road.  Any programmer can hand off a solution to the field and say that it works.  We stand behind our products and our partners when the system is commissioned.  Having a PCI engineer on-site or on the phone gives you the edge when need it.

A/V System Engineering

Audio visual systems are becoming more and more complex with each passing year. Let PCI work with you in engineering a proactive solution that provides for future technologies and is budget conscience. 

Documentation & Archival

Our projects are carefully documented, changes captured, and notes stored in our archives.  We keep redundancy copies of our digital records and source code in off site storage.

Project Management

PCI Project Managers help ease the burden of managing delivery deadlines and the details of the software integration.

Custom Control Modules

Each year hundreds of new products are released into the market.   How do you keep up with what to control and with what protocols?  PCI can help.  We develop new integration modules to provide you with peace of mind that new technologies will not derail your programming time line.  Need something developed for a project today?  Send us an e-mail at info@pcichicago.com

 

Custom GUI Design

Sometimes you just need a little help getting the GUI to look just right.  We can help.  We have thousands of GU Is under our belt and know how to implement easy to navigate interfaces that look like pieces of art.   Check out our Gallery for some examples of past projects, click the image below to access the gallery

 

Support

 

PCI can provide industry certified engineers to help troubleshoot your system. Our budget conscience “time and materials” approach gives you the advantage of solving problems early as opposed to costly system overhauls down the road. Contact us at info@pcichicago.com or (630) 268-1789 to schedule a PCI engineer today.

 

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