Originally Posted by AntiGenX
Just curious if someone knows where I could borrow a copy of the Lutron software for programming a RadioRa system. My local guys want $500 to come out and program the system. For that kind of money I could go to Lutron's B.L.A.S.T. training seminar and get my own copy.
Being a geek, this is kind of thing that I'd prefer to do myself. I also asked them about leaving a copy of the software as is allowed in the End User Licensing Agreement and the answer I got was, "Absolutely Not."
Alternatively, if you know someone in the Triad area of North Carolina with more reasonable rates, I'm all ears.
Not to be a stooge, but if they gave rights to every end user it cheapens the line. And they wouldn't have good dealers installing the line. Even with blast you only get limited programming. Only 100 devices. We have to install a couple qualified homes then apply to become psp dealers. So goes the old adage, you pay to play. Lutron is oldest solid state lighting co in the world. They have things pretty well right. Over the counter diy is why this industry is in the shape its in. Much the same as how a dr will be if they all make beans on government pay. I say this with risk of being ousted on here, but as a dealer of 14 years in this industry, I have seen this day coming. You get what you pay for, for both equipment and service. What will end up is a large gap between who has what. Most items will be cheap and wont last but you'll buy and install yourself and be happy. Then people who can afford it, will hire the few dealers still around and buy the good stuff that's a lot higher than before. And there will be no middle ground. I hope im wrong, but doubt it.
Ask your dealer if he has a service or program plan. Maybe join and use him more for changes here and there and prob extend the $500 out over a year or two and get all the changes you want. He may do that just to keep a guy busy some. You never know if you don't ask.