Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..

Best of InfoComm 2017 Awards Announced

Best of InfoComm 2017 Awards Announced

We’re back from InfoComm 2017 and we saw a lot of products. A lot. It’s tough to pick out the best and the brightest from the thousands of products …

Savant Adds Amazon Alexa Skill

Savant Adds Amazon Alexa Skill

Savant has announced today the release of the Savant smart home skill for Amazon Alexa. Savant was one of the first to use voice control as part of …

HDBaseT Over IP: Courting Disaster

HDBaseT Over IP: Courting Disaster

The HDBaseT Alliance used InfoComm to officially debut the first set of products using their new HDBaseT over IP infrastructure — designed to compete …

Legrand Buys Milestone AV

Legrand Buys Milestone AV

Legrand (parent company for Middle Atlantic, Luxul, ON-Q and Vantage) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Milestone AV …

rAVe Behind the Scenes: InfoComm 2017

rAVe Behind the Scenes: InfoComm 2017

To shoot, upload and post over 1600 videos in three days takes a small army – not to mention post over 3000 show floor photos, tweet nearly 2600 times, …

Vanco Buys Beale Street Audio

Vanco Buys Beale Street Audio

Vanco International just acquired Beale Street Audio and, effective immediately, industry distributors can place orders for the entire line of Beale Street …

All the Best, David Silverman

All the Best, David Silverman

When David became the editor of Sound & Communications Magazine, I was already a technical advisor and columnist for them for four years running. And I was …

Nureva Ships HDL-300

Nureva Ships HDL-300

Nureva Inc is shipping the HDL300 audio conferencing system. At the core of the HDL300 system is Nureva’s breakthrough Microphone Mist technology, which …

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