Applied Global Technologies’ James Pope has earned the elite status of Crestron Diamond Level Master Programmer, the first in the world, according to the company. Pope achieved the highly regarded status in spring 2015 after completing 12 years of Crestron Master Classes, which provide certified programmers advanced training on Crestron software and hardware. Crestron Master Programmers achieve Silver, Gold, Platinum or Diamond status depending on the number of classes they attend and exams they pass. Pope’s Diamond status supports Applied Global Technologies’ (AGT, Kennesaw GA) growing AV Integration practice, which designs, integrates and manages collaborative environments for government, commercial and educational entities.
Pope is an AV industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in the government arena, including a specialization in military-grade Crestron control systems. He joined forces with AGT in January 2015 after working together on several high-profile AV projects, including the design and upgrade of the premier Command and Control Center for the United States federal government. In 2000, Pope was part of the original 12 who formed the Crestron Authorized Independent Programmers (CAIP) program, which is now the Crestron Service Provider (CSP) program. Pope has participated in every Crestron Master Class since they began, earning the status of Silver, Gold, Platinum and now Diamond. Today, Pope provides engineering, programming and field engineering expertise to AGT clients located around the world. He is based in Denver CO.