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I have dealt with any number of companies that have sales minimum requirements. There is a certain amount of overhead which is associated with almost every company that has to do business with you. Some give free training, some give free support, etc. Crestron is a high-dollar product which needs to be working with companies which are able to deliver the install quality, system engineering, support, and knowledge base which makes it worthwhile to support the companies, and the customers in turn.
I have run into company after company that has almost white-vanned their customers into buying Crestron without actually having the true expertise to deliver a quality final product.
There is some distribution now for Crestron, which makes things better for installers, but I think it makes it worse for customers.
AMX, really is quite similar.
C4 is based more around simple setups and pre-configured GUIs, which makes them a bit easier to work with.
But, I do believe both AMX and Crestron have similar requirements.
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