Rants and rAVes — Episode 656: ISE Special Podcast: SDVoE Heads to ISE with 30 Members and Only 10Gig AV-over-IP Solution

Rants and rAVes —

Last year at this time Justin Kennington, the SDVoE Alliance‘s President, was making ISE Show preparation in hopes that he’d have enough 10Gig AV-over-IP gear to show in his stand this year, he’s got over 30 Alliance members and over 60 products that all send AV over a 10Gig IP network and a new switch, from NETGEAR  that’s specifically designed to handle up to 96 inputs or outputs – a veritable virtual (or network-based) matrix switch. The SDVoE Alliance will be in Hall 3 in stand B150 with two live demos – one will be a 1Gig vs 10Gig shoot-out and the other will be a technology demo with AV running over an IP network where the AV content has zero effect on the IT content. In addition, they’ll hold over 10 educational classes (including some with AVIXA CTS RUs) at ISE. Justin explained all this as well as his vision for the future of AV-over-IP on today’s podcast! Listen as he talks about his competition, his partners and how he thinks this will all develop in the future.

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 (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..