Read This First: How to Use the rAVe ISE 2014 MicroSite

raveradio-0114The 2014 version of Integrated Systems Europe has come to a close, but our coverage here will live forever here — on this ISE 2014 microsite!

We have so much coverage — and there’s so much information on this ISE microsite that it can be overwhelming. So, please take moment to read this so we can familiarize you with what’s on this site.

First off, we have a media sponsor contract with ISE that allows us to do this site. So, we’re an official media partner to ISE. Our five sponsors funded this site and all the coverage on it — so visit them and, when you do see them in person, thank them. All eight have small banner ads on the right side of this site. We couldn’t do this without Barco, Christie, Cisco, NEC and Atlas Sound.

rave-late-0114This site is not intended to be a replacement for attending the show live — you can’t replace an experience like that. However, it’s meant to augment an attendance. In fact, we get much of our site traffic from ISE attendees who couldn’t see everything they wanted to see in the  three days of the show in Amsterdam and the rest come from people who wish they could attend and didn’t get to. Either way, you will find this show microsite helpful.

The home page is sort of an aggregate of a little of each of the coverage in one place – sort of a launch page. To the right of the HOME tab you will see the NEWS & BLOGS page — where you are actually reading this post. This is where we post all the blogs and news stories that we write — as well as commentary — written by our team of reporters on-site at the show (and when you click on (or hover over with your mouse) the tab header NEWS & BLOGS, you’ll see a section called PRESS RELEASES — that is where you can, literally, see news stories on every single product launched at ISE — yes, all of them). On the right of that, we bring you rAVe RADIO: iamsterdam-rave-0114These are all the PODCASTS we recorded LIVE from the show floor — over 15 of them this year! The tab next to this one is where we posted all 1,300 or so VIDEOS we shot at ISE. VIDEOS include every video we shot at ISE — every single one. We have them broken out by both product category as well as one-on-one interviews we conducted with an assortment of market leaders. Next to that, we have over 1,000 PHOTOS we shot during the ISE show. They include products and stands/booths.

We hope you find this microsite useful and productive. And, while using it, if you have ANY suggestions to make it better for future shows, just send us an email at pr@ravepubs.com — we do pay attention to your ideas!

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..