Read This First: How to Get the Most from the rAVe CEDIA 2016 MicroSite

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-12-46-56-pmThe 2016 version of the CEDIA HomeAV has come to a close, but our coverage here will live forever — on our CEDIA 2016 MicroSite!

We have so much coverage — and there’s so much information on this CEDIA MicroSite that it can be overwhelming. So, please take moment to read this so we can familiarize you with what’s here on the site that holds all our coverage.

First off, we have a media sponsor contract with CEDIA that allows us to do this site. So, we’re an official media partner to CEDIA. This 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. Many people like what we do as we record vides at every single booth on the show floor. In fact, you can use the VIDEO SEARCH on the left side of the screen to search any manufacturer or product name. It’s that simple.

searchvideos-0916The 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 CEDIA HOME tab (where everything is aggregated — and where you’re reading this now) you will see the NEWS & BLOGS page. 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 Integrate — yes, all of them). On the right of that is rAVe RADIO. These are all 22 of the PODCASTS we recorded about CEDIA live — more podcasts about CEDIA than ANYONE else — and next to that is where you can find each of the 700+ videos categorized by product type – or, remember, you can search my manufacturer or product name using the Video SEARCH. Finally, to the right of that, you can find a few PHOTOS we shot during booth set-up of the show.

We hope you find this CEDIA 2016 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..