The InfoComm 2017 Top 10 Tour Guide Is Published

Top10Guide-17 For the past six years, we have published the only InfoComm Top 10 Tour Guide, the 10 places that we think are MUST-SEES at each InfoComm show. ALL of these products are totally-new!

How did we compile it?

Well, each year, we put out all call to EVERY AV manufacturer in the market to tell us what they plan to launch at InfoComm — ONLY new products. In our first year, we had 27 submissions. This year, we had over 90.

But, we narrowed it down to 10 places (and products) we think you NEED to go see — and one honorable mention.

Here they are — this link is to a PDF you can print and bring with you to the show floor OR you can bookmark to refer back to on your phone while you’re here at the show.

If you aren’t here at the show, this is a good launch piece for what you are about to see — as far as new products go — over the next three days as we go around to EVERY SINGLE BOOTH and shoot videos on every new product here. We will shoot over 1,700 videos today, tomorrow and Friday and post ALL of them by Friday night here.

One CLEAR DISCLAIMER: Our Top-10 Tour Guide is NOT an advertising piece NOR is it a “pay-for-play.” We don’t do those. Over 90 manufacturers gave us pre-release information on their InfoComm 2017 launches and we picked the top 10 products we thought you NEEDED to see at this year’s show. No one paid us (or anyone else) to be in this tour guide!

Gary Kayye

About 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 (, a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (, 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